Although its condition and some of its more recent history looks less than appetising, the fact that it is completely unrestored and relatively untouched (bar a modified grille and unoriginal non-endurance fuel tank) since its heyday serves to justify the estimated price range of between £600,000 and £900,000. For a car that was at the head of the rebirth of one of the most prominent sportscar manufacturers and racers in the world, and at the beginning of the renaissance story for what is arguably the most iconic motor race on earth, means that this car represents an unequivocal opportunity for its potential buyer to own, restore and indeed potentially compete in a one of a kind iconic machine, and a piece of motoring history.
We intend to get a good look around this diamond in the rough in a preview prior to the Bonhams sale at the Festival of Speed in a few weeks time, before it is hopefully acquired by a loving new owner. A fascinating and endearing machine.
Images courtesy of Bonhams