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SFr 390,000

Cheetha G601-1 (Le Mans 1976 / 77 / 79)


This late seventies group 6 prototype car (one of two built) has been completely restored rebuild (engine 2.5 hours, gearbox 2.5 hours, new CWP, new F1 ignition,...) and is sold in full race-ready condition. It running by 300hp 2.0 liter Cosworth BDG (Richardson) and a current fuel cell, fire extinguisher system and crack testing report 2022. The car was maintenanced regardless of costs over the last years and finished with many podiums.

The car is well documented and even has its original car passport. It also has its new FIA papers (valid to 2033) and comes with an extensive spares package which consists of multiple sets of wheels, new bodywork and even includes the compleat bodywork moulds !
Being one of only two Cheetah G601 made, 601/1 has a distinctive racing career which includes 3 participations to the Le Mans 24hrs. As such, it would be a rare and welcome entry for Le Mans Classic and participant to historic race series such as CER and Masters.


Cheetah Automobiles of Switzerland was started up by Lausanne based Swiss-American engineer Chuck Graemiger. Graemiger started out in motorsport in 1964 hill-climbing in the Swiss championship in a Lotus Elite. This was followed by a Sunbeam Imp and then the Imp powered Costin-Nathan sports car in 1967 & '68 before switching to a Chevron B8 which he campaigned until 1970. The following year he raced the one-off British built Daren Mk3 for a season before retiring from competitive driving to start up his own business, Cheetah Automobiles. First car built in 1974, the 01G and was based on what he learned from racing the Daren Mk3. This was followed by the G501 in 1975 and then the G601 of 1976, which two were built., and then a final Gp6 car, the G602. Two Group C cars were then built, the G603 with Cosworth DFV, and the G604 powered by the Aston Martin V8. The company folded in 1986 and all the cars were sold off. It is thought around 10 cars were built in total, although we have only ever counted 7. Not to be confused with the Cheetah built in the '60s by Bill Thomas in California, or the clubmans car built in Australia in the '70s by Derek Fry. Chassis 601/1 has participated in the 24hr of Le Mans multiple times between 1976 and 1979.

General figures: 

Data covers years:         1976-1980

Numbers of evernts:     24 (including 4 races where did not start 

Total entries:                    29


1st (16.4.1979 Nogaro / Daniel Billard (F))

1st (1.5.1979 Mafny-Cours / Daniel Billard (F))

Most frequent drivers:

Daniel Brillat (16), Sandro Plastina (5), Jean-Pierre Aeschlimann (4), Mario Luini (4), Eric Vuagnat (4), Philippe Roux (4), Marc Frischknecht (2), Philippe Jeanneret (2), Kurt W. Frischknecht (1), Jean-Pierre Pochon (1), François Trisconi (1), "Depnic" (1), Michel Guicherd (1), Peter Bernhard (1), Klaus Walz (1), Hubert Striebig (1), Jean-Daniel Grandjean (1), Michel Degoumois (1)

Keyword Search Terms:

Le Mans, CER, Masters, Plateau 6, Peter Auto, CER2


Item Location: Basel / Switzerland
Seller: KHuggenberg
Joined February 2024
  Kaspar Huggenberg
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Country: Switzerland
City: Horgen
Phone: +41763910881
Condition Rebuilt
Trade or Private: Private
Price: SFr390,000
Added: 06/03/2024
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