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2016 Evanta Barchetta 'D Type'

Lot No.: 945

Registration: TBC
Chassis Number: EVANTA2104BARC002
Engine Number: Not Specified
Number of cylinders: 8
CC: 6126
Year of Manufacture: 2016
Sold for (£): 18,000

The Evanta Motor Company was the brainchild of well known and respected Classic Car enthusiast, Ant Anstead and his partners and the company's inspiration was to create a range of modern road-going sports cars that echoed the looks and qualities of those achingly beautiful sports-racers of the late fifties and early sixties. They were not replicas, but a marque in their own right, built in the spirit of those Jaguars, Ferraris, and Maseratis upon which we gaze in wonderment at Goodwood, Silverstone and Monaco. Clients were able to specify finishes, trim levels and other details, and the result was a personalised sports car that retained all the charm, character and wind-in-the-hair fun of cars of that period, with modern performance, brakes and road manners.

This Evanta "D-Type" Barchetta (Italian for "Little Boat") is finished in period Sebring Blue with contrasting stripes and is a subtle homage to the single-cockpit Jaguar XKD (D-Type) racers of the 60s. The 'Barchetta' journey started out as a concept in 2012 and evolved, based on client feedback and daily in-house development. 

During the evolution, numerous modifications were made to the interior as well as making a number of mechanical and technical upgrades and at the same time ensuring that the car would be fully 'IVA Compliant' and road legal, however, it must be stressed that currently, the car DOES NOT have an IVA. Built on a bespoke tubular chassis and using composite and Kevlar to make a one-piece body shell, the car is powered by the excellent Chrysler 6.2L LS3 V8 producing an ample 470BHP in a car weighing 1050KG. 

Features include a 5-speed manual gearbox, fully adjustable suspension all round, power steering, bias adjustable disc brakes all round, full stainless wheels, bespoke cooling and fuel systems.

NB "As can be seen from the photographs, the car remains incomplete and requires full trimming and some other details. As explained below, 'The Evanta Motor Company' are no longer trading, however, Ant Anstead has confirmed that he is happy to carry out the work required to finish this car (by separate negotiation), and that his new company, 'DOWSETT CLASSIC CAR COMPANY LIMITED' will warranty the 'D-Type'  for 12 months for general items (chassis, suspension etc.) provided he is the one who carries out the final work. Any engine/gearbox warranty will be transferred from the relevant supplier (if such transfer is permitted). Basically, it is his intention to look after the new customer. Buyers should be aware that VAT will be due on the final 'Hammer Price'."

NB.The 'Evanta Motor Company' is now in administration and the company is under the direction of the joint administrators who are acting as agents of the company and without any personal liabilities. The car is sold “strictly as seen".