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Ligier_JS4_1980

Ligier_JS4_1980

Guy Ligier, a successful French racing driver and rugby player, built his own sports car--the Ligier JS–and showed it at the Paris Salon in 1970. Ligier then went on to found his own Formula 1 racing team which he owned from 1976 to 1996. In 1980 Ligier introduced the JS4 microcar. With 7,000 sold in 1981, the JS4 quickly became France’s best selling microcar. It is the design of Guy’s son Philippe who bought a batch of tractors, added this square, two-seater, all-metal chassis, and mounted an engine. This particular vehicle was used in the racing pits as part of the Ligier Formula 1 fleet. The roof has been signed by various racing legends. You may recognize: Jean Ragnotti (Renault Rally hero), Phillippe Bugalski (winner of the French Rally Championship in 1995, 1998-2000), Jacques Laffite (Formula 1 driver), and Philippe Camandona (Swiss rally driver and winner of Gruppen Monte Carlo Rally 1995). Ligier continues to produce microcars in France.

Specifications

  • Manufacturer: Seudem
  • Country of Origin: France
  • Engine: 50cc Motobécane
  • Top Speed: 35 miles per hour
  • Years of Production: 1980-1982
  • Number Produced: 25,000

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