1964 Crossle 7S

° 1 of 5 ° road legal ° winning car!

Zusammenfassung

  • Baujahr 
    1964
  • Automobiltyp 
    Sonderanfertigung
  • Chassisnummer 
    C7/S64/18
  • Rennwagen 
    Ja
  • FIA-Papiere 
    Ja
  • Lenkung 
    Links
  • Zustand 
    Restauriert
  • Markenfarbe außen 
    smalt blue
  • Innenfarbe 
    Schwarz
  • Zahl der Sitze 
    2
  • Standort
  • Außenfarbe 
    Blau
  • Getriebe 
    Schaltgetriebe
  • Leistung 
    197 PS / 145 kW / 195 BHP
  • Antrieb 
    Zweirad
  • Kraftstoff 
    Benzin

Beschreibung

This is a rare opportunity to acquire one of Dr John Crosslé MBE’s earliest and most celebrated sports racing cars during the 60th anniversary year of the company he founded. Developed from the earlier 5S sports racer, the 7S had revised suspension geometry, wider magnesium wheels and Girling aluminium brake calipers. As noted in Rosemary Crosslé’s hand-written order book, C7/S64/18 was completed in December 1964 with a Cosworth-Ford Twin Cam 1600 and Hewland 5-speed gearbox. Three more 7S' were built during 1965.

The exploits of this car and its first owner Mervyn Wingfield, 10th Viscount Powerscourt, are recounted in “Hidden Glory, The Story of the Crosslé Car Company” and several French books. Wingfield and teammate Jim Cooney were the first Crosslé drivers to compete in continental Europe against top drivers and constructors of the day. Cooney’s car, C7/S65/25, was driven by road and ferry from the factory in Northern Ireland to its first race at Solitude near Stuttgart, where the pair finished 6th and 9th on 18 July 1965. At the Coupes de Paris on 19 September 1965 at the Autodrome de Linas-Monthléry, Wingfield set the fastest lap and finished second to Robert Huber in a field that included Lotus 23, Elva BMW, Porsche 904 and Ferrari GTO. Photographs in “Les Instantés de Monthléry, 1963-1970” include the Viscount in his road-taxed 7S pre-race, while wonderful race film appears at www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvyFJS5ChxE.

C7/S64/18 was restored in 2014 at the same factory where Crosslé built this chassis fifty years before. Bodywork and many parts were renewed, non-period modifications removed and a new FIA HTP obtained, valid from November 2014. A new Twin-Cam 1600 was installed. Invoices for full details of the Crosslé restoration work are part of a comprehensive documentation package.
his is a rare opportunity to acquire one of Dr John Crosslé MBE’s earliest and most celebrated sports racing cars during the 60th anniversary year of the company he founded. Developed from the earlier 5S sports racer, the 7S had revised suspension geometry, wider magnesium wheels and Girling aluminium brake calipers. As noted in Rosemary Crosslé’s hand-written order book, C7/S64/18 was completed in December 1964 with a Cosworth-Ford Twin Cam 1600 and Hewland 5-speed gearbox. Three more 7S' were built during 1965.

The exploits of this car and its first owner Mervyn Wingfield, 10th Viscount Powerscourt, are recounted in “Hidden Glory, The Story of the Crosslé Car Company” and several French books. Wingfield and teammate Jim Cooney were the first Crosslé drivers to compete in continental Europe against top drivers and constructors of the day. Cooney’s car, C7/S65/25, was driven by road and ferry from the factory in Northern Ireland to its first race at Solitude near Stuttgart, where the pair finished 6th and 9th on 18 July 1965. At the Coupes de Paris on 19 September 1965 at the Autodrome de Linas-Monthléry, Wingfield set the fastest lap and finished second to Robert Huber in a field that included Lotus 23, Elva BMW, Porsche 904 and Ferrari GTO. Photographs in “Les Instantés de Monthléry, 1963-1970” include the Viscount in his road-taxed 7S pre-race, while wonderful race film appears at www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvyFJS5ChxE.

C7/S64/18 was restored in 2014 at the same factory where Crosslé built this chassis fifty years before. Bodywork and many parts were renewed, non-period modifications removed and a new FIA HTP obtained, valid from November 2015. A new Twin-Cam 1600 was installed. Invoices for full details of the Crosslé restoration work are part of a comprehensive documentation package.

A‘carte grise’ road registration was with the car and enabled us to make a full legal German road registration.

Currently fitted with 'Mag 8' split rim alloy wheels and Dunlop historic tyres, the car will be sold along with the original magnesium wheels pictured.

The Crosslé factory can supply every part for the 7S to original specifications, often from stock, along with technical and historical support from unique factory archives. Smartly finished in a distinctive 'Smalt Blue', C7/S64/18 is in excellent condition and ready to race.

In the last two years the car was serviced regardless of cost and optimized by the specialists of Britec Motorsport. So the car became very reliable and competitive. The result was the 1st place in 9 of 10 races in class and many podiums overall in the German AGDT Championship 2018, that wie finished with 1st in class and 2nd overall! After the season a complete 20hp stronger engine was build by Britec and has only the test runs on the dyno on the clock. Now the new engine has 197hp!

The Guards Trophy with HSCC is an obvious option, where younger sister C7/S65/25 has taken class wins at the Oulton Park Gold Cup and other events. In 1966, five Crosslé 7S and 9S sports cars entered the Lavant Cup at Goodwood, and C7/S65/25 raced in the Madgwick Cup at the 2016 Goodwood Revival. This car has a rich and colourful history, unassailable provenance, and an ongoing association with the Crosslé factory since 1964. It is a rare and distinctive alternative to ubiquitous English products, with period results that underline its potential in historic racing today and is welcome for Goodwood events with under 2L two seater race cars!