Sabre (Mark One)
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Sabre Mark One

"Denis (Bedford) manufactured over 100 Sabres (could be 200) during the 1990's, both Coupe and Roadster versions and these were very popular cars and there a number you see regularly on the roads. These were well appointed cars with wind-up-windows etc."
So it would appear to be another of the many cars from the DRB stable in addition to the GT40, the DRB Cobra, the XJ13 replica etc. As flatchat said, have a look at the copycatcars website.
 Denis tells me that the rear third of the car is 'loosely' based on the GT40, the front two thirds on the mid 60's Ferrari 250 LM. This is an incredibly well constructed body kit, much better than any other kit car of the time.
Two door sports car with rear engine. The rear third of the car is 'loosely' based on the Ford GT40 Super car, the front two thirds on the mid 60's Ferrari 250 LM.
Designed by Denis R Bedford of Cobra, XJ13 and Ford GT40 replica vehicles fame
Year model approx.1983. Original DRB Sabre Kit Car based on a VW Type 3 automatic chassis, which has the excellent suspension. All the hard work has been done: Body shell off and VW type 3 chassis has been restored by a professional marine engineer, is rust free and painted.


GEARBOX

Linked to a 5 speed T3 Kombi gearbox. (Worth $3,500 approx) Most kit cars have cheap 4 speed only – so very rare!
 
FUEL  New fuel tank, New electric fuel pump, New Fuel Lines              
 
RADIATOR
* This is a rear engine and radiator installation with more than adequate air scoops venting into the rear engine compartment.
 
BRAKES
* New Ford Falcon stud pattern front VW discs. Front discs serviced.
* Rear EL Ford Falcon rear discs serviced (new kits). New hand brake cable fitted.
* Subura Master Cyslinder
* Full L Series Subaru brake system installed.

FRAME
Body shell off and VW type 3 chassis has been restored by a professional marine engineer, is rust free, primed and painted.
 
ENGINE
  EA 82 1.8 litre Subaru L Series overhead cam engine (1985 to 1994)
                       Fitted using professionally engineered adaptor plate. Engine good compression.
                       New lifters fitted left side.
                       New lifters for right side included but not fitted.
                       New head gaskets, oil pump seals and O rings fitted.
             Full emission control gear fitted.

                       Please note that this car can have a WRX 2litre turbo as the engine
             is the same size and slots straight in.

 
 

 

 
SUSPENSION
VW Type three automatic frame standard height but an easy job to lower (or raise)
FRONT: Transverse torsion bars cross-mounted in the lower tube, so that each individual torsion bar spans the full width of the car, the upper tube containing an anti-roll bar which connects both upper trailing links to each other.
REAR: Independent Rear Suspension (IRS) half-shafts, jointed at each end with trailing arms controlling camber angle changes. This set-up gives much safer and very manageable handling.

 LIGHTS
* New tail light assemblies fitted.
* Fitted secondhand Headlights -just need wiring up
 
BODY
* Body work has commenced and is quite simple as the shell is fiberglass.
 
INTERIOR
2 black SAAS bucket seats fitted. (Worth over $1,000)
 
WHEELS TYRES
Running 15 inch Ford rims and Ducarco quality tyres
 
NEED TO COMPLETE
Interior, wiring, windscreen, dash and some odds and ends.

For more info Rob Lamont 0416 118813

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