Classic #f1 Car For Sale – 1982 Ferrari 126 C 2 – Ex Gilles Villeneuve car
From the listing for this Ferrari F1 Car for sale:
Cars produced: 8
Engine: V6 Turbo
Power: 580 bhp at 11.000 rpm
Gearbox: 5 + reverse
Weight: 595 kg
Real investor collectable car.
WORLD CHAMPION 1982.
Ex drivers Gilles Villeneuve, Patrick Tambay, Mario Andretti.
1. place GP Deutschland and 3. place Monza (Pole with Andretti)
Only 1 car existing.
With the arrival of Harvey Postlethwaite and a complete overhaul of the car in time for the 1982 season, things looked better. The turbo engine was further developed and reliability found, while the chassis was completely redesigned, featuring Ferrari’s first genuine full monocoque chassis featuring honeycomb aluminum panels for the structure. Smaller and nimbler, the 126C2 handled far better than its predecessor. Villeneuve and Didier Pironi posted record times in testing with the new car and began the season promisingly with several solid results. Then came the infamous race at San Marino after which Villeneuve accused Pironi of having disobeyed team orders. The fallout from the race preceded Villeneuve’s death in an horrific accident during qualifying at the next round in Belgium, which left Pironi as team leader. Pironi himself was nearly killed in a similar accident in Germany, putting an end to his motor racing career, but this didn’t stop Ferrari from winning the constructors’ championship that year. The 126C2 was further developed during the season, with new wings and bodywork tried, and the engine’s power boosted to 650 bhp (485 kW; 659 PS) in qualifying trim and around 600 bhp (447 kW; 608 PS) in races. An improved chassis was designed and developed mid-season that was introduced for the French Grand Prix that changed the rocker arm front suspension to a more streamlined pull-rod suspension. A thinner longitudinal gearbox was also designed and developed to replace the transverse gearbox to promote better undisturbed airflow from the underside of the ground-effects chassis’s side-pods.
The listing also has this great video of the car in action, great sounding car!
Listed for sale with Modena Motorsport
PRICE ON REQUEST FROM Modena Motorsport