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1959 Austin A35 HRDC spec

Lot No.: 212

Registration: XSJ 976
Chassis Number: A2S5HCS172243
Engine Number: Not Specified
Number of cylinders: 4
CC: 1275
Year of Manufacture: 1959
RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Sold for (£): 19,690

 

  • "Control Formula" ensuring mechanical equality across the grid. Sealed engines
  • Judged the "Most Enthralling" championship series by spectators
  • Built for the former star of 'Dragons Den' Theo Paphitis.
  • The standard of preparation of this superb example is almost 'Touring Car' level
  • Comparatively inexpensive. Very friendly club. Chance to race with some great people

 

During 2016/17 Julius Thurgood was inspired to create a new class of historic saloon car racing featuring the diminutive Austin A35. Known as the 'Academy' series it features very close one make racing and has managed to appear on the calendar of both the Goodwood Revival in 2016 and the Silverstone Classic in 2017. Quite an achievement!

This is the ultimate Austin A35 built for the former star of 'Dragons Den' and very successful businessman, Theo Paphitis. He simply required the very best and most solid Austin A35 road car which was acquired for him and then fully professionally built to full HRDC Academy Regulations. This included fitting fibreglass panels, racing safety equipment and a fresh 1275cc sealed Academy engine.

The car has been successfully raced and developed in the main series as well as appearing at the Goodwood Revival in 2016 - when Theo was teamed up with Le Mans legend, Tom Kristensen. Additionally it also raced at the Silverstone Classic during 2017 and ended up finishing both races well and in one piece, no mean feat when considering the closeness of the racing

Priced very realistically to sell today at a fraction of its original cost and offered, ready to race, in the Academy series which continues to run for these great little historic cars at circuits across the country. See www.hrdc.eu for full details.