Lot 47 (Imperial War Museum Duxford, 14th October 2015)
Sold for £10,125
(including buyers premium)
Registration No: L7 FAH
Chassis No: SA96BAM5UTC061185
This Super Six dates from 1996 but has recently been completely refurbished and uprated to something rather more special. The metamorphosis is based around a new, later model R6 chassis and both it and the equally new suspension system have been powder-coated in Lotus Grey. A purpose-built twin-cam engine has been installed, which drive through a reconditioned Ford Type 9 five-speed manual gearbox. A larger stainless steel silencer takes care of the spent gases. New de Dion suspension keeps the rear wheels where they should be, while damping is handled by adjustable Spax units all-round. Braking is by new four-pot alloy calipers up front and Cosworth ones at the rear. The occupants enjoy superior seating and the driver is informed by a special set of instruments. Most Tigers feature GRP nose cones, but this Super Six boasts a polished alloy body and Black wings. If built today 'L7 FAH' would apparently set you back £25,000.