Classic #f1 Car For Sale – 1979 Fittipaldi F6A
From the listing:
The first F6 was built in Brazil at the bequest of the teams financier and sponsor Copersucar and in initial testing appeared to be flawed, so the F6A was a redesign of the F6 and built at the the teams headquarters in Slough and prooved to be a superior car.
This example was subsequently raced by former 1972 & 74 F1 World Champion & Indycar driver Emerson Fittipaldi
The car is offered as a rolling chassis and in good condition not having raced since mid 1990`s in UK Historic F1 events and has been part of a private collection of F1 cars since then.
The car will need full strip and rebuild to meet current race spec condition and we can offer a long stroke DFV engine if required at £35k
A great addition to the Historic or Masters F1 grid
The 1979 season saw the promise of the previous year fade away. Implementing ground effect successfully was becoming crucial to success on the track but understanding of the phenomenon was in its infancy and Ralph Bellamy’s F6 was a failure on the track. Fittipaldi was again the team’s only driver, although Alex Ribeiro was run in the non-championship race which inaugurated the Imola circuit that year, before attempting and failing to qualify a car for the end of season North American championship races.
Currently listed at http://www.racecarwarehouse.co.uk/car_details.php?id=8