2012 Local Motors Rally Fighter  Chassis no. 007

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Lot 376
2012 Local Motors Rally Fighter
Registration no. E856 TEW Chassis no. 007

£ 40,000 - 60,000
US$ 53,000 - 80,000
2012 Local Motors Rally Fighter
Registration no. E856 TEW
Chassis no. 007
Odometer reading: 11,900
MoT expiry date: TBC

*6.2-litre GM LS3 V8 Turbocharged engine producing upward of 500BHP
*Automatic transmission
*Glassfibre bodywork
*15th Anniversary Gumball 3000 Rally participant


Looking a bit like a Lancia Stratos on steroids, the Rally Fighter was manufactured by Local Motors of Chandler, Arizona. Introduced in 2009, it is notable as the first car developed using co-creation design over the Internet, the exterior design being submitted by Californian Sangho Kim and selected through online community votes. The build process was also highly unusual: the customer being expected to visit one of Local Motors' micro-factories to help assemble their car.
The glassfibre-bodied, front-engined Rally Fighter is powered by a 6.2-litre GM LS3 V8 producing 430bhp, which drives the rear wheels via a four-speed GM automatic transmission. The suspension features double A-arms up front and a four-link Ford 9" axle at the rear, with coil springs and telescopic shock absorbers all round. This gives 16" of suspension travel in the front and 20" in the rear, sufficient to tackle the most demanding terrain. The interior features a full roll cage and custom Recaro racing seats together with amenities such as air conditioning, stereo system, and power windows. Pricing for the Rally Fighter started at $99,900 and with its generous specification this example would have cost in excess of $100,000. Similar vehicles have been used in the movies Fast & Furious 8 and Transformers 4, and this one took part in the 15th Anniversary Gumball 3000 Rally.

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Footnotes

  • Vendor Score Total: 98/100

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    Key for sellers' assessments:
    1/5 POOR. A project vehicle | Requires urgent attention | Damaged | Parts missing
    2/5 AVERAGE. Useable condition | Requires some attention | Light damage
    3/5 GOOD. Drive away | Presents well | Good history file | Drives well
    4/5 VERY GOOD. Well restored | Running and driving with no noticeable faults | Sound throughout
    5/5 EXCELLENT. Concours condition | Beautifully presented | Driving very well

    EXTERIOR TOTAL: 25/25
    Body Work: 5
    Chrome/Plastics/Trim: 5
    Glass: 5
    Paint: 5
    Wheels/Tyres: 5

    INTERIOR TOTAL: 20/20
    Dashboard/Door cards/Carpets: 5
    Headlining: 5
    Seats: 5
    Trim: 5

    ENGINE TOTAL: 20/20
    Mechanical components: 5
    Running: 5
    Starting: 5
    Under Bonnet: 5

    RUNNING GEAR TOTAL: 20/20
    Axles: 5
    Brakes: 5
    Gearbox/Clutch: 5
    Suspension: 5

    ELECTRICAL TOTAL: 10/10
    Ancillary components: 5
    Main components: 5

    Car History File: 3/5
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2012 Local Motors Rally Fighter  Chassis no. 007
2012 Local Motors Rally Fighter  Chassis no. 007
2012 Local Motors Rally Fighter  Chassis no. 007
2012 Local Motors Rally Fighter  Chassis no. 007
2012 Local Motors Rally Fighter  Chassis no. 007
2012 Local Motors Rally Fighter  Chassis no. 007
2012 Local Motors Rally Fighter  Chassis no. 007
2012 Local Motors Rally Fighter  Chassis no. 007
2012 Local Motors Rally Fighter  Chassis no. 007
2012 Local Motors Rally Fighter  Chassis no. 007
2012 Local Motors Rally Fighter  Chassis no. 007
2012 Local Motors Rally Fighter  Chassis no. 007
2012 Local Motors Rally Fighter  Chassis no. 007
2012 Local Motors Rally Fighter  Chassis no. 007
2012 Local Motors Rally Fighter  Chassis no. 007
2012 Local Motors Rally Fighter  Chassis no. 007
2012 Local Motors Rally Fighter  Chassis no. 007
2012 Local Motors Rally Fighter  Chassis no. 007
2012 Local Motors Rally Fighter  Chassis no. 007
2012 Local Motors Rally Fighter  Chassis no. 007
2012 Local Motors Rally Fighter  Chassis no. 007
2012 Local Motors Rally Fighter  Chassis no. 007
2012 Local Motors Rally Fighter  Chassis no. 007
2012 Local Motors Rally Fighter  Chassis no. 007
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