Lot 136

1967 Tecno T/67-Ford Formula 3

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€132,250 EUR | Sold

Monaco | Monte Carlo, Monaco

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Chassis No.
T00210
  • 1967 Ex-Works Tecno Racing Team car, raced by Clay Regazzoni and Ronnie Peterson
  • Single family ownership from 1968 to 2011, after which the vehicle was subject to a comprehensive restoration by the current owner
  • Raced by Jean-Pierre Jaussaud—the 1970 French Formula 3 champion and the winner of 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1978 and 1980
  • Winner of the 1968 Formula 3 race around the streets of Monte Carlo
  • Campaigned at the Goodwood Members' Meeting in 2015, 2016, and 2018, taking 2nd place in the 2018 Derek Bell Cup
  • Offered with a fascinating history file including the bill of sale from Tecno, 1967 CSAI certificate of origin, valid FIA Historic Technical Passport signed by Jaussaud, alongside modern and period photos
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Please note that this lot is sold on a Bill of Sale.

Initially a Bologna-based engineering business, Tecno’s founders Gianfranco and Luciano Pederzani decided in 1966 to begin manufacturing Formula 3 cars, after their success in designing championship-winning karts. Tecno’s triumph in karting was replicated in Formula 3 by the Swiss racer, Clay Regazzoni. He secured Tecno’s first international win at the 1967 Jarama Formula 3 race and by the end of the season, Tecno T/67 Formula 3 cars were victorious in 32 of European Formula 3’s 65 major races.

This Tecno T/67, chassis T00210, is one of the Works cars used by Tecno Racing Team in 1967, driven by Regazzoni and Ronnie Peterson. It was powered by a 998 cc Ford-Novamotor engine mated to a Hewland gearbox. As such, it is a significant vehicle in Tecno’s motorsport history. Following the end of the 1967 season, chassis T00210 was sold by Tecno Racing Team to the French family-run outfit, Meubles Arnold Team. The original invoice from Tecno is present in the history file. The French team secured the future two-time winner of Le Mans, Jean-Pierre Jaussaud, to drive this Tecno T/67. Jaussaud mirrored the successes of Regazzoni in 1968, taking 1st place at Monza, Nogaro, and most significantly Monaco, with the Frenchman finishing 3rd in the 1968 Formula 3 Championnat de France. Photographs on file depict Jaussaud racing at Nogaro, Monaco and Montjuïc Park. For 1969, Jean-Pierre Jarier drove chassis T00210 for Meubles Arnold Team in seven Formula 3 races, with his best finish of 5th at Magny-Cours.

In 1971, Formula 3 regulations changed from 1,000 to 1,600 cc, making 1,000 cc race cars uncompetitive, and resulting in the Arnold family placing chassis T00210 into storage, where it remained for 40 years. In 2011, it was sold to the current owner who restored this T/67, finishing the body in its period-correct Meubles Arnold livery. Included in the history file is a letter from Mme Arnold stating the history of chassis T00210. The owner retained the original Smiths instrument gauges and steering wheel in the interest of originality. The body was signed by Jaussaud and Jean-Claude Arnold, with photographs on file depicting Jaussaud in chassis T00210 in period and in 2018. Included in the history file are emails from Jaussaud to the owner regarding the history of this Tecno T/67.

Under current ownership, chassis T00210 has enjoyed a rich life on the historic racing circuit, participating in numerous historic 1,000 cc European Trophy events, as well as the 2015—where the car qualified in P2—2016, and 2018 Goodwood Members' Meetings, where the car took 2nd place in the 2018 Derek Bell Cup. The car retains a valid FIA HTP until 31 December 2024. On 19 June 2020, €9,916 was spent on rebuilding and dyno testing the engine alongside the replacement of other key components, with the work carried out by Accelmoteur in Serres-Castet, France.

This Tecno T/67 provides a wonderful opportunity to own a rare ex-works Formula 3 car with multiple period victories under its belt, together with a great portfolio of newer entries in historic racing. This truly is an excellent car driven by some of the late-1960s racing greats.