1962 Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ "Coda Tronca"SOLD

First of five specially prepared Conrero endurance racing versions. Ex-Scuderia Filipinetti Team Car. Incredible race history including 24 Hours of Le Mans, Nurburging, Spa, Tour de France and much more!

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-First of five special Conrero light-weight endurance racers
-Ex-Scuderia Filipinetti Team Car
-Incredible race history including 24 Hours of Le Mans, Nurburging, Spa, Tour de France and much more
-Alfa Romeo / Auto Delta / Carlo Chitti / Conrero test and development vehicle for the TZ1
-Time-warp original, matching numbers rust and accident free example
-Massive spare parts collection
-Compete records, correspondences, numerous period photos going back to new


1962 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Zagato "SZ2 Coda Tronca”
Year 1962
Make Alfa Romeo
Model Giulietta Sprint Veloce Zagato (2nd version)
Coachwork Carrozzoria Zagato
Body No 422
Type Tipo 101.26 "Coda Tronca"
Production Sequence 9th of 48 completed
Chassis No AR10126★00181★
Engine No AR00120★01655★
Conrero Engine No 667
Engine Internal No B11
Gearbox No 5M77757
Gearbox Match Nos 118/118
Differential No 50306
Differential Internal No 22 M
Exterior Color Grigio (Grey)
Interior Color Black Vinyl
Dealer Alfa Romeo Lugano (Station du Salon)
Alfa Romeo Completion December 1st, 1961
Conrero Completion February 9th, 1962
Delivered February 13th, 1962
Original Registration “GE-32342” Geneva, Switzerland
Later Registration “GE-2674” Geneva Switzerland
Current Registration “GE-500031” Geneva, Switzerland
Vehicle Weight 857 kilograms / 1,889 lbs
Mileage 82,994 Kilometers / 51,552 Miles

Additional Details:
Spare Rim Borrani Light-Alloy-Magnesium
Spare Rim Size 15 x 4 1/2 K
Fitted Rims Campagnolo Light-Alloy-Magnesium
Rim Nos 40233 (Magnesium Type 3 N5 7 & 5 N4 7)
Carburetors Webber 40 DCOE 2 (s/ns 6234 & 5821)
Steering Box Type 7316. 200. 245
Steering Box No 659915
Steering Box Date Code 8/61 (August 1961)
Cylinder Head Nos B1 & 58

Ownership History:
1962 1965 Armand Schäfer Geneva, Switzerland
1965 1967 Scuderia Filipinetti Geneva, Switzerland
1967 1969 Daniel Staudhammer Geneva, Switzerland
1969 1982 Mario Campana Geneva, Switzerland
1982 2020 Francois Worm Geneva, Switzerland

Summery of the Conrero Modifications to ★00181★:
-Covered Headlight version bodywork with two sets of clear and hard light covers
-Extensive lightening of entire vehicle bring weight down to just 857 kilograms / 1,889 lbs
-Rear wheel trailing mud flaps
-Three-piece, under-body “belly pans / windage trays”
-Outside fuel filler
-100-liter, baffled, angled and aerodynamic fuel tank
-smaller diameter steering wheel
-Rake adjustable, driver’s side seat
-Engine compression ratio to 10.6:1
-Special Bogo Pistons
-Special cams with 10.6MM lift
-Special Oil pump and oil system
-Larger, heavily finned, magnesium oil sump and spacer
-Revised carburetor settings and 31mm choke tubes
-Special intake plenum
-Revised cam and ignition timing
-Distributor advance and recurved settings
-Special exhaust headers and system
-Revised cermetalic brake pads and linings
-Special rear wider brake drums and brake linings
-Revised gearbox ratios
-Revised rear axle final drive ratio

AR10126★00181★ Individual History:
Armand Schaefer, sometimes spelt Armand “Schäfer" in some listings, was a local Geneva businessman and racing enthusiast but not so experienced. In 1961 he began discussing a plan with his local Alfa Romeo distributor in Lugano (Station du Salon) to oder a new SZ2. He then communicated directly with Virgilio Conrero discussing his plans for the 1962 race season before deciding to complete the purchase. Conrero asked him what his goals were and gave him a proposal for modifications to his new Alfa Romeo to make it more competitive.

