DescriptionIt went to Antoine Rafaelli then almost immediately purchased by A. Maeght who kept it until 2001 in his museum at Mougins. In 2001 the Matra changed hands and went to its third owner who entered it at the Monaco Grand Prix Historique in 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2008. It performed remarkably in 2008, winning its category.
MS120/04 was entirely rebuilt and is today the only MS120 race ready into fully original specifications. The engine is in perfect condition and faithfully to the Matra V12’s legend with this typical and fabulous sound.
The MS120s are really part of the pinnacle of historic Formula 1s and would be welcome by high class events organisers such as Monaco Grand Prix or Goodwood Festival.
Model historyThis oustanding MS120 chassis number 04 was built as a “B” version in 1971 and raced the 1970 season with Chris Amon, which debuted by a Victory at the Argentina Grand Prix, though it was not at that time figuring at the official F1 calendar. Amon then scored one podium and a lot of points at the championship with this car.
In 1972 this MS120 was upgraded into “C” specifications with different body and engine, Amon drove it again in two Grand Prix finishing 6th at Monaco under terribly wet conditions and 4th at Brands Hatch. It was then retired from racing and kept by Matra until 1979.