1953/1970 Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica Recreation  Chassis no. 400/1/566

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1953/1970 Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica Recreation
Chassis no. 400/1/566

£ 150,000 - 175,000
US$ 200,000 - 240,000
To be sold without reserve
Amended
1953/1970 Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica Recreation
Chassis no. 400/1/566
*Built by renowned UK based restorers Crosthwaite & Gardiner
*One of a series of six faithful recreations by this restorer
*Regarded as one of the best driving experiences of all historic cars
*Offered from a prominent private collection

Footnotes

  • Denis Jenkinson - 'Motor Sport' magazine's legendarily well-informed and hugely experienced Continental Correspondent (who navigated Stirling Moss in their 1955 Mille Miglia-winning factory Mercedes-Benz 300SLR) - was a lifelong Frazer Nash fan and he wrote as follows: "In 1949 one of (their new cars) finished third at Le Mans. This prompted Frazer Nash to name the model the Le Mans Replica, and it was in production for four years, about fifty being built. In its day it was a good yardstick for performance, for it would do well over 120mph and cover a standing-start quarter-mile in 16 seconds. It handled well and apart from being a good road car it was a very successful racing car in its day, being sold 'ready to race' in anything from the Targa Florio to a Goodwood Club meeting" - which the discerning original owners of Frazer Nash Le Mans Replicas did in their droves, and which standard modus operandi has been enthusiastically pursued by subsequent owners to this day.

    Testament to their driving capabilities, the Le Mans Replica is one of a handful of iconic sports racing cars which have from time to time been copied by aspiring enthusiasts wishing to sample a particular legend. For this model, two of the most noted people to clone them have been Werner Oswald and famed restorer Richard Crosthwaite of Buxted in the UK. The latter business founded by Crosthwaite and business partner John Gardiner has become synonymous with the quality of restoration, recreation of parts necessary to ensure that owners of historic cars can continue to use and enjoy them, and to at the ultimate extreme in building long lost machines such as Mercedes-Benz and Auto Union Grand Prix cars from scratch and most recently for their construction of the Buckminster Fuller Dymaxion.

    This is one of six Frazer Nash Le Mans 'Replica' Replicas built by Crosthwaite and Gardiner. As there so often is, there is a tale behind the car's creation, and in this case the story goes back to the 1970s: Richard had needed to rebuild a chassis for a car that had an accident and, while remaking one, decided to build six further identical chassis and then build them up as authentic clones of the real car.

    This particular example was sold by Crosthwaite to an owner in Australia, and later returned to the UK where it was campaigned in the 1990s. It arrived in the U.S. care of a noted collector in New York State before passing through TV's Wayne Carini to the present owner some eight years ago.

    In the care and custody of its enthusiastic current owner it has been routinely campaigned in VSCCA Hill Climb Events, quite literally reaching the top when last year it was listed on the trophy of the Mount Equinox Hill Climb. Having achieved this, its owner decided to retire it from historic competition and to focus on other cars in his collection.

    Resplendent in British Racing Green livery and fastidiously maintained, this super sports car is ready for the road, for fast road tours or alternatively it has the additional option of a roll cage if its next owner should wish to continue its competitive hill climb career or to take it circuit racing.

    Please note this vehicle will be subject to the reduced 5% import tax if remaining in the EU.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note this lot is offered without reserve.
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1953/1970 Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica Recreation  Chassis no. 400/1/566
1953/1970 Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica Recreation  Chassis no. 400/1/566
1953/1970 Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica Recreation  Chassis no. 400/1/566
1953/1970 Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica Recreation  Chassis no. 400/1/566
1953/1970 Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica Recreation  Chassis no. 400/1/566
1953/1970 Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica Recreation  Chassis no. 400/1/566
1953/1970 Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica Recreation  Chassis no. 400/1/566
1953/1970 Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica Recreation  Chassis no. 400/1/566
1953/1970 Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica Recreation  Chassis no. 400/1/566
1953/1970 Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica Recreation  Chassis no. 400/1/566
1953/1970 Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica Recreation  Chassis no. 400/1/566
1953/1970 Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica Recreation  Chassis no. 400/1/566
1953/1970 Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica Recreation  Chassis no. 400/1/566
1953/1970 Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica Recreation  Chassis no. 400/1/566
1953/1970 Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica Recreation  Chassis no. 400/1/566
1953/1970 Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica Recreation  Chassis no. 400/1/566
1953/1970 Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica Recreation  Chassis no. 400/1/566
1953/1970 Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica Recreation  Chassis no. 400/1/566
1953/1970 Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica Recreation  Chassis no. 400/1/566
1953/1970 Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica Recreation  Chassis no. 400/1/566
1953/1970 Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica Recreation  Chassis no. 400/1/566
1953/1970 Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica Recreation  Chassis no. 400/1/566
1953/1970 Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica Recreation  Chassis no. 400/1/566
1953/1970 Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica Recreation  Chassis no. 400/1/566
1953/1970 Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica Recreation  Chassis no. 400/1/566
1953/1970 Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica Recreation  Chassis no. 400/1/566
1953/1970 Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica Recreation  Chassis no. 400/1/566
1953/1970 Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica Recreation  Chassis no. 400/1/566
1953/1970 Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica Recreation  Chassis no. 400/1/566
1953/1970 Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica Recreation  Chassis no. 400/1/566
1953/1970 Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica Recreation  Chassis no. 400/1/566
1953/1970 Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica Recreation  Chassis no. 400/1/566
1953/1970 Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica Recreation  Chassis no. 400/1/566
1953/1970 Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica Recreation  Chassis no. 400/1/566
1953/1970 Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica Recreation  Chassis no. 400/1/566
1953/1970 Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica Recreation  Chassis no. 400/1/566
1953/1970 Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica Recreation  Chassis no. 400/1/566
1953/1970 Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica Recreation  Chassis no. 400/1/566
1953/1970 Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica Recreation  Chassis no. 400/1/566
1953/1970 Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica Recreation  Chassis no. 400/1/566
1953/1970 Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica Recreation  Chassis no. 400/1/566
1953/1970 Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica Recreation  Chassis no. 400/1/566
1953/1970 Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica Recreation  Chassis no. 400/1/566
1953/1970 Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica Recreation  Chassis no. 400/1/566
1953/1970 Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica Recreation  Chassis no. 400/1/566
1953/1970 Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica Recreation  Chassis no. 400/1/566
1953/1970 Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica Recreation  Chassis no. 400/1/566
1953/1970 Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica Recreation  Chassis no. 400/1/566
1953/1970 Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica Recreation  Chassis no. 400/1/566
1953/1970 Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica Recreation  Chassis no. 400/1/566
1953/1970 Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica Recreation  Chassis no. 400/1/566
1953/1970 Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica Recreation  Chassis no. 400/1/566
1953/1970 Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica Recreation  Chassis no. 400/1/566
1953/1970 Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica Recreation  Chassis no. 400/1/566
1953/1970 Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica Recreation  Chassis no. 400/1/566
1953/1970 Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica Recreation  Chassis no. 400/1/566
1953/1970 Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica Recreation  Chassis no. 400/1/566
1953/1970 Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica Recreation  Chassis no. 400/1/566
1953/1970 Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica Recreation  Chassis no. 400/1/566
1953/1970 Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica Recreation  Chassis no. 400/1/566
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