The Ex-Stefano Modena,1988 3-litre EUROBRUN-COSWORTH FORMULA 1 RACING SINGLE-SEATER  Chassis no. ER188-01

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Lot 136
The Ex-Stefano Modena, 1988 3-litre EUROBRUN-COSWORTH FORMULA 1 RACING SINGLE-SEATER
Chassis no. ER188-01

£ 42,000 - 46,000
US$ 51,000 - 56,000
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The Ex-Stefano Modena
1988 3-litre EUROBRUN-COSWORTH FORMULA 1 RACING SINGLE-SEATER
Chassis no. ER188-01
This EuroBrun Formula 1 car was driven by the Italian Stefano Modena in the Brazilian, Monaco, Mexican and Canadian Grands Prix of 1988 – ran 7th for much of the distance before calling at the pits to have gear selection problems resolved before finishing 12th - and in the German, Hungarian (11th), Belgian, Spanish, Japanese and Australian GPs that same season. It subsequently performed spare car duties for the compact little Swiss/Italian Formula 1 team at the opening race of the 1989 season.

We understand that this car was subsequently consigned, less engine, to a German museum before being bought by its present owner in 1999. It was totally stripped and rebuilt during 2000 when Engine Developments Ltd prepared the engine now offered within this car. Since completion to raceworthy order it has completed only some 200kms running. The gearbox was stripped and rebuilt in December 2002 and we are advised that the entire car was inspected and checked at the same time, ready for this season’s EuroBoss Championship series of historic Formula 1 races.
The only event in which two EuroBruns managed to qualify was the last of the team's first-year campaign.

The EuroBrun Formula 1 team – based in Senago, Italy - was created by a partnership between the Italian Pavanello Euroracing team, and Swiss team patron/driver Walter Brun who had successfully campaigned customer Group C Porsche 956/962 cars in the World Endurance Championship. Euroracing had previously run the quasi-works Alfa Romeo Formula 1 programme in 1984-85 so was no stranger to the category, while its Formula 3 operation had won the European Championship for three successive seasons with Italian drivers Michele Alboreto and Mauro Baldi followed by Argentinian Oscar Larrauri.

The latter became a sports car regular in Walter Brun’s Porsche 962s, and seeking an entry into Formula 1 fostered the Euroracing/Brun marriage which resulted in EuroBrun. Stefano Modena, reigning Formula 3000 Champion, became their lead driver, alongside ‘Poppy’ Larrauri.

These Tolentino-designed cars made 18 starts in 12 1988 Grands Prix, and since its recent revival for present-day Historic Formula 1 racing we understand that ‘ER188-01’ offered here has won its class in the 2001 and 2002 Championships and finished the 2002 EuroBoss Masters Class as runner-up. It is offered here complete and running and is in fact described by the vendor as being "ready to race".
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