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Country of origin:United States
Produced from:2001 - 2003
Numbers built:5 (all engines)
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:Before December 1st, 2004
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Chassis: 01-004
The fourth MkIIIC built, this Elan V8 engined example was sold new to Jim Matthews. He then commissioned Riley & Scott to run the car for him in what was a very ambitious program that included the 2002 Daytona 24 Hours, Sebring 12 Hours and 24 Hours of Le Mans. First raced at Daytona, it was manned by an all-star crew of Guy Smith, Scott Sharp and Robby Gordon with Matthews himself taking the wheel. Starting fourth, chassis 004 converted a strong race pace into second overall at the finish. The next outing was the Sebring 12 Hours where Smith and Matthews were joined by Marc Goosens. The result was another podium finish with a third overall, beating several works entries. For Le Mans, Smith was back behind the wheel of the factory Bentley and this time Matthews was joined by Goosens and the latter's compatriot Didier Theys. Running Goodyear tyres proved a disadvantage and the Riley & Scott started the race in 16th. An engine failure after a little over twelve hours ended the charge early. Following its outing in the three major endurance races of the 2002 season, chassis 004 was retired from contemporary racing. It was eventually sold to a British enthusiast and he has since successfully raced the car, prepared by Pursuit Racing, in the Masters and Peter Auto Endurance Racing Legends series.

Chassis details
Manufactured in 2002
First owner Jim Matthews Racing
Last known location British Historic Racer
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