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450S by Chris Lawrence
The car was constructed between 1989 and 1991 at a cost of £150,000 by the late Chris Lawrence, renowned specialist and the constructor of the Favre series of GTOs, SWB and California Spiders. The ladder chassis was built using a jig from an original Maserati 450s chassis, no.4510, while the all aluminium body was likewise reproduced using bucks from no. 4510.
The donor engine is a V8 Quattroporte series 1 which was rebuilt using many uprated parts including pistons, cams and large carbs etc. It was fitted with a racing style Getrag gearbox and a modified Salisbury back axle.
A two owner car from new this 450S has been actively campaigned at Spa and in the Manx Classic and numerous hill climb events, securing over 30 trophies and the actual car is featured in the accompanying editorial feature in Auto Italia.
Click here to download the editorial feature in PDF format.
This car is also due to appear in a forthcoming issue of Sportbilen, the leading Swedish classic car magazine. The pictures seen here of the car in action have been reproduced courtesy of Sportbilen and photographer Peter Gunnars.
Currently shod with special racing wheels and tyres, the car comes with a substantial history file, small spares package and has been maintained to a high standard regardless of cost.