1998 De Havilland Rapide Special
Make: De Havilland
Model: Rapide Special
Odometer: Indicating miles
- 10 litre De Havilland aero engine
- Highly collectible
- Notably fast
- Historic Race car Recreation
The De Havilland Rapide Special was built by Warren Bonning in Melbourne in 1997. It was inspired by the creations of Thompson & Taylor from Brookland's who built a succession of land speed record vehicles that were mainly equipped with huge aero engines. This car was built with 10 litre De Havilland aero engine from a Gypsy Queen on a custom-built chassis with early Holden suspension. It has a 'De Dion' rear end with a Ford Top Loader gearbox.
The was acquired by A new owner in 2002 and it has been shown and used at events such as Speed on Tweed, Willowbank and other historic race meets. The car was invited to complete a demonstration lap at the 2000 Australian Grand Prix.
Comes complete with photo copies of Photos of restoration and workshop manual and parts list.
This is a great investment for the smart car collector looking for a return on his investment in the future Historic Race Car market as it's the only one in existence and that little bit different with enthusiast market appeal.
As with all vehicles sold in the Classic Car Division, they have been well looked after by their previous owners. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of vehicles, Lloyds Auctions are unable to physically inspect every aspect of each vehicle and the description which should be used as a guide only have been compiled after speaking with the owners. Lloyds Auctions sells these vehicles under standard auction conditions that offers no warranties or cooling off period. Please feel free to call the Classic Car Division if you have any questions relating to any vehicle. Inspection is highly recommended.