Alfa Romeo 155 V6 TI 1995 – Francja

Alfa Romeo 155 V6 TI to jeden z najbardziej fascynujących samochodów ze złotego okresu wyścigów samochodów turystycznych. Jedynie sylwetką przypominał seryjne auto, będąc zbudowanym wokół przestrzennej ramy z rur stalowych i wzmocnionej skorupy z włókna węglowego. Ten egzemplarz z numerem 005 został zbudowany przez słynną Alfa Corse dla satelickiego zespołu Euroteam na sezon 1995. Ten za jego kierownicą w Mistrzostwach DTM oraz ITC zgłoszony został były kierowca F1, Michael Bartels. Największym jego sukcesem był weekend w Diepholz, podczas którego dwukrotnie zdobył pole position i dwukrotnie zwyciężył, pokonując całą stawkę, w tym oczywiście kierowców fabrycznego zespołu Alfa Corse. Sezon DTM ukończył na 10 miejscu, a w kolejnym sezonie i w tym samym samochodzie zmienił barwy. Opiekę nad autem przejęła ekipa J.A.S. Motorsport, a auto przybrało pomarańczowe barwy Jägermeister, które otrzymało również podczas ostatniej odbudowy. Ta trwała od 2017 roku i pochłonęła 170 tysięcy euro, co pokazuje jak wielkim wyzwaniem jest pełne odtworzenie samochodu DTM według oryginalnej specyfikacji.


Stephan Bauer ©2021 Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

Link: https://rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/pa22/paris/lots/r0004-1995-alfa-romeo-155-v6-ti-jaegermeister/1173619

PARIS
1995 Alfa Romeo 155 V6 TI „Jägermeister“
France | Paris, France

2 February 2022
Chassis No. SE062 005
Engine No. 06/1

Entered in the 1995 and 1996 DTM and ITC Championships
Winner of both DTM races at Diepholz in 1995, driven by former Formula 1 entrant with Team Lotus, Michael Bartels
Recipient of expenditure totalling almost €170,000 in current ownership
Chassis completely rebuilt by marque specialist, Fabrizio Pandolfi, in 2017
Fitted with a rebuilt engine and gearbox—said to have only been used on the dynamometer since completion—by Lindlmaier Motortechnik and Scuderia GT respectively
Accompanied by two spare sets of wheels and accompanying computer maintenance equipment

Please note that this lot is sold on a Bill of Sale.

By the mid-1990s, the Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft and its concurrent international counterpart, the International Touring Car Series—commonly abbreviated to “DTM” and “ITC” respectively—had become the world’s pre-eminent touring car championships, boasting spectacular racing, state-of-the-art technology and manufacturer-backed multi-car teams from Alfa Romeo, Mercedes-Benz and Opel.

Originally constructed by Alfa Corse (née Autodelta), this stunning 155 V6 TI—chassis number “005”—was delivered to Milan-based Alfa satellite squad, Euroteam, ahead of the 1995 DTM/ITC season, in which it was to be driven by former Team Lotus entrant in Formula 1, Michael Bartels.

The campaign started encouragingly, with 6th place in the third DTM round at Avus and pole position in the inaugural ITC round in Helsinki underlining the new pairing’s competitiveness. The season’s high point was undoubtedly a remarkable weekend at Diepholz, in which Bartels took pole position and won both DTM races, although the remainder was blighted by poor reliability. Nevertheless, Bartels finished the year 10th in the DTM standings, significantly outscoring works Alfa Corse drivers—and fellow former Formula 1 adversaries—Alessandro Nannini and Giancarlo Fisichella, in the process.

For 1996, preparation of chassis number “005” was entrusted to J.A.S. Motorsport, with Bartels retained as its driver. However, the season proved to be a frustrating one; 4th place in Helsinki and two 8th places at Diepholz and Silverstone being the only notable results en route to a lowly 21st-placed finish in the newly combined DTM/ITC standings.

Following the conclusion of its contemporary career, “005” was acquired by Alpi Racing in 2003 before passing into the esteemed competition-focussed collection of Piergiorgio Furlanetto in 2011. In 2017, Sig. Furlanetto sold the car to the vendor, who entrusted it to marque specialists Fabrizio Pandolfi, Lindlmaier Motortechnik and Scuderia GT for chassis, engine and suspension rebuilds respectively, the cost of which totalled almost €170,000.

Now immaculately presented in its iconic 1996-specification Jägermeister livery, and boasting a rebuilt engine and gearbox said to have only been used on the dynamometer since completion, this spectacular Alfa Romeo could rekindle past glories once again, not least in the ever-popular DTM Revival and “Youngtimer” events for which it is ideally suited.