History: Very well maintained and race ready Toyota World Sports Racer with SCCA, VARA and HSR logbooks. Car was developed and raced extensively on the West Coast with no major accidents. Car successfully competed in everything from 20-minute sprint races to the 25-hours of Thunderhill. Over the past year the car has undergone extensive mechanical restoration including motor and suspension.
Driveline: Engine is professionally rebuilt with dyno time only. It has a Formula Atlantic crankshaft with new Pauter rods and Wiseco pistons. All new rod and main bearings. All rotating engine parts balanced and the crank was polished. New Web cams and Supertech valve springs/gear, with new under-bucket shims. Head ports matched to exhaust headers and intake manifold. New 45mm throttle bodies and air horns. Injectors cleaned and balanced. New Mirelli crank angle sensor. New water pump, timing belt and tensioner. Alternator was rebuilt with new belt and a new Optima battery was recently installed. New starter motor. New coil on plug setup. All new stainless braided fuel lines. All new silicone radiator hoses. Urethane motor mounts. Stainless steel 1.75” primaries to new 3” stainless exhaust header collector and 3” stainless exhaust pipe and mini-muffler (sounds great!). Also have original stainless collector and much quieter muffler. The entire exhaust system was wrapped with new titanium header rap. The engine is managed by a brand new MegaSquirt ECU with custom wiring harness that was professionally installed/tuned by Proven Power in Tampa. Important to note for vintage racers that the pistons, bore and stroke of this motor are consistent with those run in the spec series back in the day (not bored or stroked). Engine certification sheet by professional engine builder will be supplied to buyer. Transaxle operates perfectly and shifts nicely through new shifter cables. Axles were disassembled, inspected, cleaned, painted, CV’s lubricated with high temp grease and reassembled with new boots. Rear hub bearings were replaced with new.
Suspension: All rod ends were removed, inspected and replaced as necessary with high strength steel alloy type. All Suspension bolts were renewed with high strength airframe bolts. New Penske 7500 rebound adjustable, nitrogen filled shocks with new Eibach springs on all four corners. The car comes with three (3) complete sets of 3-piece BBS wheels and new steel lug nuts. Two of the sets are mounted with Hoosier slicks. One set has 3 heat cycles on them and the other set just one cycle.
Brakes: Spec series calipers were rebuilt and new Hawk pads were installed. Rotors were measured and inspected. Fluid renewed with ATE Type 200. The car also comes with a full set of AP 4-piston calipers, adapters, hats and rotors that were used for long endurance races. This was a kit sold by Essex for over $4,000. The calipers are in very good condition and do not leak. The rotors do need to be replaced and can be purchased through Coleman for roughly $100/corner. This kit includes a new set of Hawk pads all around.
Fuel: The fuel cell is a custom 18-gallon cell for endurance racing. It was disassembled and inspected before installing new internal hoses and a new high pressure submersible fuel pump. A dry break filling system was installed with new discriminator valve and new Redhead dry brake. Seven gallons of fuel takes about 10-seconds. The fuel cell area is very well insulated from the motor which is generally not the case with these cars.
General: The car has all new livery with two matching nose sections. The day nose has gills to vent the front wheel wells and the other nose is fitted with two row LED light units (2) for night racing, with weather pack quick connectors. Tail/brake lights are new LED type with a rain light switch that flashes the taillights just like the IMSA prototype cars. The rear lights also have a weather pack quick disconnect. The car also has pit ID LED lights over the roll hoop. Car has a custom windscreen to minimize debris to the driver’s face shield. The car is wired for radios and includes a both a rechargeable radio for the car and a radio with headset, plus charger for the pits. The car has a new custom helmet halo so the driver’s helmet does not hit the roll hoop down tubes. For driver comfort, the car is plumbed for a cool shirt and the cooler is integrated into the crash attenuator in the nose of the car.. The belts are 6-point Safecraft endurance belts which are good until June 2020. The car has a SPA AFFF 2.25L mechanical fire system which was installed in April 2016. The dash is a Stack unit with analog tach and digital displays with multiple pages. A brake bias adjuster is mounted next to the dash. The steering wheel is a flat bottom Sparco with a quick disconnect. Pedal system is a Tilton type, hung with overhead reservoirs and is adjustable fore and aft to fit driver. There is also a removeable, custom aluminum panel that Dzus’s on the chassis under the motor and transaxle that extends the flat bottom design all the way to the rear of the car.
Summary: Over $17,000 was spent in the last year on mostly parts and some outside labor to mechanically restore the car (receipts on file). This does not include countless hours of labor by the current owner/restorer/driver nor does it include the initial cost of the car. This WSR is now in race ready condition with fresh fluids, new brake pads, good tires and fuel on board. Strap in, start is up and go have fun!
Terms of Sale: This is a closed circuit race car and is not street legal. It will be sold on a bill of sale without warranty or guarantee, implied or otherwise. Buyer is solely responsible for transporting or shipping car and spares from the Seller's address including all costs associated therewith. Neither car nor spares will be released until full payment is received by Seller. Full payment must be received and buyer must take possession of car and spares within 7-days of Seller's acceptance of Buyer's offer.