- Legendary Warsteiner factory team car
- Great period racing history
- Podium in November 2019 at Daytona !
The 204/12 we are presenting was entered for the 1976 season. As with all factory TOJs, it featured a special alloy " golden monocoque " chassis. The car made its debut in one race before the FIA and ACO decided to change the rules and include 3-litre engines. It immediately sold to Klaus Oestreich who wanted to race it in Jeans Lucky Star colours (extensive documentation). The first races were at Mainz-Finthen where the car finished 2nd, the Interserie Kassel (10th) and Hockenheim (3rd place) followed by others. In 1988, it sold to G. Rickart, and in turn to the driver Sandy Watson in 1996. In 2007, the car was acquired by N. Snoek who sold it to the current owner in 2013. It was then restored by Atlantic Racing, with the engine and Hewland FG400 box fully refurbished, before taking part in races at Daytona last November, where it finished on the podium. The owner has told us that it has driven for five hours since the engine was rebuilt. This is one of two examples built, originally a factory car but sold early in 1976, when the regulations changed. It is presented in immaculate condition, ready to take to the track, having had all the customary checks required for these racing machines that, with the right gearing, can reach speeds of 300 km/h. This is yet another key piece of TOJ history.
For more information and photos: https://www.artcurial.com/fr/lot-1976-toj-sc204-3980-127