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Make: Chevron
Name: B8
Year: 1968
Description:

Chevron cars had burst onto the GT racing scene in 1966 with a dream debut for its B3, the very first GT car produced by the talented Derek Bennett, winning at Oulton Park in its maiden race. To racing driver John Lepp, observer at the Chevron's first track test at the same venue, this came as no surprise having already seen the GT put in a lap no less than six seconds under the GT record.

Its closely resembling successor, the Chevron B8 - more often than not powered by BMW's two liter, overhead camshaft, four cylinder engine - went onto dominate national GT racing and enjoy much success in Europe from 1968 onwards. The B8 used a space frame chassis with all independent wishbone/coil spring suspension, while its svelte and curvaceous fiberglass bodywork made it one of the prettiest GT/sports racers of its era. With its mid-mounted engine mated to a Hewland transaxle, it was duly homologated for the international Group 4 class, and it too proved highly successful: the car made its race debut at Cadwell Park on March 3rd 1968 and just over three weeks later, an example, driven by John Silverstone, took an outright win in the GT race at Silverstone; John Lepp then went on to take overall honours in the 1969 RAC Sports Car Championship.

By the time production ceased in 1970, Chevron had only built 44 B8 models of which 34 with the BMW 2.0 litre engine and 5 with the Ford 1600cc FVA engine. Whichever power unit was fitted, the B8 remained a superbly effective racing car and highly competitive in international racing, thanks to its combination of superb agility and outright speed. The situation is no different today in historic racing where the Chevron B8 and Bolton's best is a regular podium finisher in sports and GT car events.

We are proud to offer an ex-John Lepp Chevron B8 chassis CHDBE-51 for sale; one of only 5 cars build with an FVA engine which is also the power unit in the car today. Chassis #51 has well documented, continuous ownership from new (see the History section below) and benefits from excellent in-period international race history including two participations at the Nurburgring 1000km in 1968 and 1969.

CHDBE-51 currently resides in the U.S.A. and has been in its current ownership since 2005. It has always been maintained with no expenses spared and is in gorgeous condition which includes its fresh, zero miles FVA engine. It is sold in 100% race-ready condition and comes with extensive spares including wheels, bodywork, etc.. Chassis #51 has a USA issued (ACCUS) FIA HTP which needs renewal.

This pedigree and immaculate Chevron B8 is eligible for all historic race events around the world including Le Mans Classic, Daytona 24hr classic, Masters WSM, Peter Auto CER, etc. where it will be a competitive and welcomed entry.

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Make: Lola
Name: T292
Year: 1973
Description:

We have the pleasure to offer this 1973 “Team Archambeaud” Lola T292 (HU54) for sale.

This car benefits from a continuous history with only 6 owners from new. It is exceptionally well documented as the current, long term French owner is passionate about his car’s history and was a friend of team founder/owner Paul Henri Archambeaud.

The history file contains the invoice from Lola, purchase document of the engine from Schnitzer, customs and various other documents, race clippings and many in-period pictures including a “1973 Archambeaud-team” movie; all of which will go with the car to its new owner.

HU54 has been very well taken care of by its current French owner. The engine has been refreshed prior to the 2017 season and only has 2 hours on it. The fuel cell is valid until 2021. This nimble and quick Lola T292 has been a regular sight on the historic racing scene and has participated successfully in the CER race series in 2016 and 2017 (Spa) where it always did very well.

This car is in excellent condition throughout and ready to race. It comes with 2016 FIA HTP papers and a good spares package which includes spare bodywork, several wheel sets, gear-ratio’s and running spares.

Its new owner will have the pleasure to enter and enjoy this iconic “team Archambeaud” 2 liter Lola prototype in all the historic races for which it is eligible around the world.

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Make: Wolf-Williams
Name: FW05
Year: 1976
Description:

We are excited to offer this unique Wolf-Williams FW05 chassis 3 for sale.

At the end of 1975, wealthy Canadian businessman Walter Wolf bought the assets of the Hesketh racing team who had run out of money and had quit the sport. Amongst those assets was the Hesketh 308C/1 and an unbuilt spare tub, 308C/2. Wolf also bought 60% of Frank Williams Racing and reformed the team as Walter Wolf Racing for 1976 with the 308C becoming the Williams FW05. Chassis 308C/1 was re-numbered FW05/1 with the unbuilt spare-tub 308C/2 then built up by Williams as FW05/2.

