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For Sale Didier Pironi Lambo Offshore Race engine

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  1. F456M

    F456M F1 Rookie

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    Hi guys.

    This is a very very unique opportunity to aquire the coolest garage or office art possible. This is one of the two original fuel injected race engines that were in the European U.I.M Class 1 (also called Offshore 1) race boat «Colibri» of Didier Pironi, which flipped in a race outside Monaco in the early 90-ies, causing a fatal accident that put an end to the life of world champion Pironi.

    Used for display purpouse for many years. It was in service and running after the accident until the boat was taken out of racing some time later.

    This is a homologated 8,2 liter «big block» Lambo V12 (about 50% larger on the outside than a Countach engine).

    Sold with the engine stand with the wheels as seen in these pictures. Also has original stainless steel Italian exhaust headers.


    This is a piece of European boat racing history that is impossible to find anywhere else!

    Please call or text me on +47 97776672 If you have serious interest in this engine.

    Grazie.
    Erik Eriksen
     

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  3. red27

    red27 Formula Junior

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    Dear OP. The late F1 and powerboat driver spelled his name Didier Pironi. Perhaps you might ask the mods to change your thread title.


    Nice looking engine BTW.
    GLWS.

    Mark.
     
  4. F456M

    F456M F1 Rookie

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    Thank you!! I will
     
  5. Nembo1777

    Nembo1777 F1 Veteran
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    The accident which cost DIDIER PIRONI, Bernard Giroux and Jean Claude Guenard their lives took place off the Isle of Wight, (UK), not Monaco. the boat survived the accident and was raced once or twice thereafter by ex F1 driver Jean pierre Jarier to help the team but he found it very unpleasant and scary. the boat is displayed at Le manoir de l'automobile museum in Loheac western France a fantastic place to visit just before or after going to Le Mans https://www.manoir-automobile.fr/home/ Good luck with the sale of the engine.
     
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  6. amenasce

    amenasce Three Time F1 World Champ
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    The accident happened in 1987.
     
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  8. F456M

    F456M F1 Rookie

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    Thanks. I might have mixed it with that other accident. So long time since it happened and I was not old enough to catch it before years later. Thanks anyways for the clarification.
     

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