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Sylva Phoenix 2012 Yamaha R1 5VY QNI 3465

Sylva Phoenix 2012 Yamaha R1 5VY QNI 3465

Regular price £8,700.00 GBP
Regular price Sale price £8,700.00 GBP
Sale Sold out
Tax included.

Built by myself, Individual vehicle approval (IVA) passed in 2012. Q plate reg. Car based in east Belfast- very close to Belfast city airport. Close to Belfast port and Larne ferry ports. Transfer from NI to mainland UK registration is a straightforward process.

Mileage 6200- never driven on salted roads. Kept in a dry garage. There is NO corrosion on the chassis- waxoyled and powdercoated.

Oil and coolant just changed(changed every 2nd year), brakes bled last year.

The car is essentially a sevens type kit car, but with enclosed bodywork. Designed by Jeremy Phillips of Sylva autokits. It has the same chassis as the striker(open front wheels). The bodywork significantly reduces drag and front end lift found in sevens at speed. Search for Sylva autokits on wikipedia for more information. The rights to this car are now owned by mksportcars, see their website for more info.

The look is of a classic 60s racer, in many ways it is also similar. The chassis is a tubular space frame, with aluminium riveted panels. Steering is Mk 2 escort quick rack. Suspension is bespoke double wishbone all round with Gaz coil overs. Rebound is adjustable. Ride height is adjustable. Hubs and brakes are ford based. Rear diff is the tall (and rare) 3.14 sierra diff, with quaife ATB to help put the power down and keep revs acceptable at cruising speeds. Half shafts are custom made to the right lengths(no cut and shut) with lobro based CV joints. All the engineering is on show and is easy to work on.

Powered by fuel injected 2006 yamaha R1 engine- 170hp- weight is just under 500kg, means 0-60 in 4s approx. O-100 is probably under 10s.... It will embarrass expensive moderns. Sump baffle fitted.

Electric reverse. Quaife reverse also available at extra cost if desired.

This is very much a second car, garage absolutely essential. Road tax is £99 for six months(is not a winter car), insurance(Adrian Flux) for low risk driver over 30- should be around £300 for the year. Mot is due in June(test booked).

Overall I feel this car is very much the look and feel of a classic racer, but at a fraction of the cost. The running costs are very reasonable and the consumable spares are cheap and easy to obtain. The tires are yokohamas and are not really worn due to the low weight. Driven briskly cross country it will do 30mpg. Cruising gently will return 40mpg.

This car is currently located in Northern Ireland, but is coming to the UK in May 2022

E-mail: skennynorwood@gmail.com

Telephone: 07747788783


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