FORMOSA 120 GR 1950’S RACE CAR RECREATION.
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LISTED FOR SALE IS A FORMOSA 120 GR RECREATION STYLED CAR BUILT BY THE FACTORY AND THE FOURTH EXAMPLE ON THE ROAD HENCE NUMBER 4 ON THE ROUNDALLS.
FORMOSA CARS USUALLY BUILD REFURBISHED EXAMPLES WITH EXCELLENT PAINT JOBS ETC. AND EXAMPLES OF SUCH ARE WELL DOCUMENTED ON VARIOUS IMAGE HOSTING AND SOCIAL MEDIA SITES.
THE PLAN FOR THIS CAR FROM THE OUTSET WAS TO BUILD IT IN THE ‘SURVIVOR’ STYLE WITH A BIT OF AGE OR PATINA TO GIVE THE FEEL OF A BARN FIND OR SIMILAR AND NOT A RECENT BUILD.
The car is built following the factory format of using an existing complete chassis and drivetrain and re-bodying it using a space frame augmentation to give the look and feel of a space framed race car without having to pass IVA and retaining its classic car status.
This example has independent front suspension and a live rear axle with 4 bar links and coil over shock absorbers.
Engine is a Ford Essex V6 and a 4 spd manual gearbox.
Wheels are 16” XK140 Jaguar wires on custom adaptors .
The car features a host of custom features that are non-standard from Formosa , these are things like the bonnet scoop instead of bulge , side mounted exhausts and aluminium cill panels , custom Maserati style dash panel , single cockpit styled screen and removable solid passenger tonneau, recessed fuel cap , recessed number plate and rear lights etc etc.
rear indicators are integral to rear lights and fronts are the spotlights in the grille.
Paint is cellulose and has been aged … roundalls and numbers are painted on , not vinyl.
The car runs and drives just fine ..a basic drive , little harsh on the suspension but very much like a 50’s race car would drive !!
I am offering this car at considerably less than a turn key build would usually be as the aged look , second hand parts like seats etc looks fantastic in my opinion , but may not be for everyone …by pricing it as such it leaves the new owner , or Formosa cars , the opportunity to change the colour , tidy her up , fit full width screen etc. or alter her and still stay under budget should you require.
Formosa are happy to undertake any changes but the car would need to be paid for in full before that was actioned.
So, in brief , a fully driving , period correct Formosa being offered for considerably less than a commission build with the options of being taken exactly as she is or further enhanced by mutual arrangement after purchase..
The car is currently living in Newbury , Berkshire and can be viewed by appointment .
Please address all enquiries to me and I will happily discuss the car and pass you contact details to view the car if required ..
DELIVERY TO MAINLAND EUROPE AND ANY UK PORT IS POSSIBLE AND HAPPY TO DEAL WITH SHIPPING PROCESS …
There are several examples currently being built in our workshop in Poole , Dorset and visitors are welcome by appointment only …