Vanwall was founded in the early 1950’s in West London to win the World Championship and be the first British car to take on and beat the famous Italian racing teams.  In 1958 Vanwall competed with three drivers, Stirling Moss (wins in Holland, Portugal and Morocco)  Tony Brooks (wins in Belgium, Germany and Italy), and  Stuart Lewis-Evans.


That year they became the  team to win the inaugural F1 Constructors Championship .The Vanwall name is forever on the first F1 World Constructors Championship Cup.


To recreate exactly the 1958  championship car would mean a cost approaching £1.0M. At Vanwall we have now started to make a limited edition of eight cars, all bearing the famous name in large lettering on the bonnet and also the number of the competing car that won a Grand Prix for Vanwall during the 1957 and 1958 seasons.

We have been able to re-create the car at a significantly lower cost by selecting a period Lotus 2.2 litre 4 cylinder engine and transmission (or others)  as well as more modern components underneath.


The aluminium bodywork is handcrafted and formed in the same manner as the original Vanwall bodies were made in the late 1950’s. It is also dimensionally the same and painted in the exact colour of the original racing cars. The cars take several thousand hours to build, each one is a ‘labour of love’.


The car looks visually very near to the original car but underneath utilizes more modern components. A unique feature of the car is that the lights and wings of the car can be easily fitted making the car road legal so that maximum benefit can be had by the owner as to where they can enjoy the driving experience of one of the most famous cars in the history of the Formula 1 Grand Prix.

Road registered car with original year registration based upon reconditioned  engine and castings

Option of cherished number transfer at time of registration

Bodywork hand crafted Aluminium Alloy - painted official “Vanwall Green” colour with Vanwall lettering in white on the side.

Classic Lotus Twin Cam  2.2 litre  180/200bhp fitted with carburetors.

(or Jaguar engine)

Five speed manual gearbox

Full independent suspension front and rear, wishbones with coil-over-shocks

Fully independent braking system

Alloy radiator 4 core 16fpi high performance radiator

Rack and pinion steering rack

Kenlowe cooling fan with auto/man temp control

Fuel Tank alloy tanks x 2 with foam safety filling, performance

fuel pump and filter

Wire wheels 16 inch with 2 eared spinners.

Dunlop radial tyres  650-16 front 29.1”dia , 700-16 rear 30.2” dia

Plain black tyre hugging mudguards

Period cloth seat 

Willans four point racing harness aircraft release black.   

Moto-Lita Steering Wheel 3 spoke plain black spokes.

External manifold like the original car with integral silencer.

Matt black Hella focused beam headlamps, separate Hella main

beam lamps in nose cone

Order Yours, The Vanwall 58 specification is as follows:-


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VAT will be added to all cars - overseas prices by individual quotation

Ordering your car is very easy. Please fill out the form below,

(which at this stage does not commit you to buy) and one of our

specialist team will be in contact to discuss your requirements:

* is a required field

Or, click the book below to download the 2012

Vanwall Specification PDF:

http://www.vanwallcars.com/Vanwall.pdf

The Vanwall brand is now available for licensing in Europe across a number of categories and we will be discussing these with interested parties this Spring'. For further information please email ; iain@sandersonim.com