1989 Lola-Lamborghini LC89
Offered by Bonhams | Chichester, U.K. | April 7, 2019
Larrousse Formula One was an F1 team founded by Gerard Larrousse and Didier Calmels in 1987. Based in Paris, the team used Lola chassis through 1991 and switched to Venturi-branded chassis for 1992. Their final two seasons, 1993 and 1994, they used cars designed in-house.
This car, LC89 chassis number 03, was a Lola-built car powered by a 3.5-liter Lamborghini V-12 capable of 600 horsepower. The engine was unreliable and 1989 was a disaster for the team, failing to qualify for or finish a majority of the races that year. The race history for this chassis includes:
- 1989 US Grand Prix – 26th, DNF (with Philippe Alliot)
- 1989 Canadian Grand Prix – 14th (with
- 1989 French Grand Prix – 11th (with Eric Bernard)
- 1989 British Grand Prix – 16th (with Bernard)
- 1989 Hungarian Grand Prix – 23rd, DNF (with Michele Alboreto)
- 1989 Belgian Grand Prix – 20th, DNF (with Alboreto)
- 1989 Italian Grand Prix – 23rd, DNF (with Alboreto)
- 1989 Portuguese Grand Prix – 11th (with Alboreto)
- 1990 US Grand Prix – 16th, DNF (with Aguri Suzuki)
- 1990 Brazilian Grand Prix – 21st, DNF (with Suzuki)
In addition to those races, it also failed to qualify for a few races, including the 1989 Mexican, Spanish, Japanese, and Australian Grands Prix. The car has been on museum duty for quite a while and is missing and ECU and some engine internals. Otherwise, it should sell for between $180,000-$220,000. Click here for more info and here for more from Bonhams.
Update: Not sold.