1984 RHC "FERRARI" DAYTONA SPIDER REPLICA
This is a Daytona replica built by Robin Hood Cars in the UK in the 1980's. What make this car unique is that it is a full steel bodied car using a Rover SD1 as the base car. The chassis number of "PROTO2" reveals that this was probably the second car built. It is not clear how many of these cars were ever built, but the next generation of replicas from Robin Hood were Jaguar V12 based. This may be one of two ever built and possibly the sole survivor.
As it is Rover SD1 based, it utilises the Rover 3.5L V8 and drivetrain. The body is beautifully handcrafted and was basically a shortened and sculpted SD1. All the correct styling cues are classic Daytona. It looks like various Ferrari parts were used in the build, and from a distance it is hard to pick up that this is a replica.
The car runs and drives but has never been registered in Australia. It was imported from the UK a few years ago and parked in a small collection of cars. The car will need a bit of TLC to get her back to her prime, but with genuine cars fetching $800k+ this is probably the closest many of us will get to driving a "Daytona"
The car comes with correspondence from the manufacturers dated 1987, an original sales brochure and various Kit Car magazines from 1984 to 1989 detailing the progress of these cars from Robin Hood Engineering. There are also two active clubs overseas dedicated to Robin Hood Cars, so there is definitely a following for this Marque.
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