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For Sale: 1977 Shadow DN8

Submitted by on March 7, 2014

Shadow DN8

Image: Legends

Representing the only grand prix victory for the classic Shadow Formula 1 team, this 1977 Shadow DN8 is up for sale at Legends.

In its time it was driven competitively by Riccardo Patrese, Alan Jones, Clay Regazzoni and Arturio Merzario, but its most glorious moment came at the hands of Alan Jones.

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In the 1977 Austrian Grand Prix Jones came from 14th to win by a not-inconsiderable 20 seconds in a rain-affected and action-packed race, ahead of pole-sitter Niki Lauda. It was the future Formula 1 World Champion’s first grand prix win, and the first and only win for Shadow.

The car still has its original tub and suspension and was restored in the late ’90s before enjoying some conservative competition in historic motorsport in the United States and Canada.

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In 2007 it received an engine rebuild and it’s barely been out on the track since, mostly looked after in climate controlled storage.

In excellent original condition and to be sold with a running set of spares this is a machine with a storied period racing history which looks to be a fun opportunity to go racing in historics.

Via Legends

Images via Legends

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