We have the pleasure to offer this late specification Argo JM19D Group C(2) car for sale.
Argo Racing Cars Ltd was a British racing car constructor founded in the 1980s by Swiss designer Jo Marquart and British mechanic Nick Jordan as part of their Anglia Cars racing team. The company initially constructed a variety of single-seater cars for Formula 3, Formula Atlantic and Formula Super Vee but later on built sports prototypes for the World Sportscar Championship C2 class and the North American IMSA GT Lights category winning several championships in the process.
The JM19 was the second sports prototype design from the company and followed the successful JM16 with this particular car, chassis 129, the eighteenth of nineteen JM19s and was built to “D” spec, the second of only three cars built as such. It was sold by Jo Marquart of Argo Cars Ltd Suisse to Helmut Bross of Herrenberg, Germany in the early summer of 1989. Helmuth Bross was a former car salesman and clerk who excelled in Formula Vee early in his career, but he also had a long career in many disciplines including Interserie and most of the time he acted as his own mechanic and team boss. JM19D/129 was one of four cars in the Bross Racing stable and as well as being raced by Bross himself over the following nine seasons, many rent-a-drivers took their turn.
A solid and reliable enough performer, the car often finished in the top 10. By far the most successful behind the wheel was British driver David Coyne who finished 2nd in the Brands Hatch Interserie race in 1990, and later on in 1993, David won a British National event at Castle Combe recording JM19D/129C’s only ever win. Main sponsors through the year were Valvoline Oil, the Druck Chemie pharmaceutical company, Angles Jeans and Hotsound Records, the Rotterdam based dance label founded in 1981 by Erik van Vliet who raced JM19D/129C for a few races in 1992 managing a respectful 7th place finish at the Zolder Interserie.
In late '97 the car was converted to WSC spider spec and fitted with a Ford Cosworth DFR engine wassold to Swiss driver Josef "Sepp" Sacher who campaigned the Argo under the Sacher Motorsport banner in the Swiss championship in 1997 and '98 with the car being looked after by Heinz Hunziker. In 1999, in what was his farewell year, former owner Helmuth Bross borrowed the car for one race, at Hockenheim where he finished 6th.
In 2009 the car was bought by the owner of ATEC Fluid Systems of Germany who created Argo Racing based in Stavelot, Belgium and prepared and entered two Lamborghinis in the German and FIA championships in 2009 and 2010. Fully rebuilt and re-painted yellow, JM19D/129C was scheduled and ready to take part in the Historic Group C championship until the ATEC/ARGO team owner unexpectedly passed away.
JM19D/129 was then garaged for the next three years in the Stavelot Museum at Spa-Francorchamps until bought by the current owner from the ATEC Estate in November 2012. A couple of days later the Argo was displayed at the Motor Sport World Expo held in Cologne, Germany. After a full ground up restoration and rebuild over the winter, JM19D/129C was taken along to the Spa Spring Test Day in April 2013 for a full shakedown and track test. The car has been very sparingly used since and is regularly maintained and started.
The engine is a 3.5 liter Cosworth DFR with electronic management which has been serviced by Geoff Richardson in August 2015 and has hardly been used since. The car is in excellent condition throughout and only needs crack testing, a new fuel cell and belts to go racing again; the estimated cost of which is less than Euro 10k.
JM19/129C, located in Belgium, is well documented and comes with an extensive spares package including multiple wheel sets, pre-heating system, body work, gear-ratio's, uprights, radiator, drive shafts, etc.
If you are looking for a reliable and cost effective entry into Group C racing, this Argo JM19D 129C would be an excellent buy !
We are very proud to present this very rare and genuine De Tomaso Pantera Group 4, chassis “02858” for sale.
In 1972, due to customer demand, Alessandro de Tomaso decided to build six Group 4 versions of the 5.7 litre V8 Pantera. Taken straight from the production line, six standard steel shells were modified to what was permitted within the rules. Numerous bevelled holes were cut into the chassis to reduce weight. Further weight saving measures were achieved by replacing the front lid, doors and rear engine cover with alloy items. These cars were homologated as the “GT4”.
The GT4 was successful on the track proving itself competitive and at times managed to beat the all-conquering Porsche 911. This led to the demand for more Group 4 cars so a further batch of six cars were built. These cars, dubbed the “Gruppo 4” were identical to the GT4 technically and mechanically, but the Gruppo 4 cars had their lightweight holes pre-cut on the bench before being welded into a complete shell which facilitated the production process of these blue-chip, ultimate racing Panteras.
One of these 14 examples, chassis “02858” is the earliest car by chassis number, but was actually the second of the eight Gruppo 4 cars built being completed on 26th April ’72. Finished in standard factory racing red and black, it was first registered on 1st July ’72 and sold to Achilli Motors of Milan, a GT and luxury car dealer. The full ownership and racing history of #2858 is known from new, a summary of which can be found in the History section below.
