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#1 Gary C

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Posted 28 March 2019 - 14:55

This has just appeared on display in the last month or so. Goodness I've not seen an F1 car in this sort of state in ages, if ever.

 

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There wasn't a chassis number on display,  in fact the only info with the car was a print out from the Arrows A7 Wikipedia page!

But I do know that the full history is with the car, it's ex-Boutsen/Surer.

 

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If you look closely, you can see that the rear wing is actually resting on the rear tyres and the floor at the back was sitting on the ground too.

    A 300k budget to get up and running?



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#2 Michael Ferner

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Posted 28 March 2019 - 15:34

Excluding the BMW engine, of course... are there any available at all?

#3 Gary C

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Posted 28 March 2019 - 15:41

Exactly Michael, where on earth would you get a running Megatron from??



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Posted 30 March 2019 - 17:06

Excluding the BMW engine, of course... are there any available at all?

 

Easy, just get an engine of a 1502 and stick a turbo and a 16V head to it. That's how BMW supposendly did it back then. :rotfl:



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Posted 30 March 2019 - 18:55

Easy, just get an engine of a 1502 and stick a turbo and a 16V head to it. That's how BMW supposendly did it back then. :rotfl:

 

And remember to pee on it too!



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Posted 31 March 2019 - 11:02

...But I do know that the full history is with the car, it's ex-Boutsen/Surer.
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So where did it come from in this sorry state?
Who will be given the task of putting it (somewhat) right?

#7 Gary C

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Posted 31 March 2019 - 11:17

I was told that it had been in the back of the lorry for 4 years. Not sure it is going to be restored at present.

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Posted 01 April 2019 - 00:10

This has just appeared on display in the last month or so. Goodness I've not seen an F1 car in this sort of state in ages, if ever.

 

Arrows-1.jpg

 

Arrows-2.jpg

 

 Arrows-3.jpg

 

There wasn't a chassis number on display,  in fact the only info with the car was a print out from the Arrows A7 Wikipedia page!

But I do know that the full history is with the car, it's ex-Boutsen/Surer.

 

   Arrows-4.jpg

Click on the images for larger pics.

 

If you look closely, you can see that the rear wing is actually resting on the rear tyres and the floor at the back was sitting on the ground too.

    A 300k budget to get up and running?

Rollbar is unusual, two hoops running fore and aft.

As for resto? Is there actually a use for it? Or is that the way it will continue



#9 Gary C

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Posted 01 April 2019 - 06:05

From what I've seen, the rollbar is original. No idea on restoration, I'm pretty sure it could be raced in Historic F1 here in Europe for starters.

#10 Arjan de Roos

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Posted 02 April 2019 - 08:58

A M12/13 engine would set you back only 160-190k.

 

This should be one of three built? Two others have been in Germany for a while. One was/is in the Sinsheim collection. Open roll bars, #17 and tobacco sponsoring partly not present. And another in Frankfurt, pristine, enveloping bodywork at roll bar.



#11 Gary C

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Posted 02 April 2019 - 11:27

So, my estimate of £300,000 to get it up and running isn't too wide of the mark.

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 22:40

The Arrows A7 is one of 2 or 3 cars built to race and this car was part of the original factory collection 20 years ago that where sold off after Jackie Oliver sold the team to TWR.

BMW Turbo engines nowhere near the prices you guys purport.

I can supply a couple of motors and LOTS of new parts to rebuild them 

 

This car would cost somewhere around 100-140k to restore to running condition. 

There are no races in UK Europe for them to race in but many cars like this one do run in demo events or form part of collections but a fair few will be in museums as it is obviously the easiest thing with an F1 car is just put it on display


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Posted 15 April 2019 - 11:53

A M12/13 engine would set you back only 160-190k.

 

This should be one of three built? Two others have been in Germany for a while. One was/is in the Sinsheim collection. Open roll bars, #17 and tobacco sponsoring partly not present. And another in Frankfurt, pristine, enveloping bodywork at roll bar.

Whereabouts in Frankfurt?



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Posted 16 April 2019 - 06:16

I encountered this poor neglected car at Race Retro and , finding myself with time on hand en route to Goodwood, called into Brooklands for my first visit . Damn me , it's following me around like an unloved stray cat ..

 

Excellent museum and what a contrast to the dismal experience that was Donington in its declining years . Accurate signage and brilliantly helpful guides - on both cars and planes .

 

But back to the Arrows - unlike DFV engined cars with plenty of racing opportunities on track , there's just nowhere for cars like the Arrows to go is there ? Apart from tame exhibition laps at what often looks like sub FF1600 pace



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Posted 16 April 2019 - 14:09

Whereabouts in Frankfurt?

It was at Klassikstadt (with Pyritz Classics). Klassikstadt is a shop in shop concept.

Now I noticed it has been sold. 

This A7 was long time in a museum in the south of Germany (Amerangen).



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Posted 16 April 2019 - 19:42

It was at Klassikstadt (with Pyritz Classics). Klassikstadt is a shop in shop concept.

Now I noticed it has been sold. 

This A7 was long time in a museum in the south of Germany (Amerangen).

 

I don´t think the Arrows A7 mentioned in the opening post ist the same car shown in the Amerangen Museum which seems to be in much better shape.

The A7 in the somewhat sorry state could be the car owned by a person who made carbon fibre parts for Arrows back then. He also made an Arrows A8 showcar with glass fibre momnocoque and abandoned race used parts.which I owned at one stage.



#17 Arjan de Roos

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 08:51

I don´t think the Arrows A7 mentioned in the opening post ist the same car shown in the Amerangen Museum which seems to be in much better shape.

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No indeed, there were three chassis. Two have been in Germany in good condition.



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Posted 17 April 2019 - 10:06

It was at Klassikstadt (with Pyritz Classics). Klassikstadt is a shop in shop concept.
Now I noticed it has been sold.
This A7 was long time in a museum in the south of Germany (Amerangen).


Thanks Arjan, I went to Klassikstadt last year, but missed the A7. Are Pyritz Classics the dealers on the top floor who don't allow photos?

I've been to Bavaria quite a few times but missed the museum in Amerang; looks like I should add it to my list.