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1966 Matra Diet V Luxe. Lots of fun to drive - corners beautifully. The noise is fabulous - nothing like the intake roar from twin Webers!

This one was raced for many years in France and still has the roll cage fitted and the Gordoni exhaust manifold. Now 'civilised' for road use but retaining the race look. All roundels vinyl so removable without any paint damage.

I've owned this car for over 6 years and in that time I have had the following work done:

- Gearbox rebuilt with new Crownwheel and Pinion by Hardy Engineering
- New Drive shafts, rear springs and custom made dampers
- New Clutch
- Renault 5 Alpine engine (fitted when racing), rebuilt by JL Engineering (Renault/ Alpine specialists) in 2021 with a fast road cam, baffled sump, high capacity water pump, hi-torque starter, electronic ignition and twin Weber 40s. Dynoed in Nov'23 at 106BHP at the wheels.
- New rear brake calipers
- Refurbished master cylinders and Wildwood Clutch slave.
- All rubber suspension bushes, trunnions and track rod ends replaced.
- New flexi brake hoses
- Twin thermostatic electric fans - so the coolant never gets too hot
- Bare GRP respray in 2022, with all hinges reinforced and new rubbers all round.
- New original style seats.
- New Michelin tyres all round
- Stainless exhaust

Not concours - but very presentable/ usable with room for cosmetic improvement (I have a new dashboard I sourced in France which will go with the car as well as a working heater - which was removed/ blanked off when it was raced should you wish to reinstall)

I've had a lot of fun it it over the years as you can see from the pictures - it just begs to be revved and loves a challenging road.

A totally unique car on UK roads - there must be less than 10 running as it was never sold here. Think of it as a French Lotus - only more ground breaking - the first ever mid engined production car. A precursor to all modern day Supercars. Light (650kg) giving this particular car an impressive power to weight ratio (106 BHP)

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