Matra 1969

  wb: 2560 mm V4 cyl.
1699 cm³
85 ch (SAE)
V4 cyl.
1699 cm³
90 ch (SAE)
M 530 targa 2+2 end of prod. new model

France

Wiosną M 530 otrzymał mocniejszy silnik. Zmieniono wykończenie tablicy rozdzielczej oraz przełożenia skrzyni biegów. Opcjonalnie dostępne są koła z lekkich stopów. Zbudowano 1915 samochodów.
Na podstawie umowy zawartej 17 grudnia między Matra-Sports i Société Simca (Chrysler France) sportowe samochody Matra będą rozprowadzane poprzez sieć dystrybutorów Simca. W zamian Simca będzie reklamowana na samochodach Matry podczas imprez sportowych.


In the spring the M 530 received a more powerful engine. Also changed the finish of the dashboard and the gear ratios. Alloy wheels become available as an option. A 1,915 cars were built this year.
Based on the agreement signed on 17th of December between Matra-Sports and Société Simca (Chrysler France) Matra's sports cars will be distributed through a network of Simca dealers. In return Simca will be advertised on Matra cars during sporting events.


 

 

           
           

 


Fotografia zrobiona wiosną, po zakończeniu sezonu 1968. Widoczne dwa ubiegłoroczne modele: MS 11 i Type 630.

 


Formula 1

MS 10 V8 cyl. Ford 2993 cm³ – discontinued
MS 80 V8 cyl. Ford 2993 cm³ – new model
MS 84 V8 cyl. Ford 2993 cm³ – new model

 

Formula 1 Victories:

1st GP South Africa MS 10 #7 Stewart  
1st GP Spain MS 80 #7 Stewart  
3rd GP Spain MS 80 #8 Beltoise  
1st GP Holland MS 80 #4 Stewart  
1st GP France MS 80 #2 Stewart  
2nd GP France MS 80 #7 Beltoise  
1st GP Great Britain MS 80 #3 Stewart  
2nd GP Germany MS 80 #7 Stewart  
1st GP Italy MS 80 #20 Stewart  
3rd GP Italy MS 80 #22 Beltoise  
           
1st Formula 1 Drivers Championship (Jackie Stewart)
1st Formula 1 Manufacturers Championship


The last performance of the MS 10 at Kyalami (1st March).

Formula 1 Entries:

GP South Africa (01.03.1969)
MS 10 #7 Stewart 1st    
  MS 10 #8 Beltoise 6th    
GP Spain (4.05.1969)
  MS 80 #7 Stewart 1st    
  MS 80 #8 Beltoise 3rd    
GP Monaco (18.05.1969)
  MS 80 #7 Stewart fail.    
  MS 80 #8 Beltoise fail.    
GP Holland (21.06.1969)
  MS 80 #4 Stewart 1st    
  MS 80 #5 Beltoise 8th    
GP France (06.07.1969)
  MS 80 #2 Stewart 1st    
  MS 80 #7 Beltoise 2nd    
GP Great Britain (19.07.1969)
  MS 80 #3 Stewart 1st    
  MS 84 #4 Beltoise 9th    
GP Germany (03.08.1969)
  MS 80 #7 Stewart 2nd    
  MS 80 #8 Beltoise 12th    
  MS 7 #26 Pescarolo 5th    
  MS 7 #27 Servoz-Gavin fail.    
GP Italy (07.09.1969)
  MS 80 #20 Stewart 1st    
  MS 80 #22 Beltoise 3rd    
  MS 84   Servoz-Gavin dna    
GP Canada (22.09.1969)
  MS 80 #18 Beltoise 4th    
  MS 84 #19 Servoz-Gavin 6th    
  MS 80 #17 Stewart fail.    
GP USA (05.10.1969)
  MS 80 #3 Stewart fail.    
  MS 80 #4 Beltoise fail.    
  MS 84 #16 Servoz-Gavin nc    
GP Mexico (19.10.1969)
  MS 80 #3 Stewart 4th    
  MS 80 #4 Beltoise 5th    
  MS 84 #16 Servoz-Gavin 8th    


The MS 80 was first seen during test drives on 2nd of March at the GP of South Africa.


