1999 Reynard Purchase
A friend of mine is interested in this Reynard Champ Car.
Ebay item number 251043925149
Anyone have any info on this or other similar cars?
What about engines? Where to find a period correct engine and what sort of $$$. Other transplant options?
Is there somewhere we can find history of which chassis were used at which races during 1999 season?
What is your friend going to do with it? As a show car only it is probably fine, if the plan is to take it to the track, stop right now, that is a stupid idea. If he really wants to drive one have him get a complete car from this guy www.lolachampcar.com This era champcar are for very experienced drivers and professional crew only. It would cost way over 200k to get that Reynard back on track, you don't see many 90's champcars at historic races, there is a reason for that.
Last edited by Paddy; 04-24-2012 at 10:01 AM.
What is it you think makes such a bad choice? Parts hard to come by? Expensive? Where would the $200K be spent?
Followed the link and got a lot of info on planes and peripheral porting but not much about cars for sale.
On the Lolachampcar site, scroll down and read all of the racecar section. Just what are you planning on doing with the Reynard? Have you ever bought or prepared a racecar before? How much is your budget. Call Greg Ellif at GE motorsports in Indy if you need someone to tell you what is required to run a champcar. That car is setup for a Honda, you can not buy a proper Honda motor, the factory took them all back and will not sell them.. For 100k Cosworth will sell you an XD motor but it will not fit in that car without major mods. then you would have to buy the electronics kit, 40k for that, it adds up quick. Also, you have to drive these 850hp cars at 98% or the aero does not work and the tires will be stone cold and you crash. A much better choice would be the Atlantic Swift 008 for sale on ebay offered at 35k, that will go faster than you can think and parts are avaliable.
That looks like nothing more than a money pit
This is very true and good advice. A junior Formula car is so far beyond the average person they make great personal racing cars. I like that "going faster than you can think".
Originally Posted by Paddy
Loads of fun at lower speeds...