Le Mans Replica replica
June 22. 2011
This Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica is one of approximately 10 cars from Werner Oswald.
The car was imported by the present owner into New Zealand in 1995 and finished off over the following years to a very high standard with the detailed work and modifications being carried out by a car restorer who restores cars for the Southward Motor Museum collection in Wellington, New Zealand. In order to ensure that the car was as authentic as possible detailed photographs were used of the Stirling Moss British Empire Trophy winning car WMC181 as the reference point for the restoration.
The car is finished in British Racing Green, its seats and carpets are a tan colour picked out with green piping and it is in immaculate condition. At present the car forms part of a collection of 10 Bristol engine cars and has only covered approximately 20 miles on the open road.
The car is fitted with a Bristol 100 series engine rebuilt to a higher sports specification i.e Mahle pistons, special camshaft, gas flowed cylinder head, Le Mans tapered sump, 3 Weber carburettors and a special exhaust system. The Bristol gearbox is close ratio with a high ratio fixed first gear and has a remote control gear lever. The rear axle is rebuilt with a new higher ratio 3.7:1 crown wheel and pinion assembly.
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