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#1 Graham Clayton

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 07:45

Here is a prototype F5000 car built by the Australian sports car manufacturer Nota:

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Source: http://www.notasport...0_Prototype.jpg

Does anyone have any information about the car, and why production wasn't started?

Are there any other examples of other companies building one-off/prototype F5000 cars?

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#2 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 08:44

Here is a prototype F5000 car built by the Australian sports car manufacturer Nota:

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Source: http://www.notasport...0_Prototype.jpg

Does anyone have any information about the car, and why production wasn't started?

Are there any other examples of other companies building one-off/prototype F5000 cars?

I hope the prototype was in about 68 or 69. Otherwise the bodywork at least is way out of date. Looks like a tube frame and I doubt there is an engine in it. No exhausts at least.
Nota made a F2 car about that time I think?

#3 alansart

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 08:51

There were several "one offs" built in the UK but I think they were home brewed so can hardly be called a manufacturer.

IIRC Modus built a F5000 for Tom Walkinshaw.

#4 Mallory Dan

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 09:53

Dywa?

#5 alansart

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 11:50

Are there any other examples of other companies building one-off/prototype F5000 cars?


As usual ORC is a good starting point.

Quite a lot to choose from here: http://www.oldracing...onstructorlist/


#6 Paul Hamilton

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 11:50

Here is a prototype F5000 car built by the Australian sports car manufacturer Nota:

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Source: http://www.notasport...0_Prototype.jpg

Does anyone have any information about the car, and why production wasn't started?

Are there any other examples of other companies building one-off/prototype F5000 cars?


I don't know of any plans Nota ever had to build a F5000 car and this photo looks to me more like one of the ANF3 cars they built. It is simply not big enough to have been a F5000 particularly the wheels and tyres! The transmission looks a bit Renault like and at least one of the F3 cars was Renault powered.

#7 ellrosso

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 11:56

Yes that's right Paul, I've got a shot of that car in an Autosportsman and it was never touted as a F5000.

#8 john medley

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 22:08

I agree ... looks like one of the Formula 3 cars to me

#9 BT 35-8

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 22:25

When I saw the photo the first thing I looked at were the wheels and tyres , at best the car is running 6.0''fronts
and 8.0'' rears and as Paul stated that is not F5000 territory .

I can only come up with two owners of these F3 cars , i.e. Ian Cook [ Sydney version ] and Alf Lee.

Bryan Miller.