Costin Nathan Racecar Found After 45 Years in Hiding
auction | classic | racing car | May 28, 2016
UK auction house H&H Classics has announced that it will be selling an interesting, odd, and unique little racing car from the ’60s. The car is called the Costin Nathan and it was found in a garage where it had been stored for 45 years. The diminutive racing beast is in rather shoddy condition right now and clearly needs a full restoration.
The car was raced in both Spyder and GT versions during its prime, and is powered by a Ford-based twin-cam engine, which is currently in pieces. It also has what is called a “highly prized” Hewland MK5 gearbox.
This car is the original Works Prototype as raced in 1966 by Roger Nathan, and was bought by the current owner in January 1967 without the imp engine that originally powered the car. Pre-auction estimates put the value of the car at £25,000 – £30,000 (~$36,550 to $43,860 USD). It will go up for sale on July 10.