gtphreak1
gtphreak1 New Reader
Sept. 1, 2013 3:24 a.m.

SOLD

1980's era LeGrand D Sports Racer chassis that was modified from it's 1000cc motorcycle engine form to hold a high performance built 2.5L Porsche 914 (type 4 VW) engine

This car was modified and was raced in the B Sports Modified class at SCCA events at Qualcomm and Willow Springs. The last SCCA cert I can find for the chassis is from 1985 certifying it for full competition however it was last raced in 2004 before my uncle garaged it to redo the paint & bodywork. Illness set in and he passed away and before completing his restoration.

This car currently does not run and is not a street legal automobile chassis, it is for racing purposes only. There was never a DMV title issued, but there's a certificate of manufacture for the chassis and the SCCA chassis/car log book, that I will provide with a bill of sale.

I have the engine build sheets (blueprint & balancing) from Mark Stephens High Performance VW as well as some other receipts and technical data from the build of the car as well as an engine/chassis tuning log for the car. There is an SCCA log book and certificate as well as photos of the car running as a B Sports Modified at Willow Springs and its results from running a race at Qualcomm.

The SCCA approval certificate lists it as a Chotis Masgro 001 D S/R. The certificate lists the roll cage material as 4130 and lists the serial/chassis number 193785.

Engine & Transaxle: 2.5L Porsche 914 (VW type 4) built by Mark Stephens High Performance VW. The engine is topped with dual downdraft Webber carbs. There's a "desktop dyno" sheet that shows the car had 157hp and 148ft/lbs at the rear wheels. I feel that was a conservative estimate. Transaxle appears to be a "5 rib" and is a close ratio gearbox.

Bodywork: 4 piece fiberglass body for a LeGrand Mk18, the back section still needs modification to fit on chassis properly after the engine conversion was done.

Wheels: 3 piece magnesium Compmotive Turbo II rims 13"x9" with a 4 lug pattern that will fit most manufacturers.

Rebuild the carbs, the brakes, new tires, fuel cell, battery, gauges and you'll have a track car. Yank the engine and stick it in a buggy, Meyers Manx, baja bug, VW bus, Kharman Ghia, 411 or a Porsche 914. Go crazy and put it in a sand rail or build this into an air cooled 1/8th mile dragster.

You will need a flatbed trailer to haul away, tires will hold air long enough to load onto a trailer. Car weighs less than 900lbs and could be broken down into smaller parts and hauled off in two trips with a full sized truck. I can't crate or ship this for you but I can make myself available for a shipping company of your choosing, to load it up for you.

I need it gone yesterday so my landlord will STFU. Im asking $1200 or best offer. Will trade for cash, a running 5 Hp outboard engine or high end fishing gear. I don't need tattoos, dope or hand jobs so please don't offer.

I previously posted about the car on this forum a few yrs ago erroneously as LeGrand Mk15.

Please contact me directly if interested, I have several more pics that I can email, that are just not uploaded to photobucket.

JoeyM Mod Squad
Sept. 1, 2013 4:08 a.m.

Location? Contact info other than PMs?

CLynn85 Reader
Sept. 1, 2013 7:30 a.m.

Very cool, more pics and contact info/location would def help though...

Woody MegaDork
Sept. 1, 2013 7:58 a.m.

You have mail.

hobiercr HalfDork
Sept. 1, 2013 8:36 a.m.

Wow, this would be a very cool project. Need more pics and location.

fasted58 PowerDork
Sept. 1, 2013 12:24 p.m.

This is right up my alley.

PM sent.

aussiesmg MegaDork
Sept. 1, 2013 12:54 p.m.

I also am interested, where is this car?

Sept. 1, 2013 1:29 p.m.

San Fran if I remember right; he posted in Pers thread forever long ago.

Sept. 1, 2013 1:32 p.m.
chandlerGTi wrote: San Fran if I remember right; he posted in Pers thread forever long ago.

Other way, he asked and Per answered http://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/grm/legrand-mk15-info-needed-please/31952/page1/

Woody MegaDork
Sept. 1, 2013 3:19 p.m.

I'd love for this to become my next unfinished project, but San Diego is a long way from Connecticut.

petegossett UberDork
Sept. 1, 2013 3:45 p.m.
Woody wrote: I'd love for this to become my next unfinished project, but San Diego is a long way from Connecticut.

And it's still too far from IL for me.

JoeyM Mod Squad
Sept. 1, 2013 5:54 p.m.
Woody wrote: I'd love for this to become my next unfinished project, but San Diego is a long way from Connecticut.

