ADDED: July 30, 2023
Car Details
Category Race Car
Type Formula & Prototypes
Year 1987
Mileage N/A
Transmission N/A
Stock id 5931
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1987 March 87B

Built as a F3000 car for 1987 and raced in Japan by M. Hasemi in the Japanese F3000 series. Maintained by ELG Engineering in Japan, the group who maintained cars for McLaren in Asia. Would have had a DFV at the time.

I developed the BMW V12 from a M73 motor as used in the 750 or 850 series in the late 80-mid 90s. The fuel injection, oil system, ignition, adapters, flywheel, fuel and oil pumps, headers, etc. are all custom made for the car. The all-aluminum engine is basically stock otherwise with a redline of 6-6500 RPM and estimated HP of 375-400 HP.I have one completely unused motor that only needs the accessories, etc transferred over from the motor that is in the car to be used if it is ever needed. The current motor has run untouched for 7 years with no issues. While the motor is physically larger the car weighs no more than it did with the Cosworth DFV V8 at 1275 lbs dry.

It comes with 3 sets of wheels, a complete spare nose and wings, a complete rear wing assembly with end plates and flaps, about 50 sets of gears and a new ring and pinion from Hewland as a spare. It also has two additional motors.

It has been featured in “Roundel”, the BMW National Car Club magazine, was “Pick of the Liter” from Vintage Motorsports magazine.

It has been raced with VARA, SVRA, SOVREN, HSR, VSCDA and CSRG with strong results and nearly no DNFs at Fontana, Laguna Seca, Sears Point, Portland, Willow Springs, Road America, Thunderhill and Buttonwillow. It draws a large crowd anywhere we run the car.


The 1987 International Formula 3000 season was the third season of FIA Formula 3000 motor racing. It featured the 1987 Formula 3000 Intercontinental Championship,[1] which was contested over an eleven round series in which 23 different teams, 53 different drivers, 4 different chassis constructors and 3 different engines manufacturers competed. The championship was won by Stefano Modena who drove a March 87B Ford Cosworth for Onyx Racing.

The 1987 Japanese Formula 3000 Championship was contested over 9 rounds. 17 different teams, 22 different drivers, 2 different chassis and 3 different engines competed.