2011 Silverstone Classic Sale

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1970 Costin Amigo

Lot No.: 164

Registration: APP 257 J
Chassis Number: 060
Engine Number: Not Specified
Number of cylinders: 2300/6
Year of Manufacture: 1970
Sold for (£): Result to follow

This is the most famous of all Costins being effectively their Works Car. It was driven at Le Mans in 1971 in 3 hour race (not the legendary 24 Hours) by Brian Hart and Paul Pycroft de Ferranti and also by the legendary Gerry Marshal who won in the car at Thruxton in 1971 (see the photo in Gerry's book - "Only here for the Beer!") It was driven by several top drivers of the period. In the late 1980's the car was sent to Bill Blydenstein by Paul Pycroft for a total rebuild which was well documented in many motoring magazines. This car is considered by many to be Frank Costin's greatest design and styling elements of almost every car of the period can be seen in this one car. Aerodynamics is a pure science and Frank Costin was the best of his generation, his CV including the World Championship winning Vanwalls of the late 1950's. This car is number 6 of the 9 documented Amigo and is fitted with its original Blydenstein 2.3 litre Vauxhall Dry sump rally spec engine. It also has split-circuit braking system and a Getrag 5 speed gearbox, driving through a limited Slip Differential. Sitting on Carmona alloys this is a superb car to drive and comes with the special air intakes fitted for the Le Mans race. It has a top quality fitted car cover which fits like a glove and is suitable for towing. The car has Full MSA Historic Technical Papers and Barcode. It has impeccable provenance.