Frazer Nash has the distinction of being the only British car ever to win the Sicilian Targa Florio. This was in 1951, powered by the Bristol six cylinder overhead valve 1971cc engine, a four speed gearbox, tubular frame, transverse lead independent front suspension, torsion bar rear and live rear axle. With its all-enveloping open two seater body with a grill similar to that of the Le Mans replica, the Targa Florio is a striking post-war classic, always very scarce they are much sought after by collectors worldwide.
1953 Frazer Nash Targa Florio For Sale
Details: Seller Martin Chisholm is asking £315,000. Car is located in England.
Seller Comments: “Sold new in June 1953 to a Mr. J Hood of London SW1 in Bristol Green with grey upholstery. This is the ninth of ten Targa Florios completed with the earlier body style. Supplied in ‘Gran Sport’ specification with lightweight 18g aluminum body, BS1/122 engine and BW CR6/122 gearbox, bolt on disc wheels with Alfin brake drums and 3.66 differential.”
“This very original and well known car has an extensive and well documented history. Beautifully presented throughout in its original livery of Bristol Green with grey hide interior and accompanied by its FIVA Passport and VSCC Buff Logbook. This is a rare opportunity to acquire such a good example of the only British car to ever win the Targa Florio. Highly eligible for a wide array of events from the Mille Miglia, to the Goodwood Revival and Festival of Speed.”
Frazer Nash Targa Florio Photos:
[Source: Martin Chisholm]