Original Costin Nathan sports prototype set to go under the hammer
The original works prototype Costin Nathan sports-racing car will be offered for sale at Chateau Impney next month after spending 45 years in storage.
First seen at the 1966 Racing Car Show, the car was a joint venture between racer-constructor Roger Nathan and aerodynamicist Frank Costin. It uses a central plywood monocoque tub with steel subframes and an aluminium body.
Nathan raced the car in 1966 with a Hillman Imp engine and scored class wins including at the Coupe de Paris at Montlhery. It was sold at the end of the season to help fund a Le Mans entry and was bought by GM Horlsey who entered it in 1967 for Chris Meek.
However, unreliability dogged the project and eventually Horsley put it into storage until his death. Now, his family have put it up for auction with H&H and it has a guide price of £25,000 to £30,000.
Costin needs restoration