The Ex-Piercarlo Ghinzani,1986  OSELLA-ALFA ROMEO  FA1G FORMULA 1 RACING SINGLE-SEATER  Chassis no. 01

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1986 OSELLA-ALFA ROMEO FA1G FORMULA 1 RACING SINGLE-SEATER

Sold for € 89,055 (US$ 106,928) inc. premium
The Ex-Piercarlo Ghinzani
1986 OSELLA-ALFA ROMEO FA1G FORMULA 1 RACING SINGLE-SEATER
Chassis no. 01
•720 bhp
•Powered by an Alfa Romeo 1.5 V8 engine
•Competed in the 1986 season with Ghinzani

Here we are delighted to offer one of the great supporting-cast Formula 1 cars of the 1980s, the Osella-Alfa Romeo as campaigned for the Torinese team by prominent Italian racing driver of the time, Piercarlo Ghinzani. Enzo Osella's competition car manufacturing company had grown from Carlo Abarth's wonderfully productive concern. Meanwhile, Ghinzani, born on 16th January 1952 in Lombardy, Italy, became national and European Formula 3 Champion before earning Formula One drives which kept him in premier-league competition from 1981 until 1989.

He drove in no fewer than 77 Formula 1 Grand Prix races, the majority of them for Enzo Osella, but he also served with the Toleman, Ligier and Zakspeed teams. Ghinzani also became a Group C works-team driver for Lancia alongside fellow Italian teammates Michele Alboreto and Riccardo Patrese.

We understand that Piercarlo Ghinzani kept, and maintained a number of the cars that he drove during his wide-ranging career, and here we offer this highly original, important historic racing car with known provenance.

Furthermore, we are advised that this 1.5-litre turbocharged Formula 1 Osella-Alfa Romeo car is presently 'on the button' and ready to run – although we of course would advise that a specialist technical inspection is conducted.

This Osella is powered by an Alfa Romeo T890 V8 engine with a displacement of 1,497 cc and with its induction system pressurized by twin exhaust-driven KKK-turbochargers. Power output is described as being some 720bhp at 10,800 rpm.

According to the vendor this Formula 1 car which competed in the 1986 season with Italian driver Piercarlo Ghinzani was given to Mr Ghinzani by Enzo Osella in restored condition to join his private collection in the early 1990s. It has since been preserved unused in Ghinzani's ownership until 2015 when it was bought by the current vendor, who had the car restored to runnable condition. This extensive work included the overhaul of the turbocharging system, the braking system, fitting of new tyres and attention to the Alfa Romeo V8 engine's electronics.

We understand that the vendor's specialists will also check the engine again before this sale, start the car and check correct operation of the gearbox.

Recently this Alfa Romeo-powered Formula 1 car was used for demonstration runs in the British "Force Grand Prix" series at the Zandvoort Historic Grand Prix and the Aarhus Classic Race in Denmark.

Although lacking adequate funding in period to compete seriously within Formula 1 against the likes of Ayrton Senna's McLarens, the emergent Williams-Hondas and the Brabham-BMWs, this Osella-Alfa Romeo is nevertheless a worthy addition to any serious collection of Formula 1 or indeed Alfa Romeo-powered competition cars and comes with a history of being used in anger at the world's most celebrated circuits such as Spa-Francorchamps, Monte Carlo, and Imola, to name but a few.
A wooden box containing a spare engine and another box with a number of spare parts including pistons and connecting rods come with this Osella. The car is accompanied here by a letter confirming the authenticity of the car from Enzo Osella himself and can be used for demonstrations runs in the British "Force Grand Prix" series as well as the BOSS GP series.

