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  Article Image gallery (144) Chassis (8) S850006 Specifications  
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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced from:1963 - 1964
Numbers built:10
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:December 02, 2016
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Chassis: S850006
Chassis S850006 was originally delivered in 1961 as a steel-bodied Roadster to Coombs of Guildford. Fitted with a wide-angle cylinder head and triple Webers, it was raced extensively by the likes of Roy Salvadori and Graham Hill. They scored one win and finished on the podium several times. During the winter of 1962/63, the car was extensively modified by the works. Fitted with an aluminium body and cylinder-block, it became the first 'Lightweight E-Type'. Hill raced the car very successfully in local events, winning races at Goodwood, Silverstone and Mallory Park. In 1965 the car was run by Red Rose, who campaigned the car for Brian Redman. He added many more wins to the Lightweight E-Type's tally.

After launching Redman's racing career, it was retired from contemporary racing. Still wearing its original license-plate '4 WPD', chassis S850006 has since been raced in historic events by its various owners. This did not always go well as the car was involved in big crashes in 1995 and again in 2006. The current owner acquired the car with a severely damaged body after its most recent incident. Late in 2008 a careful restoration was started to the E-Type's 1963 specification, fitting many original parts that had been removed over the years but had stayed with the car. The work was completed in time for the 2009 Goodwood Revival Meeting where it was raced by the owner and Red Bull Racing supremo Christian Horner.


Chassis details
Manufactured in 1961
Engine number RA13439S
First owner John Coombs
License plate 4 WPD
Last known location British Historic Racer
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2011 Goodwood Revival 2011 Goodwood Revival 2011 Goodwood Revival 2010 Goodwood Revival
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2009 Goodwood Revival

  Article Image gallery (144) Chassis (8) S850006 Specifications