I think it was a real bargin even if it does need a new engine. paying for someone to build a race car is very expensive but an engine rebuild is cheap in comparrison. It will be good to see it in class c as at the mo its only the modern stuff but there is nothing like an old 75 going sideways through the corner in front of you. Oh and that 75 that EMC is selling was one of my old cars. A bit of a steep price considering you can build the car for less!!!
Im hoping it only needs a couple of valves replaced
but I'll update on this very soon.
The Idea is to run it in class C, but all the 75's seem to have moved into class A recently . . . sort of like a 'sub class A'. There all running as per C reg's but with larger front discs and calipers.
I asked about, and the general response was the standard size brakes the 75's have to run in C are really not up to the job?? Together with the 24v engine allowed in the newer GTV's and their 4 pot brembo brakes, I guess it makes the 75's a little Un-competitive.
It's a funny rules system, as they allow 155 with a 3 litre V6 engine, but not any other rear wheel drive 116 models except GTV6 and 75. That excludes the Alfetta saloon that I wanted to run in C and Giuliettas. . . not allowed to run with a 2.5 or 3L V6 !
To keep all the 75's in class C would it not be fair to allow them say standard Alfa 305mm discs and either the standard 75 caliper spaced out to fit, or the Alfa Romeo spec brembo 4-pots off the GTVs?
I think it's a shame they've all moved into A as in that class they're just making up the numbers with no real chance of a class win. Much better to have them back in C fighting with the newer models.
They allowed free brakes, and tubular manifolds on the 75 twin sparks that enter class D (with all the 33's) in an effort to keep them competitive, so why not the same in C. There are loads of 75 V6's that are sitting in garages not racing
I have to agree that buying a prepared race car will almost always be much cheaper than building one, for £750 what can you get . . a tired 75 V6 road car that needs all the bits to go racing. A 'proper' class C V6 engine build is gonna be at least £1800
Will you be at Snetterton ??
p.s You and the 33 are very quick . . . You were hassling Clive's 75 at Silverstone plenty!