EJ12 for sale and ready to race
Ever thought of owning an F1 car? This Jordan EJ12 could be yours
Fancy something a little different on your driveway? We have a piece of F1 history for sale in the shape of the first ever Jordan EJ12. Chassis 01 was the first to turn a wheel and was driven by Indy 500 winner Takuma Sato around Silverstone before the car’s unveiling in Brussels ahead of the 2002 season.
Jordan’s EJ12 launch car was the last powered by Honda and brought the team’s most successful period --- which included a third-place finish in the Constructors’ Championship in 1999 alongside the Japanese marque -- to a close.
2002 was Jordan’s most successful season before ownership of the team was assumed by Alex Shnaider in 2005 – yielding a sixth-place finish in the Constructors’ standings and five points finishes for Sato and multiple Grand Prix race winner Giancarlo Fisichella, who took Jordan’s last win during the following season at the Brazilian GP.
Don’t think, however, that this is simple a museum piece; the EJ12 01 is fully operational and has been driven tactfully during 2018 at demonstration runs at Brands Hatch, utilising its potent new Judd KV8 Formula 3000 engine -- as Honda does not release its engines into private ownership – and a 5-speed pneumatic paddle-shift gearbox.
Augmented by the latest Geartronics GCU and offered with the original no 1 chassis, livery, and team wear, the car also comes with a comprehensive spares package, so the new owner can truly own the moment – reliving a piece of F1 history through the car that was the beginning of the end for the much-loved Jordan F1 Team.
It’s an F1 gift that truly allows you to own the moment
Our CEO Barry Gough, a former Jordan F1 Team Mechanic, stressed that finding a car with such a provenance was incredibly rare. He said: “With this Jordan EJ12 01, you have the first of the breed; a car that would go on to underscore the 2002 season for the team – it is a one-of-a-kind car'.
“Own the moment that was the EJ12’s introduction to the team, Indy 500 winner Takuma Sato, and to the world – there is no other car on the planet that represents that.”