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ISUZU BELLETT HISTORIC TOURING CAR

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ISUZU BELLETT HISTORIC TOURING CAR

  • GOODWOOD PROVEN & ELIGIBLE ENTRANT
  • HRDC ELIGIBLE
  • RACE PROVEN WITH COMMENDABLE PROVENANCE

BELLETT COMPETITION HISTORY

The Bellett was an instant hit amongst the young racers of the day. Plenty of talented drivers would start of their career in a Bellett. Drivers like Kenichii Nagai, Sachio Fukuzawa, Jiro Yoneyama just to name a few. The Bellett had superior handling compared to many of its contemporaries and so the Bellett would have its fair share of class wins, even at the 1966 Japan Grand Prix, where Shigeaki Asaoka would take 2nd overall in the Touring Car race with his Bellett 1600GT, and a class win in TS-II. Prior to this triumph for the Isuzu camp was a rich competition history with yet more class wins, an overall win at the 2nd Golden Beach Trophy - Special Touring Car race (despite being the underdog) right on down to the large selection of Belletts that raced at the famous Funabashi CCC race in 1965. It would also see a 1-2 Bellett win at Suzuka in a 1966 KSCC organized touring car race. The Bellett saw its competition debut originally at the 1964 Japan Grand Prix.

With its many competition results, the Bellett remains one of those cars synonymous with racing, making its mark wherever it went, not to mention its many efforts in rallying for many Japanese fans, and even internationally as the Bellett was seen in the testing/practice portion of British Touring Car scene in 1965 with a rather familiar driver: Bruce McLaren, who tested a Bellet at Goodwood, although not taking up the race.

This latter episode was enough to get the car on sale today an invitation to participate in the coveted St. Mary’s Trophy at the Goodwood Revival

This Isuzu Bellett project started with a donor imported from Australia. With the organisers of the Goodwood Revival meeting keen to have such an unusual car on the entry list CSR had just seven weeks to perform the restoration.

Key points carried out by CSR on this project included:

  • Rebuild of the shell
  • Rebuilt and uprated suspension
  • Fabrication and installation of a full rollcage
  • Lightened where permissible
  • Rebuild of the entire running gear to historic specification

COMPETITION HISTORY OF THIS CAR TO DATE

  • ·         Competition history in chronological order:
  • ·         Goodwood Revival Sept 2011  20th/30
  • ·         Mallory Oct 2012    HRDC 5th/16  3rd in class
  • ·         Silverstone  April 2013   HRDC 18th/35   2nd in class
  • ·         Spa Classic   May 2013    23rd / 40
  • ·         Brands          July 2023     HRDC 19th/30
  • ·         Goodwood Revival    Sept  2023    18th/30
  • ·         Goodwood Members Meeting  March 2014   Qual 19th/28   DNF race
  • ·         Goodwood Revival   Sept 2015   22nd/30
  • ·         Castle Combe July 2016  HRDC 15th/31   Class win
  • ·         Thruxton  Sept 2016   HRDC 15th/31    2nd in class
  • ·         Brands  April 2017   HRDC 15th/31  3rd in class
  • ·         Castle Combe  July 2016   HRDC Qual  20th/44  DNF race
  • ·         Silverstone  April 2018     HRDC 24th/38
  • ·         Brands   June 2018  HRDC 15th/28
  • ·         Lydden  July 2022  HRDC x 4 races (106 laps)  2nd & 3rd in class  12th/22  &  5th/15

Offered in truly 'ready to race' condition, this is a rare opportunity to buy into an affordable, unique and p[roven Goodwood eligble entry.

Available for viewing in West Sussex.




Website:

http://www.hrdc.uk

Keyword Search Terms:

GOODWOOD REVIVAL, HRDC, HISTORIC RACING, CLASSIC, RACE CAR, GRRC, TOURING CAR

Details:

Item Location: WEST SUSSEX
Seller: Tophatracing
Joined July 2006
  JULIUS THURGOOD
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Company: REVIVALIST CO LTD
Country: United Kingdom
City: BOGNOR REGIS
Phone: 07850361159
00447850361159
Condition Used
Trade or Private: Trade
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Price: £29,950
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Added: 29/12/2023
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