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Lot 191: Barclay Arrows A8- Ex Gerhard Berger

Fine Motor cars incl. The Jaguar Legend, Coys (14 July 2012)

The Arrows A8 was a Formula One car, part of the Arrows team, which competed in the 1985 and 1986 Formula One seasons. It was powered by the BMW M12turbocharged engine looked after by Swiss engine guru Heini Mader. The A8 placed 8th in the 1985 Constructors' Championship on 14 points, which included a third place podium finish for Thierry Boutsen at Imola in 1985 but was later moved to 2nd when winner Alain Prost's McLaren was disqualified for being underweight. With the development of the A9 well behind schedule the A8 returned again for the 86' season. In total there were just 5 Chassis's produced for the 85/ 86 seasons and were entered in every race. Chassis A8-05 was the last A8 chassis number. It was new to Österreichring where it was driven by Berger. It became the spare car at Zandvoort before returning to Monza, SPA and Brands Hatch as Berger's team car. The BMW engine was rebuilt, at the cost of £15,000 some 5 years ago. It has not been run since and therefore displays 0 miles. The engine is described to be in excellent order and the incredibly rare and important ECU is confirmed to be present. This Arrows provides an opportunity to become a part of BMW's Formula 1 history.

Lot Details
Auction Fine Motor cars incl. The Jaguar Legend
Coys, Blenheim Palace,Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1PX
TypeCar
Lot Number191
Estimate£90000-£110000
Outcome NOT SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1985
Condition rating1
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Mileage-
Chassis numberA8-05
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