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1967 Sturdgess Race Car

1967 Sturdgess Race Car

Regular price R 600,000.00
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Engine size 1.3
Exterior colour Orange/white
Interior colour Race spec interior single seater
Transmission Manual
Year 1967

Sturdgess SL2/3

Commissioned by Formula Ford racer, Clark Sturdgess, in 1969, Elden Racing built a limited run of three Sports Racing cars designed for the Tarmac F100 championship of the 70s. This particular car, 'LS2', was raced successfully by Mark Cole, the Journalist and Broadcaster, in 1970/71.

In 1972, the car was uprated for Group 6 - Sports Prototype class. Following a period in storage, the car was purchased by the current owner in 1988 and underwent a totally rebuild and has since raced successfully in HSCC events in both it's original 1300cc and current 1600cc format.

Races with the HSCC have include Spa in 1994, with a number of lap record and class wins in the UK. In 1996 and 1998, the car competed in the HSCC's RJB Mining Historic Championship, coming 2nd on both occasions but a championship class win was secured in 1997.

Weighing just 485 kilos, the car is currently fitted with a 170 bhp Ford Crossflow Kent engine, built by Tim Swadkin, and running a Mk 9 Hewland box. This quick and well-sorted sports racer is ideal for BARC's new Spirit of the 60's Series, GT series, Orwell Supersports or the Masters series and is likely to gain invitations entries to other significant historic motor sport events worldwide.

The car comes with a very impressive spares package that includes moulds for body panels, jigs, uprights, wheels, gear ratios, plus many more items. There is also a comprehensive history file that has its original FIA papers and HSCC documentation. Phenomenal value for money and relatively uncomplicated to maintain and run.

Imported from the UK.
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