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Lot 251: Techno F2

Techno Classica, Coys (2 April 2011)

In 1962 the brothers Luciano and Gianfranco Pederzani set up the company 'Tecno Cart' as a subsidiary of a company which manufactured hydraulic pumps.

Tecno Carts soon began to win many national championships as well as European and World Championships. In 1965 the Pederzani brothers introduced a small Formula 4, the K 250 with its 250cc engine.

A year later the first Techo Formula 3 was introduced. In its first race at Mugello it finished third. In the following years the cars were very successful winning several championships at national and international level such as the Italian, French and Swedish championships. The cars were looked upon as small, sturdy and tough and good to control like their predecessor the Carts. Overall the first Formula 3 from 1966 was an revamped K250 with a 1 litre motor and outboard suspension. The drivers lying position combined with the short wheelbase made a compact appearance.

In 1967 the brothers followed up with a much improved car. This was of course a car with a tubular chassis, short wheelbase and an unchanged suspension. Aerodynamics were not so bad and the car was able to match others on the straights and had a very good balance in the corners.

The Tecno F2 car was born out of the success achieved by the F3 chassis. It became, with development, one of the most successful chassis especially in the hands of Clay Regazzoni who captured the European F2 championship in 1970. Based on this result Team ELF in France purchased several chassis with which to contest the 1971 European F2 Championship with Francois Cevert, Patrick Depailler and Jean Pierre Jabouille as their contracted drivers.

The car on offer is one of these works entries, and was mainly driven by Patrick Depailler in 1971, but also by Jabouille (and Cevert in practice).

The vendor describes Chassis T00716 to be running to a very original specification, other than notable upgrades including twin 48 DCOE carburettors in place of the more troublesome fuel injection. Chassis T00716 has been raced in the Derek Bell series run by the HSCC and last year had an outing at the famous Prescott Hillclimb in a very French event run by the Bugatti Owners Club. The vendor describes the car to be 'on the button' and ready to race.

Eligible for the fanatically competitive Historic Formula 2 series along with HSCC events (notably the Derek Bell series) and hillclimbs worldwide, the car has full FIA papers and comes with some spares, including spare bodywork, some suspension, and a selection of gear ratios. This is a rare opportunity to acquire a real piece of F2 racing history.

Lot Details
Auction Techno Classica
Coys, Essen, Germany
TypeCar
Lot Number251
Estimate€50000-€60000
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)€43604
Year1970
Condition rating0
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Chassis numberT 00716
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