1984 Alba Ford AR3

ex-Le Mans 24 Hours

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1984
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Competition car 
    Yes
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Red
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Automoto D‘Epoca
Padova Fiera
Padova, Italy

Italy

Saturday 25th October 2008

Admission by catalogue only - admits two.

Founded in 1983 by former Osella chassis engineer, Giorgio Stirano, Alba Engineering was established in Moncalieri near Turin specifically to contest the C2 junior class of the World Endurance Championship. Built for Martino Finotto, who had made his fortune in pharmaceuticals, its first car, the AR2, was unusual in that it used a carbon-fibre monocoque chassis, while power came from a 1.8 litre, four cylinder, turbocharged engine designed by Carlo Facetti, all up, it weighed just 707 kilos, just above the 700 kilo C2 minimum. A second AR2 was soon constructed which, with money not an issue, made extensive use of titanium components.

Officially called Alba-Gianninis, the second part of the name referring to the engine manufacturer, as required under the regulations, the cars were suc