CAVEAT EMPTOR - registration of a W152 can be very difficult in some countries, owing to regulations such as TUV and IVA.
Even in the UK great care has to be taken in preparing the ground so that a given car is accepted as originating from a period donor; otherwise, for example, a 1978 carburetted V12 engine will stand no chance of meeting emissions required for a car registered and put on the road in 2007; and unless the provenance of the components is proved, the car may end up with a "Q" plate, or might even not obtain IVA approval.
The Ronart W152 is a British, hand-built, high-performance two-seater sports/racing car suitable for use on road or track. It reproduces the classic style of the front-engined Grand Prix cars, and combines today's performance with reliability, safety and advanced composite materials. It is 'today's classic', one that will never go out of style and is unique amongst other cars available today. Evocative of the Grand Prix racing cars of the 1950's, such as Mercedes, HWM Jaguars, Vanwall and the 250F Maserati.
This car was built by the present owner utilising all Jaguar running gear apart from an MGB steering rack, being completed in 1992 and having been used annually since.
Finished in Bordeaux red, the body being manufactured in fibreglass composite. The backbone chassis was designed and made by Spyder Engineering Ltd, who manufactured chassis for Lotus. The cockpit is made as a monocoque design using steel tubes for extra rigidity,.
Powered by a 4,235cc straight six Jaguar power plant running with twin SU carburettors and four speed manual Jaguar gearbox, with overdrive.
Period chrome ‘knock on’ wire wheels with original Jaguar spinners. Side-exit six-into-one stainless steel sports exhaust. Stainless side mesh grilles. Adjustable independent suspension with coil-over shock absorbers, with disc brakes front and rear. A period Le-Mans flip-top fuel filler, and aero screens to match.
One of a kind, could be simply enjoyed on the road as it is, or could be fettled into a showroom classic. Registered as a Ronart, with a first registered date of 1978
Complete with the original brochure, parts list, build manual, price list and letter from Arthur Wolstenholme, the founder and designer of the Ronart.
Mileage 25,000. MOT to May 2019. £29,000 o.n.o.