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Country of origin:United States
Produced in:1974
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:July 08, 2007
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Chassis: GAECNA19997
The first of three works cars built ahead of the 1974 season around the quad-cam engine, this car was used extensively for test and development work. Once the type's specification was finalised, it was rebuilt and prepared for the 1974 European Touring Car Championship. During the opening rounds, this car served as the spare but it was pressed into service after one of the other two was destroyed at the Nürburgring. First raced at the Zandvoort Trophy, it was immediately driven to victory by Jochen Mass and Rolf Stommelen. It was fielded in the next round of the ETCC at Jarama, where it won again, this time in the hands of Hans Heyer, Klaus Ludwig and Toine Hezemans.

Chassis 19997 was also campaigned in two DRM rounds with Ludwig winning at the Hockenheimring. Its final outing in 1974 was in the Kyalami 9 Hours (ran over six hours that year), where it finished fifth overall and first in class, beating all the GT cars. During the 1975 season, it was raced in the DRM by Team Ford Grab with Werner Schommers as the driver. In 1978, it was pressed back into service with Team Rentokil Holland for Siep de Jong in national events. De Jong finished second in the Dutch Touring Car Championship and 3rd in the Benelux Group 5 Championship. The Capri was then sold to the United Kingdom where it was campaigned in sprints and hill-climbs. Following its final contemporary outings, it was acquired by Holman Blackburn, who restored it to 1974 specification.

In 1987, it was acquired by Tom Walkinshaw, who showed it at TWR headquarters until the company's bankruptcy in the early 2000s. The assets were sold at auction in 2003 and this car was acquired by American enthusiast Bryce Banatyne. He had the car rebuilt and prepared for historic racing. Several years later, it was sold to British collector Shaun Lynn, who showed it at the Goodwood Festival of Speed twice before selling it on to an American collector based in England. Prepared by United Autosports, it has since been raced at the Spa and Paul Ricard in the HTC series.


Chassis details
Manufactured in 1974
First owner Ford Köln
Last known location American Historic Racer
Appearances

2019 Dix Mille Tours 2019 Dix Mille Tours 2019 Dix Mille Tours 2019 Dix Mille Tours
2019 Dix Mille Tours 2019 Dix Mille Tours 2018 Spa Classic 2018 Spa Classic
2018 Spa Classic 2018 Spa Classic 2018 Spa Classic 2018 Spa Classic
2018 Spa Classic 2018 Spa Classic 2018 Spa Classic 2018 Spa Classic
2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed
2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2009 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2009 Goodwood Festival of Speed
2009 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2007 Monterey Historic Automobile Races 2006 Monterey Historic Automobile Races

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