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  Mirage GR7 Cosworth
 

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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:1974
Numbers built:4
Designed by:Len Bailey
Predecessor:Mirage M6 Cosworth
Successor:Mirage GR8 Cosworth
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:January 27, 2010
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Chassis: GR7/701
Completed in March of 1972, this Mirage started life as chassis M6/300/601. Ahead of the 1974 season it was converted into GR7/701. In both guises, it was raced extensively and probably racked up more mileage than any other Mirage. In 1972 Derek Bell and Gijs van Lennep scored the models first finish by crossing the line in fourth during the Spa 1000 km. At the end of 1973 Bell and James Hunt came close to winning the Kyalami 9 Hours but eventually clinched second. As GR7 it finished fourth in the Nürburgring 1000 km and qualified third at Le Mans. After serving Gulf Racing well for three seasons, it was one of at least two Mirages sold to Georg Loos' Gelo team. The German squad used the cars throughout 1975 with some notable results.

In recent years the car was acquired by an avid historic racer from Belgium. The Mirage has been restored to its 1974 GR7 specification. He is pictured above in action during the 2009 Classic Endurance Racing support event of the Silverstone 1000 km race. In the final six shots, it is seen at three subsequent Goodwood Festival of Speeds where chassis GR7/701 was reunited with Derek Bell.


Chassis details
Manufactured in 1974
First owner Gulf Resarch Racing Co.
Last known location Belgian Private Collection
Appearances

2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2011 Dix Mille Tours 2011 Dix Mille Tours 2011 Dix Mille Tours
2011 Dix Mille Tours 2011 Spa Classic 2011 Spa Classic 2010 Le Mans Series Silverstone 1000 km (ILMC)
2010 Le Mans Series Silverstone 1000 km (ILMC) 2010 Le Mans Series Silverstone 1000 km (ILMC) 2010 Le Mans Series Spa 1000 km 2009 Le Mans Series Silverstone 1000 km
2009 Le Mans Series Silverstone 1000 km 2009 Le Mans Series Silverstone 1000 km 2009 Le Mans Series Silverstone 1000 km 2009 Le Mans Series Silverstone 1000 km
2009 Le Mans Series Silverstone 1000 km 2009 Le Mans Series Silverstone 1000 km 2009 Le Mans Series Silverstone 1000 km 2009 Le Mans Series Silverstone 1000 km
2009 Le Mans Series Silverstone 1000 km 2009 Le Mans Series Silverstone 1000 km 2009 Le Mans Series Silverstone 1000 km 2009 Goodwood Festival of Speed
2009 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2008 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2008 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2008 Goodwood Festival of Speed
2008 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2007 Le Mans Series Silverstone 1000 km 2007 Goodwood Revival 2007 Goodwood Festival of Speed
2007 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2007 Le Mans Series Valencia 1000 km 2006 Le Mans Classic

  Article Image gallery (76) Chassis (2) GR7/701 Specifications