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From the Arthur Carter Collection
The Holley Enterprises, Brian Turner
1978-79 Formula 4 Racing Single-Seater
Chassis no. non noted
Engine no. 711M015AA

Here we offer a very nicely-preserved, rare and interesting single-seat club-racing car which would offer a new owner the promise of very low-cost enjoyable hill-climbing, sprinting or circuit racing – ideal as an introduction to the Historic single-seater racing world.

We understand the car started life as a space-frame designed Hawk that was converted in period to an alloy tub by Arthur Carter and Brian Turner.

Formula 4 was initially created in 1966 as an exceptionally modest racing category for uncomplicated single-seater cars powered by off-the-shelf 250cc motor-cycle engines. After its initial season, the Formula was changed for 1967 to accept small, lightweight single-seater racing chassis powered by either motor-cycle engines of up to 675cc or motor car engines of up to 875cc.

The hyper-active British 750 Motor Club took over the series in 1970, and for 1971 introduced a new Formula 4 Class 'B' for cars with Group 1 or Group 2 engines up 1000cc with twin carburetors. For 1977 a 1300cc Ford option was introduced, restricted in tune to ensure fair competition with the existing 1000cc Imp engine and ex-F3 MAE engine options.

This particular Formula 4 racing car is powered by a Ford 1300 Crossflow engine with a single side draft weber carburetor modified in period by a respected engine tuner and mated to a hewland gearbox. It has been in its original ownership since completed in 1977-78, when it was campaigned very successfully upon Arthur Carter's behalf by club-racing driver Brian Turner. It achieved numerous first, second and third-place finishes at such British circuits as Silverstone, Cadwell Park and Snetterton.

The car's long-term owner and present vendor is a prominent British motor racing enthusiast and car collector of many decades' standing, and this attractive little single-seater has been well preserved amongst his wider collection. Not run for many years, it is offered here as seen and we recommend specialist inspection, evaluation and preparation before a new owner makes any attempt to run it. Upon superficial inspection it presents, however, particularly well. The car is also offered with numerous trophies for wins and podium finishes.

Bonhams 1793
101 New Bond Street
United Kingdom
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