Your prettiest F1 cars of all time
Seems you lot rather like old F1 cars, so here are your favourites
Posted: 10 Feb 2014
The only American-entered car ever to an F1 race, Dan Gurney's Eagle Mk 1 is a thing of remarkable beauty. The product of the All American Racers collective that included Caroll Shelby, Gurney was inspired to build the Eagle by the likes of other driver/constructors like Bruce McLaren and Jack Brabham, for whom he'd raced. Like the Kiwi and the Aussie he was smart enough to locate the collective's F1 team in the UK where it was named Anglo American Racers.
It was designed around the British Weslake V12, which wasn't ready for the car's debut at the start of the 1966 season, so was raced at first with an altogether more humble four cylinder Climax engine. Once the 12 was running there was nothing humble about the Eagle, apart maybe from its results. Just one win in 26 starts. One win and 23 retirements.