Lot 126: 1963 Deep Sanderson 301 No reserve

Artcurial

February 9, 2018
Paris, France

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Description: 1963 Deep Sanderson 301
No reserve

Sans titre de circulation
Véhicule de compétition
Châssis n° D/S 63GT 1003

- A participé aux 24 Heures du Mans 1963 !!
- Véhicule rarissime et compétitif
- Restauration de qualité, avec l'aide de son concepteur
- Sans réserve

Pilote automobile, Chris Lawrence est surtout connu pour ses préparations, ses prototypes et son atelier "Lawrence Tune", à l'ouest de Londres. Un de ses faits d'armes est d'avoir mis au point la Morgan ayant remporté sa catégorie aux 24 Heures du Mans 1962. La Deep Sanderson 301 était une petite voiture de sport conçue par lui, à moteur BMC central, châssis poutre et carrosserie aluminium. Celle que nous présentons est sortie de son atelier en janvier 1963, puis équipée d'un moteur plus affûté dans le but de participer aux 24 Heures du Mans de cette même année. Les factures de Downton adressées à Lawrence mentionnent que le moteur préparé pour Le Mans est destiné à la voiture D/S 63GT numéro 1003. La voiture engagée porte le n°44 avec pour équipage Chris Lawrence et Chris Spender. Elle connaitra une sortie de route qui lui fera prendre du retard, ce qui provoquait à la 15e heure son élimination pour distance parcourue insuffisante.
La voiture sera ensuite récupérée par un amateur français du nom de JM Muratore qui la faisait courir sous le label "Écurie Bleue" jusqu'au début des années 1980. Elle repartait ensuite en Angleterre et, après une période d'oubli, était sauvée en 2002 par David Ramsbotham, ancien directeur financier d'Aston Martin, qui se lançait dans une restauration complète. Il bénéficiait dans ses travaux de l'aide de Chris Lawrence lui-même et, en 2010, une fois la remise en état terminée, la voiture participait au Goodwood Festival of Speed. C'est en 2016 que son actuel propriétaire a fait l'acquisition de ce petit coupé, vendu avec un important dossier comprenant factures, rapport d'expertise et diverses photos. Cette rare voiture artisanale, légère et agile, traduit l'ingéniosité de son préparateur. Elle est éligible à de nombreux évènements historiques, dont Le Mans Classic.

MERCI DE NOTER QUE LA VOITURE QUI A PARTICIPE AUX 24HEURES DU MANS 1963 AVAIT UNE COQUE EN ALUMINIM ET QUE L'EXEMPLAIRE QUE NOUS PRESENTONS A AUJOURD'HUI UNE COQUE EN FIBRE DE VERRE.



Unregistered
Competition car

Chassis n° D/S 63GT 1003

- Participated in the 1963 Le Mans 24 Hours
- Very rare and competitive vehicle
- High quality restoration, aided by its designer
- No reserve

The racing driver Chris Lawrence is best known for his preparation work, his prototypes and his workshop " Lawrence Tune " in West London. One of his great triumphs was to prepare the Morgan that won its class in the 1962 Le Mans 24 Hour race. He also designed the Deep Sanderson 301, a small sports car with a mid-positioned BMC engine, beam chassis and aluminium body. The example we are presenting left his workshop in January 1963, equipped with a more highly tuned engine in order to participate in that year's Le Mans 24 Hour Race. The invoices from Downton addressed to Lawrence mention that the engine prepared for Le Mans was destined for the car D/S 63 GT number 1003. The car was entered with race number
44 and driven by Chris Lawrence and Chris Spender. During the race, it left the track causing a delay, and had to retire in the 15th hour for not covering enough distance.
The car was later taken up by a French enthusiast by the name of JM Muratore, who raced it as part of the " Ecurie Bleue " until the start of the 1980s. It then left for England and, after a period of neglect, was rescued in 2002 by David Ramsbotham, the former financial director of Aston Martin, who undertook a full restoration of the car. He was aided by Chris Lawrence himself and in 2010, once the project was completed; the car participated in the 2010 Goodwood Festival of Speed. The current owner acquired this petite coupé in 2016, with a large file of invoices, an inspection report and various photographs. This rare hand-built car, light and agile, reflects the ingenuity of its preparer. It is highly eligible for numerous historic motorsport events, including Le Mans Classic.

PLEASE NOTE THAT EXAMPLE WHICH RUN THE 1963 LE MANS 24 HOURS HAD A ALUMINUM SHELL AND THAT THE ONE ON OFFER HAS A FIBER GLASS SHELL.

Photos © Sébastien Duijndam


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