Ending 12th Jun, 2024 19:10

H&H Online Auction

 
Lot 42
 

c.1990's Westfield SE V8 Race Car

Sold for £3,850

(including buyers premium)


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Registration No: Unregistered
Chassis No: N/A
MOT: None
Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Motor Car Location: Cheshire

  • 3.5 litre V8 Rover engine, all balanced, solid lifters, rally cam, gas flowed heads, double pumper Holley, free flow exhaust manifold and dry sump lubrication system
  • Competition clutch linked to a 5-speed direct top Getrag gearbox and Sierra LSD
  • Being sold as a hillclimb / sprint special
  • Narrow-bodied chassis with Mini-lite style wheels and competition tyres
  • In running order, however, requires some recommissioning
  • Stored with us in Cheshire and available to view upon request

Founded in 1983 by historic Grand Prix competitor and engineer Chris Smith, Westfield Sportscars first made a name for itself with the Westfield XI. A beautifully crafted facsimile of the Lotus XI sports racer, it attracted numerous orders prompting the fledgling company to ape another of Colin Chapman's famous creations, the Lotus 7. However, Smith's attention to detail and thirst for authenticity brought him into conflict with Caterham Cars who owned the industrial design rights to the Lotus 7. Threatened with litigation, Westfield introduced the SE model in 1988 which not only lacked the 'Seven' moniker but also sported new 'swage line' demarcated fibreglass bodywork (thus differentiating it from the otherwise similar Caterham). Great fun to drive and still true to the spirit of the original Lotus 7, the Westfield SE was configured to accept a variety of Pinto, Crossflow or CVH Ford powerplants. Also known as the 'Narrow Body', it utilised independent front suspension, a five-link 'fixed' rear axle, disc / drum brakes and rack and pinion steering. A staple part of the Westfield range, the model remained in production until the mid-1990s.

Founded in 1983 by historic Grand Prix competitor and engineer Chris Smith, Westfield Sportscars first made a name for itself with the Westfield XI. A beautifully crafted facsimile of the Lotus XI sports racer, it attracted numerous orders prompting the fledgling company to ape another of Colin Chapman's famous creations, the Lotus 7. However, Smith's attention to detail and thirst for authenticity brought him into conflict with Caterham Cars who owned the industrial design rights to the Lotus 7. Threatened with litigation, Westfield introduced the SE model in 1988 which not only lacked the 'Seven' moniker but also sported new 'swage line' demarcated fibreglass bodywork (thus differentiating it from the otherwise similar Caterham). Great fun to drive and still true to the spirit of the original Lotus 7, the Westfield SE was configured to accept a variety of Pinto, Crossflow or CVH Ford powerplants. Also known as the 'Narrow Body', it utilised independent front suspension, a five-link 'fixed' rear axle, disc / drum brakes and rack and pinion steering. A staple part of the Westfield range, the model remained in production until the mid-1990s.

A car built with a competition focus, this Westfield 58 is fitted with a 3.5 litre (3528cc) Rover V8 engine. The chassis number is listed as ‘not known’ with the RAC seal number 12808. The date of registration/manufacture is recorded as 1988. The Westfield on offer is in possession of an RAC MSA (Motor Sports Association) Competition Logbook, issued 11th June 1999, with the last scrutineer entry from 2006. When used in anger, the Westfield has offered a 'reputed 240bhp' to the wheels. “A serious track/hillclimb car” as previously described by the owner.

Described in c.2016 as having the following specification: A fully balanced Rover 3528cc; half-race 'rally' cam (mechanical); solid lifters; adjustable rockers; gas flowed heads; an Offenhauser manifold, a 'double pumper' Holley carburettor with mechanical secondaries (double thumper); a BMW 635 5-speed Getrag gearbox; Sierra Cosworth LSD with new CV joints and shafts; new discs and calipers; new front radiator; dry sump tank (cleaned and with a new oil and filter at the time); new Westfield windscreen and mirrors; rear aerofoil; rear alloy petrol tank; high capacity fuel pump and regulator; a dry sump lubrication system; chromed tubular exhaust with repackable silencers; Mini-lite style wheels shod with competition tyres. On the Competition logbook, the roll cage is described as a 'rear hoop' with a forward bar'. The Westfield is believed to be of a narrow-bodied chassis design built specifically for hillclimb and sprint events.

A record shows that in excess of £9,000 was spent on the build between 1996 and 2004. Indeed, there are many receipts on file, including over £3,000 of invoices dating from 2012 to 2018, which include items such as brake hardware (calipers and discs), tyres and a water pump, along with other sundry items for remedial bodywork and mechanical fettling in that time period. There are many invoices on file for parts, along with notes and lists of expenditure and specifications regarding engineering and performance modifications over many years.

For more information, please contact:
James McWilliam
james.mcwilliam@handh.co.uk
07943 584760

 

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