A NEW APPROACH IN AN AGE OLD BUSINESS+44 (0) 1926 691 141
Sold for: £33,750
Julius Thurgood's vision of assembling an entire grid of 1950's Austin A30s for the St. Mary's Trophy at the 2016 Goodwood Revival proved to be a fantastic recipe for really close, one-make racing and proved an irresistible proposition for a number of today's top drivers. His club, the 'Historic Racing Drivers Club', drew up a comprehensive set of rules and regulations that meant all the cars were very closely matched resulting in crowd-pleasing, truly spectacular racing with a large field of these brightly coloured little saloons battling, inches apart, all the way around Goodwood. So successful was the whole idea, that the organisers of this year's Silverstone Classic in July are also hoping to attract a full grid of Austin A30s and such is the interest amongst drivers at every level, that competition for places on the grid will be fierce. So what better car could you buy than the A30 that won outright at the 2016 Revival? Especially as it was built by Mike Jordan's eponymous team, Jordan Racing, renowned throughout the world of saloons and GTs for preparing the very best cars on the grid with incredible attention to detail. Mike's experience of preparing race winning cars goes back to the late 1980s when he dominated in a production saloon BMW M3, and since those days he has built, prepared and driven cars in just about every series of National and International racing with phenomenal success. The brief for this particular car was very simple: go and build the best A30 in the world and then win Goodwood. All the right ingredients were there, including the driving talents of his son, Andrew, a previous British Touring Car Champion and three times winner of the Independents Championship. This is a unique opportunity to buy the very best A30 on the grid, prepared to the highest of standards, superbly painted by Normandale in Dove Grey and Cream, and fully developed by the Jordan family into an outright winner, built with no expense spared. A considerable amount of skill and expertise has been invested in this project, making this car look extremely attractive at this price estimate, particularly when compared to other cars being offered for similar money that may not have winning potential. Don't miss out!