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  Amon AF101 Cosworth
 

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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:1974
Numbers built:One-Off
Designed by:Gordon Fowell
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:August 04, 2016
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Chassis: AF1/01
Following its contemporary racing career, the unique Amon AF101 was displayed for many years in a museum near the Nürburgring. It eventually passed into the hands of German racer Erwin Deriks, who sold it to a British historic racer in the early 2000s. At this time, the car was pretty much complete but fitted with a dummy engine. After taking the car home, the current owner sent an e-mail to Chris Amon to ask him for any information that could be useful during the restoration. His initial reply was "take it back to whatever scrapyard you found it at and leave it there." Three days later, Amon sent another e-mail in which he apologised for his initial reaction and also added his thoughts on what he reckoned worked on the car and what did not. This formed the starting point for a meticulous restoration carried out by Terry Carthey. Once completed, it was tested for the owner by an experienced driver at Donington, who complained about the tendency of the back end to step out. As luck would have it, which is rare with an Amon involved, F1 designer Adrian Newey was also there testing his GT40 and he gave some very useful advise. An arm in the front suspension needed strengthening, which cured most of the issues. Since then it has been raced reliably at historic events all over the world. The current owner ranks the highlight of his custodianship was to bring the car to Hamptons Down where it was reunited with and driven by the late Chris Amon himself.

Chassis details
Manufactured in 1974
First owner Chris Amon Racing
Last known location British Historic Racer
Appearances

2015 Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2015 Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2015 Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2015 Monterey Motorsports Reunion
2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed
2014 Monaco Historic Grand Prix 2014 Monaco Historic Grand Prix 2014 Monaco Historic Grand Prix 2012 Monaco Historic Grand Prix
2012 Monaco Historic Grand Prix 2012 Monaco Historic Grand Prix 2012 Monaco Historic Grand Prix 2010 Monaco Historic Grand Prix
2010 Monaco Historic Grand Prix 2010 Monaco Historic Grand Prix 2010 Monaco Historic Grand Prix 2008 Monaco Historic Grand Prix
2008 Monaco Historic Grand Prix 2008 Monaco Historic Grand Prix 2008 Monaco Historic Grand Prix 2006 Silverstone Classic
2006 Silverstone Classic 2006 Silverstone Classic 2006 Silverstone Classic 2006 Silverstone Classic
2006 Monaco Historic Grand Prix 2006 Monaco Historic Grand Prix 2006 Monaco Historic Grand Prix 2006 Monaco Historic Grand Prix
2006 Monaco Historic Grand Prix 2006 Monaco Historic Grand Prix 2006 Monaco Historic Grand Prix

  Article Image gallery (35) AF1/01 Specifications