Saw this wicked Anglia, had to share.... scroll down for photos!
Dave Bunn’s space-framed, Cosworth-powered Anglia
Well, we say Anglia, but there’s not much 105E left after the epic six-year build. “I got quotes for having the frame done and then about a year’s worth of work ended up taking four years,” Dave says. “Mick Cross at Autocross put a hell of a lot of work into it.”
Crafted from CDS tubing, the finished frame is a work of art that we can’t do full justice to here. It’s meant that the front suspension has been converted to a superior wishbone setup and gives Dave maximum adjustability front and rear to makes for one massively tight road car.
“The wheels were the first thing I bought and we got everything to work around them,” Dave says. “I’ve been very fussy about the stance – I was running an inch lower than this, but I kept having problems with the exhaust. I didn’t want the rear arches coming up above the swage line as it spoils the look.”
The bodywork is all about quality and is testament to the work carried out by the guys at Ash Coachworks, who applied the Cosworth colour with real care. Heritage Motor Works were the guys tasked with getting the shell to the standard it’s been built to though, including fitting those Mexico arches to the rear for the low stance.
Lift off that fibreglass bonnet and, thanks to the spaceframe, there’s no shoehorned Cossie lump; it just looks like it’s meant to be there. The bottom end of the YB is stock, while headwork, BD10 cams, a set of greens and a hybrid Turbo Technics T35 make it good for 330- 350bhp. Think about it – that’s an Anglia road car built to top-notch race car specs. In other words, all 300-odd ponies are put to the ground and made the most of via those 15×8-inch rear rims.
Inside is, dare we say it, plush – if you disregard the lack of carpets that is. Cosworth seats retrimmed in leather and exquisitely detailed dials, switches and controls all look stunning.
That’s not what this car is about though. “The Anglia runs 12 seconds dead at the Pod,” says Dave. “It’s capable of a lot better, but I just take it as a bit of fun, on road tyres with road pressures. My enjoyment is out on the road, catching the pure amazement on people’s faces when I drive past.”
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