March 80A Formula Atlantic For Sale - LotusTalk - The Lotus Cars Community

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 1 (permalink) Old 01-25-2009, 07:00 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
propracer's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Southern California
Posts: 87
March 80A Formula Atlantic For Sale

I am selling my 1980 March 80A x-Price Cobb Formula Atlantic. Chassis 21. x-Shearson team car. Price Cobb won the Formula Atlantic Grand Prix of Trois Rivieres (Canada) at the wheel of this car in 1980. This March has only a handful of SCCA races after the car came off the pro circuit.

Vehicle is in outstanding, original, fully restored condition. Restoration was accomplished with the help/guidance of Charles Warner who is a single seater guru in the midwest. Engine and gearbox have ultra low time, just a short test session to bed everything in.

I bought the car about one and a half years ago. I have never had time to race this car. The engine is started religiously every month using the correct "space shuttle launch" procedure (pre-warm the oil, remove plugs .....).

Engine is the original BDA Cosworth, by Richardson, that was raced in 1980. It is a 245 hp big valve, rebuilt by Wentz, test time only.
FT-200 gearbox, rebuilt by Taylor, very low test time since complete rebuilt.
Shocks have also had a complete rebuild. Engine, gearbox and shocks rebuilt invoices are present. Set-up notes from 1980 and SCCA logbook is present.

Chassis is in outstanding condition. Correct front end Shearson suspension.

Bodywork and paint in excellent condition.

The vehicle is very original down to the kill switch.

I would strongly recommend doing a basic race prep on the car before taking it out of course. That is just for your peace of mind.

The car is legal to run with HMSA among other race organizations on the west coast. Formula Atlantic groups are forming especially in the west and this March is one of the most historic cars available.

there are 3 tons of spares. Not junk, but many new and good parts. Here's a few that I recall from memory. I might have a complete list somewhere from the previous owner.
Freshly painted side pods, 2 with underwing, 1 flat bottom
1 spare aluminium rear wing, new.
molds for: cockpit, nose
additional new original headrests
tons of new/good brake pads
several new rear wheel bearings
new shock
second set of wheels
suspension parts
gear sets

I believe that if you have genuine interest in the car, you'll come and take a look at it and you can see the vast amount of spares for yourself.

So, to sum it up. Ready to run, beautiful machine, EXCELLENT PROVENANCE, ALL ORIGINAL (which is what the "good" race organizations are looking for). If you want to go fast this season in style, come over and write the check! Talking about checks,


Call me if you have a genuine interest in the car. Cell: 310 -561-0196 (Luc)

I would consider trading up/down to a very clean Last Edition (2003.5 only) Lotus Esprit or a Caterham/Lotus 7.

Car is located at my house in Prescott, Arizona.
Also look at my posts for sale Reynard RF82 FF, and my 1985 Anson SA6 Super Vee.
Attached Images

I have ADD: Automotive Diversity Disorder:
propracer is offline  
Sponsored Links

  LotusTalk - The Lotus Cars Community > Marketplace > Cars for sale (not Lotus)

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the LotusTalk - The Lotus Cars Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome