2003 SYLVA PHOENIX / FIREBLADE

Rodger John is the second owner, lives near Saumur in the Loire Valley, has this Sylva Phoenix/Fireblade and Woodford single axle trailer which he would like to give to an aspiring competitor who wants to go hillclimbing and sprinting – ideally a family using it as a shared drive.

The car
was originally built by Stuart Taylor for the 2003 RGB Championship (Chassis No6) and has been used for summer trackdays in France since 2007. It has recently been used on track and is in a good, running condition. It has a lightweight body shell so has some gravel rash from underneath. Ideally, it needs the body off, suspension clean up, check and paint etc. A wrap would do wonders.

The car and trailer can be collected from France or delivered to an English ferryport for a sum to be agreed, but in the order of £500.

Anyone interested in this opportunity should write between 500 and 1,000 words describing why they would be a worthy recipient and their 
plans to go hillclimbing/sprinting with the car and send them to rdjohn0@gmail.com. 
 
Rodger will select the most interesting and deserving response, which will be featured in a future issue of Speedscene magazine. 
The car can be seen HERE running at Fontenay le Compte on 28th June 2019

Brief details of the car include:

-       919cc Honda Fireblade engine with tuned head by TTS - runs 98 Octane 

-       6-speed sequential gearbox with LSD from LR Discovery via prop-shaft  - No reverse

-       Weight about 450kg dry, produces about 130bhp, so about 285bhp/tonne

-       Rocker arm inboard suspension at front with adjustable dampers and anti-rollbar

-       Rose-jointed long wishbone rear - with adjustable coil overs

-       Image split-rim magnesium 13 inch wheels - Nankang tyres have done 4 track days. They are too hard for car weight but are fine on track - better with Yokohamas and Toyo Proxes

-       4-pot Willwood front and Sierra rear brakes twin master cylinder with adjustable brake bias

-       Programmable Stack instruments will IR lap timer (unused)

-       Tillet race seat set for 31” leg. 5-point race harness (probably -out of date)

-       Woodford light trailer with long ramps for low ground clearance

-       Will include things like extinguisher, tow webbing, Jerry can etc.

SYLVA POENIX FIREBLAD

SIDE VIEW

DASH

EGINE BAY

WOODFORD TRAILER