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1990 Swift DB5-L SOLD

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Serial Number: 001
Condition: Excellent
Price:  US $42,500  Currency_Convert
Location: Buttonwillow, CA

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Winner of multiple ACRL pro series championships, the 2006 S2Cup championship, and more than 50% of all races entered. In its current Elite Pinto configuration, this highly modified chassis has won 16 of 20 races since 2005, and set qualifying and/or lap records at Sears Point, Laguna Seca, and Buttonwillow. As evidenced by the following build specification and photos, the car is prepared to an exceptionally high standard, and is almost entirely fresh, with only 2007 Runoffs testing and race time on a comprehensive rebuild. Current specs: -Custom extended wheelbase chassis with direct motor to tub interface, elongated/webbed engine bay trunions which triangulate the rollhoop, rolled 4130 bellhousing extension insert, and modernized suspension geometry developed by a Swift factory engineer. - New .090" 6061T6 floor with countersunk rivets and .090" sponson leading edge flanges by Victor Hertfelder, 2007 - New .063 6061 T6 rear firewall bulkhead, 2007 - New custom 4130 engine bay trunions with webbed gusseting, 2007 - New custom lower 4130 trunions, 2007 - WRD/Taylor Staffs transaxle: brand new case and ring and pinion late 2005, complete WRD ultra, ultra low friction blueprint, 2007 - Ohlins TT44 triple adjustable shocks, fresh 2007 - Elite motor: 2007 Runoffs testing and race time only. TDC pump, SVO flywheel, etc. - A Phenomenal motor with the bench and chassis dyno sheets to prove it. - Custom CNC electric water pump fitment - Custom gear reduction starter: bulletproof…works every time. - Hitech stainless headers/exhaust custom built directly on the car: straight pipe and clockable Coast Fab muffled versions: new, 2005 - Fast Forward driveline: AL diff, gundrilled axles, front/rear stub axles and hubs- all stubs axles, hubs, and wheel bearings brand new, 2007. - Lightened CVs: new, 2007 - Tilton 5.5" clutch: new, 2007 - LD65 calipers: rebuilt with all new SS pistons and seals - 2007 - Custom lightweight thin floating rotors: new, 2007 - All new AP masters, reservoirs, brake lines, and fittings - 2007 - Protech zero preload front swaybar set-up - New ultra light fireproof plumbing and AN fittings throughout - 2007 - Chassis completely rebuilt with 80% new rodends/spherical bearings throughout, 2007 - Carbon sidepods with custom NACA topside intake ducting with flush sidewall in 2007 - all carbon - Extended carbon tail: 2006 - Bare carbon shock cover, rear ramp, and cantilevered extensions: new, 2006 - Carbon internal engine bay ducting: 2006 - Internal front wheelhouse/front diffuser ducts: 3 and 4 sided, 2007 - Ultralight Kevlar nose: black gelcoat: new 2007 - Trick aero bits throughout - carbon winglets, splitters, etc …many new in 2007 - Custom C+R Aluminum Radiator - New fuelcell foam, 2006 - Black anodizing throughout - 2005 - Beadblasted castings - Black paint, Slingshot graphics: 2006/2007 - Stack tach, mechanical gauges, (failsafe diagnostics independent of data function) - OZ wheels - new 2005 - Schroth Hans belts - Odyssey battery: new, 2007 - Hardwired AMB transponder


DB5 Chassis# 001 was sold new from the factory to Swift board member Peter Zarcades as the very first DB5, with a unique polished tub as used in factory promotional materials. It was initially piloted by Bill Fickling during Swift's shakedown testing at Willow Springs and used to set the baseline for all DB5s thereafter. Subsequent to this rollout, the car was raced and extensively developed in Pinto and later Cosworth guise with great success by Zarcades and Lenny Gay, who maintained the car until 2004. Seduced by my exposure to Zarcades' rigorous and highly experimental program during their ACRL seasons together with Team Las Vegas, the current owner purchased chassis #001 in 2004, returned the car to Pinto configuration, and continued its development. The car comes complete with all logbooks, running records from every single lap turned, chassis torsion test results, etc - 17 books in all which document EVERY moment this car has ever been on the track: from its 1990 shakedown through the 2007 season. Between these 17 year bookends lie a myriad of Pro and Club race wins, lap records, and championships…and an almost endless list of proprietary developments: extended wheelbase, contemporary suspension geometry, structural enhancements, and innovative aerodynamic treatments.

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