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  Mirage GR7 Cosworth
 

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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:1974
Numbers built:4
Designed by:Len Bailey
Predecessor:Mirage M6 Cosworth
Successor:Mirage GR8 Cosworth
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:January 27, 2010
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Chassis: GR7/704
Originally built in 1973 as the fourth of five M6s, this car was upgraded the following year to GR7 specification along with two of its sister cars. In its M6 guise and as chassis 604, it was first raced at the 24 Hours of Le Mans by Mike Hailwood, John Watson and Vern Schuppan. The car ran as high as third until Schuppan lost control and the car ended up on the Armco barrier. Once repaired and raced again at Watkins Glen where Hailwood and Watson finished a delayed fifth. Over the winter, this chassis was rebuilt to GR7 specification and accordingly renumbered 704. In this configuration, it debuted at Spa where Derek Bell and Hailwood led the 1000 km race until a fuel pressure gauge burst and the car ultimately finished second. Bell and Hailwood were also behind the wheel for that year's Le Mans where a plethora of suspension and electronics issues confined the car to the pits for nearly three hours. Chassis 704 nevertheless placed fourth overall. Following three more outings under the Gulf Research Racing banner where it finished third at every occasion, the car was sold to Georg Loos. His Gelo team raced the car into the 1976 season. It has since been restored to its Gulf colours and is today part of the impressive Rofgo Collection.

Chassis details
Manufactured in 1974
First owner Gulf Resarch Racing Co.
Last known location ROFGO Collection
Appearances

2017 Dix Mille Tours 2017 Dix Mille Tours 2017 Dix Mille Tours 2016 Dix Mille Tours
2016 Dix Mille Tours 2016 Dix Mille Tours 2016 Dix Mille Tours 2016 Dix Mille Tours
2016 Dix Mille Tours 2016 Dix Mille Tours 2016 Dix Mille Tours 2016 Dix Mille Tours
2016 Le Mans Classic 2016 Le Mans Classic 2016 Le Mans Classic 2016 Le Mans Classic
2016 Le Mans Classic 2016 Le Mans Classic 2015 Dix Mille Tours 2015 Dix Mille Tours
2015 Dix Mille Tours 2015 Dix Mille Tours 2015 Dix Mille Tours 2015 Dix Mille Tours
2015 Dix Mille Tours 2014 Dix Mille Tours 2014 Dix Mille Tours 2014 Dix Mille Tours
2014 Dix Mille Tours 2014 Dix Mille Tours 2014 Dix Mille Tours 2014 Le Mans Classic
2014 Le Mans Classic 2014 Le Mans Classic 2014 Le Mans Classic 2014 Le Mans Classic
2014 Le Mans Classic 2014 Le Mans Classic 2014 Le Mans Classic 2014 Le Mans Classic
2011 Retromobile

  Article Image gallery (76) Chassis (2) GR7/704 Specifications