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1983 RAM March - $450,000

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Ford Cosworth DFY 90º V8
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Aluminum block and head
Displacement 2,991 cc / 182.5 cu in
Bore / Stroke 90.0 mm (3.5 in) / 58.8 mm (2.3 in)
Compression 11.5:1
Valvetrain 4 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Camshaft Gear driven
Fuel feed Lucas Fuel Injection
Lubrication Dry sump
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 530 bhp / 395 kW @ 11,600 rpm
Torque 395 Nm / 291 ft lbs @ 9,600 rpm
Chassis aluminium monocoque
Suspension (fr/r) double wishbones, coil springs over dampers
Steering rack-and-pinion
Brakes ventilated discs, all-round
Gearbox – Hewland FGA 5 speed Manual
Rear Wheel Drive
Weight 540 kilo / 1,191 lbs
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,692 mm (106 in) / 1,791 mm (70.5 in) / 1,670 mm (65.7 in)
RAM Racing was a Formula One racing team which competed during the racing seasons of 1976 to 1985. The team entered other manufacturers’ chassis from 1976 to 1980, then ran March’s team from 1981 to 1983, only entering a car entirely their own in 1984 and 1985.

1983 saw the RAM name make itself onto the chassis for the first time, with Dave Kelly’s RAM March 01 design. Salazar returned to drive the main entry, while a second car for Jean-Louis Schlesser was fielded at the French Grand Prix as a one-off. Salazar scored a 15th place in the season opener.

Raced in Formula 1 in 1983 by Kenny Atchenson and Jaques Villeneuve Sr, Canadian championship snowmobile racer and brother of F1 world champion brother famed Gilles Villeneuve. RAM – 03 has been in the collection of a prominent collector in California and has raced throughout the world. This car is complete and race ready. With full engine rebuild by noted Australian Performance Engineering this F1 car has only 5 events since rebuild, raced by the current owner, including the Portemeo historic Grand Prix (1st Place), the Canadian Grandprix historic F1 support race (2nd Place) Monterey historic and COTA F1 (US Grand Prix) Support race. Previously this DFV powered F1 car won the Masters F1 World Championship driven by the previous owner. The car also has had noted F1 drivers including Nelson Piquet, jr and Ferrari F1 driver and Le mans winning driver Marc Gene.

One of the fasted historic cars that qualifies for the international F1 Masters Championship. This F1 represents the best value to enter the gentleman driver’s historic series.

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