Lot 125 - 1967 Formosa 120 GR
|Odometer reading||63,263 miles|
|Estimate||£21,000 - £25,000|
The Formosa 120 GR Long Wheelbase was inspired by the racing cars of the 1950's such as the Jaguar C Types and Aston Martins. Whilst not a replica, the Formosa captures the style and qualities from the era. The car was created with the help and guidance of an ex-pattern maker and laminator who had just retired from Sunseeker Super Yachts and also had a background in creating fibreglass race cars and Hot Rods. A chap by the name of Glan Richards, over a period of approximately ten months, shaped and created a bodyshell that had all the features he liked from various cars of that bygone era, but as the design didn't lean heavily or replicate any particular marque or model, avoided all the copyright and patent issues that replicators can have problems with. The result was a standalone car that was immediately recognisable as a 1950's race car. In the same way that builders of old chose to use existing donor chassis and running gear from the classic marketplace, he chose to do the same. By retaining the majority of the donor, minus bodyshell, he could retain the car’s classic status, registration, chassis number, etc... for him this was vital. Still a true classic car just wearing a different coat!
This delightful Formosa is finished in red with black interior, the bucket seats offering a comfortable snug fit. Based largely on a Triumph Herald and sitting proudly on wire wheels, this 1998cc six-cylinder car is fitted with a four-speed manual gearbox. The single headrest and bonnet bulge, together with a single rear exhaust ensure the evocative looks are complemented by a great soundtrack. Supplied with a UK V5C document showing registration as a 1967 vehicle which would have been from the donor vehicle, this Formosa is tax and MoT exempt although it does come with a current MoT test certificate valid until 13th April 2022 (with no advisories) and some previous MoT’s. The cockpit area of this 1950s style sports car is uncomplicated with simple to read instruments and is described as being great fun to drive offering a ‘wind in the hair’ experience for a relatively modest outlay.
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