1984/85 Ralt RT5 Super Vee
Bosch Pro Series Car. Long Beach history.
Sold, March 2022
Ex-Colin Bennett Racing Team Car.
Finished 19th with Barti Stadler at 1984 Long Beach race. Additional top ten finishes in 1984 Bosch Pro Series with Bobby Fix.
The next reported history comes from a prior owner who says the car was raced in the U.S. Southwest, where it won multiple races and Championships with VARA (Vintage Auto Racing Association). Since then the car has been stored at a race shop.
In storage for the past six years.
Kroyer (Hendricks)1835cc engine with Redline fuel injection
(previous owner claims 3 hours on engine/gearbox).
Hi-Tech SS headers (steps and anti-reversion cones)
Near new Eurospec Sport cylinder head
New master cylinders.
New Odyssey battery
16 gearsets – wooden case
Recent fuel cell foam
Set BBS wheels
1 set brake pads
Box of suspension springs
Battery box for different size battery
Set front wings
Multiple/many skirt rub strips
Brake rotors including 2 new front
Complete Motronics Injection with intake manifold, wiring harness
Claimed 980 lbs ready to go without driver.
The only thing that doesn’t presently work is the annular throwout bearing
This Ralt RT5 is a great entry level Super Vee. at only $26,000, it is inexpensive to buy, and Super Vees are inexpensive to run.
If you want to step up from Formula Ford and move to monocoque chassis, wings, slicks, and ground effects, for an average Formula Ford price, you have found your car. This is such a bargain, and even more so if you like turning your own wrenches and polishing your own car.
The RT5 is the benchmark in FSV. As soon as they arrived, they dominated Formula Super Vee in the 1980’s, winning more championships than any other car. Al Unser Jr., Michael Andretti, Arie Luyendijk, and others all won their Championships behind the wheel of an RT5. This very car raced at the famous Long Beach Grand Prix Bosch Formula Super Vee race in 1984.
Now the RT5 is one of the best bangs for the buck in historic Motorsports. It can be raced with most U.S. vintage racing clubs, including but not limited to; CSRG, HMSA, VARA, SVRA, CVAR, HSR, and many others. It is also the least expensive, and one of the most competitive entries for the Masters Formula Atlantic Plus Series with races across the U.S. for 2022.
We have sold a bunch of these cars. You are going to start seeing more and more of them turning out at vintage races in 2022.
Don’t wait until the ship has sailed on Super Vees. Formula Ford prices for much more car and now great events in which to run them.
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