1998 Leitch Super-Sprint
New Zealand had a long history of small garages and vehicle enthusiasts modifying and creating sports and sports racing cars. Out of these interests grew the New Zealand kit and replica car industry with the introduction of fiber-glass car bodies in the 1950s.
The Leitch Motorsport and Restoration Ltd of Invercargill make a Lotus Seven replica called the Super Sprint. Barry Leitch started building Super Sprints in 1986 and regularly raced them competitively in local classic and sports car racing. Super Sprints were originally available as either a kit, partially built, or fully road registered, all with several specification levels.
ABOUT THIS CAR
Chassis, frame, and panels – Ex- Leitch Industries
Front Suspension Arms – Ex-Leitch Industries
Rear suspension trailing arms and pan hard rod – Ex Leitch Industries
Front suspension uprights – Triumph Herald drum brake
Front Hubs – Ford Cortina MK5
Rear Axle Assembly – Ford Escort MK2 4.1 Ratio
Rear Brakes – Standard Ford Escort
Front Brakes – Standard Ford Cortina MK5
Steering Rack – Triumph Herald
Wheels – 14” Performance Superlights
Engine – Toyota 4AGE 20 valve – Ex Toyota AE101 Series Levin (160HP)
Link Engine Management System – Supplied by Link Electrosystems Ltd Christchurch
Distributor is STANDARD Toyota 4AGE20 Valve due to Link computer upgrade
Engine Radiator = Ford Cortina MK3 (recorded)
Gearbox – Toyota T50 – Ex AE86 Rear Wheel Drive
Clutch – Standard Toyota 4AGE 20 Valve type
Electrical Instruments – Pricol Brand – Supplied by Dominion Electrical Invercargill
Exhaust Extractors – Custom Built by Leitch Industries
Fuel Pump (Mounted in Boot floor) – Universal EFI Type – supplied by APPCO Auto Parts
Headlight Inserts – Hella Brand with built-in Park Lamp – Supplied by Southland Motor Group, Invercargill
Front Flasher Lamps – Repeater Lamps mounted on guards – Universal Type – Supplied by Repco Auto Parts
Wiper Rack – Triumph 2000 (Shortened) with Land Rover wiper arms
Heater – Mazda BD or Ford Laser MK2
Brake Master Cylinder – Universal Type – Supplied by Repco Auto Parts
Clutch Master Cylinder – Universal Type – Supplied by Repco Auto Parts
Ignition Switch – Ford Laser MK2
Pedal Box & Pedals – Ex Ford 100E Prefect
Drive Shaft – Custom Made by Turntru Machining Invercargill
Tail lamps – Britax Brand – Supplied by Leitch Industries
Upholstery – Howard Anderson Upholstery Invercargill
Windscreen – Frame Supplied by Leitch Industries – Glass is standard flat safety glass, Laminated
Engine Oil – Shell 5W-4- Full Synthetic
Oil Filter – Repco RZ191A
Shock Absorbers – Spax Adjustable – Supplied by Leitch Industries
Comes with soft top, tools, jack etc. Soft top like new.
This car has never been raced. It's in very good overall condition.
Great Sunday car to go for a blast in, whether on your own, with your partner or with a friend. It's also a great way for Dad’s to spend time with their kids.
Heaps of fun to drive in our beautiful country, in any season – a thrill going through those corners, through those mountains and for those who love competition – on the race track.
Car will be sold WOF’d and Registered.
TRANSPORT / WORLDWIDE SHIPPING CAN BE ORGANISED ON THIS VEHICLE ON BUYER'S BEHALF AT BUYERS COST.
Viewing is STRICTLY BY PRIOR APPOINTMENT only.