Ex-Herbert Stenger,1990 Fichtel & Sachs-BMW Group C3 Sports Prototype  Chassis no. C3 ES 902

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Ex-Herbert Stenger
1990 Fichtel & Sachs-BMW Group C3 Sports Prototype
Chassis no. C3 ES 902

£ 70,000 - 80,000
US$ 91,000 - 100,000
Amended
Ex-Herbert Stenger
1990 Fichtel & Sachs-BMW Group C3 Sports Prototype
Chassis no. C3 ES 902

• One-off sports prototype
• Professionally restored in 2008
• New BMW engine and Hewland gearbox
• Race ready and 'on the button'
• Eligible for various historic sports car events and series


Footnotes

  • This one-off Group C3 sports prototype was built by the famous German automotive components manufacturer Fichtel & Sachs for renowned European Mountain Champion, Herbert Stenger. Stenger had commenced his hill climb racing career back in the late 1960s using self-tuned and prepared Ford Escorts and Capris. Equipe Stenger's cars proved highly effective in Herbert's skilled hands, winning the European Hill Climb Championship (Group 1 division) in 1978 with a Ford Escort RS and in 1982 (Group 5 division) with a Zakspeed-tuned Ford Capri Turbo (ex-Harald Ertl). When the rules changed in the mid-1980s he switched to racing open sports prototypes. Over the succeeding decades Herbert Stenger would win countless events on his way to numerous additional European and German championships, cementing his reputation as one of the finest hill climb racers of all time.
    Professionally restored in 2008 with no expense spared, the ex-Stenger C3 racer is fitted with a new BMW 3.2-litre six-cylinder M3 S54 engine and a new Hewland DG300 gearbox, while the chassis and dampers were placed on an alignment jig at Fichtel & Sachs and accurately measured and adjusted. For many years the ex-Stenger C3 prototype has belonged to a German privateer racer, continuing its successful career, and we are informed that it achieves lap times on a par with those of current Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) racers, thanks in no small measure to the accurate chassis set-up. More importantly, the car always finishes its races and has never been involved in any accidents.
    Race ready, 'on the button' and shod with new Avon racing tyres, this unique car is suitable for many Fahrergemeinschaft Historischer Rennsport (FHR) 100-mile races and other prestigious events, and as such represents a relatively affordable entry into the world of international historic sports car racing. The car is offered with an ONS Wagen Pass.

Saleroom notices

  • Interested parties should note that the car is eligible to participate in division IX, according to the FHR rules.
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Ex-Herbert Stenger,1990 Fichtel & Sachs-BMW Group C3 Sports Prototype  Chassis no. C3 ES 902
Ex-Herbert Stenger,1990 Fichtel & Sachs-BMW Group C3 Sports Prototype  Chassis no. C3 ES 902
Ex-Herbert Stenger,1990 Fichtel & Sachs-BMW Group C3 Sports Prototype  Chassis no. C3 ES 902
Ex-Herbert Stenger,1990 Fichtel & Sachs-BMW Group C3 Sports Prototype  Chassis no. C3 ES 902
Ex-Herbert Stenger,1990 Fichtel & Sachs-BMW Group C3 Sports Prototype  Chassis no. C3 ES 902
Ex-Herbert Stenger,1990 Fichtel & Sachs-BMW Group C3 Sports Prototype  Chassis no. C3 ES 902
Ex-Herbert Stenger,1990 Fichtel & Sachs-BMW Group C3 Sports Prototype  Chassis no. C3 ES 902
Ex-Herbert Stenger,1990 Fichtel & Sachs-BMW Group C3 Sports Prototype  Chassis no. C3 ES 902
Ex-Herbert Stenger,1990 Fichtel & Sachs-BMW Group C3 Sports Prototype  Chassis no. C3 ES 902
Ex-Herbert Stenger,1990 Fichtel & Sachs-BMW Group C3 Sports Prototype  Chassis no. C3 ES 902
Ex-Herbert Stenger,1990 Fichtel & Sachs-BMW Group C3 Sports Prototype  Chassis no. C3 ES 902
Ex-Herbert Stenger,1990 Fichtel & Sachs-BMW Group C3 Sports Prototype  Chassis no. C3 ES 902
Ex-Herbert Stenger,1990 Fichtel & Sachs-BMW Group C3 Sports Prototype  Chassis no. C3 ES 902
Ex-Herbert Stenger,1990 Fichtel & Sachs-BMW Group C3 Sports Prototype  Chassis no. C3 ES 902
Ex-Herbert Stenger,1990 Fichtel & Sachs-BMW Group C3 Sports Prototype  Chassis no. C3 ES 902
Ex-Herbert Stenger,1990 Fichtel & Sachs-BMW Group C3 Sports Prototype  Chassis no. C3 ES 902
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