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Former Dragons' Den star race car for sale

Published 05 February 2018

A 1959 Austin A35 race car owned by former Dragons’ Den star Theo Paphitis is up for sale. The historic A35 road car was fully built to the required HRDC Regulations in 2016 for the famous businessman.

Since the HRDC build the car has competed successfully in the ‘Academy’ series, a new class of historic saloon car racing for A35 models. It has also appeared at the Goodwood Revival in 2016 when Theo was teamed up with Le Mans legend Tom Kristensen.

Following on from an appearance at the Silverstone Classic in 2017, the car is now for sale at Silverstone Auctions’ Race Retro Competition Car Sale on 23 February at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire.

Work carried out on the car has included the fitment of fibreglass panels, racing safety equipment and a fresh sealed 1275cc sealed engine. This is the same engine capacity as all other entries in the Academy which ensures equality across the grid and tight action-packed racing.

Jonny Shears, Silverstone Auctions classic car specialist said, ‘This is the ultimate Austin A35 and provides a great chance to go racing for a very reasonable price.’

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