Eagle Mk1, commonly referred to as the Eagle T1G, was first Formula One racing car built by Dan Gurney’s Anglo American Racers team. It was designed by Len Terry and powered first by Climax FPF 2.8 litre L4 engine, and then by specially designed Weslake 3.0 V12. Four chassis were produced numbered 101, 102, 103 and 104. First chassis (101) was powered by Climax, and three other were fitted with Weslake motors. Team owner Dan Gurney acted also as the main driver and drove the Eagle in F1 in 1966 – 1968. The car was beautiful, fast, but unreliable. In 1967 Gurney was able to finish only twice in 11 World Championship Grand Prix races, but both times in podium positions. The first and only Eagle’s victory in the World Championship round was achieved by Gurney in the 1967 Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps.
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