Lot 60 (Live Auction Online, 2nd October 2019)
Registration No: N/A
Chassis No: 71-3-1
Mot Expiry: N/A
PLEASE NOTE: We apologise but this Lot is Withdrawn from our 2nd October 2019 Auction.
- Raced by Steve Thompson in 1971 and came 4th in Monaco
- Fitted with a Zero hours Vegantune Twin Cam and new clutch
- Lengthy restoration with original livery added finish in 2016
- Included with the sale is a spare nose section, set of wets and a mould for the engine cover as used on later cars
- Unused since restoration and for sale due to a change of plans
- Great history available upon request (history of Ensign, race times etc)
This is car number 2 which was the first production car and was raced by Steve Thomson in 1971 as verified by Steve Thompson himself. With a string of well-placed results in the 1971 RAC Shell Super Oil/Motor Sport Magazine British Formula 3 Championship, it was 4th at Monaco, and then went on to win at Montlhery the following day. Making it eligible to return to both circuits. The car was then passed to Ken Mackintosh in 1972 and then to Roelof Wunderink who campaigned with it both in the UK and in Europe.
It eventually found its way to Marc Hugi, Swiss Hillclimb Champion (but it is not known if he used the car at all) before being brought back into the UK by Hewland gearbox specialist Cavan Riley.
The car is fitted with a zero hours Vegantune Twin Cam, and a new clutch. However, since the restoration was completed some 3 years ago, the fire extinguisher will now need re-certification. It will obviously require new tyres and the belts will need replacing as they were only intended to be used for testing.
This unique car is eligible for not only Classic F3 but also Classic Racing Cars and Historic F2 as well as Monaco. It does not currently have FIA papers but conversations with an FIA Certifying Authority have indicated that the granting of such will not present any undue problems.