Lot N°681

1993 • Peugeot 905 Spider UNSOLD

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Lot number681

Seller philippeN

Private seller

Languages FR

Location of the lot Montauban (82), France

BULLET POINT Third to the 1993 Spider Cup Championship engaged by Oreca

AND ALSO Around 130 kms drove since it left the race team with a lot of mechanical parts

Serial numberMK68 n°03

Engine capacity1905 cc

Number of cylinders4

Transmission Manual

Number of gears 5

ESTIMATE €65,000 - 80,000

Description

History

Since its inception, the lion brand has maintained a passion for motorsport by making it its rolling laboratory. The 905 was an emblematic race car of the 1990s in long distance racing, thanks to its victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1993. From this endurance prototype, a spider version was derived in 1992 for the European Spider Cup monotype championship, with a smaller engine, lighter weight and, of course, no roof or windows. These vehicles are extremely rare, as only 28 chassis were assembled between 1992 and 1993. This one is even more exceptional as it is the third of the 6 MK68 chassis produced by Martini in 1993, of which only 5 remain in existence. This car, acquired by the prestigious Oreca team, finished 3rd in the 1993 championship after having obtained the most regular results of the season. Although in very good aesthetic and mechanical condition, it underwent a complete overhaul, including a new engine and gearbox. It was sold 3 years later to a famous driver who took part in a hill climb and drove it for 100 km. He sold it to a collector who in turn sold it, without having used it, to its current owner in 2012. The latter will drive 30 km on the Pau circuit following a general maintenance carried out in May 2018 and detailed in the Mechanical section.
This 905 is powered by a Peugeot XU9J4 engine, a 1905cc in-line four-cylinder with aluminium block, double overhead camshaft cylinder head and 4 valves per cylinder, mounted longitudinally in front of the rear wheels. It develops between 220 and 230 horsepower at 7,500 rpm, with a torque of 21 mkg at 6,000 rpm. This power is transmitted through a Hewland F3A 5-speed gearbox with reverse gear. Braking is provided by Brembo 4-piston ventilated disc brakes. These racing components are mounted on a lightweight aluminium alloy chassis, which means that the car weighs only 525 kg.
For a racing driver or a collector, this exceptional machine is a rare opportunity. Its use will be limited to tracks, but there are many opportunities to enjoy it: in addition to track days, the 905 Spider is now homologated for historic races, events, and more.
The car will be delivered with its user's manual, as well as the original manuals from the Peugeot Talbot Sport workshops concerning the engine and peripherals management. A bill of sale from the previous owner is also available.

Exterior

The sleek, streamlined design, with its emphasis on aerodynamics and downforce through the Peugeot-stamped front blade and huge rear spoiler, contributes to the car's racing atmosphere. The central driving position offers a unique and minimalist silhouette in addition to providing optimum vision for the driver. Its factory Peugeot Sport livery is proudly displayed with the company's red, blue and yellow stripes running along its sides and front. The main sponsor, Shell, is displayed on the front bonnet, while other sponsors and suppliers are present on the side skirts and rear bubble. The removable composite fibre body panels weigh only 35 kg. The magnesium rims are extremely rare on the market and are designed for performance. The tyres currently fitted are vintage Michelin slicks and therefore need to be changed. They can be replaced either with a Michelin SD7 mount with dimensions 20/59/15 at the front and 23/62/16 at the rear, or with Avon 190/570/15 at the front and 240/600/16 at the rear.

Interior

The cockpit in the centre rear position of this single-seater is designed for performance and is devoid of all artifice. Behind the Sparco racing wheel, the dashboard indicates what is important to know on the track: the engine speed, then the water and oil temperatures, the oil pressure, as well as the front/rear braking distribution. Also of note is the presence of a circuit breaker on the left-hand side. With the aim of saving as much weight as possible, the interior is free of all superfluous elements, leaving just enough room for the bucket seat and Sparco harnesses.

Mechanical

At the end of its competitive engagement, the Oreca team carried out an initial overhaul of the vehicle, including a change of engine and gearbox gearing.
A general maintenance, carried out by the current owner in 2018, included the following work:
● Complete engine check at cylinder and valve level
● Engine and gearbox oil change
● Changing the spark plugs
● Ultrasonic cleaning of injectors
● Change of the accelerator cable
● Complete timing, belts (timing and oil pump) and new rollers
● Installation of a new water pump
● Change of pipes and hoses
● Complete overhaul of the cooling system
● Overhaul and adjustment of the gearbox
● Change of clutch
● Change of the wiring harness
● Overhaul of the dashboard
● Changing the brake pads and discs
● Changing the brake master cylinder
● Bleeding of the brakes
● The installation of a new FIA-approved custom-made fuel tank
● Changing the fuel pump
● Fitting of approved safety harnesses
● And more!
To make it easier to operate, the current owner also chose to opt for the following modifications, both of which are reversible:
● The installation of a cooling fan
● The addition of an alternator to avoid removing the bodywork to change the batteries or to start the car without an auxiliary battery.
Since this revision, the car has only been driven 30 kilometres.
A little anecdote: the engine still has the official Peugeot Talbot Sport seal from the 1993 season.
In addition, the following spares are part of the lot:
● 2 new original exhausts (one straight pipe in Devil stainless steel and the other with silencer)
● An external auxiliary battery with the appropriate plug
● 2 quick-releases (front and rear)
● 3 brake discs
● Several brake pads
● An exhaust manifold
● One Magneti Marelli engine management system
● 8 rims with mounted tyres (4 slicks + 4 rain) on Tecnomagnesio rims, highly sought after
● 4 sets of additional suspension springs
● 4 push rods (suspension arms)
● 7 new suspension wishbones (with at least one ball joint on each)
● Plus various technical documents on the engine and gearbox, promotional leaflets...


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