Exceptionally, #2858 has only had 4 owners from new since its birth 45 years ago and was never badly crashed or heavily modified. It is extremely original and has always been very well looked after by its current, 10+ year owner who has campaigned the car regularly on the European historic racing scene.
The car is in race-ready condition with only 7 hours on its 5.7 litre Ford Cleveland engine while its brakes and suspension have recently been refreshed. #2858 is sold with a new, 2017 FIA HTP and comes with good spares including a spare windscreen and two spare wheel sets. This stunning Pantera Gr4 also benefits from a road registration allowing it to be enjoyed on the road and in rallies such as the Tour Auto, Cento Ore Modena, etc..#2858 also comes with a well documented ownership- and race-history file.
Genuine Pantera Gr4 do not come on the market very often and very few cars are as original as #2858. They are the ultimate Italian-American racing pedigree Pantera eligible for many racing events incl. Le Mans Classic where they will regularly beat their in-period Porsche 911 RSR rival.
This is a rare opportunity to acquire a genuine, no-stories and properly sorted De Tomaso Pantera Group 4 !More...
We have the pleasure to offer this 1965 Corvette C2 (C2 for 2nd generation) aka “Corvette Stingray” for sale.
The Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C2 was built between 1962 and 1967 and, in 1965, this gorgeous, blue-chip American classic received disc brakes all-round and the awesome 425bhp 396 cubic inch (7 litre) Turbojet 'big block engine'
This car, which the current UK owner has had the pleasure to enjoy for more than 10 years, has been meticulously prepared to full FIA specification. It has a fresh, new Tim Adams big block engine delivering 560 bhp, a G-Force T10 gearbox and a Gripper differential. Seat belts, fire system and fuel tank are all current and the car comes with new, 2016 FIA HTP. Nothing further needs to be done to the car and it is sold in race-ready condition.
Spares are 3 sets of and miscellaneous running spares. There are many other spare parts available which are optional.
This Black/Black Corvette Stingray is located in UK and is a well know car that has been run successfully on the European historic racing scene among which the Goodwood Revival TT where it finished a very respectable 9th overall.
This exciting “Vette” is ready to race throughout Europe in all series including Masters Gentleman Drivers, Sixties Endurance, GTSCC and many other 60's GT grids where it will dice at the front the Cobra’s !More...
We are proud to offer for sale this beautiful 1965 McLaren M1B (chassis nummer 30-04) which took part in the inaugural 1966 CanAm championship while also benefitting from continuous ownership from 1965 up to the present (see below for the race- and ownership-history).
Its prior owner actively campaigned this M1B in the CER race series up to 2014 where it always was a welcome and competitive entry. At that time, the car was in post-66, dry sump configuration. The current UK owner bought the car at the beginning of 2015 after which he immediately ordered a complete no-expense-spared recommissioning by renown preparer WDK Motorsport (all invoices are available).
As such, this potent M1B has now been put back to its original, pre-66 configuration : a 5.7 ltre wet-sump SMB Chevy (freshly rebuild) mated to a new and fresh Hewland LG-500 gearbox and riding on 8” front wheels and 10” rears). After its complete overhaul, this CanAm "Big Banger" car made a successfull appearance at the Goodwood members meeting after which it was tested and sorted by Nick Padmore at Donington who was most impressed with the car's quality, riding and handling. More recently, this stunning M1B ran extremely well at the 2016 Silverstone Classic meeting and the Goodwood Revival.
The car comes with a good spares package including bodywork, wheels, multiple gear-ratios and other miscellaneous items. It also has current FIA HTP papers and comes with a fully documented history file.
This archetype McLaren CanAm sports car is ready to give its new owner a lot of “bang for the buck” and is a competitive entry in the many prestigious events it is eligible for around the world !More...
We are pleased to offer this factory, ex-John Lepp Chevron B26 for sale in race-ready condition.
The Chevron B26 was the first monocoque sports car from Derek Bennett and followed on from the successful space-framed B19, B21 and B23 line of racing car designs which preceded it.
At the beginning of 1974, Roger Hire’s Forge Mill Racing team took over the contract to run the factory supported Chevron racing team from Red Rose Motors. John Lepp, already a master exponent of the marque and who had been racing for Red Rose Motors since 1968, was hired as lead driver along with Roland Barrios as his team-mate, Barrios brought along sponsorship from the Portuguese sherry company, Pedro Domecq which is reflected in the current, period-correct livery of this gorgeous B26.
Since buying the car in 2011, the curent UK owner has successfully raced the car in the historic scene around Europe with its last appearance being at Spa CER in 2015. The car has now been re-freshed and is offered for sale in race-ready condition. It has a fresh, zero-miles Hart 420R engine rebuild by XTEC Engineering. The gearbox has been rebuild and fuel cell, seat belts and fire system are all current.
