The Old Racing Car Company was launched in 2006 following the decision by Max Mosley, then head of the FIA, to allow ‘tool room’ copies, or recreations, to race in historic events.
Though controversial at the time the introduction of Historical Technical Passport (HTP) showed great foresight, as the rapidly rising values of historic race cars, like the Jaguar D-Type and Ferrari 250 GTO left owners with the dilemma of whether they should continue to race or retire their priceless investments. FIA-approved recreations gave owners the option to compete in a ‘clone’ of their own car, while protecting the original, and in this way the ‘tool room copy’ has helped sustain exciting and exotic grids at events around the world.
During this time The Old Racing Car Company has sold a number of FIA recreations, and we are proud to include several Goodwood Revival race winners among these, including a Lotus 19 Montecarlo and a 250 GTO, and we continue to source particularly rare examples for customers from and for private collections around the world.
ORC also deals in original automobiles and racing cars and these have included a variety of rare examples from a 1907 Diatto-Clement and 1951 Ferrari Monoposto, to a Bugatti T35B and a Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback. As most of our inventory is sold on consignment, often on behalf of collectors here and abroad, we always aim to have an interesting and diverse inventory on show at our premises in rural Norfolk, from where we have operated for over a decade.
This year ORC has expanded with the launch of a new showroom in Costa Mesa, Southern California, and so now we can offer buyers an even greater selection of cars, and for our clients an even bigger market place in which to sell their cars.
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