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Sold for: £8,000
Reynard Motorsport was founded by Adrian Reynard in 1973 as Sabre Automotive Ltd, building its name in lower formulae racing series and at one time became the world's largest racing car manufacturer. Initially based at Bicester and latterly at Reynard Park, near Brackley, the company built successful cars in Formula Ford 1600, Formula Ford 2000, Formula Vauxhall Lotus, Formula Three, Formula 3000, Indy Car, and even had a brief dalliance with Formula 1. Their chassis were known for their giant killing abilities and this, with the help of their talented Commercial Director, Rick Gorne, translated into a number of successful business opportunities for the company in the racing car world. They even designed carbon seats for Virgin Atlantic. The Formula Vauxhall Lotus single seater racing car was developed by Reynard for a number of years after the demise of Formula Ford 2000 in the late 1980s. The cars boasted a 2.0 Litre Vauxhall engine and a superb aero package, resulting in incredible performance. This Reynard single seater has enjoyed a varied career and has been run by former owners on a number of occasions at the legendary Spa and Silverstone Grand Prix circuits. Benefitting from many thousands of pounds in investment over the years, this car is eligible for series such as the Monoposto Car Club Championship and would make an incredible track day weapon. This actual car was a class winner in the Monoposto series in 2013 and ran successfully at the Spa Classic in July 2014. Included in the sale are an additional set of wheels fitted with slick tires and a number of other spares are available by separate negotiation. This example represents a superb opportunity for developing any young talent looking to move up from karting or Formula Ford to more serious single seaters, or simply to carry on racing in Monoposto, one of the friendliest and most helpful clubs in motor racing.