Lot 244 - 2013 Ronart W152S6
|Odometer reading||37,400 miles|
|Estimate||£29,000 - £35,000|
|Result||Sold - £28,000|
The Ronart is a highly respected, hand built, two-seat, high performance British sports car based upon Jaguar running gear. Spyder Engineering, a company highly acclaimed for its association with Lotus Cars and racing activities since the 1960s, was entrusted with the multi-tubular backbone spaceframe chassis design. The Ronart reproduces the classic style of the front-engined Grand Prix cars of the 1950s and combines today's performance with reliability, safety and advanced composite materials.
We are delighted to offer this IVA compliant, 2013 Ronart, built to a very high standard and based upon a 1979 Jaguar Series II, XJ6 with low mileage and service history. The technical specification, all Jaguar unless specified, includes; a 4.2 litre straight six engine with twin SU carburettors, an all synchromesh, four-speed manual gearbox and overdrive, powder coated all independent rear suspension and axle, nickel-plated front suspension and split circuit, twin servo disc brakes. In addition; an aluminium radiator and electric fan (with manual override) provides the cooling and an adjustable seat and pedal box enables different sized drivers to fit. The adjustable shock absorbers are Vanwall (an associated company to Ronart) and come with their performance charts. The Ronart looks every bit the part in its British Racing Green livery, aero screens and sitting upon chrome wire wheels. The red leather interior has been cleverly adapted from a period Jaguar and so exudes a look that gives the whole car a period feel. On a recent test, the Ronart fired into life easily and was soon warmed up with all the instruments reading as they should. The sound on the open road was glorious; the heat wrapped exhaust exiting low down on the nearside of the vehicle. A Mota-Lita steering wheel will keep the Ronart in line and the various instruments keeping the driver well informed. An auxiliary head restraint is easily fitted for when a passenger resides and there is a useful and quite large storage area behind the occupants, accessed via a lockable hatch. A file includes a photographic record of the build, a Ronart manual, a copy of the IVA certificate and a UK V5 registration document importantly recording the car as a Ronart W152S6. The vendor informs us that the taxation class is based upon the 1979 donor vehicle, however, an MoT test certificate is not needed until the Ronart is three years from its registration date, therefore, not requiring one until June 2016.
This is a very exciting motor car to look at and drive. With the quality of the build, all a new owner has to do is to enjoy it.
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