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. 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 for sale the ex-Peter Crossley Chevron B8. CH-DBE-54 was built by Chevron and supplied to well known British club racer Crossley in March 1968. This was the start of an extensive and successful racing career for CH-DBE-54 which has a well documented, continuous ownership history (see below) and has always been maintained at no-expense-spared by its prior and current owner during the last 15 years. Interestingly, CH-DBE-54 was the car in which renown historic race preparer Simon Hadfield had his first 3 races in 1984 when the car was owned by John Upton. Not surprisingly, Simon won all 3 races !
CH-DBE-54 is in excellent condition throughout and is sold in race-ready condition. The car's 2.0 litre BMW engine was rebuild by specialist Lester Owen and has approximately 4 hours running. Rebuild suspension and brakes. It comes with a good spares package (multiple wheels sets, spare bodywork, etc.) and benefits from a new, 2017 issued FIA HTP.
Interestingly, CH-DBE-54 comes with Belgian road registration documents which make it a great entry for historic road events and rallies around the world !
This pedigree Chevron B8 is truly one of the best examples and is eligible for all historic race events such as LeMans Classic (where CH-DB-54 has participated multiple times), Masters WSM, CER, etc. where it will continue to be a competitive and very welcomed entry.
We have the pleasure to offer this top specification and front-running Jaguar E-type Roadster for sale.
This stunning example has been fastidiously maintained during the last 6 years by renown specialist prepare Denis Welch with no expense spared. The car is sold in 100% race-ready condition with nothing further to spend while it also has a French road registration and comes with 2016 issued FIA HTP papers.
Conform to the semi-lightweight requirement of steel tub with aluminium bonnet, hardtop, doors and boot lid. Full FIA approved Roll cage. Freshly painted bonnet.
Its detail specification is as follows :
Full competition specification gearbox including:
Spares : pair of magnesium wheels and miscellaneous running spares.
The above specification says it all !
This gorgeous and quick E-type is fully compliant with the regulations of the various GT historic race series such as the Masters Series, GTSCC, E-type challenge, Spa 6hours, etc..More...
We have the pleasure to offer for sale the ex-Riccardo Patrese 1980 Arrows A3 chassis #3.
In chassis #3 Riccardo did the entire 1980 and 1981 F1 seasons and achieved the best ever race results for the Arrows team including (amongst others) 2nd overall at the 1980 US West GP, fastest lap at the Monaco GP and pole position at the 1981 Long Beach Grand Prix. During the 1980 season, A3/3 ran in its well known and fabulous looking gold Warsteiner livery (with Penthouse and Rizla as additional sponsors) while – for the 1981 season – a sponsorship deal was struck with Italian Ceramiche Ragno and Utili Beta of Milan.
When Arrows moved on to the A4 design for the 1982 season, they sold three of the A3s to wheeler-dealer John harper and retained Patrese's car #3 for display at the factory. When Arrows was sold, the A3 passed into the ownership of Jackie Oliver and was driven up the hill by Oliver at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in 1994. It then passed to Tony O'Neill who sold it to Paul Southgate but the Arrows was never raced during their successive ownership and remained completely original. After Southgate died in June 2008 the car was sold via Duncan Hamilton & Co to Philip Hall in November 2009 who sold it to the current owner in 2012.
Since 2013, A3/3 is being raced by its current owner with race preparation by WDK Motorsport. The car has been fully rebuild and no expense has been spared to put this iconic "Warsteiner" Arrows in excellent condition throughout. It has a low-mileage latest specification short stroke DFV and comes with an extensive spares package and a new, current FIA HTP.
This ex-Patrese Arrows A3/3 is 100% ready to shine in the FIA World Championship Grand Prix Masters while it is now also eligible for the Monaco Historic GP 2018 where it would be a very competitive car !More...
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...