In 2008 the car was again raced in the HSCC HR Championship, before the engine (1147cc) was removed for inspection and subsequently replaced. Car not raced in 2009 season. · In 2010 a 1296cc Triumph Spitfire race engine was built for the car by Paul Adams of Classic & Modern Engine Services (C&M), with twin 1.5” SU carbs, a C&M tuned inlet manifold, lightweight Midget pistons, Piper camshaft, Phoenix stainless-steel exhaust manifold, Mocal oil cooler and new clutch, with up-rated gaskets used throughout. It was fully tested at C&M before being installed in the car, and was then run-in before being set-up on the rolling road by Tom Ayrie (of Ayrie Tuning) where it was produced 75bhp @ the wheels @ 6,700rpm (with ITG ram-pipe socks fitted). ·
The car then completed one HSCC Historic Roadsports race at Silverstone in October 2010, before being dry-stored. · AVO aluminium adjustable shocks with Faulkner race springs all round. · Aluminium foam-filled racing fuel tank. · MSA/HSCC approved roll-cage, fabricated and installed by Historic Racecar Preparation, West Sussex (HRP). · Padded, period aluminium racing seat, with (in-date) TRW four-point harness (3” straps) · Plumbed-in Lifeline fire extinguisher, and new engine kill-switch. · New battery, plugs, oil and filter. · Fitted with 4 lightweight alloy wheels (6”x13” black minilite-type), with Yokohama racing tyres . · Plus a spare set of 4 Triumph 5.5”x13” steel wheels fitted with Yokohama road tyres). · Spares package includes an unused front clamshell (front wings and bonnet combined), a used (some fibreglass damage) boot-lid, wrap-around Perspex windscreen (Lotus 11 style), tailored inner door panels, a canvas tonneau, various engine bits and items of trim. · The car has current HSCC papers, and would be eligible for FIA papers with minimal changes.
Spencer can be contacted on 07796 115455 and is inviting serious offers on the car.