Ex- Steve Thomson Contac 400 Ensign. Chassis number 71-3-1.
Car number 2 which was the first production car and was raced by Steve Thomson in 1971. It was 4th at Monaco in 1971 and went on to win at Montlhery the following day so would therefore be eligible to race at Monaco again. The car passed to Ken Mackintosh in 1972 and then to Roelof Wunderink who campaigned in both in the UK and in Europe. It eventually found its way to Marc Hugi, Swiss Hillclimb Champion, but it is not known if he used the car at all. It was then imported back into the UK by Hewland gearbox specialist Cavan Riley and, following a lengthy restoration, is now offered for sale.
Fitted with a freshly rebuilt 1600cc Vegantune/Lotus Twin Cam and Hewland Mk9 gearbox, this car would make an ideal entry for Classic F3 races, hilclimbs and sprints or would be perfect as a unique collectors/investment oppotunity.
Price to include spare nose section, wets and mould for engine cover as used on later cars. Many more photos and history available on request.