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The New Crosslé 9S


The Crosslé 9S Sports-Racing Car, as raced by Grand Prix drivers, John Watson and Peter Gethin, is one of the revered marques along with the Lotus, Chevron, Lola and Abarth who competed in the golden age of two-litre sports car racing in Europe.

Crosslé drivers enjoyed podium finishes on such famous English circuits as Brands Hatch and Snetterton, competing against the more publicised teams such as Lotus and Brabham, but it was in the States that the Crosslé reputation for outstanding qualities of strength, safety and success were really established.
Testament to the lasting effects of these standards is Ian McCullough's success in 1993 with his 9S which won the HSCC Group 6 Championship with the perfect score - six starts, six wins and six pole positions!

Now the 9S is available as a "late run" series with a choice of modern production engines for road or competition use, built by the factory to the traditional Crosslé standards and adapted to suit any of your road or racing needs. Conceived in 1966 for the International two-litre Group Six regulations, the 9S (one of the prettiest cars of the era) enjoyed considerable success on the race circuits of the Continent and the USA, and to this day they are front runners in Historic Racing on both sides of the Atlantic.


A Classic Today

The current run of 9S cars compete in a ten-round Irish series. The class is tightly controlled and all cars have the same Dunnell engine. This unit is dyno run and sealed before delivery. The only alteration that can be undertaken is a change of spring rate and anti-roll bars. For the 2001 season the cars will have to compete with an all up weight including the driver.

The 9S is also proving to be competitive against a number of very different types of racing cars.

Two Scottish customers, Raddy and Brian Sarovilovich, have been competing with their 9S since 1999. They have won both the North of England Sports Car and Saloon Car Championships. Younger brother Brian managed to win the North of England Championship twice, while Raddy was only pipped at the post for his double at the last round!

The 9S is a classic which benefits from the advance of thirty years of technology. Nostalgia without the pain!


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