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For Sale: 1983 RAM 01 Cosworth Formula 1

Submitted by on June 20, 2011

The RAM 01 turned out to be a thoroughly competitive racing car, but it didn’t make an impression on track in 1983 due to lackluster Pirelli tyres, engine issues and the RAM teams small budget.

Three time world Champion Nelson Piquet drove it in testing and said it was fundamentally  OK and so it proved years later, when the car dominated the 1997 FIA Thoroughbred Grand Prix championship in the hands of Bob Berridge.

RAM 01 was on duty for 11 Formula 1 Grands Prix but qualified for just one, in the hands of Ulsterman Kenny Acheson, for the the South African Grand Prix at Kyalami in October 1983.  Acheson drove well to bring the machine home in one piece, and was classified 12th and last.

From 1991 onwards, the car was used in Historic Sports Car Club’s series of races for historic F1 cars and then in Thoroughbred Grand Prix, the original name of the FIA Historic Formula One Championship.

Here the car received a decent engine and proper development and became a race winner, with Bob Berridge also winning the Championship in 1997

From 2008 the car has been residing in Australia. It has undergone a full nut and bolt restoration and is in outstanding condition. The engine has a Cosworth a 3 litre DFY shortstroke motor which was the last (most powerful) development of the DFV. The engine pumps out a mighty 525 hp.

The car is immaculate and only two race meetings old.

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