Schaefer placed an order for his SZ2 via Alfa Romeo Lugano in November of 1961. The order specified “endurance race preparation by Conrero” post-completion by Alfa Romeo. Alfa Romeo records record the car was completed by them on December 1st, 1961 and the car delivered to Conrero in Turin, Italy for further modification. The car was extensively modified with the engine being rebuilt to a higher state of tune, modified camshafts, ignition timing, carburetor modifications, oil pump modification, exhaust system modifications. 100 liter fuel tank (80 liters plus 20 liters reserve.) Outside fuel filler through the rear center of the back of the car (also done on serial number 00184.) Conrero further modified three additional cars to endurance racing specs, these were 00191, 00197 and 00205. The main difference for these three is the outside fuel filler was moved to the right rear fender as it was impossible to remove the spare tire through the rear with the fuel filler in the middle of the back of the car.

Conrero spent much time and work on Schaefer’s new Alfa, modifying and fitting a 100-liter fuel tank that required a third locating and securing strap. He also hand fabricated three unique, large aluminum under trays or belly pans to cover the underside and suspension of the car. These met up seamlessly at the front of the over-sized fuel tank which likewise mated up perfectly and flush with the rear lower bodywork. Conrero claimed these aerodynamic under body panels dramatically improved under-body airflow to the rear Kamm tail and this allowed for a 14kph increase in top speed.

Conrero also installed a taller final driver ratio and modified the gear ratios on the gearbox. A set of all magnesium Campagnolo rims were installed. Conrero also installed a third windshield wiper motor, arm and blade at the leading edge of the roof in the center front timed to pass between the strokes of the two main wipers. For what ever reason, the motor, blade and arm was removed and never seen in any period photos yet you can still see the post to mount the wiper arm in numerous period photos of the car that survive.

Conrero invoiced and was paid for the work he did on Schaefer’s new Alfa on February 9th of 1962 and Schaefer took deliver from Carl Foitek’s Ferrari dealership and not Station du Salon were he ordered it a few days later on February 13th. The cars original colors were Grigio or Grigio Metallic depending on who you ask and it initially had a red interior. The original interior is still fitted to the car but it has been dyed black, but red is showing through in many areas. Initial registration was on Swiss plates, "GE-32342" and later to "GE-2674.” The registration may have changed when Schaefer changed his ownership from private individual to a business and this also coincided when the Scuderia Filipinetti’s race manager, Claude Sage invited him to join the newly formed Scuderia Filipinetti.

The official relationship according to race manager Claude Sage would be for the Scuderia Filipinetti to arrange for all race entries and providing logistic support to and from the races entered. Maintenance and repairs would be supervised and performed by Virgilio Conrero, who by 1963 had become very good friends with Schaefer. Conrero also had maintenance and repairs done frequently at Carl Foitek’s Ferrari facility in-between races.

Early in 1962, Conrero and another Alfa Romeo tuner, Carlo Facetti were approached by Carlo Chitti and Alfa Romeo officials who offered assistance if they helped test and develop 1600cc engines for the new TZ1. Facetti provided two engines and Conrero provided a third which would end up being fitted in February of 1962 to Schaefer’s SZ2.

It was Carl Foitek’s Ferrari dealership that removed the original 1300cc engine in February of 1962 and then fitted the Conrero race prepared 1600cc engine. The car was entered this way formally by Claude Sage for the 24 Hours of Le Mans and like several other races in the Spring of 1963. For Le Mans, all of the entry and all of the inspection records identify Schaefer’s Alfa Romeo as a Sports Prototype and not a GT car. The other two Alfas entered also had 1600cc engines but these were Faceti engines and they were entered as GT cars and not Prototypes. The only significant difference between Schaefer’s SZ2 and the other two was the under body belly pans fitted by Conrero.

For some reason after the Le Mans race, the ACO changed Schaefer’s entry at Le Mans from Prototype to the “GT” category. This could have been simply a typo. We may never know for sure. After Le Mans, Schaefer’s Alfa was returned by the Scuderia Filipinetti to Foitek’s Ferrari dealership where the original engine was reinstalled. It would remain with the car the rest of its life and remains there to this day.

