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1992 Ralt RT-24 2 cars/1 running/1 parts SOLD

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Serial Number: 027RT-24 973 & 035RT-24 981
Frame Number: 027RT-24 973 & 035RT-24 981
Engine Number: BV 031 & no engine/gears
Gearbox Number: no number & 92T 003
Logbook: no log book, FIA certification# 026927
Condition: Excellent
Price:  US $80,000 Neg.  Currency_Convert
Location: Hamburg, Michigan 48139 USA
 

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Description

There were only 2 Ralt RT-24s produced. The cars were based on the prior Ralt RT-23 using the monocoque, gearbox and suspension from that car. The RT-24's had revised aero packages that included nose with wing, floor, side pods, engine cover, diffuser and rollbar. These updates were designed by Nick Wirth and Max Mosely's Simtek Engineering. According to Ron Tauranac's biography, 'Brabham, Ralt, Honda' (page 183) both of the RT-24s were bought in early '92 by Nelson Piquet for Olivier Beretta's F3000 championship effort. Both RT-24s were sold 2-3 months later when Ralt (owned by March Cars since 1988) pulled out of F3000. Without Ralt's support, racing the RT-24s would be difficult and expensive in sourcing spares and engineering expertise. The car pictured in this ad (chassis #973) was bought from Piquet by Team LeMans in Japan for Takao Wada to race in the 1992 Formula Nippon Championship with Nisseki sponsorship. Wada raced the Nisseki car only twice with Mugen power and changed to Reynard to complete the season. #973 was converted to Judd power and used for testing only from then on.The Nisseki car was bought and tested once in 1998 and then sold to Charlie Warner of Fatto Gatto Racing. Charlie raced the Nisseki car twice in the US BOSS Series in 2001-2. He later found the second RT-24 that Piquet sold to Piemme Motor Sports for Giambattista Busi's (chassis #981) to race in the FIA's F3000 championship and brought it to the US. This is the second, fully disassembled car to use for spares. A full documentation of all the spares and support equipment is available. Pendragon acquired the Nisseki car from Fatto Gatto Racing in running condition with the second car disassembled in 2002 including body work molds and control arm fixtures. The Pendragon package for sale here includes the running, Judd 3.0 liter V8 powered Nisseki car and the second fully disassembled car plus pit and driver's gear. The Bob Slade rebuilt engine has 75 test and 75 race miles.

History

Ralt RT-24 973 (the running car) was raced twice by Takao Wada in the 1992 Formula Nippon Championship. Ralt RT-24 981 (spares car) was race by Giambattista Busi for Piemme Motor Sports in the FIA F3000 championship and then was sold to a French hill climber (unknown) who raced the car with a BMW F2 engine. RT-24 973 was raced by Charlie Warner in the US BOSS Series twice in 2001-2.

Recent Competition History

Best finish was a 5th at the 2001 Watkins Glen US BOSS race. Charlie Warner's first BOSS race and his first race in this Ralt.

Performance Data

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Fuel System

Oil/Water System

Electrical System

Transmission

Rear End

Body

Chassis

Interior

Spares


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