AUSSIE WINNING MOSLER GT CAR POPS UP

Craig Baird at the helm of the Mosler. Photo: an1images.com / Dirk Klynsmith

THE Mosler MT900R GT3 car that very briefly raced and scored victory in the Australian GT Championship in the hands of Craig Baird has popped up on the market and is heading to England to be sold.

The car, one of two owned by the late John Teulan, was retained by his wife Lyn in Queensland and has been kept in immaculate condition.

It’s the car – chassis 0802 – that Baird used to win all three races of the opening round of the 2009 Australian GT Championship in Adelaide. 

He also raced it at Albert Park’s second round that year before both it and the sister car driven by Teulan himself, were parked up in the wake of the Moslers being subjected to weight ballast additions and air restrictor changes.

Prior to its arrival in Australia the car had been raced in the FIA series at Silverstone, Monza and Oschersleben by ‘Go To One’ a German racing team, allied with Charouz Racing.

Financial constraints hit the team and both cars were reclaimed by Mosler Europe and then rebuilt to as new condition and sold to Teulan.

The Mosler has been advertised for sale by long-time Mosler racer Martin Short, who finished second outright in the 2002 Bathurst 24 Hour at the wheel of a similar car.

The car is now on the high seas on its way to the United Kingdom, with more information to be found here. The asking price is 165,000 pounds.

With over 20 years in the Australian motorsport industry, Noonan is the head of V8 Sleuth. He’s held a range of roles including working in television with Seven and Ten, print media and public relations. With a specialty in Australian motorsport history, he’s known around racing paddocks as ’the Sleuth’ and started his motorsport media career in 1997.