Jackie Stewart, Matra MS80 #7, the winner of the Spanish GP, Montjuic (4th May).


Jackie Stewart in the MS80 during practice for Monaco GP, Monte Carlo (18th May).


Jackie Stewart, Matra MS80, the winner of the Dutch GP, Zandvoort (21st June).


J: P. Beltoise at Grand Prix of France (6th July).


Jackie Stewart it the MS 80 at French GP (6th July).


Two Matras at the Italian GP (7th September).

The MS 84 has a Ferguson four-wheel-drive system and Ford Cosworth engine. It was an experiment requested by Jackie Stewart. Heavier than the MS 80 (595 vs. 550 kg) did not perform very well. The car appeared for the first time on 22nd of June at the Ditch GP trials, then took part in the British, Canadian, United States and Mexico GP's finishing 9th, 6th, 7th and 8th. After the season the ideal of four-wheel-drive racing car was abandoned and the cars was scrapped.

 


24 h Le Mans

630 coupé V12 cyl. 2999 cm³ 410-420 ch – discontinued
630/650 barchetta V12 cyl. 2999 cm³ 410-420 ch – new model
640 coupé V12 cyl. 2999 cm³ 410-420 ch – new model
650 barchetta V12 cyl. 2999 cm³ 410-420 ch – new model

 

Victories:
       
         
Entries and results:
  24h Le Mans 15.06.1969 Entrant: Results: Index:
#   chassis #     gen. class perf. eff.
32 630 04 Guichet / Vaccarella Matra - Elf 5th 3rd prot.2.5-3.0 4th 8th
33 650 01 Beltoise / Courage Matra - Elf 4th 2nd prot.2.5-3.0 3rd 5th
34 630/650 03 Servoz / Gavin Matra - Elf fail. - - -
35 630/650 02 Nanni / Galli Matra - Elf 7th 4th prot.2.5-3.0 8th  

Drugim prototypem było, niezwykle aerodynamiczne coupé stylizowane przez Roberta Choulet. Auto nie było gotowe na wiosenne treningi więc frima wynajęła tor Le Mans na kilka dni do testów. Teoretyczna prędkość powinna wynosić 340 km/godz. Niestety podczas prób, prowadzony przez Pescaloro samochód uległ wypadkowi i został doszczędnie zniszczony.
Do wyścigu 24h Le Mans stanęły cztery samochody. Nowy 650 ma samonośne, aluminiowe, otwarte nadwozie, podobne do 630/650, ale z dłuższym tyłem. Nr 32 to ten sam smochód, który startował w ubiegłym roku. Jean-Pierre Beltoise i Piers Courage ukończyli wyścig na czwartym miejscu, pokonując dystans 4945,54 kilometrów ze średnią prędkością 206,064 km/godz.


After last year's unexpectedly good performance of the V-12 Type 630, Matra prepared a new, open bodied version of it. Built on the same principle of a multitubular chassis the new 630/650 barchetta benefits from very low line of only 0.76 meters. The car was first tried at the spring test drives at Le Mans.


Matra MS 630/650 Spider, chassis #02, engine: Matra 2993 cm³ (Nanni Galli / Robin Widdows) by Ecurie Matra - Elf at 24h Le Mans.


Matra MS 650 Spider, chassis #01, engine: Matra 2993 cm³ (Jean-Pierre Beltoise / Piers Courage) by Ecurie Matra - Elf at 24h Le Mans.


Matra MS 630 Coupé, chassis #04, engine: Matra 2993 cm³ (Jean Guichet / Nino Vaccarella) by Ecurie Matra - Elf at 24h Le Mans.


Matra MS 630/650 Spider, chassis #02, engine: Matra 2993 cm³ (Nanni Galli / Robin Widdows) by Ecurie Matra - Elf at 24h Le Mans.