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Well its time we tried to fill in the blanks regards these cars

A lot of talk is going on to try and place these famous cars , so here goes

 

the chassie numbers are =

( 1987  "Works"  Texaco Cars )

99261  (#6 car) = Confirmed

99262  (#7 car)  = Confirmed

99263  (#12 car) = Confirmed

 

99264   ( Grab  #18 ) Klaus Ludwig Championship winning car  =  Speedware

99265   ( Ringshausen  #4 )  = Texaco =  Rolled and scrapped

99266   ( Ringshausen  #5 )  Manuel Reuters  =  Lui  /  Texaco

 

( 1988  "Works"   Texaco Cars )

99267  ( Not confirmed )

99268  ( #2 Car )  =  the Bastos car  ( 89 Spar winner  )

99269  ( #1 Car )   = Confirmed

 

For the final race of the 1988 season, the 99269 car (Martins) was repainted   and taken to Japan for the Fuji 500 where it remained until Martin rescued it.

Customer Cars

 

ALL Egmo Customer cars were done with chassis numbers EGMO yy-nn where yy is the year and nn is the sequential chassis number for that year (eg: the Yacco EGMO 90-02  car).

 

So where are they ?

 

We know where 4 are , but we cant say for sure what the chassie numbers are for them all

 

 ( 99262 )

owned by Ford Cologne

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( 99269 )

Ex , MJ car  lives in NZ

 

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   ( 99263 ) 

Now Confirmed = Thanks Chris Bowden for the info

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( 99268 )

The  bastos rs500 ( Ex Texaco car ) now lives in NZ

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( 99267 ) ???

We have pictures of this , but its unknown , but im 100% its a real texaco car ( Was the 2nd ANZ car for Alan Moffat )

 

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( 99261 )

This car was painted in the 88 DTM winning livery for a Mag feature on Klaus Ludwig at the end of his DTM carreer

The car is still owned by Grab team owner Bernhard Grab ,

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( 99264 )

Grab  ( Klaus Ludwig = speedware )

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( 99265 )

Ringshausen ( Klaus Niedzwiedz =  Texaco )

 

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( 99266 )

Ringshausen ( Manuel Reuter = Lui / Texaco )

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I don't think 99269 was the DTM winner car. It was the runner up in 1989 driven by Klaus Niedzwiedz in white and blue colours with red windshield banner. Then went to Japan and painted blue with Artnature livery.

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There were atleast 2 Bastos cars. As far as we know one was built up with the remains of 99268 and his chassisnumber got transferred over. That would be the 1989 Spa 24h winning car.

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Never really thought about it in detail until the recent thread, but in this pic below those 3 cars would have been 3drs not RS500s for the races listed, as they all occurred before the RS500 was homologated in August 87. They only became Rs500s from Brno on.

So the Soper car (no 6) was the first 3dr/RS500 ever built by Eggenberger ( He did however build Sierra XRti prior to the cosworths), its the car that in 500 guise won Bathurst in 87 and started out with a very small set of fuel fillers. So that car should be easy enough to identify and is chassis number 99261

The second car 99262 is now with Ford of Germany, typically identified by the larger type fuel filler, and usually race as number 7

The third example 99263 now confirmed as the New Zealand South car on 17" gold centrelocks, and seems to have had a bonnet change at some point as the locks are now in a different position than shown in period pics.

The fourth car 99267 believed to be built for 1988, whereabouts unknown at present.

The fifth car 99268 was the Texaco car wrecked at Spa in 88, it is understood to have been the donor for the Spa 1989 Bastos winner, which is still in Switzerland with a fairly recent owner.

The Sixth car 99269 is the car best known for being found in Japan by Martin Johnson, in a blue livery and brought back to the UK and repainted back in Texaco colours before being sold to New Zealand North Island where it still resides ( up for sale)

 

The imposters! (possibly)

The one recently shown on a single wheel trailer, it's full egmo spec but is it an original Texaco?

