Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Chris Bowden

Ringhausen / Eggenberger RS500 for sale

Recommended Posts

The car was owned by a well known historic racer here in the UK for a long time. It sold a couple of years ago for around £80K and then had a lot of work carried out I believe, been to most of the big events since.

Very original car I believe, made famous again in 1:18 scale by Minichamps

Pretty sure the current owner is a member on here, I believe he is going over to supertourers hence the sale

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Fluorescents always react to UV and heat, ask anyone who has had time with Marlboro Pink 956's and VK Gp C Commodores. + if you look at pics of the car in period (Unless there were 2 x LUI Ringhausen RS500's?) it ran its air-jack pick up in a different place, not offset, Wolf style, like it does now. So she may have had a slight kiss, warranting a new bumper and new decals that would be a different colour if they spec'd the original shade? Just a guess based on personal experience I might add.

FWIW, I really like this car and think she's good buying, assuming the current owner knows his stuff (I think "yes").

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Had a good look over this at the autos port show lovely car. It has fibreglass front bumper so may have had a kiss as u said. I always thought it was a wolf judging by the wheels? Couldn't find much history about it on the net.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The car belongs to Simon Garrad

its a ringhausen built car ( they used all eggmo parts ) When i had a good look round it at silverstone classic it had everything eggmo fitted

The air jacks on this car are also in the normal place for a 500

There are ( was ) more than one Lui car back in the day , who knows if the other one is still around ? i know one did suffer a big hit in the side many years ago

The car was bought from Ted williams by Simon ,, who beat me to it by a few days  :'(

A great car thats on the button and ready to go

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There indeed were atleast 2 of these Lui cars. I have some video footage of old DTM races and know for sure that there was more then 1 car. Volker Weidler was one of the drivers I believe.

They also raced the Texaco livery in the DTM:

4054657077_8bc65ff06c.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yep they do seem to be a couple of different cars, the one Roy has put up seems to have egmo fuel fillers, and the Ring car I listed has the air jack pick up offset like the example for sale and not central like egmo cars

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just found this about the car:

1987 Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500 Group A Race Car

Eggenberger chassis 99266 was built by Ringhausen Rennsport for Manuel Reuter in late 1987.

This very significant car was the first RS500 to race in the DTM, debuting at the Flugplatzrennen Diepholz meeting and finishing on the podium.

Reuter again campaigned the car in 1988 with Volker Weidler and Pierre Dieudonne sharing driving duties in 1989.

After it’s distinguished career in the Deutsch Tourenwagen Meisterschaft the car retired to a private collection where it remained until its current owner recommissioned it in preparation for the 2012 Silverstone Classic.

Following a thorough overhaul and refresh the car has been raced successfully in recent seasons. The car was further improved over the winter of 2012/13 with an engine rebuild by Julian Godfrey, refreshed turbo charger, new suspension and a full re-wire.

The Super Touring Car series attracted a lot of attention during 2013 from the press and the public; this was helped with competitors John Cleland, Tim Harvey and Patrick Watts all competing. 2014 is set to be even greater having captured the imagination of the HSCC and fans alike. The 2014 season will be televised and it is to compete in the support rounds of the BTC.

An opportunity to own a piece of motorsport history.

This famous and much admired touring car is offered for sale in perfect order and is ready to compete in 2014.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Spotted that info on racecarsdirect as well :).

That chassis number makes it an original egmo car then according to the list on this thread, and it would seem fits in nicely between the 87 and 88 works cars

no check list this is not an Eggenberger chassie number

99 numbers are just motorsport shells from that period

its a batch of group A shells from 1987

Eggenberger  would have bought quite a few shells at the same time,

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Spotted that info on racecarsdirect as well :).

That chassis number makes it an original egmo car then according to the list on this thread, and it would seem fits in nicely between the 87 and 88 works cars

http://rs500owners.com/index.php?topic=351.0

It uses a wolf header tank though, I guess replaced in period as a better option

Exactly why i have told the owner it was an Egmo car , It has an eggmo chassie number and ALL egmo parts ,

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Pauls terrified to part with it the closest thing he will get to own 1 is his 1-18 models  :P

Lol,

Im in no rush Mark , the right car at the right price always comes along

some folk know i actually have a car im very very close to buying , im just waiting on conformation from the man who built the shell to confirm 1 little detail and its mine

and its not a rs500  ???

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Spotted that info on racecarsdirect as well :).

That chassis number makes it an original egmo car then according to the list on this thread, and it would seem fits in nicely between the 87 and 88 works cars

http://rs500owners.com/index.php?topic=351.0

It uses a wolf header tank though, I guess replaced in period as a better option

My thoughts too Paul!!

If there was a couple more then 99264 an 99265 would be the other cars? as there was more than 1 lui car about.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Martin mentioned earlier in the thread about the other Ringhausen chassis in Bristol being one number on from this one.

I wonder if the Moffat ANZ egmo car is one of the missing numbers.

I was always under the impression they did not build full customer cars whilst they had the Ford/Texaco contract, so only sold kits at that time, and that customer cars had different chassis designations to the works cars, but these Ringhausen ones kind of dismiss that. Maybe that only started the new numbering system when they lost the Ford contract in 89?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×