1986 TIGA GC286289 – Cosworth DFL C2 The Ex Roy Baker Racing TIGA 286/289 C2 Sportscar. With an impressive history of 4 x Le Mans 24Hr races, along with 2 Daytona 24Hr and 1 Sebring 12 Hour Events, this car has a great history of racing at the world’s most demanding and iconic motorsports events. This car was one of two Tigas purchased and raced by Roy Baker Racing, known as the 'Pink Panther', due to the colour it raced in at Kyalami (in narrow body form) and later at Le Mans in 1988. Roy Baker purchased the car in 1986, having had it engineered for a Ford BDT. With limited funds, the car was inevitably driven by privateers, however it was raced in the World Sportscar Championship regularly from 1986-1990, including FOUR times at Le Mans (finishing in 1988 and 1990). 1986 saw the car compete in a variety of European events including Le Mans 1986, with David Andrews and Duncan Bain as his main drivers. In 1987 fitted with a Cosworth DFL engine and David Andrews as principal driver. It again competed in many European and world events including Le Mans with Michael Allison/ Robert Peters/ David Andrews where it competed 139 laps before the gearbox failed. Again raced in a variety of events in 1988 including Le Mans with a striking pink livery, where it was christened 'Pink Panther' and known as such from then on! It was driven by Michael Allison/ Stephen Heynes/ David Andrews and finished 23rd. It again competed in many European events. Updated in 1989 to GC289 specification (given new chassis number GC289.368) but only entered a few events. In 1990 was entered at Le Mans by GP Motorsport and sponsored by the Fenwick Group, finishing 29th with Craig Simmiss, Alastair Fenwick and Alex Postan. Now completely rebuilt and ready to race, the TIGA is fitted with a 3.3L DFL Cosworth with only 40 miles since Xtec rebuild, similarly rebuilt gearbox. Fresh Crack test on sale. An ideal entry to Group C Racing.
|Make||British Classic Cars|
|Model||Tiga Group C2 286 / 289|
|Category||British Classic Cars, Classic Cars, Tiga|
|LHD / RHD||LHD|
|Private / Trade||Private|
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|Advert placed on||June 10, 2015 10:59 am|