1951 Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica

Mark 1

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1951
  • Mileage 
    35 464 mi / 57 074 km
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Chassis number 
    421/100/159
  • Engine number 
    BS1/144
  • Competition car 
    Yes
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Valentine’s Napier (dark green)
  • Interior colour 
    Green
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Green
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

The Le Mans Replica was the most sporting model produced by Frazer Nash in its post-War era. Initially called the Competition model, it was renamed in honour of the Frazer Nash that came 3rd overall at Le Mans in 1949. Only 29 were made between 1949 and 1954, of which 21 were the prettier Mark 1 version.

Powered by a six-cylinder 2-litre Bristol engine, the Le Mans Replica was a quick and nimble vehicle which was competitive against the period Ferraris and Jaguars. Le Mans Replicas were successful in competition and raced with distinction at events as diverse as the Mille Miglia, Targa Florio, Le Mans 24 Hours and Goodwood Nine-Hours.

Chassis 421/100/159 (known as FN159) was one of the last Mark 1 versions of the Le Mans Replica produced by Frazer Nash in the Summer of 1951. JYS 3 is one of the most original Le Mans Replicas and was a factory team car at the 1953 Goodwood Nine-Hour race. It is highly eligible for the world’s most prestigious historic races, comes with fully documented history from new and is in a competitive, race-ready condition. JYS 3 has previously raced at Goodwood, the Monaco GP Historique, the Mille Miglia and Le Mans Classic