Example driven by Armin Hahne in various German events in recent years - probably the Ford of Germany example 99262 with ad hoc stickers being added on occasion (Motul)

The Rallycrosser in France - Full egmo spec for sure, but is it a customer car or one of the missing Texaco cars, poorly repainted in recent times in those colours. Unusual in that it has massive fuel fillers! unlike any Texaco or Egmo customer car, but similar to the Swedish customer spec pair from the late 80s (one of which is believed destroyed in period)

Ditto version 2 - either the same car that has an internal repaint back to black from the white seen at an RSOC France event or possibly the white motorcraft 3dr/RS500. Same racer owned both, maybe he still does!

The second Bastos 89 car. New build or a refurbed Texaco? location unknown at present.

During Rudi's 87/88 Ford Texaco contract he apparently did not build customer cars, the very first non Texaco built/sold was the ANZ Moffat car.

Customers cars were either kits of parts to be added to owners existing shells, so some out there are a mix of egmo/wolf/A N Other! or full cars such as the Yacco ones ( last I heard they were still in Lyon, any updates out there?) and the Trampio Japan car ( now in the UK? and being restored)

Also the Lui car owned Paul and a sister one in a collection in Europe (forget the name will update when I do)

Any more ?????

 

 

 

 

 

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I think that would wrap it up fairly well Paul according to all info we know at this moment.

Regarding to customer cars I can only add that Rudi, next to the first ANZ Moffat car also did the Trampio car. Wich raced in Japan and did 1 race at The Nurburgring.

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Which one Paul? the one on the trailer with 18" monoblock wheels or the one in the car collection on 17" gold splitties? Roys sleuthing has found that both are on the South Island, so 3 in total in NZ! what is it with Texaco cars and the Kiwis :))

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4 hours ago, PAUL S said:

Which one Paul? the one on the trailer with 18" monoblock wheels or the one in the car collection on 17" gold splitties? Roys sleuthing has found that both are on the South Island, so 3 in total in NZ! what is it with Texaco cars and the Kiwis :))

In my post in the other thread I said there are 2 Texaco liveried cars here in NZ. I believe there are 2 more Eggenberger cars here....the ex Moffat Fuji RS500 (South Is) and a XR4Ti (North Is).

I am assuming from above that 263 is the Moffat car?

I did not mention them in previous post only because I was not aware the ex Moffat car was a Texaco liveried one in a previous life. I did not want to put any mis-information up.

PS: We have all sorts of stuff hidden down here.

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Hi Haga, no the Moffat car is in addition to those listed, I dont think it was an ex Texaco, but who knows it could be one of the missing numbers ones, the 3 it seems which are now in NZ are all in Texaco colours, one north island (88) and two in the South Island (both 87) the Moffat I believe is still in its ANZ livery but again things change fast, maybe it has be repainted.

Hopefully Roy can confirm chassis number soon of the third.

You guys love a Sierra!

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Paul, thanks for clearing that up.

I had a "lightbulb" moment when I read your post and remember a photo which contained some other racecars and the 263 Texaco Sierra. This was probably 10+ years ago.

At that time I guessed who owned it......but forgot about it till now. If it is the same owner, he has had it for quite a while. All makes sense now.

PS: Gets a bit confusing when we have so many down here!!

 

 

 

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Went to view 99262 again last week. Had the opportunity to visit the Classic Cars museum at the Ford Cologne plant. And did find something interesting. 99262 was there with the bonnet up. So had a look on the buildplate on the slam panel. Instead of 99262 it says: GABE JA 99267! Went to open de drivers door and look at the floor what number was in there and that was 99262. There also was a little info plague with the car and that said GABE JA 99267 aswel. Pics to prove attached. Unfortunatly the guys who maintain the car weren't there because of a classic car show in Essen. The PR lady didn't know anything about the car at all so no more info then this.

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Kill two birds with one stone, so the saying goes :))

An 87 and an 88 car ticked off the list in one fell swoop, great info Roy. I guess it was rebuilt and reborn to become the 88 spare car.

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I don't know who the guy is. But Ford Germany made a couple of youtube video's with him. So I guess he is known in Germany. At first they told him he wasn't allowed to drive it. But it was his dreamcar from his youth. Then they said he could take it for a little spin. You can see his smile. While in the car he said he actually got tears in his eyes of enjoyment :)

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Probably the most controversial race winning RS500 ever, good to know it has resurfaced once again. Lets hope the current owner puts it back in the Texaco Bathurst winning scheme........and pumps those front arches out again for good measure! :-)

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