The Ex-Martin Brundle/Michele Alboreto/Stefan Bellof,1983-84 Tyrrell-Cosworth 012 Formula 1 Racing Single-Seater  Chassis no. 012/1

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Lot 210
The Ex-Martin Brundle/Michele Alboreto/Stefan Bellof, 1983-84 Tyrrell-Cosworth 012 Formula 1 Racing Single-Seater
Chassis no. 012/1

£ 120,000 - 140,000
US$ 170,000 - 190,000
The Ex-Martin Brundle/Michele Alboreto/Stefan Bellof
1983-84 Tyrrell-Cosworth 012 Formula 1 Racing Single-Seater
Chassis no. 012/1

Footnotes

  • This Formula 1 Tyrrell is offered here as a ready-prepared raceable Thoroughbred Grand Prix car, complete with many useful spares and back-up material to enable it to be campaigned quite seriously in the relevant current class.

    The present vendor purchased the car 11 years ago, fully restored it and has since raced it continuously in the TGP Series. He has also run the car in demonstration races as supporting events in various Grand Prix meetings. As recently as last winter the car was thoroughly stripped, overhauled and re-restored. Even its paintwork was refurbished and the spares available with the car include:

    Two front wings - two nose boxes - three nose cones - six front uprights – one full set of front suspension components – two steering racks – one rear upright (these components are not handed and so suit both sides of the car) – one full set of rear suspension components – jigs for front suspension manufacture – jigs for rear suspension manufacture – one complete rear wing – 12-14 road wheels- some spare exhaust parts-an original Tyrrell fuel filler – one set of original Tyrrell drawings – plus what the vendor describes as “a vast amount of small spares and parts – too many to list”.

    This is of course a Cosworth-Ford V8-engined Tyrrell – this 012 model being one of the last naturally-aspirated cars complying with the old 3-litre Formula 1 regulations. The engine has benefited from a full rebuild by Nicholson-McLaren since when some 400 miles use have been accumulated, leaving – in the owner’s words – “one thousand miles to go”. General condition of the car overall is described as being “exceptional” while the Tyrrell transmission has just recently been rebuilt with a new crown-wheel and pinion incorporated. Full current crack-testing certification is available for the relevant components, as required under present class regulations.

    The car is accompanied by its last FIA Historic Vehicle Identity Form. The previous ownership history of the car is as follows:

    Tyrrell Racing 1983-1984
    Baron Racing 1985-1986
    David McClaughlin 1987-1989
    Michael Fitzgerald 1990-1996
    Current owner Feb 1996-Date

    As new the Tyrrell 012 model was introduced by Ken Tyrrell’s world-famous former Champion Formula 1 team in 1983. Chief engineer Maurice Phillippe – of previous Lotus 49 and 72 and Tyrrell 007 fame – introduced the 012 chassis with the long-term view of accepting turbocharged 1.5-litre engine power. In the interim, the Tyrrell team ran Cosworth-Ford DFY V8 power units in these chassis and the 1983 season saw the Ockham-based organisation fielding four 011 chassis and two of these smaller new 012s. These were flat-bottom cars in line with new Formula 1 aerodynamic regulations, and we understand that this particular chassis’ racing record in period was as follows:

    1983 Dutch Grand Prix – driven by Michele Alboreto – finished 6th scoring one World Championship point. Italian Grand Prix – Alboreto – rtd. European Grand Prix, Brands Hatch – driven by American newcomer Danny Sullivan – rtd. South African Grand Prix – Sullivan – finished 7th.

    1984 South African Grand Prix – driven by Martin Brundle – finished 5th on the road. Belgian Grand prix – Brundle – rtd. San Marino Grand Prix – Brundle – 11th. Detroit Grand Prix – driven by German newcomer Stefan Bellof – rtd. Dutch Grand Prix – Bellof – finished 9th.

    This historic Tyrrell was thus Martin Brundle’s first Formula 1 works car – although his and the team’s 1984 results were subsequently nullified on July 18, 1984, when the FIA ruled that the team had infringed minimum weight regulations and had been injecting shot into the cars during late-race pit stops to meet post-race scrutineering limits. The car also provided America future Indianapolis ‘500’ winner Danny Sullivan to Formula 1 World Championship racing, and of course the ill-fated Stefan Bellof was tipped by many experienced observers – ken Tyrrell included – to have become Germany’s first World Champion Driver, had he lived long enough (crashing fatally at Spa in a Porsche 956 Group C Coupe).

    Overall this is not just a virtually ready-to-run TGP Formula 1 car, it is also one with a significant in-period history, it featured in one of the most celebrated (and contentious) scams in all Grand Prix racing history, and it is one with links to some very fine and memorable racing drivers indeed. In short, there is a great deal to recommend it to a new owner. Beyond its immediate appeal as a competitive piece of sports equipment it also offers tremendous collectibility.
The Ex-Martin Brundle/Michele Alboreto/Stefan Bellof,1983-84 Tyrrell-Cosworth 012 Formula 1 Racing Single-Seater  Chassis no. 012/1
The Ex-Martin Brundle/Michele Alboreto/Stefan Bellof,1983-84 Tyrrell-Cosworth 012 Formula 1 Racing Single-Seater  Chassis no. 012/1
The Ex-Martin Brundle/Michele Alboreto/Stefan Bellof,1983-84 Tyrrell-Cosworth 012 Formula 1 Racing Single-Seater  Chassis no. 012/1
The Ex-Martin Brundle/Michele Alboreto/Stefan Bellof,1983-84 Tyrrell-Cosworth 012 Formula 1 Racing Single-Seater  Chassis no. 012/1
The Ex-Martin Brundle/Michele Alboreto/Stefan Bellof,1983-84 Tyrrell-Cosworth 012 Formula 1 Racing Single-Seater  Chassis no. 012/1
The Ex-Martin Brundle/Michele Alboreto/Stefan Bellof,1983-84 Tyrrell-Cosworth 012 Formula 1 Racing Single-Seater  Chassis no. 012/1
The Ex-Martin Brundle/Michele Alboreto/Stefan Bellof,1983-84 Tyrrell-Cosworth 012 Formula 1 Racing Single-Seater  Chassis no. 012/1
The Ex-Martin Brundle/Michele Alboreto/Stefan Bellof,1983-84 Tyrrell-Cosworth 012 Formula 1 Racing Single-Seater  Chassis no. 012/1
The Ex-Martin Brundle/Michele Alboreto/Stefan Bellof,1983-84 Tyrrell-Cosworth 012 Formula 1 Racing Single-Seater  Chassis no. 012/1
The Ex-Martin Brundle/Michele Alboreto/Stefan Bellof,1983-84 Tyrrell-Cosworth 012 Formula 1 Racing Single-Seater  Chassis no. 012/1
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