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Rob Mahoney
St Kilda VIC, Australia

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1988 Vegantune Evante TC160

$40,000 AUD
9 months ago
7 months ago
Evante TC160
St Kilda VIC, Australia
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This is one of only two Vegantune Evante's in Australia to my knowledge and one of 100 in total. Vegantune were in the business of building 1600cc 4 cylinder F3 and Formula Atlantic engines based on Ford Kent blocks. The Evante was developed as a result of Vegantunes experience rebuilding Lotus Elans with the UK Lotus specialist Spydercars tubular backbone chassis and their own engines in a variety of specs. They enlarged it to 1700cc and offered it mainly in 140bhp or 160bhp versions, Mine's the TC160 model, of which they only made a few. I've had it for 6 years now and have brought it up to the mark with rebuilt and improved engine and suspension courtesy of Peter Backhouse at Twin Cam Services in Seaford. It has bags of torque and great road-holding, with good fuel consumption at legal speeds. The Tan Leather interior is in very good condition as is the rest of this car.

Please read more about it's history and capabilities here:

This TC160 has a higher compression ratio than standard plus a Wade cam grind and bigger valves which provide more torque than a standard Vegantune engine, courtesy of Peter Backhouse
The engine is more beefy than an Elan's, and sounds amazing. You can keep the revs down and still watch the scenery rush by, with the rear end solidly planted on it's twin wishbone rear suspension, which works significantly better than the Elan's rear strut design. The front end is standard Elan. It's a blast to drive. Please call or text me on 0430220877, Rob