Miata components transformed into a vintage-style Fangio racer



Calling it “the world’s cheapest way to feel like Fangio”, the first Tipo184 car kit will be on display June 25-27 at the London Classic Car Show in Syon Park, Middlesex. Subsequently, these kits will be available for purchase on the tipo184 website.

Although a completed car sold for $ 100,000 at the 2021 Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Ariz., Starter kits are priced at £ 9,499 ($ ​​13,290).

The Tipo184 was created by British car personality Ant Anstead, and although it looks like a historic Italian Grand Prix racing car from the 1930s, it is based on Mazda Miata components. The British Racing & Sports Car Club plans to launch a series of single-make racing with the cars in 2022. Series are also planned in Europe and the United States.

The tipo184 chassis

London Classic Car Show celebrates ‘the evolution of design’ in 2021 and will feature the Tipo184 which “evokes memories of one of the most successful racing cars of all time,” according to the press release.

Idea of ​​TV personality Ant Anstead, ‘imagined’ by Darren Collins, and brought to life by a small team of Dowsetts Classic Cars enthusiasts, the car uses second-generation Mazda MX-5 / Miata undercarriages, offering a classic motorsport enthusiast with an affordable route in single-seater racing. The entire vehicle was designed to be built at home by an enthusiast with no specialist skills and comes in a series of kits.

Tipo184, Miata components turned into vintage-style Fangio racer, ClassicCars.com Journal

In addition to the do-it-yourself project version, turnkey cars are available from Dowsetts.

“We are delighted to unveil the 0001 chassis to the world, showing the intensive development work that has been done since the project was announced late last year,” said Jeremy McNamara, Managing Director of Dowsetts in the announcement. “Tipo184 offers those who want to own racing cars an affordable and fun option. “



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