This stunning B26 benefits from a continuous ownership and is exceptionally well documented. It benefits from a current FIA HTP and is very usable in various race series such as CER and Pre-80 endurance where it has been and will continue to be a welcome and front-running entry,More...
We are very pleased to be able to offer this very special 1970 Chevron B19 chassis "70-S-10" for sale.
As a metter of fact, this particular car is the prototype B19 built in the late summer of 1970 using the repaired and modified chassis from B16-DBE-10 which had been entered by the factory for the 1970 Nurburgring 500 Kms but was crashed in practice by Dieter Quester in its one and only race appearance.
This race also saw the debut of the Brian Redman inspired B16S-01 spider. When asked for suggestions as to how to make the B16 coupe quicker and more competitive against the new spider Lola T210, Brian replied, “make it look like a Porsche 908/03” and hence the spider-bodied B16S was born. The new body design proved an instant success, so a proper B19 prototype, using the chassis from B16-DBE-10, was built by Derek Bennett in the cornered-off section of the Bolton factory which served as his “secret special projects” workshop, hence the “S” designation of this car. This was also where the B16S, the later 3-ltre B27S and the B41 Formula 1 car were built and developed.
This B19 is exceptionally well documented with continuous ownership from new. It has good early in-period race history (see below) and is offered for sale in fully restored, race-ready condition with a low hours Geoff Richardson FVC engine, rebuild FT200 box, new fuel cell, current (2013 issued) FIA HTP and a decent spares package.
This special "B19 prototype" is an important part of Chevron's history and is very usable in multiple race series (Masters, CER, ADAC FHR, etc.) where it is a welcome and competitve entry ready to give its new owner a lot of enjoyment.More...
We have the pleasure to offer this gorgeous and iconic "Jägermeister" livery Porsche 962C for sale.
The Porsche 956 replaced 935 as Porsche’s bread and butter sportscar for the privateer and after the success of the factory cars, Porsche unsurprisingly built and sold a lot of 956s. The only drawback the car had was that it couldn’t be raced in the IMSA GTP class as the foot pedals were beyond the front-wheel centreline and to overcome this, Porsche added 6 inches to the length of the chassis, hence the type number, 956 + 6 = 962.
The 962 proved even more popular than the 956 now that the American market had opened up with Porsche building 95 examples. And if you wanted to build your own 962 using a chassis of your own design and build, Porsche were quite happy to help you as long as you bought all the mechanical parts from them, used the 962 windscreen and cabin shape, and called it a Porsche 962.
Several teams built their own chassis and another 55 cars were privately built. Eight of those cars were built by Brun Motorsport using a honeycomb chassis of their own design which was fabricated and built by John Thompson of TC Prototypes in England.
This particular car, 962-006BM was built fresh for 1989 and ran in a variety of liveries depending on what sponsorship arrangements were in place to satisfy a sponsors requirements for a particular race but for most of the season, the car wore the familiar orange livery of Jägermeister, who had been Brun’s primary sponsor for some time. The car's race history is listed further below.
This Porsche 962C is equipped with the latest aero-package, a 3.2 liter water-cooled engine and MOTEC engine management. The car is in spendid condition both technically and cosmetically. Everything on the car is current and it only needs a new fuel cell (comes with the car) and crack testing to go and shine on the race track. The car comes with several sets of spare wheels and miscellaneous running spares.
This is a rare opportunity to acquire a proper "Jägermeister Porsche" (which must be one of the best looking car liveries ever) in a latest specification 962C race package thereby being a welcome and competitive entry into the newly invigorated Group C racing series.More...
This stunning Maserati Birdcage recreation, chassis number 2473 and engine number 2487, was built by the world renowned English firm Crosthwaite and Gardiner.
They were given an original Tipo 61 Birdcage as building reference which allowed Crosthwaite and Gardiner to meticulously recreate #2473 down to its last nut and bolt over a twelve year (!) period. A newly-built chassis was created and as many original parts as possible utilized along with newly created parts to 100% original specification. Also for the engine, numbered 2487, many original Maserati components were used.
Accompanied by its FIA Historic Technical Passport issued by the Automobile Competition Committee of the United States (ACCUS) this Birdcage is simply stunning and to exacting factory specifications in all aspects.
The Specification of the engine is 2890cc four-cylinder, vertical in-line with 2 x Weber 45 DC03carburettors. The transmission is a correct five-speed manual mechanical with in-unit limited slip differential.
Birdcage #2473, which is located near Melbourne, Australia, is ready for road use and would be accepted for serious historic racing anywhere in the world. This is a unique opportunity to acquire an exact replica of the famous Tipo 61 “Birdcage” for a fraction of the price !
FIA Historical Technical Passport ; Built by specialist Crosthwaite and Gardiner to exact factory specifications ; Original engine; Two seater sportscar in sheet aluminium over a steel tubular frame.More...