TOJ SC 204, a constructor in the 1970s

German driver, Jörg Obermoser, founded TOJ (acronym of Team Obermoser Jörg) in 1974. It was one of the small constructors that sprang up on the motor racing scene during the 1970s. A car to discover at the Espíritu de Montjuïc.

Besides creating Formula 2 single-seaters in 1976 and 1977 (one of which was driven in 1977 by future Formula 1 world champion, Keke Rosberg), TOJ also designed a prototype for the Group 6 2-litre category in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Powered by a Chrysler-derived 2-litre ROC engine and driven by Jacky Haran, Corinne Koppenhague and Jacques Marquet, theTOJ SC 204 failed to qualify for the 44th 24 Hours of Le Mans. The ROC engine was replaced by a 2-litre BMW power unit; and it raced in around 15 events mainly in Germany. Chassis 12-76’s best result was third place on the Hockenheim circuit in April 1978.

Despite its short racing career the TOJ SC 204 – like its big sister the SC 302 powered by a 3-litre Formula 1 Ford-Cosworth engine – also left its mark on the sports-prototype scene thanks to its superb gold livery embellished with black highlights.

This open 2-seater is a regular participant in the Classic Endurance Racing 2 grid where it battles with cars from the1970s like Chevron, Lola, Osella, etc.

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