|1990 Reynard / Mugen F3000|
I am selling a rare 1990 Reynard/ Mugen F-3000.
I bought the car directly from the Mike Amalfitano estate. Mike passed away a few years back and soon after that his car collection was sent to Sotheby's. A 917 Porsche he owned for decades brought 3.9 million dollars as part of his estate sale.
I bought this car just before it was sent to that auction. I knew this car when Mike owned it. He bought the car in 1994 soon after the car was finished with its racing series in Europe then Japan. It was part of Richard Dean's team. I have the paperwork still from that transaction.
History of the car:
While the rest of the f-3000's left for Australia and got fitted with 3.6 liter Holden (Buick) motors, this car was one of a handful that was spared as it was brought directly to USA by Mike Amalfitano the way it raced in Europe and Japan with the Mugen motor. Actually Amalfitano bought two cars at the same time. The sister car ended back up in England and sold for about $85K. This car, chassis #22 still kept its original drive train and was maintained by Amalfi Engineering under the supervision of Collin Bennet, Mike's crew chief who used to manage the Jordan F-1 team.
General condition of the car:
The car is in excellent shape as Amalfi retired the car 9-10 years ago and kept it as a showpiece in his in his race shop--the way it came from its last race. I have been told that it has still quite a few hours left on the motor. The car has not been started since then. I remember this car on the track on a few occasions, driven by Mike, making the most gorgeous sounds and have been told that the Mugen Honda is a very reliable motor. It is a superior motor to the Cosworths and has 50 more HP as well.
There are no spares with the car. The whole car looks very nice and correct and the paint is excellent. The drive train is unmolested and everything is as it should be when they raced in Europe. Has a 5-spd Reynard box (Hewland). A typical well maintained Amalfi car is basically what you have here.
I have reduced the price to £27500 with a view to a quick sale.
The cost of shipping back to the UK/Europe in a container is approximately £1200.