1957 Arnott-Climax 1100 GT – Gooding & Co. Pebble Beach 2017 Preview


Have you ever laid eyes on a more beautiful teardrop racer?

Competing with the likes of the Porsche 356 and other micro-lights was a tough game in the late 1950s.   Competitiveness in this era meant this Coventry Climax ran just a shouting 96-horsepower four, with all its weight mid-center ahead of the driver.  This played out on track nicely versus the rear-engined Porsches of the era.  Totally different but both very pure track setups.

Granted, this little bugger might have had its gullwing doors blown off by a Mercedes-Benz 300 SL racer of the same era, whose big power would breed the AC Cobra and Carroll Shelby’s Euro race efforts.  The no-brake glide-around-corners race pace this car practiced will be a tactile delight today.

This Arnott-Climax 1100GT has an inspiring backstory and Le Mans pedigree to go with its seductive, elegant race engineering.

This beauty goes to auction with Gooding & Co.’s 2017 Pebble Beach auction on Saturday, August 19th at 6-pm.  Look for the link below the gallery to bid and check out the rest of the catalog.


1957 Arnott-Climax 1100 GT

Gooding & Co.

Pebble Beach 2017

1957 Arnott-Climax 1100 GT

Estimate: $350,000 – $425,000

Chassis: AT121
Engine: FWA 400/66/821

Aluminum Bodywork
Faithfully Restored in Original Livery; Completed the 2016 Colorado Grand
Eligible for Leading International Historic Events Including Le Mans Classic
Offered with Extensive Documentation File and Spare Components

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