Lot 175 - 1952 Arnott 500 F3

Lot 175 - 1952 Arnott 500 F3

Lot 175 - 1952 Arnott 500 F3

Lot Number 175
Engine Number JOS/4075766/4
Estimate £21,000 - £25,000

 Arnott cars  were made by Arnott’s Garages in Harlesden, London, from 1951 to 1957.  Miss Daphne Arnott commenced production with a Formula 3 car designed by G. Thornton that used a tubular ladder frame with a torsion bar suspension. The model achieved success both in racing as well as in breaking Class 1 records at Montlhery in 1953. A supercharged Austin A30-engined sports car was sold from 1954, and a 1,098 cc Coventry-Climax model was introduced in time for the 1955 race at Le Mans. The “500” was intended for series-production for 1952 Formula 3 racing.

This well presented example of this rare 500 series racing single seater has a Jap 498 cc engine mated to a four speed Norton gearbox and Norton clutch and is chain driven. It was campaigned in 1952 by R D Beenan and has been raced on circuits and Hill Climbs ever since. The car is well known in the 500 Owners Association who confirmed that it still retains its original chassis. The steering is rack and pinion and sits on cast alloy 15 inch wheels. A superb early single seater which is a great competitor to the Coopers and Kiefts at Goodwood Revival meetings ( subject to entry acceptance)  and historic Hill Climb events such at Shelsley Walsh and Prescott Hill Climb.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each Lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. All registration numbers, engine and chassis details are sourced from registration documents provided to Historics by the client or representative or HPI checks and buyers are to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of these details. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.

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