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1978 Tyrrell 008 Formula 1 Exclusive SOLD

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Serial Number: 008-4
Logbooks: FIA Identity Form
Condition: very good
Price: £110,000 GBP, ("approx $157,000 USD")
Location: Europe
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Description

This car has been raced for the last two years in the FIA sanctioned Thoroughbred Grand Prix (TGP) championship. It has undergone a thorough restoration and comes with current FIA papers. It is now due for a renewal of the crack testing of the critical suspension components, but the current owner is ready to carry it out at extra cost, if the buyer so desires.

History

The 008 was the car used by Tyrrell during the 1978 Formula 1 season. Designed by Maurice Philippe, it was a conventional design with shallow aluminium monocoque, double wishbone front suspension with inboard springs/dampers. Results in the 1978 season included a win at Monaco with Depailler at the helm (chassis n° 3) and Tyrrell finished 4th in the Constructor's championhip, which was an achievement considering the fact that competition was tough in this first year of ground effects, which the 008 lacked. Five cars were built and this particular example was driven by Didier Pironi. Pironi's race results with this chassis are reproduced below : USA (west): retired Monaco : 5th Belgium : 6th Spain : practice only (Patrick Depailler)

Recent Competition History

The car has competed in the TGP championship in 1999 and 2000 and has obtained the following results in Class B for post-1971 non-gound effects cars :
1999
Le Castellet 2nd
Monza 9th
Nürburgring 5th
Donington 6th
Barcelona 4th
Kyalami 6th
2000
Brands Hatch 3rd
Barcelona 1st
Nürburgring 2nd

Engine

Fuel System

Oil/Water System

Electrical System

Gearbox

Final Drive

Body

Chassis

Interior

Spares


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