Car is now sold.
This is the 2009 Midland Speed Championship class winning car. The class is road legal over 1700cc. It could compete in this year’s championship competently now it has list 1b tyres. I am concentrating on racing my tin top going forward and cannot afford to own two racing cars!
The car is extremely quick at this price. It doesn’t have anything it doesn’t need. Has been sensibly developed in my 5 years of ownership. The engine delivers torque and power over a wide power band and the overall ratio of the transmission makes it perfect for sprinting and trackdays. I have avoided “upgraditus” with the car in favour of spending money on items that will significantly increase performance or reliability. As sprints tend to not be on perfect asphalt and it is used on the roads a lot, I have not put nylon bushes in the suspension for example. The compliance of original rubber bushes actually improves grip on less than perfect surfaces. The car is very drivable considering the state of tune and I have driven to many events in it on the road.
The front half of the chassis is new. The repair was undertaken by Westfield last year. I had them put in a few modern features and also a custom strengthening brace. A normal Westfield chassis has only one large diagonal across the engine bay. Mine has one on both sides since my exhaust exits high out of the bonnet. Proper Westfield “Polo” radiator mounts were put on.
Engine has been rebuilt over the winter and as a result has new belts, belt tensioners, gaskets, been timed up perfectly and lifters shimmed to perfection. Engine has been faultless in 5 years of racing it, but it was due a check and rebuild.
It’s not as pretty as many on here and is rough around the edges, but it’s a racing car and is reflected in the price. I believe you cannot go quicker around a track in any road legal car for less than my asking price.
Vauxhall XE 2.0 16v “Red Top”.
Dellorto DHLA 45 carbs.
ITG air filter.
MBE dizzy-less “3D” ignition (MBE967i). I will provide a special lead to remap or adjust.settings like rev limit yourself.
Pace twin-scavenge dry sump system.
Oil cooler with remote filter.
Custom exhaust perfectly matched to cam.
QED 450 rally cams (298deg duration 0.445in lift).
Alloy Vernier cam pulleys.
86.25 Omega race pistons.
Coscast cylinder head (11.5:1 CR).
Fully balanced bottom end (1g).
A fair bit over 200BHP at the wheels and 193 lb/ft torque when last rolling roaded.
Quaiffe Clubman type 9 5-speed straight cut gearbox with syncro.
Long first, short 5th, lovely close ratios with the essential long first.
4.125:1 ratio Quaife ATB LSD.
Suspension and wheels
AVO coilovers all round.
Rose jointed top joints allows for camber and caster adjustment. Has only been recently corner weighted and set up at Raw Engineering. I have the setup sheet. 535Kg on their scales.
Front ARB (Terry Nightingale).
Superlite “Minilites” with soft Yokohama A048 tyres.
SPA rev counter with digital speedometer.
SPA dual oil pressure/ water temperature gauge.
Change lights in the SPA rev counter and also a large repeated red one for the limit.
Recently new quick steering rack.
Removable momo steering wheel.
Foam-filled racing tank that is also impact resistant in a crash.
Small racing battery in rear. Is fine to turn over for a couple of minutes even, but is perhaps near the end of its life.
Lightweight “Polo” radiator with silicon hosing
"RAC" roll bar
New road-legal 5" matt black headlamps
Small "Denso" alternator
I will supply a quantity of spares with the car such as new silencer packing, wishbone, rod ends, loads of new bushes, etc. There is also a white roof that fits, but is pretty crap. Fine to keep it dry, but you wouldn't want to go too far on the road with it.
MOT until August 28th and tax end of July.