Details about ULTIMATE OFF ROAD BUGGY - AUTOGRASS - ZZR1100 160BHPSee original listing
10 Jul, 2011 21:36:53 BST
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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This is the ultimate toy, its an ex Class 8 autograss racer, powered by a modified ZZR1100 engine.....its extremely quick!
I originally bought it mainly for the spec of the engine itself, as i intended to remove it for use in a track car, and fit a smaller engine back into the buggy. Plans changed for the track car, and the buggy is just too fast for the fairly small bit of land we have.
So a basic spec of the buggy is that it has double wishbone front suspension, and trailing arm type rear suspension with an anti-roll bar, both ends are using Spax ride height and damping adjustable coilovers with a large range of suspension travel. It has hydraulic disc brakes all round, motorcycle at the front and vented ford sierra discs and calipers on the back. The steering gear as you can see from one of the photos, is a proper centre drive rack and pinion, not cheap linkage set up you get with most buggys...it is 1 turn lock to lock. The drive system is chain and sprockets, from the engine to an intermediate shaft to allow chain tensioning, then onto the axle...there is no differential as is the norm for these buggys....which means it wont turn properly unless you are sliding the back....it has to be driven pretty aggressively! The previous owner tells me he has used it on a tarmac circuit, must have been quite a rush!
The engine itself is a ZZR1100 bike engine, which had a book figure of 147bhp with the derestricted carbs. This one has been rebuilt with a Wiseco big bore kit using forged high compression pistons, and also has race cams fitted. The previous owner (who competed with it) also says it has had sump modifications to ensure proper oiling when used with the g forces four wheels creates. It is probably now making around 160bhp.
To give you an idea what it goes like, just type class 8 autograss into youtube
The buggy is pretty rough and ready overall, as you can probably see from the photos. I would advise viewing if possible, but if not then please look at the photos carefully to give you an idea. It is not a production frame, so it has shabby but strong welding, and various knocks and scrapes associated with the sport. These is some loose wiring that really wants proper connectors and generally tidying up. It has a battery with it that holds charge. The tyres are old and cracking but are proper autograss tyres, they are still fine for off road. The air filter wants replacing as the foam is old and disentegrating.
I think thats about it, if i think of anything else i'll add it here. One of the main things to remember when bidding is that this buggy is WIDE! You will need a decent size trailer to collect, or alternatively i could deliver it locally for some fuel money, but i would want you to come and look at the buggy first to check you are happy with it. Please contact me BEFORE bidding to check if i can deliver. I'll measure the track width and add it here in case anyone wants to check it will fit on their trailer.
On 09-Jul-11 at 22:26:36 BST, seller added the following information:
UPDATE - A PROBLEM!
I had a play in the buggy today, and typically now im selling it i have managed to break either an outer cv joint or the end of the driveshaft itself. They are only sierra driveshafts so im sure i can get the bits easily enough, but im pretty busy so it might be a while until i get a chance to replace it. I would say it should be ok for sometime next weekend. If thats a problem, then either you can take it as it is with some money off for the parts if you are happy to replace it yourself (i'll check what exactly has broken if i get a chance tomorrow) or otherwise...please dont bid!