At the end of the 1963 Season, Conrero rebuilt the engine and gearbox and Foitek reinstalled them. The car was stored over the winter at the Scuderia Filipinetti. Claude Sage had instructions from Schaefer to enter the car in several races for 1964. Unfortunately, early in 1964, Schaefer was testing a new Lotus and had a bad crash and roll-over. This essentially ended his race career, however he apparently did enter a rally in 1968 or 1969 in a Triumph.

The Alfa Romeo remained stored at the Scuderia Filipinetti until 1967. Rather than paying storage fees to the Scuderia Filipinetti, Schaefer sold the car to them and they immediately sold it to fellow Geneva resident Daniel Staudhammer, a young and enthusiastic individual, but he was deeply over his head. He could barely drive the car and was shocked that it would not run on regular petrol but required 110 octane, aviation fuel due to the extremely high compression pistons and radical cam timing and ignition timing. After just two years, he sold the car to car enthusiast Mario Campana. Campana would occasionally take the car out for high speed runs down a well know road on the outskirts of Geneva. It was here that future owner Francois Henri Worm first saw the car and many years later would become its long-term caretaker prior to our recent purchase.

The Scuderia Filipinetti was a Swiss motor racing team that competed in sports car and Formula One racing from 1962 to 1973. It had been founded by gentleman racer and businessman, Georges Filipinetti and for a decade, fielded some of the best drivers and best prepared race cars to ever hit the track. Sadly Filipinetti passed away in 1973 and the organization disbanded with the passing of its patron.

Motore Conrero was founded by Virgilio Conrero on the outskirts of Turin, Italy. His garage became most famous for their highly-tuned, racing Alfa Romeos in the 1950s. He and his engineers were famous for being able to take the best and fastest cars Alfa Romeo could build and making them faster. His services were as such in great demand and it was most fortunate that Schäfer befriended Conrero.

Schaefer initially achieved no signifiant results in his early races, but gained valuable experience. However with direct support from both the Scuderia Filipinetti and Karl Foitek and most importantly, Virgilio Conrero, Schaefer would soon enter his most successful racing period. In the span of less than two years, he completed in the following races:

AR10126★00181★ Race History:
The first know appearance of 00181 took place on April 13th to the 15th, 1962 at the Montlhéry high bank track on the outskirts of Paris, France. The Swiss Motorsport Club, S.A.R. had arranged for a racing school session which was attended by Schaefer. Schaefer then entered a series of rallies, races and hillclimbs, often accompanied by his friend and navigator, Georges Casaro.

At the end of the 1962 Season, Schaefer was invited by Claude Sage, race manger of the Scuderia Filipinetti to join the newly formed team which he readily accepted. As noted above, in February of 1962, Schaefer agreed to allow a TZ1 prototype 1600cc engine to be fitted to his car. The engine had been provided by Carlo Chitti head of Autodelta and it was race tuned by Conrero and installed by Karl Foitek’s Ferrari mechanics. The car raced in several events with this engine and on April 6 and 7th, the car was tested at high speed at Monza. Drivers’s at this test season included Schaefer, Karl Foitek and Andre Knoerr.

1962
Date Race Entrant Drivers No Results

? Course de Cote du Monte-Dore Ecurie La Meute Armand Schäfer 80 ?
? Coupe du Salon Ecurie La Meute Armand Schäfer ? ?
? Coupe du Charade Ecurie La Meute Armand Schäfer ? ?
? Ollon Villars Hill Climb Ecurie La Meute Armand Schäfer ? ?
? Course de Cote de Chamrousse Ecurie La Meute Armand Schäfer ? ?
? Solitude - Rennen Ecurie La Meute Armand Schäfer 46 ?
? Slalom et Courses de Cotes Suite Ecurie La Meute Armand Schäfer ? ?
Oct. 19-21, 1962 Geneva International Rally Ecurie La Meute Armand Schäfer / Georges Casaro 158 ?