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The Ex-Piercarlo Ghinzani,1986  OSELLA-ALFA ROMEO  FA1G FORMULA 1 RACING SINGLE-SEATER  Chassis no. 01
The Ex-Piercarlo Ghinzani,1986  OSELLA-ALFA ROMEO  FA1G FORMULA 1 RACING SINGLE-SEATER  Chassis no. 01
The Ex-Piercarlo Ghinzani,1986  OSELLA-ALFA ROMEO  FA1G FORMULA 1 RACING SINGLE-SEATER  Chassis no. 01
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The Ex-Piercarlo Ghinzani,1986  OSELLA-ALFA ROMEO  FA1G FORMULA 1 RACING SINGLE-SEATER  Chassis no. 01
The Ex-Piercarlo Ghinzani,1986  OSELLA-ALFA ROMEO  FA1G FORMULA 1 RACING SINGLE-SEATER  Chassis no. 01
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The Ex-Piercarlo Ghinzani,1986  OSELLA-ALFA ROMEO  FA1G FORMULA 1 RACING SINGLE-SEATER  Chassis no. 01
The Ex-Piercarlo Ghinzani,1986  OSELLA-ALFA ROMEO  FA1G FORMULA 1 RACING SINGLE-SEATER  Chassis no. 01
The Ex-Piercarlo Ghinzani,1986  OSELLA-ALFA ROMEO  FA1G FORMULA 1 RACING SINGLE-SEATER  Chassis no. 01
The Ex-Piercarlo Ghinzani,1986  OSELLA-ALFA ROMEO  FA1G FORMULA 1 RACING SINGLE-SEATER  Chassis no. 01
The Ex-Piercarlo Ghinzani,1986  OSELLA-ALFA ROMEO  FA1G FORMULA 1 RACING SINGLE-SEATER  Chassis no. 01
The Ex-Piercarlo Ghinzani,1986  OSELLA-ALFA ROMEO  FA1G FORMULA 1 RACING SINGLE-SEATER  Chassis no. 01
The Ex-Piercarlo Ghinzani,1986  OSELLA-ALFA ROMEO  FA1G FORMULA 1 RACING SINGLE-SEATER  Chassis no. 01
The Ex-Piercarlo Ghinzani,1986  OSELLA-ALFA ROMEO  FA1G FORMULA 1 RACING SINGLE-SEATER  Chassis no. 01
The Ex-Piercarlo Ghinzani,1986  OSELLA-ALFA ROMEO  FA1G FORMULA 1 RACING SINGLE-SEATER  Chassis no. 01
The Ex-Piercarlo Ghinzani,1986  OSELLA-ALFA ROMEO  FA1G FORMULA 1 RACING SINGLE-SEATER  Chassis no. 01
The Ex-Piercarlo Ghinzani,1986  OSELLA-ALFA ROMEO  FA1G FORMULA 1 RACING SINGLE-SEATER  Chassis no. 01
The Ex-Piercarlo Ghinzani,1986  OSELLA-ALFA ROMEO  FA1G FORMULA 1 RACING SINGLE-SEATER  Chassis no. 01
The Ex-Piercarlo Ghinzani,1986  OSELLA-ALFA ROMEO  FA1G FORMULA 1 RACING SINGLE-SEATER  Chassis no. 01
The Ex-Piercarlo Ghinzani,1986  OSELLA-ALFA ROMEO  FA1G FORMULA 1 RACING SINGLE-SEATER  Chassis no. 01
The Ex-Piercarlo Ghinzani,1986  OSELLA-ALFA ROMEO  FA1G FORMULA 1 RACING SINGLE-SEATER  Chassis no. 01
The Ex-Piercarlo Ghinzani,1986  OSELLA-ALFA ROMEO  FA1G FORMULA 1 RACING SINGLE-SEATER  Chassis no. 01
The Ex-Piercarlo Ghinzani,1986  OSELLA-ALFA ROMEO  FA1G FORMULA 1 RACING SINGLE-SEATER  Chassis no. 01
The Ex-Piercarlo Ghinzani,1986  OSELLA-ALFA ROMEO  FA1G FORMULA 1 RACING SINGLE-SEATER  Chassis no. 01
The Ex-Piercarlo Ghinzani,1986  OSELLA-ALFA ROMEO  FA1G FORMULA 1 RACING SINGLE-SEATER  Chassis no. 01
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