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2000 FORD MONDEO SUPER TOURER
THURSDAY 28th JULY 2016
DONINGTON PARK, CASTLE DONINGTONDerby, Derbyshire,DE74 2RP
2000 FORD MONDEO SUPER TOURER
In the year 2000, on the back of a (rumoured) £12m budget from Ford, Banbury based legendary race and rally experts, Prodrive, built 3 Super Tourers to contest the 2000 British Touring Car Championship. With factory drivers Alain Menu, Anthony Reid and Rickard Rydell they went on to dominate the championship completely, winning most of the rounds and finishing 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the 2000 British Touring Car Championship final standings. At a supposed cost of £1m each car (and £3m running budget per car) the team dominated like no other before or since. One car was written off during the season, so only 3 of the 4 cars ever built survive today. The 'Menu' Championship winning car features in the Banbury Prodrive museum, the 'Reid' car is campaigned enthusiastically by noted Ford collector/driver Alvin Powell and this is the only other car (chassis: # Prodrive 004), as driven that season by Rickard Rydell.
Bought by the highly enthusiastic current privateer owner from us in 2014, the car has since been campaigned successfully by him over the past 2 seasons in mainstream historic touring car races, including an outright win at the highly prestigious 2014 Super Touring Race at the Silverstone Classic, driven by ex-World Touring Car Champion - Rob Huff - and is a more than welcome entrant into the current great series for period Super Tourers run by Jonny Westbrook and Dave Jarman.
The car is 'on the button' and ready to race and has been maintained by a professional team, regardless of cost, during current ownership. The latest bill, from highly respected Mardi Gras Motorsport, confirms a complete engine rebuild and the fitting of power steering and new MOTEC engine management (with EPAS system) in June 2015 at a cost of £38,491. The car presents exceptionally well today, following its recent demo run at the 2016 Goodwood Members meeting and is a unique opportunity to own a highly collectable car with a very significant Works history.
But this is not just an opportunity to buy a highly useable race car - this a full 'Equipe' - offered with the following 'Works' spares and parts required to run it:
3xlh doors, 3xrh doors, 3xlh front wings, 3xrh front wings, 3x bonnets, 3x front bumpers, left-hand rear quarter and a right hand rear quarter, 5x light brackets, 2x carbon splitters, rear light, carbon fibre front vent, 2x carbon air intakes, 2xlh and 2xrh headlights, 4x rear discs and bells, 4xfront discs and bells, 4x front wishbones, 30 separate gear ratios, coil pack, 2x gearbox input shafts, 3x gearbox shafts, fuel line, ST8600 steering wheel with electronic display, brake reservoir, clutch and various 'O' rings, extensive engine spares, windscreen, rear window, boot lid, 9 x rims, a selection of wets and slicks, engine pre-heat system, centre dashboard, seat, front and rear bumper mount, air-jack stops, water pump pre-heater and fittings.
An exceptional opportunity to own an Equipe that totally dominated the BTCC in 2000, something that no other team managed during those exciting years.
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