Following this weekends successful Goodwood campaign the MG Lenham GT known as “SS1800” is coming to the market. The original car was built not only to take on the other Sprites and Midgets of the day but also to challenge the larger capacity cars including Jaguar E-types. The car had many specific modifications, such as telescopic dampers, developed by John Britten and his mechanic Oliver Ball and they built the car to be as light as possible. In the 1966 season Britten netted 14 victories as well as the 1150cc class record at Brands Hatch.
Roll forward to 2007 and with the impetus of Julius Thurgood to revive the under 1500cc Grand Touring cars we set about recreating the legendary car with John Britten and Oliver Ball. We started out with a 1962 MG Midget just like Britten had done decades before. With John and Oliver every detail and modification was recreated accurately. The car was completed in time for Goodwood Revival in 2007 and race there again in 2010 in the Fordwater Trophy with Shaun Rainford bringing it home in 2nd place having lead the race for a number of laps. Shaun also posted the fastest lap at 1:35.591 which still stands to this day. The following year saw the inaugural season of the HRDC. In the opening round at Brands Hatch Shaun Rainford and SS1800 qualified on pole and went on to win the race with a fastest lap of 59.552. Another pole position followed at Silverstone with another podium at Snetterton. Since then and up until the Goodwood’s 75th Members Meeting, SS1800 has done very little work. After receiving the invite, SS1800 was comprehensively rebuilt. The differential was rebuilt with a solid pinion spacer, a brand new Quaife dog engagement gearbox was fitted and the engine was rebuilt. The car is offered for sale in Goodwood trim following a 4th place finish in the Weslake Cup at the 75th Members Meeting. Viewings welcome by appointment. Any queries please contact Daniel. £POA
We are very fortunate to be able to offer for sale the original Sebring Sprite WJB 707. The car started life as a BMC Works rally car in Frogeye form with Pat Moss in the drivers seat for 1960 Tour de Corse. The car was purchased and campaigned successfully by Ian Walker for the 1961 season with Sebring aluminium body work by Williams & Pritchard. In 1966 WJB 707 was sold to Stephen Bowen who still owns the car to this day. The car is presented in restored condition with a 1 litre engine. With little effort this very original sports car could be prepared for today’s historic racing grids. The addition of a roll cage and other current safety equipment would be needed. FIA HTP papers can be applied for and given the cars history their is no shortage of prestigious events for which it would be eligible. For UK club racing a hot 1380cc engine would make this car very competitive. Please get in touch if you have any questions or you wish to view the car. £SOLD.
Following a very successful Goodwood weekend the Sanyo liveried Rover SD1 Group 1 race car of Riorden Welby is being offered for sale. The car is on the button and race ready. Built just 2 years ago and running an almost fresh John Eales 3.5 litre V8 engine. Mechanically the car is spot on with a fresh back axle and brand new gearbox. Included with the car is a spare gearbox, 2 sets of spare wheels and both a silenced exhaust system and straight through exhaust for Goodwood events. The car is eligible for the GRRC Members Meeting Gerry Marshall trophy, Motor Racing Legends Tony Dron Trophy and the HSCC Super Touring Trophy. This is a superb opportunity to get into one of the hottest historic saloon car races of the season at far less than the cost of building a car from scratch. Please contact Daniel at email@example.com for more information. NOW SOLD
Now sold and on it’s way to a new home at Oldtimer Galarie Rosenau in Germany.
This aluminium bodied Austin-Healey Sprite was built in 1966 for that seasons big endurance races. It competed in the Sebring 12hour race with Timo Makinen and Paul Hawkins and later at Le Mans with Andrew Hedges and Paddy Hopkirk at the wheel. In 1970 the car competed in the Daytona 24hr with a privateer. Currently running a wet sump 1293cc engine the car still has its original dry sump unit in storage. It is seen here sitting on its original magnesium racing wheels which are too fragile for racing today but a set of Minilites suitable for racing are included. In recent years the car has competed at premier historic events including Goodwood Revival, Le Mans Classic and at Sebring. The car has full current HTP papers and has it’s original UK registration number. Please inquire for more details.