The $3.2 million transporter

It’s from the 60s, used to ferry Le Mans winning racing cars all over Europe and is worth $3.2 million – meet the ex-Ecurie Ecosse Commer transporter.

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It’s from the 60s, used to ferry Le Mans winning racing cars all over Europe and is worth $3.2 million – meet the ex-Ecurie Ecosse Commer transporter.

Yep, a US buyer has just dropped $3.2 mil on this retro cool transporter at a Bonhams’ auction in London, with the entire Ecurie Ecosse collection, which boasted an additional seven racing cars, fetching $15.8 million.

Ecurie Ecosse was a private Scottish racing team that rose to prominence in the 50s and 60s, the highlights being two Le Mans 24 hours victories in 1956/57.

Interestingly, despite the collection including iconic 1952 C-Type and 1956 ‘Shortnose’ D-Type racers, it was the transporter that grabbed the headlines, with the bidding battle for the Commer lasting 20 minutes.

Described by Bonhams as ‘perhaps the motor racing world’s best known and most instantly recognisable team transporter’, the fully restored 1960 Commer TS3 three-car transporter comes with its own workshop was reportedly offered for sale for just 15 pounds after the Ecurie Ecosse team disbanded in 1971.

 

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