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1988 Tyrrell 017 SOLD

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Serial Number: 017/4
Frame Number: 4
Condition: Concours
Price:  US POA  Currency_Convert
Location: Southern California, USA

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The 017/4 was raced by the Tyrrell Racing Organisation during the 1988 and 1989 seasons. One of five chassis used during 1988. Chassis # 4 was a spare for the Monaco Grand Prix and still carries the FIA inspection sticker from its final World Championship event. Owned and operated since 1996, not a school car. The 3.5 liter DFZ is a BOSS-spec Nicholson McLaren unit with about 150 miles on it (expected life before rebuilds in this configuration: 1500-2000 miles), and the dash has been updated to Pi Research System 2, which replaces the rudimentary stock tachometer and single needle combination temp/pressure gauge with complete instrumentation, programmable alarms, a programmable shift light and moderate data acquisition capabilities. Car is set up according to the team’s Jerez settings; testing sheets and setups from the factory are included. Every component on the car has been tested and replaced as required. New hardware throughout. A no-stories car, this can be driven and/or raced with confidence right now. Listing includes pit equipment and a set of travel wheels. Additional spares upon negotiation.


Results: (1988) Montreal: 6th—One World Championship point Detroit: 5th—Two World Championship points. (Some accounts say that 017/1 was the chassis that scored here.) Paul Ricard: Spare car Silverstone: Spare car Hockenheim: Spare car Hungaroring: Spare car Spa: Spare car Monza: Spare car Jerez: Spare car Suzuka: 12th Adelaide: DNF (Ring & Pinion) (Some accounts say that 017/5 was the chassis that participated in the last two races. ) 1989—configured as 017B (with the 018's six-speed gearbox, revised rear suspension) Brazil: 7th Imola: Palmer qualified the car here but then raced the 018/1 that Alboreto did not qualify, finishing 6th. Monaco: Spare car

Recent Competition History

World Championship points, 1988

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