<b>1980 Toj 206 SC Sports Racer</b><br />Chassis no. 206 SC 001

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Lot 114
1980 Toj 206 SC Sports Racer

US$ 150,000 - 200,000
£ 120,000 - 160,000
1980 Toj 206 SC Sports Racer
Chassis no. 206 SC 001

2-Liter 300-310bhp Fuel-Injected BMW M12 Four-Cylinder Engine
5-Speed Hewland Un-Synchronized Transaxle
4-Wheel Coil Spring Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes

*FFSA Montagne championship-winner with over 18 Group C3 victories
*Driven, engineered and owned by Bernard Chamberod
*Completely freshly rebuilt in historic "YACCO" lubricants livery
*Race-ready


THE TOJ

Toj, the acronym for "Team Obermoser Jörg", became a constructor in the early-70's when its owner Jörg Obermoser, a successful distributor of industrial electrical equipment, advanced his own racing passion by creating his own marque, Toj (pronounced "toy").

With sponsorship from the Warsteiner brewery, Obermoser racing became synonymous with the ancient privately-owned brewery, resplendent in the brewer's black and gold livery. Although it competed in sedan, open-wheeled and sports car classes, Toj emerged as a factor in mid-70's Group 6 prototype sports cars.

Using mid-engined monocoque chassis from British constructor Jo Marquart's GRD (Group Racing Developments) with minimalist body designs by aerodynamicist Achim Storz featuring generous rear wings for downforce, Toj's SS02 and subsequent 206 SC relied upon proven, reliable 2-liter BMW M12 engines to become consistent and effective competitors in FIA Group 6 and its successor Group C, even competing with Cosworth DFV 3-liter V-8s.

After GRD's demise its projects continued with successor company Modus, retaining Jo Marquart, who had been part of the McLaren M8 Can-Am car's design and development team, and Modus continued to supply Toj with tubs and rolling chassis.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

One of these, the 1980 206 SC offered here, was acquired by hillclimb specialist Bernard Chamberod. His first known event, Mont Dore in August 1986, was – to perfectionist Chamberod – unsatisfactory, a second place in Group 6. He thereafter embarked on a comprehensive, meticulous, rebuild of the entire Toj.

Documented in photographs that accompany the car, it involved designing and building a complete new monocoque of anodized aluminum. Suspension refinements eventually would see an entire new rear structure created, including rear crossmembers milled from billet aluminum for strength and rigidity.

Chamberod returned to Mont Dore a year later and captured first place in his class, now FIA Group C3, repeating that victory in 1988. A fourth place in Turckheim a month later must have been less satisfying. Chamberod returned to Mont Dore in 1989 where he and his Toj, probably now much-modified, repeated as Group C3 winners.
What followed was a nearly unprecedented string of Group C3 hillclimb victories stretching into 1993 punctuated only by two results on the second step of the podium at Turckheim in 1992 and Vall's d'Andorra in 1993.

Chamberod transitioned to a Norma M11C sports car and Reynard 92D single-seater thereafter and sold 206 SC 001 in 1998 to Patrice and Frederic Auquier. Remarkably, in 2000, two decades after Toj 206 SC 001 was built, Patrice Auquier wheeled it to yet another Group C3 win at Beaujolais.

The successor to Jörg Obermoser at Toj offered 206 SC 001 to the present owner about three years ago as a complement to the Toj SS2 he already owned and raced in historic events. Upon arrival in the U.S. a comprehensive rebuild of this car was begun, aided by the experience the owner and his technicians had with the Toj SS2.

It was completely disassembled, stripped and rebuilt from the ground up with special attention to the driveline and suspension, including preserving the development and modifications to it by Bernard Chamberod decades ago. The livery bears the distinctive YACCO lubricants logos (itself an historic brand, descended from Hispano-Suiza) and is freshly painted. It has never been raced and is absolutely fresh, thoroughly prepared and in ready-to-race condition.

The fresh BMW M12 2-liter fuel injected engine produces 300-310 reliable brake horsepower. Weighing just 1,200 pounds the performance promises to be breathtaking.

The owner has concluded having two Group C Toj race cars is redundant. He is effusive about the quality and performance of his earlier Toj and feels 206 SC 001 will impart the same experience and exhilaration to its next owner.

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<b>1980 Toj 206 SC Sports Racer</b><br />Chassis no. 206 SC 001
<b>1980 Toj 206 SC Sports Racer</b><br />Chassis no. 206 SC 001
<b>1980 Toj 206 SC Sports Racer</b><br />Chassis no. 206 SC 001
<b>1980 Toj 206 SC Sports Racer</b><br />Chassis no. 206 SC 001
<b>1980 Toj 206 SC Sports Racer</b><br />Chassis no. 206 SC 001
<b>1980 Toj 206 SC Sports Racer</b><br />Chassis no. 206 SC 001
<b>1980 Toj 206 SC Sports Racer</b><br />Chassis no. 206 SC 001
<b>1980 Toj 206 SC Sports Racer</b><br />Chassis no. 206 SC 001
<b>1980 Toj 206 SC Sports Racer</b><br />Chassis no. 206 SC 001
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