Indy Car up for grabs at Lloyds

By: James Robinson, Unique Cars magazine

2002 Reynard Indy/ Champ car 2002 Reynard Indy/ Champ car

Imagine rocking up to your local track day with this!

Fancy owning a real, bona fide race car? If the answer is yes, then you’re in luck, because Lloyds Classic Race Car auction, which takes place on Saturday, February 17, has got some amazing race cars heading to the auction block.

Chief among all the lots at this awesome auction is a real 2002 Reynard Indy/ Champ car originally campaigned by Team Green and driven by Paul Tracey and Dario Franchitti.

According to Lloyds, the Champ car was then sold to Derrick Walker Racing in 2003 and driven by Mario Haberfield, David Besnard and Michael Valiante.

In 2005 the Reynard was sold to Team Australia, which was run by Craig Gore, John Fish and Derrick Walker, to compete in the 2005 Champ Car Series, and was driven by Marcus Marshall and Alex Tagliani.

Lloyds say that the vehicle itself comes equipped with an Xtrac seven-speed sequential race ‘box, Brembo race brakes, Ohlins race suspension, full carbon body and fuel cell.

Lloyds do, however, point out that the Reynard does not come with its original 2.65lt XFE Ford Cosworth Turbo V8, and it is being sold as a rolling chassis.

That’s a bit of a bummer, because we suspect that trying to source an original engine for this vehicle might be nigh on impossible.

Although, if you could find an original engine for this fully fledged race car, or if you could manage to slot a different powerplant into it, it would make one hell of a track day toy!

There are plenty of other ace race cars at this auction, and you can check out all of the lots right here.      

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