For Sale! [February 2017 – Race Cars Special Edition]

For sale! Is a monthly feature on Automotive Views focusing on cars available for purchase in Europe. None of the ads selected are featured in this blog due to any kind of sponsorship by the sellers.

 

1969 Lola T70 MkIII B

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One of the most recognizable and beloved race cars of the mid/late 60’s, the Lola T70 had a few different incarnations, the MkIII B being, arguably, the best looking, most awe inspiring one. A cousin of the GT40 (since designer Eric Broadley was involved with both projects and a Lola Mk6 GT was the starting point to Ford’s LeMans legend and to the MkIII), the stunning T70 MkIII B might not have been as dominant as some of the other big names of the period like the 917, but it held its own in group 5, a tough crowd. This particular restored example has 2 victories to brag about and with FIA papers and a ready to race status, it’s itching to claim a few more.

 

Price: P.O.R.

For Sale in the UK

Seller: Speedmaster

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1982 Lancia 037 Rally

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Group B may very well have been the greatest racing class in history. It’s certainly the pinnacle of the WRC. The majority of Group B cars have long since achieved legend status, but when you talk about the best of the best, Group B royalty…you’ve got to bring up the 037. Championship winner in 1983, the 037 Rally is the last rear wheel drive car to take home the WRC crown. With just a 4 cylinder engine (supercharged), the 037 Rally was light thanks to its steel subframes and Kevlar panels. It was also very adaptive to different terrains with independent double wishbone suspension and dual shock absorbers at the back. The 037 and everything else on the WRC became obsolete overnight when the Quattro began to dominate the competition; however, this amazing testament to the old Lancia ingenuity and style is still one of the most striking, most impressive race cars ever made. And with this Martini livery…boy, oh boy…

 

Price: € 380.000 (402.306 USD)

For Sale in Monaco

Seller: Monaco Legend Motors

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1996 Ferrari 355 Challenge

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Not only is the 355 one of the very best cars Ferrari has ever come up with, but the events created for this specific model – part of the Ferrari Challenge series – also became notable for their…interesting and certainly competitive races. Developed for the “gentleman racers”, a way to get Ferrari owners to develop their sometimes hilariously bad driving skills out on the track, for about 30 grand Ferrari would turn any regular 355 Berlinetta into a Challenge with a series of safety and performance modifications. Compared to recent stuff, the F355 were extremely straightforward, easy to drive, easy to maintain – by Ferrari standards – and the following factory series with the 360s stopped offering a manual gearbox, so purists still have a soft spot for the 355s. With just over 100 made, the Challenge is also increasingly rare.

 

Price: € 175.000 (185.273 USD)

For Sale in Belgium

Seller: GIPIMOTOR

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1979 BMW M1 Procar

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The start of the M badge of honor. The M1 had a difficult birth. Between the collapse of BMW’s deal with Lamborghini, the German manufacturer’s lack of experience with mid engine, high performance sports cars and the need to distribute production around to meet the minimum numbers for racing homologation, the fiberglass BMW oddity just didn’t seem like it was meant to be. However, the M1 ended up seeing the light of day and so did its racing incarnation. Big flares, huge tires and an enormous rear wing make sure you won’t ever mistake it for its road going little brother. The HP output was bumped up by 200 (to 470hp) and a specific series (Procar) was created as a support even to Formula One. Procar lasted just 2 years until the racing M1s could find the home they were really looking for: Group B.

 

Price: P.O.R.

For Sale in Germany

Seller: Jan B. Luhn

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2001 Lister Storm

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Lister’s claim to fame, the Storm became a household name through its fairly successful racing career in the mid 90’s and early 00’s and also thanks to the recognition that its inclusion in the massively popular Gran Turismo video game series provided. The Storm had, at the time, the largest engine put into a production car: Jaguar’s 7 litre V12, the same power unit used for the XJR LeMans racers. Despite only 4 road going Storms being made, the racing versions were more prolific, being also maintained and used until 2006.

This particular Storm has one win on its resume and it was restored fairly recently, making it an interesting purchase for a serious enthusiast.

 

Price: € 350.000 (370.895 USD)

For Sale in Luxemburg

Seller: Art & Revs

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1970 Lancia Fulvia HF “Fanalone”

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Lancia clearly had a handle on the WRC back in the day…With 11 manufacturer titles between 72 and 92, Lancia’s dominance started with this: the amazing Fulvia. For racing purposes, the unique looking little car with a tiny 80hp V4 was put on a diet and given a power increase, taking its first victory in 66. The Fulvia being offered for sale in this ad is a top of the range (so to speak) HF 1.6 ex-factory racer, one of the nicknamed “fanalone” (“big headlights” – insert sexual innuendo and giggles for full nickname effect); it took 8th on the prestigious Monte Carlo Rally of 1973 and 1st in the European Rally Championship of the same year.

 

Price: P.O.R.

For Sale in Italy

Seller: Solo Italians

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1998 Porsche 911 993 RSR

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The last of the air cooled models, the 993 enjoys a cult status among Porsche enthusiasts and this 2 time Daytona 24H participant, RSR factory racer version is sure to catch the eye of some very wealthy 993 lover.

 

Price: € 650.000 (688.805 USD)

For Sale in Germany

Seller: Springbok Sportwagen

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2002 Ferrari 550 Prodrive

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Talk about pedigree; this stunning Prodrive 550 blasted through La Sarthe 5 different times, making it a LeMans veteran. It was even driven by the great, late Colin McRae at the 2004 24 hours. On several other events, the car went on to win 5 races and take 14 podium finishes, as well as 10 pole positions. Not bad at all…

A highly refined Racing version of a fantastic, beautiful grand tourer, this Prodrive 550 will be a proud centerpiece of someone’s Ferrari collection.

 

Price: P.O.R.

For Sale in the UK

Seller: Girardo & Co.

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