Built and developed over several years at unbelievable expense by Shipman Motorsport, this is a supremely well sorted, beautifully turned out and very successful historic race Ford Anglia. It conforms to the UK Historic Sports Car Club's Saloon Car Race rules, which are a slightly freer version of FIA Appendix K. Nominally these would approximate to the old Group 6. Every possible modification and development has been carried out, but at the same time much attention has been paid to keeping the original appearance intact. This is why the wheel arches are unflared with 13inch diameter by 5.5inch wide Minilite wheels and Dunlop historic CR65 tyres. The shell is absolutely rust-free steel with steel wings, fibreglass doors, bonnet and boot. The suspension is rose jointed MacPherson struts at the front with gas filled and adjustable inserts and an extremely clever link arrangement at the rear which lower the roll centre and decouples the rear leaf springs. Separate double adjustable telescopic dampers are fitted in place of the original lever arms. The engine is a pre-crossflow 1300cc dry-sumped special by world renowned Ford expert Geoff Richardson which produces 155bhp at 8,500rpm. The gearbox is a magnesium cased four-speed Ford by Tony Thompson, the axle is an English Ford with Salisbury limited slip and Quaife halfshafts. Brakes are Wilwood disc all round with dual circuit operation. The car is extremely fast and beautifully presented, and attracts huge attention wherever it goes. It has many many class wins to its credit and several outright victories against much larger machinery.
Too many wins and placings to list. Always at the front of its class and ahead of most of the bigger cars.