1950 Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica Recreation  Chassis no. WOK3 Engine no. 85C/109

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Lot 627
1950 Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica Recreation
Registration no. MKR 103 Chassis no. WOK3 Engine no. 85C/109

Sold for £ 89,500 (US$ 117,138) inc. premium
1950 Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica Recreation
Registration no. MKR 103
Chassis no. WOK3
Engine no. 85C/109

Footnotes

  • ‘The opportunity of examining one of the fastest sports-racing chassis in the world is attracting enthusiasts to the Frazer Nash stand. The High Speed chassis employs a Bristol-built 2-litre engine… with extensive modifications to bring the power output up to 120bhp. The chassis is new with a frame of large diameter tubes.’ – The Autocar, 29th October 1948.
    The ‘Le Mans Replica’ Frazer Nash is perhaps – quite justifiably – the most highly regarded of all post-war cycle-mudguard sports-racing cars. Originally marketed as the ‘High Speed’ or ‘Competition’ model, it gained the evocative ‘Le Mans’ name following a 3rd place finish in the French endurance classic in 1949. Only 34 of this model were made by AFN Ltd between 1948 and 1953, and these incredibly versatile cars were highly successful in sports car racing in their day. They are eligible for a wide variety of prestigious events today and command commensurately high prices.
    An exact recreation of a 1950 Frazer Nash Mark 1 Le Mans Replica, chassis number ‘WOK3’ is the third car in a series of 11 supplied by Werner Oswald. Great care has been taken in the construction of this car to use components identical with those used by the factory when the originals were made. Like its period counterparts, this car uses the six-cylinder Bristol engine, gearbox, back axle and suspension parts, all in this case taken from a 1950 Bristol rally car.
    The chassis, body, wheels, steering, suspension, engine and transmission components were purchased from Werner Oswald back in 1991. The engine was stripped and rebuilt by a Bristol specialist and the car was completed by its then owner John Teague. John, a Chartered Aeronautical Engineer well known within Frazer Nash circles, received assistance from a number of owners of original Le Mans Replicas during the course of the build, particularly with regard to suspension geometry and correct detailing of components. Completed in 1994, ‘MKR 103’ covered over 7,000 miles with its builder at the wheel, including trips to France and Italy.
    The car has recently been extensively refurbished by Stanton Motorsports, including a full engine rebuild. Measured on the dynamometer, the maximum power output is now 120.8bhp. The car sounds wonderful and with the overdrive gearbox it really is a pleasure to drive. Offered with its FIA Technical Passport and an extensive history file, this highly versatile sports car represents a great value-for-money opportunity for some truly world class motoring.
1950 Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica Recreation  Chassis no. WOK3 Engine no. 85C/109
1950 Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica Recreation  Chassis no. WOK3 Engine no. 85C/109
1950 Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica Recreation  Chassis no. WOK3 Engine no. 85C/109
1950 Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica Recreation  Chassis no. WOK3 Engine no. 85C/109
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