For Sale: Phantom SP1
I bought this car about 18 months ago with the intention of joining the Clubmans Register and running the car in CSP1 class. The car was converted to Mono Spec sometime in the 1990’s while under the ownership of Graham Onions (I think). It was advertised as a P79 but I have my doubts about this.
Engine is Vauxhall Redtop currently in pretty standard spec circa 170 to 180bhp and on Dellorto DHLA’s (45mm). Bottom end has recently been refreshed with a crank grind (0.5mm) on mains and big ends. ACL race spec bearings used for rebuild.
A new lightweight billet steel flywheel (4kg) now fitted. ARP fasteners used throughout the engine including headstud conversion. Pistons, rods balanced and new flywheel balanced to crankshaft.
Current ignition is believed to be old MBE system (std coil type) from Caterham Supersports but unknown. Plan was to use a NODIZ mappable ignition system and Zetec coil. These are a reliable, compact system available for around £260 on EBAY complete with SW.
Engine could very easily be ungraded to the class limit of 200bhp with appropriate camshafts. It will still develop plenty of torque with this increased power so good driveability. It has not been started up since rebuild. But is plumbed up and virtually ready to go.
Gearbox is Ford 3-rail type with syncro gearset fitted (Quaife). Short aluminium tailshaft, cast iron maincase.
Differential is Sierra type with LSD, not sure of ratio, haven’t checked it.
Car has been rewired but ignition system decision needs to be made to complete.
Bodywork is primarily one piece in fiberglass, and a sizeable GRP mould and nosecone mould will come with car. The current bodywork will require some elbow grease to put 100% right but very do-able. Perhaps paint or a wrap if you want but a tidy up will make it very presentable.
Full width rear wing comes with car, currently a work in progress to fit. Still have the ‘mono’ rear wing if wanted.
Car sits on refurbished & crack tested Dymag wheels (wets), with a further set of Dymag rears and a new front set of 3-piece Dymag replicas from Mike Barnby (MB Wheels). The replicas are still boxed.
Fuel tank is a bag tank. Fuel pump is Facet 12V system.
New propshaft guard has been fitted. 2x Sets of belts available both out of date but fine for a test.
Brakes are F3 size AP system.
£8500.00 for quick sale. I’d like to see this car stay within the Register but it could be potentially used elsewhere. Not pristine but a tidy car. Should be reasonably competitive in the right hands and appropriate upgrade.
Please call Mark on 07415 649 456 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org (Photos on request)
Posted: Fri, 12 Jul. 2019
Expires: Thu, 10 Oct. 2019