One owner, 7,048 miles from new c.2010 Mosler MT900S Coupé Registration no. AE10 KZZ Chassis no. SA9LM2XG36D105002 Engine no. K228450
A relative newcomer to the ranks of supercar manufacturers, Mosler has repeatedly grabbed the headlines with a succession of high-profile race wins and road-car performance records since its arrival on the scene back in 1985. The company started out as Consulier, building the Consulier GTP sports prototype, before being reconstituted by bond-trading founder Warren Mosler as Mosler Automotive in 1993. Mosler's first car was the Intruder, a re-bodied Consulier GTP, which proved as successful on the race track as its immediate forebear and likewise ended up being banned by the sport's authorities.
In the late 1990s Mosler teamed up with car designer Rod Trenne and the result was the MT900. First seen in prototype form in 2001, this mid-engined coupé was constructed on a carbon fibre chassis with tubular steel front/rear sub-frames. It was powered by a 5.7-litre LS6 V8 engine as found in the Chevrolet Corvette and other high-performance General Motors products, while the six-speed transmission was sourced from the Porsche 911, suitably adapted to suit the Mosler's mid-engined layout. Scissors-type doors were a feature of the low-drag (0.25 Cd) body. Keeping weight to a minimum had been a principal aim (the target was 900kg, hence the name) but although the MT900 ended up heavier than anticipated it was nevertheless considerably lighter than rivals such as the Ferrari Enzo, Porsche Carrera GT and Chevrolet Corvette C6. This competitive advantage explains why the production MT900S could out-sprint all three to 60mph and through the quarter-mile despite having 'only' 435bhp at its disposal. The base price was $189,000 (approximately £121,000 at today's exchange rate) and in December 2006 movie director George Lucas took delivery of the first production MT900S to leave the Florida factory. Further developments included supercharged and 7.0-litre variants. There was also a successful MT900R racing version (also produced in the UK) that finished first in class at Daytona in 2003 and won the British, FIA Tourist Trophy, International Open, Britcar and Spanish GT Championships. Production of the MT900S ceased in 2010.
One of approximately 20 MT900S models produced, this one-owner, left-hand drive example has covered only 7,048 miles from new and comes with full service history. The car is finished in metallic silver with dark grey quilted Alcantara interior and has the normally aspirated 5.7-litre 435bhp LS6 engine and six-speed manual transmission. Other noteworthy features include power assisted steering, double-wishbone suspension, Penske dampers, adjustable anti-roll bars, servo-assisted Wilwood disc brakes, OZ Racing wheels and Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 tyres, the latter with good tread left. Fitted creature comforts include air conditioning, electric windows, electric wing mirrors, alarm/immobiliser and a vehicle tracker. The car has just been fully detailed and benefits from a recent ECU update by Mosler, and is described as in generally excellent condition with everything working as it should. A formidable road or track tool and a collectible supercar for the future, it comes with two keys and two alarm remotes, and is offered with aforementioned service history, current road fund licence, MoT to June 2014 and Swansea V5C registration document.