The factory demonstrator and first car built,1998 Dare DZ Sports Convertible  Chassis no. SABTVRO3598229130 Engine no. 2147
Lot 411
1998 Dare DZ Sports Convertible
Registration no. S279 TPU Chassis no. SABTVRO3598229130 Engine no. 2147
£15,000 - 20,000
US$ 23,000 - 31,000

Lot Details
The factory demonstrator and first car built,1998 Dare DZ Sports Convertible  Chassis no. SABTVRO3598229130 Engine no. 2147 The factory demonstrator and first car built,1998 Dare DZ Sports Convertible  Chassis no. SABTVRO3598229130 Engine no. 2147 The factory demonstrator and first car built,1998 Dare DZ Sports Convertible  Chassis no. SABTVRO3598229130 Engine no. 2147 The factory demonstrator and first car built,1998 Dare DZ Sports Convertible  Chassis no. SABTVRO3598229130 Engine no. 2147 The factory demonstrator and first car built,1998 Dare DZ Sports Convertible  Chassis no. SABTVRO3598229130 Engine no. 2147 The factory demonstrator and first car built,1998 Dare DZ Sports Convertible  Chassis no. SABTVRO3598229130 Engine no. 2147 The factory demonstrator and first car built,1998 Dare DZ Sports Convertible  Chassis no. SABTVRO3598229130 Engine no. 2147 The factory demonstrator and first car built,1998 Dare DZ Sports Convertible  Chassis no. SABTVRO3598229130 Engine no. 2147 The factory demonstrator and first car built,1998 Dare DZ Sports Convertible  Chassis no. SABTVRO3598229130 Engine no. 2147 The factory demonstrator and first car built,1998 Dare DZ Sports Convertible  Chassis no. SABTVRO3598229130 Engine no. 2147
The factory demonstrator and first car built
1998 Dare DZ Sports Convertible
Registration no. S279 TPU
Chassis no. SABTVRO3598229130
Engine no. 2147

Footnotes

  • This futuristic looking little sports car was built by Dare (UK) Ltd of Great Wigborough, Essex, which held the license to produce the Ginetta G4 and G12 competition GTs following the founding Walklett brothers' sale of the original Ginetta company; the DZ though, was one of Dare's own designs. Available as either a convertible or fixed-head coupé with gull wing doors, the DZ was built around a composite chassis with moulded-in tubular steel framework. Suspension was independent all round by means of wishbones and coil spring dampers while there were vented disc brakes on all four wheels, gripped by four-pot alloy callipers at the front. Mounted transversely amidships, the engine was a 2.0-litre Ford Zetec producing either 130bhp (normally aspirated) or 210 horsepower (supercharged). Weighing only 1,477lbs, the DZ had a power-to-weight ratio of 194bhp/tonne (un-blown) so its performance was electrifying.

    The car offered here is the first of only ten DZs made, six of which were convertibles, and served as the factory's demonstrator, being displayed on its stand at the 1998 Motor Show in Birmingham and at the Brooke Kensington dealership in London. It was also used by Mark Walklett for his honeymoon to France, equipped with a roof rack for the trip. 'S279 TPU' has also appeared on television, driven by Vicki Butler-Henderson for the BBC's 'Top Gear' and has featured in magazines including 'Top Gear' and 'Speed & Style'. It has had only three owners prior to the current vendor: the factory, Niall Poole and M Luck, and has covered only 26,130 miles from new. In 2000 the factory removed the original turbocharger, and the now normally aspirated engine breathes via Weber fuel injection. Finished in silver with red leather interior, this rare and exclusive British sports car is offered with service history, SORN, expired MoT and V5C registration document.
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