The 1998 Auto Trader RAC British Touring Car Championship was a prominent BTCC season during the ‘golden era’ of touring car racing in Britain. It was eventually won by Rickard Rydell in a Volvo S40 with a round to spare. The season consisted of 2 different types of race, a sprint race and a feature race, with the latter involving a compulsory pit stop. The Honda team won the team award at 4 rounds of the championship; Croft in North Yorkshire on 28th June, Snetterton on 26th July, Oulton Park on 13th September and at Silverstone on the 20th September with Kox finishing on 52 points.
In 1996 Peter Kox joined BMW Motorsport, making a handful of British Touring Car Championship appearances but focusing his efforts on the development program for the McLaren F1 GTR, winning a race in the BPR Global GT Series. The following year he drove the car in the FIA GT Championship, winning once more. He also took a class win in the Spa 24 Hours with a Diesel-powered BMW, before getting behind the wheel in 1998 of this Prodrive prepared works Honda Sport team car in the British Touring Car Championship during the 1998 season alongside James Thompson.
The car has been fully restored body wise and finished in the factory red, white and black Honda team colours. However the rest of the car would still need recommissioning before taking to the track in anger. The owner informs us the gearbox has been rebuilt and the body, chassis, interior, transmission and paint are all in excellent order and will be a front running car in any championship.
Almost as important as the car itself are spare parts and with cars of this nature are very expensive and rare. Fortunately a comprehensive spares package is included in the lot.
A superb competition car from the heyday of the BTCC, this ex works car and spares package provides a unique opportunity to be at the front of the grid of a plethora or historic events this car is eligible for.