By the mid-point of the season FW05/3 was built and would be the only one of the three FW05s to be made from scratch by Williams and the only proper FW05 as opposed to a renamed 308C. FW05/3 was also the last car built by Frank Williams Racing in its original format and was raced by Jacky Ickx and Arturo Merzario for the remainder of the 1976 F1 season.

As both FW05/1 and FW05/2 have been returned to their Hesketh 308C specification and livery, FW05/3 is the only example remaining.

A full race and ownership history is available upon request.

This stunning Wolf-Williams FW05 F1 is presented and sold by its current UK owner in 100% race ready condition as evidenced by the following condition description:

FW05/3 been maintained with no expense spared and underwent a full rebuild after its Monaco 2016 participation. Renewed crack testing is being finished which is valid until May 2019. Extinguisher expires in 2018 and belts are valid until 2020 as is the fuel cell. The Cosworth short-stroke engine is a Richardson built unit with 600 miles on it (so 400 miles left). The gearbox has brand new internals with only 1 hour running.

Spares include one full set of wets mounted on rims, one full set of slicks mounted on rims, various boxes of suspension components, some spare bodywork and wings etc., plus the normal accompaniment of old spares accumulated over many years. It is currently located in England and could be viewed at any time subject to appointment.

FW05/3 has participated in the Monaco Historic GP five consecutive times since 2008 with great success including a podium finish.

This is a rare opportunity to acquire a race-ready, unique and iconic F1 Williams which has been driven in the “Hunt versus Lauda” 1976 year by two famous drivers of the period. 

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Make: Spice
Name: SE88
Year: 1988
Description:

We have the pleasure to offer this interesting Spice SE88 C/L 002 for sale.

Spice was a very successful race car constructor of C2 cars for the World Sportscar Championship, during the late 80's and early 90's.

Formed in 1986 by successful BRDC members and sportscar drivers, Gordon Spice and Ray Bellm, they produced over 30 cars for the World Sports Car Championship in both C2 and latterly C1 classes as well as IMSA in the USA. Their major successes came in C2 where they were World Champions in 1985, 1987 and 1988 as well as class winners at Le Mans in '85, '87 and '88 and winners of Daytona in '87.

This particular car, chassis 88- 002, was originally built for IMSA racing in the USA where it took part between 1988 and 1991 (see History below). It is equipped with a Buick 4.5 Litre V6 engine and a Hewland DGB gearbox.

The engine, last rebuild by Todd Hurtle and confirmed to give in excess of 500bhp with solid reliability, has just 4 hours running on it. Belts are valid until end of 2018 and the fuel cell till 2020.

Since its last test outings in 2014, the car would benefit from a suspension crack check, general go-through and an engine check over, the total of which should not exceed a conservative GBP 20k.

002 is located in UK where an inspection is welcomed and comes with two sets of spare wheels and a spare engine which needs rebuilding.

This gorgeous C2 class Spice is a perfect entry for the Group C championship race series at a reasonable entry level price and reasonably straightforward to both drive and run.

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Make: Porsche
Name: 911 coupe 2.0 SWB
Year: 1965
Description:

Today, early 911s continue to be competitive in vintage racing and rallying, while making for one of these most popular and usable vintage sports cars for the road. The earliest models possess a unique purity and elegance, and as the first of the breed, the 1965 models are by far the most sought-after. 

The earliest editions of the 911 had an air-cooled, rear-mounted, 2.0L (1991 cc) 130 PS (96 kW) flat-6 "boxer" engine with two triple-throat Solex carburettors. It was mated to a five-speed manual "Type 901" transmission, had independant front and rear suspension and disc brakes allround. The wheelbase was just 87inch which is where these early 911 got their “SWB” (Short Wheelbase) designation.  The car had 2+2 seating, though the rear are very small. The styling was largely by Ferdinand "Butzi" Porsche, son of Ferdinand "Ferry" Porsche. Erwin Komenda, the leader of the Porsche car body construction department, was also involved in the design.

Our car is chassis # : 300401 (January 1965) with non-matching but correct engine # :  901608 (May 65) type 901/01 delivering approx. 195bhp with only 10 hours running. 

The car was bought by the current owner in 2008 who then instructed a full restoration and race preparation by early Porsche specialist Mathieu Watillon (Brussels). It participated in the Spa 6hr race in 2016 without any problems. Road registered in Belgium.

