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Focus MkV Ford 1600 Cosworth FVA Ford FVA-motor 220Hkr — 1968

Sportscar, a Swedish company, helped build a historic Anglo-Swedish racing car. It has been stored and awaiting renovation for over 30 years.

Peter Sundfeldt
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"It's a project rebuild in the works with many sought-after parts and a vintage race engine, and it's an interesting race car with a great history."

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310 000SEK
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13495
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Peter Sundfeldt
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"It's a project rebuild in the works with many sought-after parts and a vintage race engine, and it's an interesting race car with a great history."

Description

During the 60s and 70s, many of the Swedish racing elite drove with engines built and maintained by the company Sportcars. A Sportcars Motors became a concept in the Swedish racing world. The founders Lennart Sundin and Sven "Buris" Burehed were the legends who did the job. Less well known is that Sportcars also built racing cars under the name Focus. A total of six cars were made, of which the first three were Formula One cars while the last three were racing sports cars.

The background to the other racing sports car - Focus Mark V - was that Picko Troberg would compete in the sports car World Cup in the class up to two litres. He needed a car and Sportcars got the job. The Englishman Charles Lucas built the chassis - with Lotus 23 as a model - while Lennart Sundin at Sportcars hand built the aluminium body. The engine was purchased from the Maserati Museum in Modena. It was picked up by Frank Williams (Yes, the F1 Legend) Who then traded in racing parts - this many years before he became the legendary founder of his own F1 stable. Williams packed the engine in a VW bus that was driven non-stop from Stockholm-Modena and back. For the inconvenience, Frank received $500, which was a decent penny at the time. However, the first test revealed that the Maserati engine was both old and tired. It was quickly replaced by a nimbler power source from Ford, the Ford 1600 Cosworth FVA, a common power source in the then successful Ford Escorts. It is such an engine that racing collectors are looking for.

What happened next is a little hazy. Picko postponed his racing plans and moved on to other projects. For over 30 years, the car has been owned by a collector in Gothenburg, who has since died. As a result, the estate auctions off the car.

Technical data

  • Year
    1968/1968 
  • Registration date
     
  • Mileage
     
  • Registration Number
    Oreg 
  • Chassis Number
     
  • Kw / hp
    147 / 200 
  • Fuel Type
    Petrol 
  • Transmission
    Hewland 5 Speed 
  • Interior finish
    Vinyl 
  • Colour
    Yellow 

Condition

  • Mechanical condition:

    The engine has a verified history that says it sat in various Ford Escorts on the Swedish championship stage for standard cars before an owner contacted Sportcars for a review and maintenance of the engine. After that, it had been driven for around 2 hours in a Lotus 7 before the owner of focus bought.

  • Interior condition:

    The original seat, along with the instruments and steering wheel, adds to the vintage feel. Aside from that, it still has its old electrics and fire extinguishing equipment. The chassis and body must be secured, built, and preserved for future generations.

  • Exterior condition:

    An old and battled scared aluminium body. The front was damaged earlier, so it has been cut and removed; three original racing wheels are included. Please review the photos as many parts are included.

  • General condition:

    A historical and exciting project that will require a significant amount of work but has a significant national provenance and significance.

Location and viewing Information

Location: Sandared

For viewing the vehicle, contact the valuator/depot:

Classic Car Depot
Shaun Major
+46 709 724007
shaun@bilwebauctions.se

Pick up

Collection must take place before: 2021-06-03.

NOTE! Payment (deposit to our account) must be made within 5 days and before collection.

Auction information

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