Lot 316 - 2002 MK Sportscar Indy
|Odometer reading||2,695 miles|
|Estimate||£7,000 - £10,000|
|Result||Sold - £6,944|
Situated in Nottinghamshire, MK Sportscars was founded by Martin Keenan and has become one of the big players at the affordable end of the UK's huge Lotus Seven inspired kit car scene. From an embryonic start, producing chassis and suspension components for the Locost, the company was quick to develop its own roadster in 2000 and has since constantly developed the product while maintaining a clear focus on affordability allied to quality and high performance. The first model was the Indy; a Ford Sierra based roadster. Good honest value for money made the Indy incredibly popular and demand quickly surpassed the amount of work Martin Keenan wanted to do. In 2004 he sold the company to his brother Phil and his business partner Barry Lunn. They had already worked with MK for several years and hit the ground running with the newly named MK Sportscars. Both Phil and Barry have been involved in motorsport of some kind since they were old enough to walk. Due to continued success they moved to bigger and better premises due to the demand of the new model Indy R and the development of the bolt on trike kits.
This 2002 MK Sportscar Indy has the Honda 900cc Fireblade engine which revs to nearly 12,000rpm, has a top speed of about 120mph and, with its six speed sequential gearbox, does zero to sixty in about four seconds - racing car material. Built for both road and track, it is fitted with a four point Willians racing harness, battery cut-out and fire extinguishers. It is easy to set up with adjustable shock absorbers and easy to drive with the help of the clutchless sequential gearbox. Finished in orange with black racing seats, this Indy is supplied with an MoT test certificate which expires in February 2016 and the vendor hopes to have the V5C registration document by the time of the auction. The car is road legal, so lovely to take for a spin on a nice summer's day; however, it is impossible to get anywhere near to the limits of the car on the public road and the real fun is to be had out on the track - the car is quick, very quick, and is at its happiest on the corners where you will find it sticks like glue.
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