As official agents for Williams Heritage, Cars International will work in conjunction with Jonathan Williams who heads up the Williams Heritage department at Grove and alongside Dickie Stanford the general manager of this new division of Williams who oversees the maintenance and public demonstration of the team’s historic Formula One cars.
Cars International will offer for sale a small selection of historically important Cars from the Williams Grand Prix Collection in Oxfordshire, the largest private collection of Formula One cars in the world.
This weekend Cars International are showcasing their new Williams Heritage Agent status at The London Classic Car Show at Excel which opened last night with a VIP preview event.
F1 drivers and TV celebrities, including Chris Evans, Martin Brundle, David Coulthard, James May, James Martin and Adrian Newey were among the visitors to the VIP opening night last night where Cars International opened their Williams Heritage stand alongside the Grand Avenue featuring a number of Formula One cars for sale.
On display at The London Classic Car show and among the first Williams Formula One cars released for sale include – 2003 FW25, 1981 FW07C and iconic 1993 Williams FW15C.
The 2003 FW25 on show at Excel is powered by a BMW V10 and driven by Juan Pablo Montoya in 12 of 16 races in 2003, it scored a total of 4 wins, 4 pole positions and 4 fastest laps.
The 1981 Cosworth DFV powered FW07C chassis no 12, this car was driven by Carlos Reutemann to 2 wins, 2 seconds and a pole position in the 1981 FIA Formula One World Championship helping Williams to secure the 1981 Constructors’ championship.
Finally the stunning Williams FW15C chassis no 2 is powered by the Renault V10 and was driven by Damon Hill in 14 races of 16 in the 1993 Formula One World Championship to 3 wins, (including his first in F1) four podium positions and 2 pole positions. The FW15C totally dominated both the 1993 constructors and drivers championships with a total of 10 wins, 15 pole positions and 10 fastest laps and was voted racing car of the 1993 by Autosport.
Jonathan Williams leading the Williams Heritage division commented:
“Williams Heritage is a business we would like to see proactively developed and operated and I am delighted to build it in partnership with Cars International. We have been working closely with Paul for over sixteen years, and by utilising their skills and experience to work on our Formula One Heritage collection enables Williams to concentrate on our core business of campaigning for a World Championship.
“Williams has a rich Heritage, and whilst the Williams Collection will remain largely intact, we do have a number of opportunities for customers to purchase some complete historically important Formula One cars directly from the factory. Chassis no 17, FW07C could be prepared ready to race for a classic competitor offering them a highly original car with some remarkable history.”
“Whatever your Formula One passion, be it for investment, a particular era 70’s, 80’s or 90’s or a famous driver you followed, there will be numerous opportunities to own and run an early or late model Formula One car.”
Tim Preston Director of Cars International commented
“It’s a fantastic opportunity to be reacquainted with some of the cars that my team and I helped engineer and build in period. It will be fun to relive our moments of glory from previous Formula One successes and perhaps recreate new ones, if the new owners want to take to the driving seat.”
Visitors to the show will be able to come see the Williams Formula One cars on show and make enquiries to own or run their very own Formula One car in the world’s best historic racing. In addition to authorised sales, Williams Heritage also offer owners the chance to use their investment for enjoyment, demonstrations and racing.
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Notes to editors:
Cars International is a worldwide supplier of road and racing cars and are experts in the restoration and running of historically important F1 cars both in the USA and Europe. They are able to offer a complete service to run and maintain both cars for their new owners from their full service F1 workshops in Hungerford, Berkshire.
Interested parties should contact Cars International on: +44 (0) 1488 71029
For further information about Cars International visit: www.carsinternational.com/williams-heritage/