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Imperial War Museum Duxford

  Lot 80

1978 ERRA Mondial 500

Estimated at £60,000 - £70,000

Lot details

Registration No: 9289 RO
Chassis No: 001024
MOT: Exempt

  • A superb example of the little known ERRA Mondial 500, the brainchild of Stan Daniels
  • Reputedly one of just twelve made and great fun to drive
  • Correctly registered with the DVLA as an ERRA Mondial 500 (registered 1978)

Inspired by Italian sports racers of the type which distinguished themselves on the Mille Miglia, Targa Florio and at the Le Mans 24-hours etc, enthusiast Stan Daniels decided to build his own tribute in the late 1980s. The level of craftsmanship which went into the resultant ‘SD 500’ was such that Gerry Hawkridge of Transformer Cars (and more recently Hawk Cars) offered to put the design into (very) limited production. Based around a tubular steel spaceframe chassis equipped with independent front suspension, a De Dion rear axle with Watts linkage and disc brakes, the two-seater was powered by a 2-litre DOHC Alfa Romeo engine allied to a five-speed transaxle. Bodied in fibreglass but with aluminium detailing to fool the casual observer, the ‘SD 500’ was a singularly pretty car. Great fun to drive with a decent power to weight ratio, just twelve are thought to have been built with the later cars branded as ERRAs (Elmsett Road Racing Automobiles).

Registered with the DVLA as a 1978 ERRA Mondial 500, chassis 001024 has been in the current ownership since 2011. Looking every inch the 1950s sports racer thanks to its ‘9289 RO’ number plate and the presence of various aluminium panels including the bonnet, the two-seater is described by the vendor as being in ‘good’ (1962cc Alfa Romeo engine, electrical equipment, manual gearbox) or ‘very good’ (bodywork, paintwork, interior trim) condition. A highly convincing, well-made and nicely detailed evocation that is worthy of close inspection. Offered for sale with a V5C Registration Document and paperwork file recording previous ownership details, old MOTs and sundry magazine article reprints etc

For more information, please contact:
Stewart Parker
01925 210035


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