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  Ligier JS1 Ford
 

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Country of origin:France
Produced from:1969 - 1970
Numbers built:3
Introduced at:1969 Paris Motor Show
Designed by:Pietro Frua
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:October 22, 2014
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Chassis: JS1-002
The second JS1 produced, this example was first seen at the official Le Mans test early in 1970, driven by Guy Ligier himself and Jean Claude Andruet. It was raced several times early in 1970, with a victory in a minor race at Montlhéry with Ligier behind the wheel as the best result. Next up was the 24 Hours of Le Mans where the four-cylinder engined machine showed very well, running 18th overall at around midnight. Unfortunately a distributor failure ended the charge early for Andruet and Ligier. Ahead of the Tour de France, the car was modified to accept the bigger Ford Capri RS 2600 V6 engine. Sadly, this did not improve the reliability as the car dropped out of the road race early. Sold to Henri Espinasses, it was used in more rallies between 1971 and 1974 but then disappeared from sight.

In 1999, the JS1 was rediscovered and submitted to a complete restoration. In charge of this project were the car's original designer Michel Tetu and engineer Don Foster. Once the work was completed, the car was registered with the original number plate as issued when the JS1 was new. Today, it remains the only surviving complete JS1; a second chassis and some additional components do exist. Recently acquired by the current owner, it joins an impressive collection of Ligiers, which also include a Cosworth DFV-engined JS2, the unique JS3 and a later JS11 Formula 1 car.


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  Article Image gallery (20) JS1-002 Specifications