1973 Ensign N173#MN01
This distinctive and unique car was designed and built by
Morris “Mo” Nunn. Driven by Rikky von Opel, son of rocket
car pioneer Fritz von Opel and the great grandson of Adam
Opel, founder of car-maker Opel.
Making its debut at the 1973 French Grand Prix Paul Ricard
circuit finishing 15th A busy season for Team Ensign
unfortunately, without a lot of success.
The Ensign N173 was a typical race car of the period, built
around a monocoque powered by a Ford Cosworth DFV V8
engine, driving the rear wheels through a 5 speed Hewland
gearbox. Supersede by the 1974 N174.
Recently restored by Hoole racing and restoration.