1963
May 12th, 1963 500KMS of Spa Scuderia Filipinetti Armand Schäfer 15 11th OA / 2nd in Class
May 19th, 1963 1000KMS of Nurburgring Scuderia Filipinetti Armand Schäfer / Andre Knoerr 9 23rd OA
June 16th, 1963 24 Hours of Le Mans Scuderia Filipinetti Armand Schäfer / Karl Foitek 36 DNF
June 30th, 1964 Rally Evian-Mont Blanc Scuderia Filipinetti Armand Schäfer ? DNF
July 7th, 1963 Trophée d’Auvergne Scuderia Filipinetti Armand Schäfer 66 DNF
July 28th, 1963 Grand Prix der Solitude Scuderia Filipinetti Armand Schäfer ? 13th OA
August 4th, 1963 Geneva International Rally Scuderia Filipinetti Armand Schäfer / Georges Casaro 199 ?
August 25th, 1963 Ollon Villars Hill Climb Scuderia Filipinetti Armand Schäfer 71 DNS
Sept. 22nd, 1963 Tour de France Scuderia Filipinetti Armand Schäfer / Georges Casaro 133 DNF

At the Tour de France, which was run over a eight-day period, beginning on September 14th and ending on September 22nd, Schäfer and Casaro competed in seven individual races with the following results:

-Nurburgring Scuderia Filipinetti Armand Schäfer / Georges Casaro 133 19th in class
-Spa Scuderia Filipinetti Armand Schäfer / Georges Casaro 133 20th in class
-Rouen Scuderia Filipinetti Armand Schäfer / Georges Casaro 133 20th in class
-Le Mans Scuderia Filipinetti Armand Schäfer / Georges Casaro 133 14th in class
-Aubisque Scuderia Filipinetti Armand Schäfer / Georges Casaro 133 9th in class
-Tourmalet Scuderia Filipinetti Armand Schäfer / Georges Casaro 133 16th in class
-Pau Scuderia Filipinetti Armand Schäfer / Georges Casaro 133 11th in class
-Albi Scuderia Filipinetti Armand Schäfer / Georges Casaro 133 9th in class

For assistance in bidding for this vehicle, please contact me.

Kind regards always,

Bill Noon

Symbolic International
At Veloce Motors Vault
9340 Dowdy Drive Suite 102
San Diego, California 92126 USA

Phone 619 840 7811
Email bill@symbolicinternational.com
Website www.symbolicinternational.com

Reference Number 626002

as of 9/19/2020

Overview
Car 1962 Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ "Coda Tronca"
VIN AR10126★00181★ 
Small Series  9 of 48 
Exterior / Interior Color Grigio /      Black  
Registration GE-500031 
Condition Exceptional 
Mileage 82.994 km 
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
Transmission Manual Shift 
Options Competition: Racing Seats
Interior: Vinyl interior 
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Known History

This vehicle now open for bidding at www.bringatrailer.com

 

-First of five special Conrero light-weight endurance racers

-Ex-Scuderia Filipinetti Team Car

-Incredible race history including 24 Hours of Le Mans, Nurburging, Spa, Tour de France and much more

-Alfa Romeo / Auto Delta / Carlo Chitti / Conrero test and development vehicle for the TZ1

-Time-warp original, matching numbers rust and accident free example

-Massive spare parts collection

-Compete records, correspondences, numerous period photos going back to new

 

 

1962 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Zagato "SZ2 Coda Tronca”

Year 1962

Make Alfa Romeo

Model Giulietta Sprint Veloce Zagato (2nd version)

Coachwork Carrozzoria Zagato

Body No 422

Type Tipo 101.26 "Coda Tronca"

Production Sequence 9th of 48 completed

Chassis No AR10126★00181★

Engine No AR00120★01655★

Conrero Engine No 667

Engine Internal No B11

Gearbox No 5M77757

Gearbox Match Nos 118/118

Differential No 50306

Differential Internal No 22 M

Exterior Color Grigio (Grey)

Interior Color Black Vinyl

Dealer Alfa Romeo Lugano (Station du Salon)

Alfa Romeo Completion December 1st, 1961

Conrero Completion February 9th, 1962

Delivered February 13th, 1962

Original Registration “GE-32342” Geneva, Switzerland

Later Registration “GE-2674” Geneva Switzerland

Current Registration “GE-500031” Geneva, Switzerland

Vehicle Weight 857 kilograms / 1,889 lbs

Mileage 82,994 Kilometers / 51,552 Miles

 

Additional Details:

Spare Rim Borrani Light-Alloy-Magnesium

Spare Rim Size 15 x 4 1/2 K

Fitted Rims Campagnolo Light-Alloy-Magnesium

Rim Nos 40233 (Magnesium Type 3 N5 7 & 5 N4 7)

