Lot 204 - 1980 Ligier JS4
|Result||Sold - £2,240|
The JS4 is a two-seater microcar manufactured from 1980 to just 1983 by the street vehicle branch of French Formula One manufacturer Equipe Ligier. The JS4 was designed originally using a previously designed tractor cabin, a steel monocoque with a short wheelbase and wide track. It had independent suspension on all four wheels, drum brakes all around, and rack-and-pinion steering. The 50cc, single-cylinder, two-stroke, Motobecane engine is mounted at the rear and powers the rear wheels through a continuously variable transmission. With its Formula One heritage, it was a strong seller with nearly 7,000 sold in the first year alone and, unsurprisingly, the Ligier Formula One team used one painted in the team colours as a pit vehicle.
This example was imported from South of France a few years ago and is reported to have absolutely no structural rust at all although there are some age-related bumps and scatches. In 2010, this vehicle was prepared for the road with brand new brake cylinders, steering gaiters etc as well as adapted for potential UK registration and use with the addition of the required dipping headlamps, mirrors and screen washers. The engine starts and runs and the automatic transmission works, driving in both forward and reverse. Totally complete apart from one plastic rear wheel arch spat, it has been in dry storage for the last two years. The paperwork includes a letter from Ligier with vehicle numbers etc, a UK MoT test certificate from 2010, French papers and numerous bills.
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