Your model A is calling you.....

Mental Mod Squad
Sept. 2, 2013 12:36 a.m.

Anybody live near San Diego that could store this for me for a few months?

Thats not a joke

fasted58 PowerDork
Sept. 2, 2013 12:29 p.m.

too long a haul for me

pics looked good, chassis was more than I expected, seems a fair price too

somebody buy this and do a build thread plz

MrJoshua PowerDork
Sept. 2, 2013 12:36 p.m.

Is OP responding to any of the messages?

fasted58 PowerDork
Sept. 2, 2013 2:25 p.m.

yes

Woody MegaDork
Sept. 2, 2013 3:34 p.m.

Yup.

Mental Mod Squad
Sept. 3, 2013 4:11 a.m.
MrJoshua wrote: Is OP responding to any of the messages?

Got a great email from him, nice guy. But the CL ad he linked to was flagged. Dunno why?

But I really want it, I just gotta figure out how.

MrJoshua PowerDork
Sept. 3, 2013 5:03 a.m.

Awesome! :D

It will be really cool if one of you guys gets it.

Woody MegaDork
Sept. 3, 2013 5:20 a.m.

Too far for me.

gtphreak1
gtphreak1 New Reader
Sept. 3, 2013 6:33 a.m.

Thank you everyone who has contacted me! You are a much more "real" group of people compared to what I've been dealing with on Craigslist.

I still have the car. I'm in San Diego CA My post is back on Craigslist after being flagged because I didn't realize I couldn't say that I'm willing to trade for firearms. Oops, my bad.

http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/cto/4042818900.html

Thanks again to everybody for contacting me! Please help me find this machine a new stable and make it be the beast it can be.

DukeOfUndersteer UltimaDork
Sept. 3, 2013 9:21 a.m.

Why did I click on this topic? I want this now.

Mental Mod Squad
Sept. 4, 2013 12:50 a.m.

Tell ya what Duke, you drive out there and get it. Then when you can't get around to it in 4 months, I'll come down from OKC and buy it!

Or maybe you just need a vacation to go and see beautiful San Diego! I can bargin for fuel and storage!

JThw8 PowerDork
Sept. 4, 2013 6:28 a.m.

Mental, sent you an email and an introduction, maybe it will help if you really want to do this :)

gtphreak1
gtphreak1 New Reader
Sept. 4, 2013 1:45 p.m.

Thanks again everyone for your interest. I've sold the car locally.

-Marshall

1 2

You'll need to log in to post.

Also on Grassroots Motorsports

Follow Us to the Nürburgring

8 hours ago in News

Follow along as James Clay from BimmerWorld contests his first ADAC Zurich 24-Hour race at the Nürburgring.

You Need This: 2005 Lotus Elise

8 hours ago in News

A Lotus Elise looks so right in British Racing Green.

2017 Mazda MX-5 RF

10 hours ago in New Car Reviews

We're big fans of the Mazda MX-5. Now Mazda went and put a retractable fastback on their fourth-generation car. So, ...

From the GRM Vault: Test Driving BMW's E30 M3

13 hours ago in Articles

We tested BMW's E30-chassis M3 back in 1989. Here's what we thought.

Project Ramp Truck: Installing Sound Deadening

14 hours ago in Project Cars

Time to cut down on heat and road noise making its way into the cab.

Eric Foss Sets Fastest Time Ever at the Tire Rack Ultimate Track Car Challenge

1 day ago in News

47 of the country's fastest cars battled it out for track supremacy.

Who Wants to Design the Next GRM T-Shirt?

1 day ago in News

Blipshift is involved, so you know that it will be cool.

Reader's Ride of the Week: Improving Upon the Ultimate Driving Machine

1 day ago in News

This E36-chassis M3 just keeps getting better.

What Was the Most Powerful Car at the Grassroots Motorsports Dyno Day?

1 day ago in News

What if we told you it was an Audi?

Up to the Challenge

4 days ago in Articles

Torque: It's how Glen Bunch's vintage Dodge keeps pace with today's machines.

This Friday: The Ultimate Track Car Showdown

5 days ago in News

Come watch some of the country’s top track cars duke it out for fame, glory and some tasty prizes.

You Need This: Metallic Brown Toyota Celica

5 days ago in News

This looks a lot like one that we had in our fleet back in the day.

OUR SPONSORS

Grassroots Motorsports Magazine

Subscribe Today

Also get your instant access to the digital edition of Grassroots Motorsports Magazine!

Learn More
lyysX0MkaoElwiVJOwsb6GznumtOJjP5