1974 TOJ Sports Car

SS02

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1974
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Lot number 
    129
  • Competition car 
    Yes
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Gold

Description

Competition car
Unregistered
Chassis n°2

- The sole surviving SS02
- BMW M12 2L engine
- Excellent race history - Factory Team

In 1973, Jörg Obermoser created the team in his name, finishing fifth at the wheel of a GRD S73 BMW in the Austrian round of the European Championship and fourth in the race at Croix-en-Ternois. In the Nürburgring 300 KM, he came home seventh overall winning the 2.5-litre class.
Obermoser founded TOJ in 1974, and the first car appeared that year, the TOJ SS02, extrapolated from the GRD. Powered by a four-cylinder 1 990 cc BMW M12/Schnitzer engine, the model participated in the 1974 season driven mainly by Obermoser, Dave Walker and Peter Scharmann. It is this car that is presented in the sale, in the well-known gold livery of Team Warsteiner who entered it in the competition that year to take part in the European 2-Litre Championship, with races at all the big circuits across Europe. Obermoser achieved some impressive results that year including second place at Mainz-Finthen and, with the quickest time in practice at Avus, he finished fifth while his team-mate Peter Scharmann was third. #2 was never seriously damaged and was maintained in race-ready condition. In 1991, the car was imported into England and took part in various hillclimb events driven by Michael Pendlebury. It was bought by John Monson in 2007/8, before being sold to the present owner in 2013. It is fitted with the Hewland FT200 gearbox designed for sprints and the fuel tanks were changed in 2013, according to the Atlantic Racing invoice included in the comprehensive file that comes with the car. This is the only surviving car of two built, with an important place in the history of TOJ.

For more information and photos: https://www.artcurial.com/fr/lot-1974-toj-ss02-usine-3980-129

Photos © Kevin Van Campenhout