Carburetors Webber 40 DCOE 2 (s/ns 6234 & 5821)

Steering Box Type 7316. 200. 245

Steering Box No 659915

Steering Box Date Code 8/61 (August 1961)

Cylinder Head Nos B1 & 58

 

Ownership History:

1962 1965 Armand Schäfer Geneva, Switzerland

1965 1967 Scuderia Filipinetti Geneva, Switzerland

1967 1969 Daniel Staudhammer Geneva, Switzerland

1969 1982 Mario Campana Geneva, Switzerland

1982 2020 Francois Worm Geneva, Switzerland

 

Summery of the Conrero Modifications to ★00181★:

-Covered Headlight version bodywork with two sets of clear and hard light covers

-Extensive lightening of entire vehicle bring weight down to just 857 kilograms / 1,889 lbs

-Rear wheel trailing mud flaps

-Three-piece, under-body “belly pans / windage trays”

-Outside fuel filler

-100-liter, baffled, angled and aerodynamic fuel tank

-smaller diameter steering wheel

-Rake adjustable, driver’s side seat

-Engine compression ratio to 10.6:1

-Special Bogo Pistons

-Special cams with 10.6MM lift

-Special Oil pump and oil system

-Larger, heavily finned, magnesium oil sump and spacer

-Revised carburetor settings and 31mm choke tubes

-Special intake plenum

-Revised cam and ignition timing

-Distributor advance and recurved settings

-Special exhaust headers and system

-Revised cermetalic brake pads and linings

-Special rear wider brake drums and brake linings

-Revised gearbox ratios

-Revised rear axle final drive ratio

 

AR10126★00181★ Individual History:

Armand Schaefer, sometimes spelt Armand “Schäfer" in some listings, was a local Geneva businessman and racing enthusiast but not so experienced. In 1961 he began discussing a plan with his local Alfa Romeo distributor in Lugano (Station du Salon) to oder a new SZ2. He then communicated directly with Virgilio Conrero discussing his plans for the 1962 race season before deciding to complete the purchase. Conrero asked him what his goals were and gave him a proposal for modifications to his new Alfa Romeo to make it more competitive.

 

Schaefer placed an order for his SZ2 via Alfa Romeo Lugano in November of 1961. The order specified “endurance race preparation by Conrero” post-completion by Alfa Romeo. Alfa Romeo records record the car was completed by them on December 1st, 1961 and the car delivered to Conrero in Turin, Italy for further modification. The car was extensively modified with the engine being rebuilt to a higher state of tune, modified camshafts, ignition timing, carburetor modifications, oil pump modification, exhaust system modifications. 100 liter fuel tank (80 liters plus 20 liters reserve.) Outside fuel filler through the rear center of the back of the car (also done on serial number 00184.) Conrero further modified three additional cars to endurance racing specs, these were 00191, 00197 and 00205. The main difference for these three is the outside fuel filler was moved to the right rear fender as it was impossible to remove the spare tire through the rear with the fuel filler in the middle of the back of the car.

 

Conrero spent much time and work on Schaefer’s new Alfa, modifying and fitting a 100-liter fuel tank that required a third locating and securing strap. He also hand fabricated three unique, large aluminum under trays or belly pans to cover the underside and suspension of the car. These met up seamlessly at the front of the over-sized fuel tank which likewise mated up perfectly and flush with the rear lower bodywork. Conrero claimed these aerodynamic under body panels dramatically improved under-body airflow to the rear Kamm tail and this allowed for a 14kph increase in top speed.

 

Conrero also installed a taller final driver ratio and modified the gear ratios on the gearbox. A set of all magnesium Campagnolo rims were installed. Conrero also installed a third windshield wiper motor, arm and blade at the leading edge of the roof in the center front timed to pass between the strokes of the two main wipers. For what ever reason, the motor, blade and arm was removed and never seen in any period photos yet you can still see the post to mount the wiper arm in numerous period photos of the car that survive.

