1977 Shadow DN8
Offered by Coys | Nurburg, Germany | August 9, 2014
Is there a better place to sell a competition car than at an auction at the Nurburgring? The car you’re looking at is a very special one. But first, a little history. Shadow was a race car team and manufacturer that began in the Can-Am series in 1970. In 1973, they went abroad into Formula 1.
The team was founded by Don Nichols. This car is coming from his personal collection – he has been the sole owner since it was built in 1977. The engine is a 3.0-liter Cosworth DFV V-8. This car was driven during the 1977 Formula One season by Alan Jones. The competition history for this car includes:
- 1977 Austrian Grand Prix – 1st (with Alan Jones)
- 1977 Dutch Grand Prix – 13th (with Jones)
- 1977 Italian Grand Prix – 3rd (with Jones)
- 1977 U.S. Grand Prix – 9th (with Jones)
- 1977 Japanese Grand Prix – 4th (with Jones)
That’s right, this is a Formula One race-winning car – the only race Shadow ever won. It was restored to its race-winning livery in 2013 and is ready for the historic circuit. This should sell for between $495,000-$565,000. Click here for more info and here for the rest of Coys’ lineup.
Update: Sold about $582,900.