1988 Argo JM19C - Group C2 car
The small British Argo company was well known in racing circles for producing a competitive and functional racing car and the JM19 C2 sportscar was no exception.
Built in 1988 for the World Sportscar Championship C2 class, chassis 124 was delivered to French team MT Sports Racing and first raced at LeMans with Pierre-François Rousselot, Jean Messaoudi, and Jean-Luc Roy and was sponsored by the well known Speedy automotive chain in its distinctive blue and red livery, the car finished 4th in class on its debut at this incredibly demanding race.
The car was fitted with a 3.3L DFL engine and raced in selected races of the 1988 World Sportscar Championship. 1989 saw the car's second appearance at Le Mans and the car again finished 4th in class (18th overall). The car continued to be raced sporadically until the late 1990's with both DFL and Judd engines and has more recently had American (GM) V8 power.
More recently the car has been completely stripped and rebuilt in readiness for racing again and would be a perfect car for Gropu C Racing, and Le Mans Classic where it is sure to be warmly welcomed given its history there.
The car is available as a rolling chassis at the price advertised and comes with rebuilt chassis, suspension and brake systems with new crack tests, or could be supplied with either DFL or GM power at a higher price (please call to discuss).
Please contact James Hanson at Speedmaster on +44 (0)1937 220360 for more information.