The Crosslé 9S Sports Racing Car
The Crosslé 9S Sports Racing car, frequently seen competing successfully on the race tracks of Europe in the ‘60s, is now available in a ‘late-run’ series made by the original manufacturers – The Crosslé Car Company of Holywood, Northern Ireland.
The original Crosslé 9S was conceived by John Crosslé in 1965 to contest the European International Two Litre Group Six Championship against the might of Chevron, Lotus, Elva, Brabham and Lola on circuits as diverse as Montlhéry, Phoenix Park and Sliverstone.
The car is now available as a ‘late-run’ series from the original manufacturers operating from the same factory as in 1957, continuing the Crosslé tradition of building strong, well constructed cars.
The 9S has the appealing classic shape of sports racers designed in pre-downforce days but it is now supplied with a modern and extremely reliable Ford Zetec engine prepared by Dunnell Engines, giving long lasting service between rebuilds.
SuspensionFront – Fully rose jointed unequal length wishbones with adjustable coil spring damper units and spring platforms.
Rear – Fully rose jointed lower wishbone, trailing links and top transverse link with adjustable coil spring damper units and spring platforms.
Anti roll barsFront and rear fully adjustable.
BrakesSolid discs front and rear using cockpit adjustable brake bias as standard.
Wheel base . . . . . . . . . . 90 inches
Front track . . . . . . . . . . . 52 inches
Rear track . . . . . . . . . . . 51.5 inches
Maximum width . . . . 66 inches
BodyworkConstructed in lightweight self-coloured fibreglass, the six section body is designed to allow the owner to have total access to all areas. The front and rear sections are hinged for ease of operation and can be removed quickly for unhindered access.
ChassisA tubular steel spaceframe faithfully following the original 1966 design. It now incorporates the latest safety requirements such as the integrated roll hoop, fabricated from T45/4130 material. All chassis parts are manufactured from mild and alloy steel and are black powder coated finished. Floor panels are stressed in T6 fully hardened aluminium.
EngineFord Zetec 2 litre twin cam prepared by Dunnell incorporating Weber carburettors producing 220BHP. The engine bay may be adapted to accommodate other twin cam engines.
GearboxHewland Mk 9 five speed gearbox with LSD