 

Conrero invoiced and was paid for the work he did on Schaefer’s new Alfa on February 9th of 1962 and Schaefer took deliver from Carl Foitek’s Ferrari dealership and not Station du Salon were he ordered it a few days later on February 13th. The cars original colors were Grigio or Grigio Metallic depending on who you ask and it initially had a red interior. The original interior is still fitted to the car but it has been dyed black, but red is showing through in many areas. Initial registration was on Swiss plates, "GE-32342" and later to "GE-2674.” The registration may have changed when Schaefer changed his ownership from private individual to a business and this also coincided when the Scuderia Filipinetti’s race manager, Claude Sage invited him to join the newly formed Scuderia Filipinetti.

 

The official relationship according to race manager Claude Sage would be for the Scuderia Filipinetti to arrange for all race entries and providing logistic support to and from the races entered. Maintenance and repairs would be supervised and performed by Virgilio Conrero, who by 1963 had become very good friends with Schaefer. Conrero also had maintenance and repairs done frequently at Carl Foitek’s Ferrari facility in-between races.

 

Early in 1962, Conrero and another Alfa Romeo tuner, Carlo Facetti were approached by Carlo Chitti and Alfa Romeo officials who offered assistance if they helped test and develop 1600cc engines for the new TZ1. Facetti provided two engines and Conrero provided a third which would end up being fitted in February of 1962 to Schaefer’s SZ2.

 

It was Carl Foitek’s Ferrari dealership that removed the original 1300cc engine in February of 1962 and then fitted the Conrero race prepared 1600cc engine. The car was entered this way formally by Claude Sage for the 24 Hours of Le Mans and like several other races in the Spring of 1963. For Le Mans, all of the entry and all of the inspection records identify Schaefer’s Alfa Romeo as a Sports Prototype and not a GT car. The other two Alfas entered also had 1600cc engines but these were Faceti engines and they were entered as GT cars and not Prototypes. The only significant difference between Schaefer’s SZ2 and the other two was the under body belly pans fitted by Conrero.

 

For some reason after the Le Mans race, the ACO changed Schaefer’s entry at Le Mans from Prototype to the “GT” category. This could have been simply a typo. We may never know for sure. After Le Mans, Schaefer’s Alfa was returned by the Scuderia Filipinetti to Foitek’s Ferrari dealership where the original engine was reinstalled. It would remain with the car the rest of its life and remains there to this day.

 

At the end of the 1963 Season, Conrero rebuilt the engine and gearbox and Foitek reinstalled them. The car was stored over the winter at the Scuderia Filipinetti. Claude Sage had instructions from Schaefer to enter the car in several races for 1964. Unfortunately, early in 1964, Schaefer was testing a new Lotus and had a bad crash and roll-over. This essentially ended his race career, however he apparently did enter a rally in 1968 or 1969 in a Triumph.

 

The Alfa Romeo remained stored at the Scuderia Filipinetti until 1967. Rather than paying storage fees to the Scuderia Filipinetti, Schaefer sold the car to them and they immediately sold it to fellow Geneva resident Daniel Staudhammer, a young and enthusiastic individual, but he was deeply over his head. He could barely drive the car and was shocked that it would not run on regular petrol but required 110 octane, aviation fuel due to the extremely high compression pistons and radical cam timing and ignition timing. After just two years, he sold the car to car enthusiast Mario Campana. Campana would occasionally take the car out for high speed runs down a well know road on the outskirts of Geneva. It was here that future owner Francois Henri Worm first saw the car and many years later would become its long-term caretaker prior to our recent purchase.

 

The Scuderia Filipinetti was a Swiss motor racing team that competed in sports car and Formula One racing from 1962 to 1973. It had been founded by gentleman racer and businessman, Georges Filipinetti and for a decade, fielded some of the best drivers and best prepared race cars to ever hit the track. Sadly Filipinetti passed away in 1973 and the organization disbanded with the passing of its patron.

 

Motore Conrero was founded by Virgilio Conrero on the outskirts of Turin, Italy. His garage became most famous for their highly-tuned, racing Alfa Romeos in the 1950s. He and his engineers were famous for being able to take the best and fastest cars Alfa Romeo could build and making them faster. His services were as such in great demand and it was most fortunate that Schäfer befriended Conrero.

