This is a ‘works’ Turner, in fact it is the most successful Turner car ever. This Turner Mark I Climax ‘678 ERC’ is better known as "Tatty Turner", which was famously raced with great success from 1960 to 1963 in the hands of Pat Fergusson and Warwick Banks as part of Gordon Unsworth's Team Turner. ‘Tatty’ has a complete competition history from new. It's eligible for all the big historic racing events and has a substantial history file.
After Kelvin Jones Motorsport purchased Tatty , we decided to refresh the car ready for racing. This included the following work. New Tillet FIA Seat, FIA lifeline fire extinguishing system , new foam in fuel tank, full charging system, new brake cylinders, complete new FIA spec Roll cage, new FIA safety harness. We have also fitted a new clutch .
There are 6 new steel wheels all fitted with one race only Dunlop’s tyres, there are 6 original Elva FJ wheels and 4 minlite wheels also fitted with Dunlop’s tyres.
We then entered Tatty into the AMOC meeting at Oulton Park in the Jack Fairman Cup, we took Pole by 1.6 seconds race win and fastest lap , we won by 32 seconds, this was with a slipping clutch. Tatty was doing low 2 minutes on the full 2-7 mile Oulton Park circuit and this was on Dunlop CR65 tyres. We could easily go sub 2 minutes on Yokohama’s . This is with a 1250 climax engine.
Tatty is eligible for all the top historic race meetings and is a guaranteed race winner. We have 3 screens for tatty, as you can see from the pictures . They are all original, we can also run GT spec with hard top fitted . Other spares includes a LSD , springs etc
There is a comprehensive history file from new to date, including race results programs and period pictures etc. Tatty still has the class lap record for Goodwood pre re opening, with Warren banks driving in 63. The original green log book is also still with the car. Car is has a current MOT and is a great road car.
Tatty also has its own appreciation society page on face book and has followers from all over the world.
This is a rare chance to own a race car with a fantastic history but also a car what can beat anything in its class and also much bigger engine cars, Tatty has Just won the HRDC ALL STARES race at Donington Park, Driven By Declan who put Tatty 3 on the gride with a very strong field of cars. We went on to win are class and finish 6th overall.
Chassis No. 015 / 1979;
Engine Ford Cosworth DFV F1, V8 3000 cc, 500 Hp
Gearbox Hewland FGA 400 6-speed
Car completely overhauled in 2014. Monocoque chassis again bought time by Adriano Paramento.
1982 Van Diemen Formula Ford 2000 as raced by Felix Fisher in 2009 to win at Thruxton & Silverstone.
Philspeed engine, Faringdon lap timer and Racetech gauges
Spare set of wheels with wet tyres
Completely original car, AMS Autoracing Type 277
Chassis No. 62 / 1979; never crashed.
Original engine AMS 413 DOHC 16 valves - 1600 cc, with Lucas Mk1 Fuel injection.
Gearbox Hewland FT 200 5-speed