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Crosslé 22F-72-01, Historic Formula 2 car

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Crosslé 22F-72-01, Historic Formula 2 car

1972 Crosslé 22F monocoque F2 car, designed by Leslie Drysdale, chief designer at Crosslé Car Company who managed the entire Formula 2 project. 

First of 3 cars built in 1972 and with the best history.  Supplied new to Desmond Mack Racing in Belfast for drivers Brian Nelson and Nelson Todd, and fitted with Hart 2000cc BDA engine/FG400 gearbox, it raced in period with great success.  The car, it's development and early history, are featured in "Hidden Glory, the story of the Crosslé Car Company" on pages 117-123 inclusive.  For most of 1972 the car was fitted with side radiators and special rear wings/ side ducting.  Front radiator fitted in late 1972 (Silverstone in October with Brian Nelson).  

For the 1973 season the car was modified to run with a more conventional front/rear wings arrangement for driver Nelson Todd.  It’s only international appearance in this configuration was in Players No 6 Grand Prix at Phoenix Park International race meeting on 8/9 September 1973 where the car was placed 2nd to TD Reid in Brabham BT38 (Cosworth Chevy Vega). 

Converted to F Atlantic specification in 1974 upon creation of Irish Atlantic race series where it had a few home and UK races, later sold to UK. 

The car was extensively restored at Crossle Car Company in 2001 for new owner Tommy Reid.  Equipped with 2 litre BDG engine on Weber 50mm carbs and FG400 gearbox, it competed in just a couple of races in Ireland, last raced there on 25 August 2001 at Kirkistown and was then retired from racing. 

Acquired by present owner some five years ago, it was recently fully recommissioned at Gerry Wainwright Motorsport.  Engine rebuilt by GWM, including new pistons, cam carrier and camshafts, clutch, etc., delivered 180 ft lbs torque and 260 bhp on period 50mm Weber carburettors, dyno sheet available.  Gearbox fully rebuilt at Crosslé Car Company with new cwp, gears, dog rings, hubs, spacers, etc.  Tub fitted with new fuel bladder tanks, all suspension replated, new dampers and springs, brake calipers overhauled, new belts, radiator and hoses, plus a multitude of other components replaced while retaining as many period parts and features as possible.  New Berazzi Chevron pattern wheels with slicks and a spare set of period Chevron wheels with wet tyres. 

Tested at Anglesey in July 2019 with highly satisfactory results and participated in the HF2 races at Silverstone Classic 26/28 July 2019,  it finished race 1 in P16 in very wet conditions, best lap time 2.22.571.  Race 2 on a damp but drying track it recorded best lap time of 2.14.258 but retired with 2 laps remaining with a minor fuel starvation issue.  Not raced in 2020. 

12/13 June 2021 entered in Jochen Rindt Trophy at Thruxton, driver Robert Wainwright.

Placed P3 in qualifying, 1.18.356 and P2 in race 1, fastest lap 1.17.73.  In race 2, retired from lead after 6 laps with a very minor fault, fastest lap 1.16.837.

Recently fully checked over to include fitting latest spec. SPA firex system and in date Schroth harness.  

Comprehensive period history file.

Ready now for 2021 HF2 Series and HSCC Aurora Trophy with new FIA HTP valid to 31 December 2030.

Driver and engineer friendly, in the renowned Crosslé way.

Viewing by appointment, near Stansted airport.  £85,000.00.

For further information please contact: Eamonn Ledwidge, +447818 551421 or email: 



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  eamonn ledwidge
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Country: United Kingdom
City: Fyfield
Phone: 07818551421
Currency: GBP
Condition Rebuilt
Trade or Private: Private
Price: £85,000
Added: 16/02/2021
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