TIGA GC 289

Race cars for sale / Frontenaud, Saône-et-Loire, France

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Description

The TIGA brand was born in 1974 from the association of two former Formula 1 drivers, Tim Schenken and Howden Ganley.
In 1982 the FIA ​​changed the regulations for group 6 sports cars with a new group C championship, which this British manufacturer therefore joined.
From 1984 Tiga was present at the 24 hours of Le Mans and in the world championship, with the support of Spice Engineering, several victories were achieved in the C2 category, in particular at the 24 hours of Le Mans in 1985.
In 1987 no less than 7 Tigas were present at the start of the 24 hours of Le Mans.
About 400 cars will be produced by TIGA.
In 1989 the GC 289 was released, which was to be the brand's last model, after Spice had retired.
The structure consists of an aluminum / honeycomb shell with a foundry cradle at the rear to support the gearbox, suspensions and transmission.
It is equipped with 3 jacks.

This TIGA GC 289 has chassis number 370.
It took part in the 24h of Le Mans in 1989 under the name of the Italian team "Porto Kaleo Team"
Its current owner disputed with the first owner of this TIGA, the last round of the Group C world championship in Mexico in 1989, forced to retire 30 minutes from the end after 11h30 of racing.

Known races and results:
06-10 / 1989 24h of Le Mans: retirement
07/23/1989 World Championship - Brands Hatch: not qualified
08/20/1989 World Championship - Nurburgring: abandonment (box)
09/03/1989 World Championship - Donington: retirement
09/17/1989 World Championship - Spa Francorchamps: 20th
29/10/1989 World Championship - Mexico: retirement after 11:30 am of the race

An expertise carried out in 2014 is part of his file.
She has never been in an accident.
This TIGA has been completely disassembled for restoration.
Hull exposed and new appearance.
New screws
New electrical harnesses
New springs and shock absorbers
Overhauled brakes and new hoses
The COSWORTH V8 DFL engine was reconditioned on invoices in 2012 to the preparer ROLAND DUPASQUIER and has driven about 600km since its repair.

In order to participate in the mans Classic, many invoices for compliance are present, these exams are valid for 5 years:
2018 - Penetrant testing at VAISON sports, on the suspension components
2018 - Dye penetrant examination at COURAGE CLASSIC of hub carriers and rims
2018 - ATL invoice for the change of tank for compliance

Various parts are available according to discussion: canopies and front and rear headlights, 4 sets of wheels, pinions, Audi S8 4.2 engine, ...
Eligible for group C Racing including among others: Spa Classic, the Ten Thousand Tours of Le Castellet or Le Mans Classic.
She is just waiting for her pilot!

Additional info

Power (HP) 500
Year of production 1989
Weight 800
Condition Used
Item condition Used
Ad ID #3470
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