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£ 26,000

Van Diemen RF89 Formula Ford

RM Sotherby's


I have for sale my immaculate Van Diemen RF89 Formula Ford 1600 race car.

The car was rebuilt in 2020 to race in the Marcel Albers Memorial Trophy at Zandvoort that year, but we couldnt attend due to covid restriction. It is currently in full Marcel Albers Marlboro livery. 

The car was originally owned and raced in 1989 by ex BAR & Honda Formula One test driver Patrick Lemaire for Graff Racing in France.  

This car had a complete rebuild to make it into a brand new car (it has done 5 races since) The chassis was stripped, blasted and checked before re powdercoating and a new ali floor by URS. 

It is 20kg under the weight limit (needs ballast to be legal) and comes with a strong fresh Bold engine. This car is now better than when it came out of the factory.

Every part is new on the car including the bellhousing.
It comes with adjustable Quantum dampers, GPS AIM datalogger and Staubli quick connectors on the brake and clutch hoses for fast engine changes. It wants for nothing, and has everything it needs for fast, relaiable racing. 

It is the perfect car for the Heritage, Northern Super Classic Championship, Champion of Brands, Castle Combe FF1600 as well as the end of season Formula Ford Festival and Walter hays Trophy. 

Plus there are many events accorss Europe where it would be a front running car at tracks such as Spa, Le Mans, Dijon, Paul Ricard etc. 

The car has been maintained by Souley Motorsport, who would love to continue to run this stunning car. 

Details - 

Fully rebuilt strong Neil Bold Engine - dyno details can be supplied - 5 races on current engine - less than 500 miles covered.
Brand new Quantum adjustable dampers
Rebuilt gearbox from JP at Silverstone - lightend diff 
Full AIM Datalogger with GPS - EVO4s
New Momo Steering wheel
New AIM sensors - water temp & oil pressure 
New radiators from URS
Complete set of brand new light weight bodywork - in gelcoat white
Complete set of new wishbones, track rods and rockers
Complete new ali floor
Complete new set of rose joints & bearings
Complete car set of Naz bolts and Knuts
Complete new exhaust with Cerakote silver coating
New battery (large one as the car is so light)
All aliuminim parts professionally polished
New pipes
New master cylinders
New 1.5kg tiny Lifeline Fire extinguisher - fully FIA compliant. 
Brand new bellhousing
Blasted and cleaned uprights with new bearings
Fully restored original AP brake calipers by Oldfield Motorsport
New light weight floating brake disks - Medina Spares
New starter motor
New Lifeline HD rain light
New wiring loom - Souley Motorsport
New springs

Large Spares Package (extra cost) -

4 Front Upper Wishbones

2 Rear Rockers

4 Lower Rear Wishbones

2 Push Rods

6 Steering arms with joints

3 Rear Track Rods

3 Rear Lower Wishbones

4 Rear Lower Wishbones

4 Front Lower Wishbones

2 Used adapers/bellhousing

2 Spare Nose Boxes - new

2 Spare Nose Cones 

2 Spare uprights

12 Spare ratios (depends on sale price if included)

Varoius Springs

Spare set of ACB9 Tyres - only 6 laps of the Heritage Final (run in)

Price £26,000 complete with Bold engine

Spares £3,500 or £29,000 all together (Spares package is worth £6k if you bought new) 

Keyword Search Terms:

Formula Ford, Van Diemen,


Seller: redracer77
Joined July 2006
  Chris Hodgen
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Country: United Kingdom
City: Chorley
Phone: 07867782295
Condition Rebuilt
Trade or Private: Private
Price: £26,000
Added: 16/01/2023
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