 

Schaefer initially achieved no signifiant results in his early races, but gained valuable experience. However with direct support from both the Scuderia Filipinetti and Karl Foitek and most importantly, Virgilio Conrero, Schaefer would soon enter his most successful racing period. In the span of less than two years, he completed in the following races:

 

AR10126★00181★ Race History:

The first know appearance of 00181 took place on April 13th to the 15th, 1962 at the Montlhéry high bank track on the outskirts of Paris, France. The Swiss Motorsport Club, S.A.R. had arranged for a racing school session which was attended by Schaefer. Schaefer then entered a series of rallies, races and hillclimbs, often accompanied by his friend and navigator, Georges Casaro.

 

At the end of the 1962 Season, Schaefer was invited by Claude Sage, race manger of the Scuderia Filipinetti to join the newly formed team which he readily accepted. As noted above, in February of 1962, Schaefer agreed to allow a TZ1 prototype 1600cc engine to be fitted to his car. The engine had been provided by Carlo Chitti head of Autodelta and it was race tuned by Conrero and installed by Karl Foitek’s Ferrari mechanics. The car raced in several events with this engine and on April 6 and 7th, the car was tested at high speed at Monza. Drivers’s at this test season included Schaefer, Karl Foitek and Andre Knoerr.

 

1962

Date Race Entrant Drivers No Results

 

? Course de Cote du Monte-Dore Ecurie La Meute Armand Schäfer 80 ?

? Coupe du Salon Ecurie La Meute Armand Schäfer ? ?

? Coupe du Charade Ecurie La Meute Armand Schäfer ? ?

? Ollon Villars Hill Climb Ecurie La Meute Armand Schäfer ? ?

? Course de Cote de Chamrousse Ecurie La Meute Armand Schäfer ? ?

? Solitude - Rennen Ecurie La Meute Armand Schäfer 46 ?

? Slalom et Courses de Cotes Suite Ecurie La Meute Armand Schäfer ? ?

Oct. 19-21, 1962 Geneva International Rally Ecurie La Meute Armand Schäfer / Georges Casaro 158 ?

 

1963

May 12th, 1963 500KMS of Spa Scuderia Filipinetti Armand Schäfer 15 11th OA / 2nd in Class

May 19th, 1963 1000KMS of Nurburgring Scuderia Filipinetti Armand Schäfer / Andre Knoerr 9 23rd OA

June 16th, 1963 24 Hours of Le Mans Scuderia Filipinetti Armand Schäfer / Karl Foitek 36 DNF

June 30th, 1964 Rally Evian-Mont Blanc Scuderia Filipinetti Armand Schäfer ? DNF

July 7th, 1963 Trophée d’Auvergne Scuderia Filipinetti Armand Schäfer 66 DNF

July 28th, 1963 Grand Prix der Solitude Scuderia Filipinetti Armand Schäfer ? 13th OA

August 4th, 1963 Geneva International Rally Scuderia Filipinetti Armand Schäfer / Georges Casaro 199 ?

August 25th, 1963 Ollon Villars Hill Climb Scuderia Filipinetti Armand Schäfer 71 DNS

Sept. 22nd, 1963 Tour de France Scuderia Filipinetti Armand Schäfer / Georges Casaro 133 DNF

 

At the Tour de France, which was run over a eight-day period, beginning on September 14th and ending on September 22nd, Schäfer and Casaro competed in seven individual races with the following results:

 

-Nurburgring Scuderia Filipinetti Armand Schäfer / Georges Casaro 133 19th in class

-Spa Scuderia Filipinetti Armand Schäfer / Georges Casaro 133 20th in class

-Rouen Scuderia Filipinetti Armand Schäfer / Georges Casaro 133 20th in class

-Le Mans Scuderia Filipinetti Armand Schäfer / Georges Casaro 133 14th in class

-Aubisque Scuderia Filipinetti Armand Schäfer / Georges Casaro 133 9th in class

-Tourmalet Scuderia Filipinetti Armand Schäfer / Georges Casaro 133 16th in class

-Pau Scuderia Filipinetti Armand Schäfer / Georges Casaro 133 11th in class

-Albi Scuderia Filipinetti Armand Schäfer / Georges Casaro 133 9th in class

 

For assistance in bidding for this vehicle, please contact me.

 

Kind regards always,

 

Bill Noon

 

Symbolic International

At Veloce Motors Vault

9340 Dowdy Drive Suite 102

San Diego, California 92126 USA

 

Phone 619 840 7811

Email bill@symbolicinternational.com

Website www.symbolicinternational.com