Feb. 21st 2012 – Auto of the day – Car #2

The Williams FW07B was the car that took Alan Jones to the 1980 F1 World Championship – the first World Championship for Williams, and driver Alan Jones. Designed by Patrick Head, the FW07 design was so successful that it remained competitive for 3 years.

The B version of the car was introduced for 1980, and was immediately successful. In fact the design of the car was so successful that it was copied by other teams to a greater or lesser degree for the 1981 season.

During 1980, Jones won 5 races during the year, and team mate Reuterman won once in the wet at Monaco. Of the 5 races that he (Jones) won, chassis number 7 was victorious 4 times.

This FW07B still has an original (Williams supplied) engine fitted to it – a long stroke DFV engine which today produces in the region of 500hp. This engine has been recently rebuilt by Cosworth specialist Geoff Richardson. Interestingly the Ford/Cosworth logos were ground off the cam covers in deference to Williams sponsor Leyland.

The car has been in private ownership for a number of years and has been maintained to the highest standards regardless of cost. The car has a valid magnaflux and x-ray certificates for suspension components and wheels, as well as the fuel cells.

The car has been raced by its current owner, and has been tested by professional driver Anthony Reid, to ensure that the car is competitive in HFO races. Most recently the car finished second in the unofficial timings at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, only missing the fastest time by 5 1/100ths of a second.

The Race Results for this car are as follows:

South African GP
Kyalami – 1 Mar 1980
Williams FW07B/7 – Cosworth DFV V8
Alan Jones
Retired

Belgian GP
Zolder – 4 May 1980
Williams FW07B/7 – Cosworth DFV V8
Alan Jones
2

Monaco GP
Monte Carlo – 18 May 1980
Williams FW07B/7 – Cosworth DFV V8
Alan Jones
Retired

Spanish GP
Jarama – 1 Jun 1980
Williams FW07B/7 – Cosworth DFV V8
Alan Jones
1

French GP
Paul Ricard – 29 Jun 1980
Williams FW07B/7 – Cosworth DFV V8
Alan Jones
1

British GP
Brands Hatch – 13 Jul 1980
Williams FW07B/7 – Cosworth DFV V8
Alan Jones
1

Dutch GP
Zandvoort – 31 Aug 1980
Williams FW07B/7 – Cosworth DFV V8
Alan Jones
11

Australian GP
Calder Park – 16 Nov 1980
Williams FW07B/7 – Cosworth DFV V8
Alan Jones
1

The Williams FW07B was the car that took Alan Jones to the 1980 F1 World Championship – the first World Championship for Williams, and driver Alan Jones. Designed by Patrick Head, the FW07 design was so successful that it remained competitive for 3 years.

The B version of the car was introduced for 1980, and was immediately successful. In fact the design of the car was so successful that it was copied by other teams to a greater or lesser degree for the 1981 season.

During 1980, Jones won 5 races during the year, and team mate Reuterman won once in the wet at Monaco. Of the 5 races that he (Jones) won, chassis number 7 was victorious 4 times.

This FW07B still has an original (Williams supplied) engine fitted to it – a long stroke DFV engine which today produces in the region of 500hp. This engine has been recently rebuilt by Cosworth specialist Geoff Richardson. Interestingly the Ford/Cosworth logos were ground off the cam covers in deference to Williams sponsor Leyland.

The car has been in private ownership for a number of years and has been maintained to the highest standards regardless of cost. The car has a valid magnaflux and x-ray certificates for suspension components and wheels, as well as the fuel cells.

The car has been raced by its current owner, and has been tested by professional driver Anthony Reid, to ensure that the car is competitive in HFO races. Most recently the car finished second in the unofficial timings at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, only missing the fastest time by 5 1/100ths of a second.

The Race Results for this car are as follows:

South African GP
Kyalami – 1 Mar 1980
Williams FW07B/7 – Cosworth DFV V8
Alan Jones
Retired

Belgian GP
Zolder – 4 May 1980
Williams FW07B/7 – Cosworth DFV V8
Alan Jones
2

Monaco GP
Monte Carlo – 18 May 1980
Williams FW07B/7 – Cosworth DFV V8
Alan Jones
Retired

Spanish GP
Jarama – 1 Jun 1980
Williams FW07B/7 – Cosworth DFV V8
Alan Jones
1

French GP
Paul Ricard – 29 Jun 1980
Williams FW07B/7 – Cosworth DFV V8
Alan Jones
1

British GP
Brands Hatch – 13 Jul 1980
Williams FW07B/7 – Cosworth DFV V8
Alan Jones
1

Dutch GP
Zandvoort – 31 Aug 1980
Williams FW07B/7 – Cosworth DFV V8
Alan Jones
11

Australian GP
Calder Park – 16 Nov 1980
Williams FW07B/7 – Cosworth DFV V8
Alan Jones
1

The Williams FW07B was the car that took Alan Jones to the 1980 F1 World Championship – the first World Championship for Williams, and driver Alan Jones. Designed by Patrick Head, the FW07 design was so successful that it remained competitive for 3 years.

The B version of the car was introduced for 1980, and was immediately successful. In fact the design of the car was so successful that it was copied by other teams to a greater or lesser degree for the 1981 season.

During 1980, Jones won 5 races during the year, and team mate Reuterman won once in the wet at Monaco. Of the 5 races that he (Jones) won, chassis number 7 was victorious 4 times.

This FW07B still has an original (Williams supplied) engine fitted to it – a long stroke DFV engine which today produces in the region of 500hp. This engine has been recently rebuilt by Cosworth specialist Geoff Richardson. Interestingly the Ford/Cosworth logos were ground off the cam covers in deference to Williams sponsor Leyland.

The car has been in private ownership for a number of years and has been maintained to the highest standards regardless of cost. The car has a valid magnaflux and x-ray certificates for suspension components and wheels, as well as the fuel cells.

The car has been raced by its current owner, and has been tested by professional driver Anthony Reid, to ensure that the car is competitive in HFO races. Most recently the car finished second in the unofficial timings at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, only missing the fastest time by 5 1/100ths of a second.

The Race Results for this car are as follows:

South African GP
Kyalami – 1 Mar 1980
Williams FW07B/7 – Cosworth DFV V8
Alan Jones
Retired

Belgian GP
Zolder – 4 May 1980
Williams FW07B/7 – Cosworth DFV V8
Alan Jones
2

Monaco GP
Monte Carlo – 18 May 1980
Williams FW07B/7 – Cosworth DFV V8
Alan Jones
Retired

Spanish GP
Jarama – 1 Jun 1980
Williams FW07B/7 – Cosworth DFV V8
Alan Jones
1

French GP
Paul Ricard – 29 Jun 1980
Williams FW07B/7 – Cosworth DFV V8
Alan Jones
1

British GP
Brands Hatch – 13 Jul 1980
Williams FW07B/7 – Cosworth DFV V8
Alan Jones
1

Dutch GP
Zandvoort – 31 Aug 1980
Williams FW07B/7 – Cosworth DFV V8
Alan Jones
11

Australian GP
Calder Park – 16 Nov 1980
Williams FW07B/7 – Cosworth DFV V8
Alan Jones
1

Speedmaster 21/2/12 asking an unknown sum

Price: $1 mil. ??

Value: ????

Comment: with a burgeoning classis F1 scene in Europe this would be a good buy for someone interested in the era, and with a non – turbo engine and fairly standard chassis should be expensive but not insanely so. Could be a good value, either way a fairly cool piece of kit.

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