Colchester Racing Developments in Essex was a small-scale racing car manufacturer, which started in 1960 by building formula junior racecars. In 1961, they created the mid-engined Mk3 to compete with the Lotus 18. Based on this basic formula junior single-seater, they developed a sports/racing car called the Merlyn Mk4. The car had a multi-tubular spaceframe, Girling disc brakes and a fibreglass body. It could take engines up to 1500 cc, and there was a Hewland combined gearbox and final drive unit. In fact, it was a car very much in the mould of the Lotus 23.
The next stage in development was the Mk6, as the car we have here on offer. The Mk6 was based on the Mk4, but there was a new body, a stiffer chassis as a result of improved triangulation, the gearchange was modified and there were nylon instead of rubber bushes. The cars continued to perform well in British events, and were a good match for the Lotus 23.
The example we have now in stock, is completely rebuild following the specifications as the Merlyn Mk6 was originally conceived. This means it does have the correct Ford pre-crossflow engine, which makes it a very fast device. The engine has been overhauled in 2013, after some races in the previous years, and not raced since. This particular car has participated in the 2011 Madgwick Cup during the Goodwood Revival, and was the fastest of all participation Merlyn Mk6. The car comes with a FIA HTP in class TSRC10 (Two-seater racing car - Period F - 1962 to 1965), and is eligible for all HSCC events and many other european historic races.
If you are looking for a fast and entertaining racecar, which is easy to maintain and not too expensive in running costs, then this Merlyn Mk6 is definitely a car to look at. It may be your long awaited entry ticket for the Goodwood Revival, and it will offer huge fun during trackdays or historic races. It is almost unbelievable that his car is now 50 years old, as it still guarantees a thrilling drive. This delicate driving machine is now looking for a new owner, and is ready for viewing at our premises.
Chassis n° 05 / 1971, Updated 75 at the time
Engine: Lotus Twin-Cam Novamotor 2000 cc mechanical injection Bosch / Kugelfischer; Completely refurbished in November 2017
Gearbox Hewland MK9
HTP FIA 2016 (Forumla 3 - Period HR /1974)
With Certificate of Origin
This is one of only 11 Formula 3 '71 .....
Chassis No. 073 / 1978;
Engine BMW M12/7 (F2) 2000, revised by Armaroli
Gearbox: Hewland FG 400
HTP FIA (Two-Seater Racing Cars - Period IR); FIA Technical passport; Osella certificate of origin; Certificate and original design of the roll-bars; Database Osella adjustments at the time of sale from .....
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.
Exhaust manifolds titanium. Lightweight Lithium battery to 1.5 Kg.Sabelt Racing interior, with lightweight .....
1990 Minardi M190
The Minardi M190 was the 1990 F1 Minardi car designed by Aldo Costa; he is an Italian engineer and now he is the Engineering Director of the Mercedes-Benz F1 team. Costa was born in Parma. After school, he continued studying and graduated from the famous University of Bologna .....
OSELLA Formula Super Ford - 1977
Chassis No. 009 - Engine Ford Pinto 2000 cc, with 165 HP
Car very rare and magnificent state of conservation.
Purchased new in 1977 by Italian driver GIUSEPPE FRESCHI.
Freschi drive this car in the races of the Italian Championship in 1977/78.
Many works carried .....
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
This is the De Sanctis Formula Junior 1957 chassis No. 005
Technical features :
tubular frame, front suspension lower and upper swinging trapezes. telescopic dampers and coaxial cylindrical springs, rear suspension to lower swinging trapeze, swinging axle shafts, the upper transverse leaf spring, .....
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
Original Lockeed brakes. Tachometer original AMS. Original red.
Documents: Certificate of origin. .....
DALLARA F395 FORMULA 3 - 1995
Fiat engine Abarth- Novamotor 16 valves, 220 HP
Cars in fantastic condition.
Monocoque in carbon as a new,
perfect in every detail, it never crashed,
recently overhauled engine
only 800 Km. distance.