With the ink barely dry on the contract to sell his Grand Prix team to British American Racing, the newly retired Ken Tyrrell has consigned his collection of eponymous Formula One cars, to Brooks auctioneers to be sold at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in June.
Eleven chassis ranging from the Tyrrell 001 in which Jackie Stewart pulverised the Oulton Park lap record on its debut in the 1970 Oulton Gold Cup to a trio of 019s from 1990, plus associated spares and equipment including some engines, are to fall under the Brooks hammer. Some of the lots which will be for sale have been loaned to the Donington Collection in recent years.
Defending World Champion Stewart’s best result in the Derek Gardner-penned 001 was second place in the 1971 South African Grand Prix at Kyalami, his last start in it. It served as a T-car for Stewart and Francois Cevert for the remainder of the year, and had its final World Championship race with Peter Revson up at Watkins Glen. MP