A NEW APPROACH IN AN AGE OLD BUSINESS+44 (0) 1926 691 141
Estimate: £100,000 - £120,000
+buyer's premium of 15% including VAT @ 20%
In the year 2000, on the back of a rumoured £12m budget from Ford (!), Banbury based legendary race and rally experts, Prodrive, built 3 Super Tourers to contest the 2000 British Touring Car Championship. With factory drivers Alain Menu, Anthony Reid and Rickard Rydell they went on to dominate the championship completely, winning most of the rounds and finishing 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the 2000 British Touring Car Championship final standings. At a supposed cost of £1m each car (and £3m running budget per car) the team dominated like no other before or since. One car was written off during the season so only 3 of the 4 cars ever built survive to the current day. The 'Menu' Championship winning car features in the Banbury Prodrive museum, the 'Reid' car is campaigned enthusiastically by noted Ford collector/driver Alvin Powell and this is the only other car (chassis: # Prodrive 004), as driven that season by Rickard Rydell. Bought by the highly enthusiastic current privateer owner in 2006, the car has since been campaigned successfully by him over the past 4 seasons in mainstream historic touring car races, such as the Silverstone Classic, and is a welcome entrant in to the new HSCC series for period Touring Cars. The car is now 'on the button' and ready to race and has been maintained by a professional team, regardless of cost, during current ownership. Stored in a 'Carcoon' in a bespoke facility as part of an extensive collection of cars, it presents exceptionally well today and is a totally unique opportunity to own a highly collectable car with a very significant Works history. But this is not just an opportunity to buy a highly useable race car - this a full 'equipe' - offered with the following unique Works spares and parts required to run it: 3xlh doors, 3xrh doors, 3xlh front wings, 3xrh front wings, 3x bonnets, 3x front bumpers, left hand rear quarter and a right hand rear quarter, 5x light brackets, 2x carbon splitters, rear light, carbon fibre front vent, 2x carbon air intakes, 2xlh and 2xrh headlights, 4x rear discs and bells, 4xfront discs and bells, 4x front wishbones, 30 separate gear ratios, coil pack, 2x gearbox input shafts, 3x gearbox shafts, fuel line, ST8600 steering wheel with electronic display, brake reservoir, clutch and various 'O' rings, 1 complete engine (Mazda V6) - freshly built and in a crate, 1 part engine, windscreen, rear window, boot lid, 9xrims, 5x wets, 11 used slicks, engine pre-heat system, centre dashboard, seat, front and rear bumper mount, air-jack stops, water pump pre-heater and fittings.