Extremely rare 1969 John Wyer Gulf Mirage M2/300/03 BRM V-12 to be auctioned off in Saratoga Springs this September
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (May 8, 2019) — The Saratoga Automobile Museum is excited to announce its newest consignment for the 2019 Saratoga Auto Auction; the 1969 John Wyer built Gulf Mirage M2/300/03 with BRM V-12 engine. This race car is one of only three produced by John Wyer Automotive Engineering for the 1969 World Sports Car Championship.
This Gulf Mirage is the only remaining Wyer Mirage that has been returned to its original, as raced, condition. The car is a complete, fresh concours restoration with an emphasis on originality and authenticity. This car was raced during the 1969 season with David Hobbs and Mike Hailwood behind the wheel. The Mirage M2 was the most successful of the three cars that had been built.
“We are honored to have this racing legend heading to our third annual Saratoga Auto Auction in September” said Bill Windham, auction director. “The sale of this Mirage will certainly be another entry into the history books for this incredible racing machine.”
The car boasts a freshened BRM V12 2998/182.9 cid engine producing 315 b.h.p. at 10,599 r.p.m. with a ZF 5DS24 five-speed gearbox. The Mirage’s chassis consists of aluminum monocoque with a rear subframe. Car in trace trim weighs 1,654 pounds.
This is the first time that this Mirage M2 has been offered for public sale. The Mirage M2 has been shown at various concours and auto shows, including; Monterrey Historic, Sebring, Amelia Island, Greenwich, Monticello, Radnor Hunt, as well as the Simeone Museum. It is highly unusual that an iconic John Wyer Gulf racing car is offered for sale. The Mirage presents a tremendous opportunity to own a part of that racing legacy in race ready condition.
In addition to this fully restored and racetrack ready Mirage, racing legend and former driver of this Mirage, David Hobbs will be on hand at the 2019 Saratoga Auto Auction to talk with fans about his experiences driving this piece of automotive history.
Questions about this Mirage M2, the 2019 auction or current consignments can be made by calling Bill Windham at (518) 587–1935 extension 22 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2019 Saratoga Auto Auction, in support of and presented by the Saratoga Automobile Museum, is happening Sept. 20 and 21 at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. The auction will have more than 300 vehicles available for bid. There will be opportunities to bid in person, online, over the phone, or via proxy. To learn more, register to bid, or consign a vehicle for the Saratoga Auto Auction, visit saratogaautoauction.org.