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Built by Prodrive, two of only four Rally GT cars ever made. Both cars prepared and run by David Appleby Engineering with no expense spared as the ultimate club rally cars
RAL 7Y – a complete car with reported 420bhp at the wheels, GEMS dash, Hewland six-speed sequential gearbox and rose-jointed suspension
OU06 ETJ – presented to auction needing completing having been stripped with the aim of competing in European GT rally class. Lightweight specification
Comprehensive spares package – approx 50 wheels and tyres, three Hewland sequential gearboxes, exhaust systems, sump guard etc
The two cars on offer here, which are offered as one Lot including the spares package, are two of those four cars and both were prepared and run by David Appleby Engineering for our vendor, as the ultimate club rally cars with little regard to cost. Our vendor has enjoyed the thrill on offer with the Vantage Rally GT cars for many years and has had great success along the way. Unfortunately, due to ill health within his family, the time has come to move these cars onto a new home. Both cars, and the significant spares package, are therefore coming to auction as one Lot and are presented to auction ‘as is’.
RAL 7Y is a complete car although it must be noted it has not competed for a number of years so interested parties will, therefore, need to factor in currency and legality on some parts such as seat, extinguisher, belts etc. The car boasts a Hewland sequential 6-speed gearbox, upgraded Prodrive WRC brakes, Rose-jointed suspension with Extec dampers, an uprated engine with many steel parts (reported circa 420bhp at the wheels), GEMS dash, floor-mounted pedal box, Peltor intercom and a trip computer.
OU06 ETJ is presented to auction needing completion having been partially stripped with the aim of competing in the European GT rally class. The lightweight specification of this car includes an aircraft-quality lightweight loom with full GEMS management system, carbon fibre Group 3 dash and extensive weight saving. Furthermore, it boasts WRC brakes, Rose-jointed suspension with Extec dampers, 6-speed sequential Hewland gearbox (ready to be fitted), competition CATS and stainless-steel exhaust system and the engine is currently stripped and with the engine builder.
Included with the two cars is the aforementioned spares package (please note the spares will not be at the sale but will be available to pick up from the vendors home after the sale). A full list will be available to see at the auction and some pictures have been taken that will be available on our website listing. The vendor informs us that there are approximately 50 wheels and tyres, three Hewland sequential gearboxes (one stripped), sump guard, exhaust systems, open rear pipes for both cars, alternator, cables etc.
Offered as one lot, this is an extremely rare opportunity to buy two of the four V8 Aston Martin Rally cars ever made, the design of which was the outcome of a collaboration between some of the best minds in rallying and racing.
View car on Silverstone Auctions website here.