1970s Modsport 3000+cc class overview

The big class of UK Modsports featured some of all time classic GT cars especially in the early 70s . The class was scrapped for 1976 and any remaining cars joined the over 2000cc class. Although many races were won outright by cars from this , the `big` class non of the major national championship winners came from this class in the 70s.

JAGUAR E-TYPE

JagMurphy

Engine : Jaguar 6 cylinder 3781cc / 4235cc
Production : 1961-71 ( 57,228 )
Modsports : 1970-79
Main Drivers : Ted Worswick , Tony Shaw ,
Brian Murphy , John Burbidge , etc
Honours : 1976 BRSCC class win ( Murphy )
1977 BRSCC class win ( Gamble )

AC COBRA

Cobra

Engine : Ford V8 4737cc
Production : 1962-69
Modsports : 1970-72
Main Drivers : Shaun Jackson , Richard Taft , Ian Richardson , Mike Smith
Honours : 1970 BARC class win ( Jackson )
1970 MCD class win ( Taft )
1970 BARC-Y class win ( Richardson )

Morgan

MORGAN PLUS 8

Engine : Buick/Rover V8 3529cc
Production : 1968-date
Modsports : 1970-77 ( returned 1980 )
Main Drivers : Robin Gray , Rob Wells
Honours : 1974 + 75 BARC class winner (Gray)

JAGUAR XK120

Plastic pearson 2

Engine : Jaguar 6 cylinder 3781cc
Production : 1948-54 ( 12,055 )
Modsports : 1970-75
Main Drivers : John Pearson , David Preece
Honours : 1972 BARC class winner + 1973
BARC class winner shared ( Pearson )

SUNBEAM TIGER

Sunbeam Tiger

Engine : Ford V8 4737cc
Production : 1964-67 ( 7083 )
Modsports : 1970-71
Main Drivers : Malcolm Sears
Honours : 1971 MCD class winner ( Sears )

CHEVROLET CORVETTE

corvette edit

Engine : Chevy V8 6997cc
Production : 1962-67 C2 ( 117,964 )
1968-82 C3 ( 542,741 )
Modsports : 1972-74
Main Drivers : Rhoddy Harvey-Bailey ,
Harry Phillips ( C2 )

TVR TUSCAN V8

Hough

Engine : Ford V8 4.7 + 5.4
Production : 1967-71 ( 174 inc 6 cyl cars )
Modsports : 1972-78
Main Drivers : Brian Hough ,Chris White Honours : 1972 MCD class winner
( Ted Worswick ) 1973 BARC class winner shared ( Hough )

MGB GT V8

MGB V8 Neville

Engine : Rover V8 3528cc
Production : 1973-76 ( 2591 )
Modsports : 1975-77
Main Drivers : Bob Neville , Mike Gidden

Also in this class were more exotica though only as occasional Modsport visitors. These include Aston Martin DB4 Zagatos ( Nick Cusons, Tom Leake , Robin Hamilton ) and the ex-JCB Ferrari Daytona of Ron Cummings.

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