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Old 5 Jun 2013, 09:33 (Ref:3257938)   #346
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Old 23 Aug 2013, 21:39 (Ref:3293236)   #347
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Mystery Shell Found!!!!

This week i was invited to authenticate a Factory Works Rally car,
Not a Hope, i thought,,,,
But i found what appears to be a genuine BL/ARG/Gartrac car,
Beautifully built, cage Exactly as early 80's works cars, 4HA axle, Turreted rear shocks, Exhaust through boot area and out through rear panel, EXACTLY as Paris/peking cars but with single fuel tank,
NOT a home built car, i would say Definately a works Gartrac shell,
Car has correct works brakes and suspension, 3 or 4 sets of works Speedline wheels, a mountain of tyres, mostly still wrapped as new, aluminium BIG storage boxes (marked AR Motorsport) full of spares,
Engine is a RS Racing Engines unit on Twin SideDrafts, also has spare RS Engine on quad D/D's,
I heard about this car about 13yrs ago but present owner beat me to it,
Car has been unused since then,
The car appears to have a VERY sad history, and original owner does NOT want to discuss car or its origins,
I am certain the car appeared at the Circuit Of Ireland in the mid 80's before being put away, not to be seen till recently
Shell has NO VIN Number, and original Reg was kept by 1st owner,
I am convinced that this was a factory spec shell,
Next time i go up i will take camera and post pics
Someone Somewhere Must have knowledge of this car,
Present owner has no idea what to do with it apart from a few track days,
Car is Immaculate
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Old 11 May 2014, 12:42 (Ref:3404918)   #348
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Looks like the car above is advertised by Jason Lepley at the moment.....
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Old 11 May 2014, 14:31 (Ref:3404967)   #349
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Definitely sounds like the car that Skip described in his post- Looks a very nice piece of kit...

There's never a lottery win around when you need one, is there!

http://www.jasonlepleymotorsport.co.uk/rov.htm

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Old 26 May 2014, 22:06 (Ref:3411063)   #350
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Does anyone have any more information or history on this car, I am looking to buy it from JL but would like to know some more of its history.
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Old 26 Jun 2014, 22:19 (Ref:3426952)   #351
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Hi Guys

First post on the site, decided to see if there was anything out there on my Rover A683NJO and it seems that you need to know if its alright and still alive.

Well I can state that, yes it does need taxing. I have not moved it since it was laid up when tax ran out, as you pointed out in 1992 (criminal I know).

The vehicle is in a fair condition, as its been dry stored since 92'

The last outing for it was a rally demo with the HRCR at longleat. and I can honestly say that my co-driver / passenger must have shouted out T R E E numerous times. Those trees must be fitted with Rover Magnets!!!!!

I will try to sort out some pics and post them.

But to answer your question, yes, it still exists, and I a fairy similar trim that Mick Moore sold it.
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Old 17 Nov 2015, 10:49 (Ref:3591002)   #352
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SD1 swb appeared on ebay here:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ROVER-SD1-...-/151886739567

Gartrac shell, history given as including RAC, Circuit of Ireland, etc?
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Old 15 Sep 2016, 21:38 (Ref:3672639)   #353
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Just digging this out of the archives to note that one of the 'Paris-Peking'/Donington Rallysprint cars, A377VUK, was sold in the Bonhams auction at the Goodwood Revival last weekend

http://www.bonhams.com/auctions/23595/lot/132/
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Old 27 Apr 2017, 10:44 (Ref:3729454)   #354
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Sorry to cross pollinate but thought this maybe of interest.

https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/...69062&i=999999

Group 2 rather than Group A.

What a price tag, anyone know any more about it?
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Sorry to cross pollinate but thought this maybe of interest.

https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/...69062&i=999999

Group 2 rather than Group A.

What a price tag, anyone know any more about it?

Andy, pictures & info. from 2016 Race Retro display.
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Ive know this car since it came into South Africa in 1980, Eloff Leyland Sponsered, lots of race History in South Africa. was a DPR built Group 2 car. Mike and Paddy O'Sullivan raced it from the beginning. changed hands a few times then Paddy got it back. He offered the car unrestored to me in 2003, Was cheap but I did not take have the funds then. It ended up in the UK and is owned by Tim Summers. I sent an article on the History of this car to Tim a few years ago.
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It is interesting. It's a sister chassis to my GRP 1 car but I'm not sure they ran the Vitesse rear spoiler in 1980. Not sure the front air dam was available in 1980 either, so it has undergone a few "tweaks". I believe there were actually two Grp 2 chassis built by DPR. The other one was a regular club racer back in the early noughties, but I haven't seen it for some years.
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I'm digging this one out of the archives again, but thought there were just too good not to post, as I'm pretty sure I've not seen some of them before- Browsing around the Revs Institute digital photo library (For anyone who hasn't investigated this before, it's a very easy way of passing some time while we're all locked down because of COVID19...) and tripped over a collection of pics from the 1984 Manx international, including a choice selection of shots of Tony Pond in B564AOX...

...plus as a bonus a couple of pics of a Sanyo BTCC car and Metro Turbo on what looks like the ARG stand at the Motor Show

https://library.revsinstitute.org/di...=ROVER+VITESSE
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It is interesting. It's a sister chassis to my GRP 1 car but I'm not sure they ran the Vitesse rear spoiler in 1980. Not sure the front air dam was available in 1980 either, so it has undergone a few "tweaks". I believe there were actually two Grp 2 chassis built by DPR. The other one was a regular club racer back in the early noughties, but I haven't seen it for some years.
Answering the question about the rear spoilers and front air dam after a few years(!), as you say there were two Gp2 cars, the white Unipart car built for the 1980 TT, (then later raced in Modsaloons and Thundersaloons through the 80's) and the green South African car.

The TT car didn't start off life with a rear spoiler, but the South African car seems to have a rear spoiler by '81, then, as you say underwent a few 'tweaks' in the front air dam department- These pics of it's annual outing in the Kyalami WEC sportscar race from 1982-4 give an idea (ignore the stray '82 TT PMS car, that just got picked up by the way I found the pics)

https://www.racingsportscars.com/typ...over/3500.html
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