At a Glance:
|1994||Caterham||Vauxhall||None||£8500.00 + buyers premium|
This car was originally supplied in March/April 1994 as a factory built race car to the Hyperion Motorsport Race Team paid for by BP Oil and painted in BP green and driven by Steve Parish – at the time he was the ex TT rider and competitor/team mate of Barry Sheene.
About 2002/3 it changed hands and was brought up to full road specification and registered in 2004 – L95 XTC. The current owner purchased it in 2009, and proceeded to turn it into the race car it is today. This work is described below.
There are several race series available for this car and of course all hill climbs and sprints in the UK and Europe. This car is eligible for the Classic Sports Car Club’s Magnificent Seven Series where you have 30 minutes qualifying and a forty-minute race which can be shared by two drivers as there is a mandatory pit stop. Check out www.classicsportscarclub.co.uk and the series is sponsored by south coast jewellers Gold Arts. They also have a race weekend at the famous F1 circuit of Spa Franco champs in Belgium, this car was third in class with a 70-year-old driver in 2013 so you are never too old !!!
An MOT station will give the best advice however there are a few things the vendor knows of, it will need lights, a handbrake system (the rear callipers don’t have the facility), and maybe a change of rear discs. Engine oil has always been semi synthetic, brake fluid AP600 racing or its replacement.
This is the car to blow away Ferraris, Porsches, TVRS, Subaru’s etc. with its acceleration and superb handling!
Auctioneers notes: As mentioned above, the original Caterham Vauxhall engine(180bhp) and (5-speed) gearbox with internal dry sump were removed although will be available to the purchaser by negotiation.
|Auction||28th July 2017 - 96% SOLD|
|Year of Manufacture||1994|
|Date first Registered||17-03-2004 (Manufactured 1994)|
|Estimated Sale Price||£9500 - 9900|
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