1965 Astur Ford Group 7 Can-Am
Year of manufacture1965
Car typeConvertible / Roadster
Exterior brand colourRed
Coys Auction - Techno Classica Essen
Hall 3, Stand 1.02
Saturday 4th April 2009
Admission by catalogue only - admits two.
Tel: +49 (0) 201 5233 1011/1012 Fax: +49 (0) 201 5233 1251
2nd April from 10.00 - 18.00
3rd April from 10.00 - 19.00
4th April from 09.00 until start of sale
Collectors Auction at 14.00
Motorcars Auction 15.30
Built in 1965-1966 by Ron Steis, a draftsman with DeHavilland Aircraft in Toronto, this 1965 Astur-Ford is one of two and the only one currently known to be race ready. It was campaigned in the 1998 Monterey Historics, with HSR, SVRA and in the Historic Can-Am Challange. It won the group 4 at Mosport in 1999 with VARAC.
Ron Steis also built several successful small bore sports racers. Group 7 was the predecessor to the Can-Am series. Sportscar racing became very popular in the US after WWII. So popular, that in 1966 the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) along with the CASC (Canadian Automobile Sports Club), founded the Can-Am serie