Author: Thor Thorson

1985 Porsche 959 Paris-Dakar

Despite the enormous success of its production-based race cars throughout its history, Porsche rarely developed such models as official factory entries, preferring instead to support them in the hands of privateer customers. One of the notable exceptions occurred in the mid-1980s with the advent of one of Stuttgart’s most celebrated […]

1956 Elva Mk 1/B Sports Racer

Elva sports racers — designed by Frank Nichols — enjoyed considerable success during the 1950s and 1960s on both sides of the Atlantic. A Kentish garage owner, Nichols had commissioned a Ford-engined special with which to go racing, and the result, the CSM, was first seen in 1954. Nichols put […]

1968–69-Type Ford P68 “F3L” Group 6 Racer

Three of the Alan Mann Racing Ford P68 or “F3L” coupes were constructed, of which we are delighted to offer this well-presented example. In the late Alan Mann’s wonderful book Alan Mann: A Life of Change, the British Ford-specialist private entrant recalled how, “at the end of 1966, Len Bailey […]

1966 Ford GT40 Mk II Coupe

Holman-Moody was initially allocated three GT40s for the 1966 season: chassis P1016 (the car offered here), P1031 and P1032. Although the chassis numbers were among the sequence used for production GT40 road and racing cars, they were each built to new Mk II specifications. The GT40 Mk II was the […]

1961 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato “2 VEV”

Bonhams is delighted to offer this ultimate, individual Aston Martin Zagato to the car-collecting world. This competition coupe — always known by its distinctive U.K. road-registration number “2 VEV” — is simply the best known and most charismatic of all Aston Martin DB4GT Zagatos. This ultimate Zagato variant, the 1962 […]

1983 BMW 635 CSi Group A

Constructed in 1982/1983 by BMW specialists Ted Grace International for Frank Sytner Competed in BTCC/ETCC in 1983 and 1984, driven by Frank Sytner, Brian Muir and Barrie Williams Extensive British and New Zealand racing history Immaculately prepared and eligible for a wide range of 1980s and Group A touring car […]

1993 McLaren-Cosworth Ford MP4/8A Formula One

It is evident from our long years of market experience that the essence of truly collectible and iconic competition cars is surely a combination of several very significant factors. The crème de la crème cars upon the very pinnacle of collectibility each have an individually unique and completely verifiable racing […]

1967 Lotus 47 GT-015 Group 4 Coupe

By the mid-1960s, Colin Chapman’s boundless energy had produced no less than 36 distinctive Lotus automobiles. But the entrepreneurial engineer still yearned to build an inexpensive mid-engine production car with a race version for Team Lotus — and for sale to privateers. Thus the Type 46, or Europa, was revealed […]

1956 Lotus Eleven Le Mans Series I

The present owner of this shining Lotus Eleven is no stranger to the type, having owned and raced another Eleven. Keen to add to his Lotus collection, he found another Eleven in the U.K., though it had been badly crashed — when and by whom is unknown. This car’s long […]

1954 Maserati A6GCS/53 Spyder

  It was in 1953 that the Maserati A6GCS found its perfect form. Having left Maserati for Stanguellini, Alberto Massimino left a space that was filled by Gioacchino Colombo, known for his work at Alfa Romeo, and the designer of the V12 Ferrari engine that took his name. Colombo perfected […]