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For Sale: Williams FW03

Submitted by on September 1, 2011

Williams FW03

The Williams FW03 is absolutely unique; one of the earliest machines from a team that would rise to the loftiest heights of Formula One.

Built in 1974 by Frank Williams Racing Cars and campaigned in ’74, ’75 and ’76, the car found some limited success at the hands of Arturo Merzario, who brought it home in fourth at the 1974 Italian Grand Prix.

What makes it unique, however, is its place in Williams’ history. After failing to find significant success with Frank Williams Racing Cars and Walter Wolf Racing, Frank Williams formed the current iteration of Williams in 1977, and is still going strong nine constructors’ and seven drivers’ championships later.

Williams FW03 was restored to its original 1974 specification in 2010 and has received a full rebuild including engine, gearbox, suspension and wheels. It is eligible for many of the world’s great historic events, including the Monaco GP Historique.

Blasting around Monaco in a Williams Formula One car sounds like fun to me!

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1974 Williams FW03 Formula 1 Car

Built by Frank Williams Racing Cars for the 1974 season, this car was first raced by Arturo Mezario in 1974, and then continued with the Williams team running in ‘75 and ‘76 for a number of pay drivers. having a best finish of 4th place at that year’s Italian Grand Prix. The car was then sold to Loris Kessel in 1976 when it was updated /modified cosmetically and became known as the Apollon. It was then sold to a famous Italian collector who put the car back to its ’75 spec and used the car sporadically until approx 1990. The car has since remained unused until 2010, when it was restored to its original FW03 Iso Marlboro specification.

This car is the only FW03 and is therefore a significant part of the Williams Team history. Drivers of this car included Mezario, Kessel, Samian Mcgee, Tony Brise, Ian Scheckter, Ian Ashley and Jo Vonlanthan. It also has one of the most recognised sponsorship liveries in Grand Prix Racing.

All matching numbers car with original Williams gearbox and differential. Complete with FIA papers, Fully documented history, and eligible for Monaco GP Historique the Masters Series, HFO, or Historic Grand Prix.

The car has undergone a full rebuild, with new suspension, wheels, rebuilt engine, gearbox, and CWP, all at 0 miles. New wiring loom, and safety equipment. Complete and ready to race with some a sensible spares package including 2 additional sets of wheels, suspension jigs and body moulds.

A fantastic opportunity to own a significant F1 Car with good history and eligible for some of the world’s great historic racing events. Monaco entry / preparation package included.

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