Honda Accord Super Touring Car 1996 MSD Works Car HR018
Honda Accord Super Touring Car Chassis MSD HR018
Honda is one of the most successful names in recent motor racing history, Honda has impeccable British credentials through there Swindon manufacturing plant. UK bases have been used for an assortment of rallying, production racing and super touring projects besides the higher profile G.P collaborations with Mclaren and Williams in the early 80's and 90's.
For super touring events Honda used the accord in Europe, Essentially the European racing operation was directed from reading and the Chiswick offices and also utilised initial British preparation bases. A central motorsport co-ordinator established the 1995-6 Honda accord super touring programs in Britain, Belgium and Germany.
Motor sport developments (MSD) ran the program for Honda and built 20 cars for super touring, These cars were constantly developed with the help of both the German and Belgium teams, Linder racing in Germany even sending there own mechanics to assist with the build of there particular cars at MSD.
The engine development was given to Neil Brown Engineering who produced a very powerful and reliable power unit this engine mated to the X-Track 6 speed sequential gearbox, Together this combination was used with great success.
Chassis number MSD HR018 was built for and with the assistance of linder racing the German team running the accord for Honda in the European series, it was driven by Klaus Niedzwiedz and Armin Hahne in the 1996 ADAC SuperTourenWagen Cup. Like most of the cars, it was sold onto private buyers to campaign in various country's around the globe.
HR018 was purchased by Chris Wright of Rock-It-Cargo and driven by Robb Gravett and run by Graham Hathaway Racing. Rob and Graham had shared drives and competed together prior to Robb and Chris asking Graham Hathaway Racing to pick the car up from linder Racing along with a substantial spares package, It turned out to be a very sorted car on the button and ready to race, They went out to Anglesey the next weekend where Robb crossed the line in 1st place in the Total Cup Privateers class. The combination of car, preparation and driving skills took Robb on to win the Total Cup Privateers Championship that year.
HR018 Has been returned to the Robb Gravett/Rock-It-Cargo livery as first run by Graham Hathaway Racing in 1997, The body was in first class condition only needing a colour change back to white from the silver livery used by Brooks Motor-sport following a change in direction,the graphics have been supplied and fitted by Fordesighn who have made a great job in reproducing the exact livery off the day. The car stands with no work required to the body whatsoever, all panels fit well,Paintwork is of a high quality.
The Interior and roll cage are painted in the original colour silver,again in superb condition. The cockpit is lined with carbon fibre just about everywhere,a new Seat, Belts,Battery and fire extinguisher have been fitted,The dash is fully functional along with all instruments and data logging.
Found to be structurally very sound, HR018 had attention paid to its brakes, wheel bearings, suspension, power steering, subframe mounts, shock absorbers, Drive shafts and exhaust etc. Equipped with fully adjustable anti-roll-bars,adjustable coil-and-wishbone independent front and rear suspension,twin water cooled callipers to the front wheels,Bag tank mounted in carbon protection under the car filled via the boot compartment containing its breather and vent pipes.
Powered by derivative of the DOHC straight-four transversely mounted engine that had the cylinder Head turned around by 180 degrees to allow the engine to be mounted further back in the car,this also allowed for a ram effect intake system to be utilised,this swept the Honda Accord to Many victories,and went on to dominate contemporary saloon car racing. Equipped with coil-and-wishbone independent front and rear suspension, A sequential X-Trak Gearbox,Twin water cooled front brake callipers, the range-topping 2.0 litre normally aspirated engine boasted 320 BHP.
HR018 Was built for Linder Motor-sport by MSD and assisted by the linder race mechanics in the UK, The car was campaigned in the European championships and driven by Armin Hahne and Klaus Niedzwiedz, See the history on the Historic touring car register, Much of the inventory paperwork from Linder to GHR and Rock-It-Cargo comes with the car. Press reports, paperwork,set up sheets,drawings,technical information,MSA Log books,Pit boards, The trophy awarded to Robb Gravett along with photographs and other memorabilia is also included in the sale.
The car is located in the south east of the UK it comes with a substantial spares package (By Negotiation) including gearbox parts, panels, wheels, pit equipment, electronics, suspension, more than enough to keep this super tourer in a competitive state.
Also Available Chassis MSD HR014 in similar Condition, Plaeas Ask
Please see the Flickr link at the end of the listing for High resolution images.
Keyword Search Terms:Race Car, Super Tourer, BTCC, Saloon, Race, Honda, Accord, MSD, Neil Brown, Linder, Touring Car,
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