This is a very, very nice and well prepared, FIA compliant 911 SWB in pristine condition throughout. It is race-ready with 2016 FIA HTP papers and comes with following spares : set of wheels, spare 901-type gearbox (rally spec), gear-ratio’s.

These early Porsche 911 SWB's are sought after cars on the historic race and/or rally scene. They are a lot of fun to drive and this lovely example is ready to give its new owner a lot of enjoyment. 

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Make: Porsche
Name: 911 Carrera RS 3.0
Year: 1974
Description:

We have the pleasure to offer this exceptional Porsche 911 Carrera RS(G) 3.0 for sale on behalf of its current owner. 

As evidenced by its impressive 10+ year race history under the Max Moritz banner, this particular car is also known as "The Max Moritz RS".

Introduced in 1974, the Carrera RS 3.0 is probably the ultimate dual purpose road/racing car. Amongst the rarest of all the 911 derivatives, it was built to replace the ultra-successful 2.7 RS and 2.8 RSR from the previous year of which 1580 cars had been built. Because the new 3.0 RS was judged to be an evolution of the 2.7 RS, the FIA regulated that only a minimum of 100 examples of the new car needed to be built for homologation in either the Group 3 or Group 4 racing classes. A total of 109 Carrera RS 3.0 models were built for 1974 and of those, 52 were RS models to Group 3 spec with the remaining 55 examples built to RSR Group 4 spec. The chassis was largely similar to that of the 1973 2.8 RSR with the brake system from the 917 and was effectively an evolution of the Penske built RS 3.0 cars built for the ’74 IROC series. The use of thinner metal panels and a spartan interior enabled the weight of the new 3.0 RS to be reduced to somewhere around 900 kg.

This particular car, chassis “9018” was the first of the 52 cars completed to Group 3 spec by Porsche in mid-December ’73 and delivered new in January ’74 to its first customer, Claus Utz of Leitzenger, Germany. Entered under the “Sixtant Racing Team” banner and prepared by legendary car builder Max Moritz, Utz and fellow German amateur racers Hortz Gödel and Jean-Claude Berlin raced the RSG in German DRM and DARM national championship events with Gödel winning at Mainz-Finthen. This was the first of at least 29 outright wins that “9018” would achieve over the next six years. As well as the German national championship races, “9018” also took part in the Nurburgring 1000 Kms four times and the 1975 Le Mans 24 Hours. That same year Utz won at Sembach and at Mainz-Finthen, but the following year was much more successful with Utz winning 11 races outright.

At the end of 1976 the RS was sold to Jurgen Lassig who raced the car over the two years with Boss sponsorship winning six races in 1977 and nine races in 1978. With the purchase of a new 934/5 for Lassig to race in 1979, the RS lay unused and in storage at Max Moritz Racing until being sold in 1980 through Autofarm-Porsche to Don Coaster of Burton-on-Trend in England. Retained until 1989, Don sold the car to Charlie Agg who was looking for a civilised fast road car as his daily user, a job the car performed admirably until Charlie sold the car in 2001 to Nicolaus Springer who then sold #9018 to well known classic car collectors Lukas Huni and Conrad Ulrich. They owned “9018” for the next 12 years until it was sold to the current owner in 2013. During 2014 and 2015, a full no-expense spared restoration was done by Swiss Porsche expert Marc de Siebenthal and the car was also repainted in its original white livery with gold “Carrera” side lettering. The restoration was completed in October 2015 and fresh FIA HTP papers were issued for #9018. Since its restoration, the car has been used sparingly in selected historic events such as the 2017 Cento ore Modena rally.

The condition of the car is near concours and as it left the factory in 1974. Despite its impressive racing career, the car retains its original engine (type 911/77 with engine number 6840037) and 915 gearbox making it a matching numbers car ! All engine and mechanical components are correct 3.0 RS specification. The original "BOSS" Max Moritz front trunk lid and bumper come with the car as well as the original Fahrzeugbrief, Porsche Certificate and an extensive ownership race history file in both German and English.

This is arguably one of the very best of the rare 911 3.0 RS cars existing. Its amazing race pedigree including a Le Mans 24hr finish make it a very collectible but also very usable car which is eligible for any historic event around the world. A car for the serious Porsche collector who only wants the best !

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