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£ 675,000

1980 Tyrrell 010 Cosworth (with Monaco entry!)


Offered in race-ready condition, this ground-effect, Cosworth DFV-powered Formula 1 car is a well-proven podium contender in historic racing and has an accepted entry to this year’s Monaco Historic Grand Prix.


  • Powered by Cosworth’s iconic DFV engine

  • Gifted by Ken Tyrrell to his former driver, Michele Alboreto, who went on to take three grand prix victories for Ferrari and win the 24 Hours of Le Mans

  • Proudly displayed for several decades inside the Alboreto family home in Italy

  • Purchased directly from the Alboreto family by our vendor in 2015, before a complete restoration by British specialists, CGA/Front Row Racing, for a successful return to historic competition

  • Raced to second place by the vendor in the 2021 and 2022 Monaco Historic Grand Prix

  • Offered in race-ready condition with an entry to the 2024 Monaco Historic Grand Prix

  • Offered with optional driver coaching from Sam Hancock during the Monaco Historic event

  • The car’s current preparer, Front Row Racing, are ready to support the car in Monaco on behalf of the buyer

  • Accompanied by valid FIA HTP papers and a good spares package

  • Eligible for the Monaco Historic Grand Prix, Masters Racing Legends and Monterey Motorsports Reunion


This Car

Gifted directly by Ken Tyrrell to his former star driver, Michele Alboreto, this car with chassis stamp Tyrrell 010/2 stood proudly and undisturbed for many years on a display plinth inside the Alboreto family home in Italy. It remained in situ until long after the Italian driver’s tragic and untimely passing while testing for the Audi sportscar team.

In 2015, the vendor acquired the car directly from Alboreto's widow. The accompanying materials include photographs and a touching video showing the car inside the family home before being carefully disassembled for its removal.

The car was then returned to the UK, where it was restored by British specialists CGA Racing (later known as Front Row Racing) in preparation for a return to competitive life in historic motor sport with our vendor.

In a fitting tribute to Alboreto and his family, the car was adorned with the Imola Ceramica/Tyrrell livery used during the Italian's Formula 1 debut at San Marino, and has since raced with considerable success in the Masters Racing Legends and the Monaco Historic Grand Prix, with second-place finishes in the principality from both the 2021 and 2022 events.


Racing History

According to period records*, Tyrrell 010/2 was used extensively during the 1980 and ’81 seasons. Wearing the iconic colours of appliance manufacturer Candy in 1980 and driven by prominent Irish racer Derek Daly, the records list 8th, 9th, and 11th-place finishes in Long Beach, Zolder, and Paul Ricard, respectively, in addition to a superb 4th in the British Grand Prix at Brands Hatch.

For the 1981 season, 010/2 was reportedly used for a further four grand prix, with Indianapolis 500 winner Eddie Cheever and Argentinian Ricardo Zuninho sharing the car. After a 7th-place finish for Cheever in Kylami and 13th for Zuninho in Argentina, Cheever matched the previous best result with another 4th place in the British Grand Prix, this time held at Silverstone.

Being the first Grand Prix car he ever raced, the Tyrrell 010 held a special spot in the heart of the Italian star, Michele Alboreto, and his spell at Tyrrell launched what became a highly successful Formula 1 career.

Having scored two wins with the British squad, including the very last for the Ford Cosworth DFV engine at the 1983 Detroit Grand Prix, the popular Italian moved to Ferrari in 1984 and remained with the legendary Scuderia until 1988. His three victories from this period make him the last Italian to mount the top step of a Grand Prix podium in a Ferrari.

Following his spell in Formula 1, Alboreto had a successful sports car career, which included a 24 Hours of Le Mans win in 1997 for Porsche, and victory with Audi in the 2001 Sebring 12 Hours. Tragically, the much-loved Italian suffered a fatal accident when his Audi R8 had a catastrophic tyre failure while testing during the 2001 season.

Throughout his illustrious career, Alboreto retained the Tyrrell 010 gifted to him by his former team boss and proudly displayed it in his house where it remained until long after his tragic passing.

Grand Prix 1980 by Ulrich Schwab


Certification & Mileage

  • Offered in race-ready condition and suitably prepared for its participation in the upcoming 2024 Monaco Historic Grand Prix, for which its entry has been accepted

  • A full crack-testing process has been completed in January 2024, with the next one due in January 2026.

  • Accompanied by valid FIA HTP papers, which expire in December 2026

  • The Cosworth DFV engine is 624 km (32,3%) into its recommended 1,930 km rebuild interval (last rebuild conducted by British DFV specialist T-Max)

  • The Hewland gearbox is 1,778 km (74%) into the 2,400 km rebuild interval of its crown-wheel & pinion

  • The fuel cell certification is valid and requires recertification in February 2028

  • The seat belts expire in Dec 2026

  • The fire extinguisher expires in Nov 2025



  • Masters Racing Legends

  • Monaco Historic Grand Prix (Race F - Gilles Villeneuve - for 3.0 litre F1 Grand Prix cars, from 1977 to 1980, Class 2 - for cars designed to exploit the ground effect, equipped with a Ford-Cosworth DFV engine)

  • Monterey Motorsports Reunion


Spare Parts

The car is accompanied by a useful spares package comprising of spare sets of wheels, front and rear wing assemblies, suspension parts, gearbox internals, and more. Full details are available on request.

Asking Price: £675,000 (or near offer)



Keyword Search Terms:

F1, FORMULA 1, Formula One, Monaco, Monaco Historic GP, Monaco Historique, grand prix car


Item Location: UK
Seller: samhancock
Joined May 2017
  Sam Hancock
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Country: United Kingdom
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