Lyncar Formula Atlantic
Lyncar Formula Atlantic - 1600cc, carburettors
This Lyncar chassis 005 was built in 1973 by Martin Slater and driven by John Nicholson - of Nicholson/Maclaren fame. In it he won the 1973 BP Formula Atlantic Championship and came second in the Yellow Pages Championship. In 1974 he won the John Player British Formula Atlantic Championship.
The car is eligible for the Vern Schuppan Trophy with the Historic Sports Car Club, a series that has increasing numbers of entrants.
I won the HSCC Formula Atlantic Championship in 2013.
It has had some nine owners since 1973 as described in the FIA papers issued on 18/01/2012.
I bought the car in 2008 with a new monocoque, a new body and rear wing. It had been tee-boned at Pau, I saw the accident!! ( I had been racing in Lyncar 001 at that time).
I rebuilt the car completely and successfully raced throughout Europe, principally with the Historic Sports Car Club.
During the rebuild it had many new parts: radiator and frame, new rear wing frame, new radius rods, new chrome exhaust, new wiring loom, new Goodridge pipework system. Rebuilt dampers. It also had new master cylinders and fuel collector, fuel pump, regulator and fully rebuilt carburettors.
The last race I ran in was in October 2013 at Dijon, France and 500 yards before the end of the race it put a rod through the side. This was probably due to my over-revving it!! The rev limiter having failed……
It now has a brand new engine fitted in 2017 (I was rebuilding an F3 Elden at the time) and I overhauled the Mk 8/9 gearbox, which has incidentally the larger second motion shaft , up from 1 inch to 1 1/8inch. This has eliminated the gear failures I had when first using the car. The gears that should be used are from the Mk 5 Hewland.
It has a 9:31 CWP and an LSD, and is fitted with ratios: 12:31; 16:34; 15:27; 20;30; 19:26 as I recall…. The engine has completed zero miles having only run on the dyno and a couple of bursts in my garage.
It has a transponder fitted.
It is not actually race ready – the tyres will need replacing – it also has a set of rims with the wets – the wheels are all made by Barnby Engineering.
The seat belts require to be renewed as well as the fire extinguisher being serviced.
It will be sold with a spare nose cone, a nose cone mould and a car cover.
There are a few spares including a silencer and mount. Normally the cars are run unsilenced at race meetings – the sound is incredible!!!