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1964 ISUZU BELLETT GOODWOOD REVIVAL HISTORIC RACER UNIQUE! For Sale

  • 1964
  • Dealer
  • United Kingdom

Description

ISUZU BELLETT GOODWOOD REVIVAL HISTORIC RACER UNIQUE!

Here is an unrepeatable opportunity to buy into a truly unique historic race car that has been invited to Goodwood on no less than five occasions.

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 prior to the car's debut at Goodwood.

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

Truly offered ready to race, this car's race history speaks for itself.

Available to view in West Sussex.

Julius Thurgood

Julius Thurgood

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Advert Details

Advert type:
For Sale
Category:
Classic Cars
Region:
Sussex
Reference number:
C1668378
Listed on:
30/04/2024
Make:
Isuzu
Model:
Bellett
Year:
1964
Seller type:
Dealer

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