1977 Wolf-Cosworth WR1/2

Automobiles Historiques

Automobiles Historiques is offering this Wolf-Cosworth WR1/2 for sale. 

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The first series of Canadian-born Austrian Walter Wolf’s eponymous Formula 1 cars was iconic. For a brand new team to win on its Grand Prix debut was sensational, but hungry South African Jody Scheckter and Hesketh graduate Dr Harvey Postlethwaite’s stunning ‘WR1’ design was a strong combination for the 1977 season. The distinctive car wowed on its launch. Postlethwaite shrink-wrapped the wide-floored sheet aluminium monocoque, Ford Cosworth V8 engine and Hewland FG400 gearbox in a deliciously curvaceous body, accentuated by one of the greatest liveries of its era, and it proved ultra-reliable.

Scheckter’s Argentinian victory was no flash in the pan, for he added Monaco – the DFV engine’s 100th win – and appropriately his patron’s Canadian round. Jody finished second in the World Championship to Ferrari’s Niki Lauda (who also triumphed thrice), single-car equipe Wolf fourth in the Constructors’ title race.

Automobiles Historiques is proud to offer chassis WR1/2, direct from long-term ownership. Scheckter drove it to second in the German GP at Hockenheim, where it also qualified on pole position, and third in Spain (photo above) and Holland. That a sister car, used for testing, graces his collection, says it all. Both WR1/2 and the spare Wolf have previously competed in the Monaco Historic Grand Prix and are eminently eligible for the 2024 edition. Both the Wolfs and a large number of spares are available as a unique opportunity to purchase as a package.

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Flavien and Vanessa Marçais are both steeped in motorsport. Brought up around fine motor cars in families rooted in racing on either side of the English Channel, the duo bring huge experience and passion to the challenging and often difficult roles of organising and running events. Client confidentiality, utmost discretion, specialist expertise, personal attention and ultimately trust are the proud professional hallmarks of Automobiles Historiques Limited. For 20 years principals Flavien and Vanessa Marçais have sourced, researched, bought and sold a plethora of the world’s finest cars. The Anglo-French husband-and-wife team behind the growing business were both brought up in respected motoring families. Passion for motoring is in their blood. Embroiled in collecting, restoring and racing cars since childhood, Flavien and Vanessa can also draw upon a network of discreet contacts globally. Successfully marketing extraordinary classic and competition cars demands an extremely high level of specialist knowledge. A specialist writer and historian, Flavien’s encyclopaedic memory for detail is underpinned by an exceptional automotive library and world-class photographic archive, uniquely in-house. This notably includes the collection of Flavien’s Late grandfather Serge Pozzoli, Christian Moity’s library and Ferret Fotographics, the motorsport image library built up over decades by Ted Walker, which comprises over 7-million original images and was added to the collection in 2017. Wife Vanessa is British, daughter of leading Jaguar restorer and specialist Aubrey Finburgh. She, too, has raced Historic sportscars. Having carved out her career in the historic motoring world from a young age, working with some of the best in the industry, Vanessa founded Automobiles Historiques Limited – parent company of the “GT & Sports Car Cup” race series – with husband Flavien some 20 years ago. The majority of cars Automobiles Historiques deal with are not advertised, but matched by Private Treaty to individual requirements. If you are minded to acquire a very special car, or find a new custodian for one you have cherished, Automobiles Historiques Limited’s track record is exemplary. Please do not hesitate to contact them!