Beacham E-type Auctioned at Goodwood Members’ Meeting

Beacham E-type Auctioned at Goodwood Members’ Meeting

 

A rare opportunity presented itself at the 2017 Goodwood Members’ Meeting where a Beacham E-Type V8 Supercharged sold under the hammer for £158,300 (NZD 279,140) representing a record value for a pre-owned Beacham Modern Classic. Beacham completed a full restoration and modernisation of this E-Type in 2013. This car is fitted with the dynamic Jaguar 4.2 litre V8 Supercharged engine coupled to a six speed transmission. It’s bespoke designed interior features diamond stitched leather seats, smoked grey veneer and an Alpine premium sound system. All Beacham models are built to customer specification – the sky is the limit when it comes to colours, trim patterns and in-car entertainment. Founder and Chief, Dr. Greg Beacham says: “Our models are designed and built to withstand the test of time and this model presents as one of the many examples baring this ethos. The new owner has beaten the queue and acquired a rare automobile that is produced in limited numbers. At present we are fully booked for two years”.

Bonhams, founded in 1793, is one of the world’s oldest and largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques.

 

Introducing the Beacham cFE

Introducing the Beacham cFE

  • Developed to exploit carbon-fibre composite technology.
  • The only company in the world to recreate the E-type using carbon fibre.
  • The first new cFE will make its public debut in New Zealand summer 2016.
  • Powered by a Jaguar’s 3.0 V6 Supercharged or 5.0 litre V8 Supercharged derived from the modern day F-type.

Beacham Special Vehicles has revealed the latest chapter in its longstanding history as the company responsible for restoring and producing luxury, high performance classic cars. Dubbed the cFE, the car pays homage to the ethos of the Jaguar E-type with flared guards, enclosed headlights and aerodynamics based on the respective series one and series three E-type models. The car is a result of an intensive development program to produce the world’s first and most powerful Beacham Special Vehicle to date and promises to be a true light weight classic supercar. The car – part of the company’s largest investment program to date – has now entered full production, with deliveries to customers commencing early 2017.

With a carbon fibre chassis, titanium “A” pillars and lightweight aluminium doors and boot lid, the cFE is expected to tip the scales at just over 1,300kg, making it more than 200kg lighter than a V8 Supercar.

“BSV have used latest computer design technology to build a body weighing only 120 kg, but with twice the torsional rigidity of the original body shell. The inner sills shrink to half the original width and body is capable of absorbing 20G on the front, 5G on the side and 4G at the rear
Cast titanium windscreen pillars give good A pillar strength and carbon fibre detachable hard top 2G roll over capability” –
Dr. Greg Beacham, Founder and Chief.

Motivations behind this intensive program are in response to significant customer demand for the E-type. Original examples for the series one E-type has become scarce, much more expensive and requires intensive time to restore to original concourse condition. The main objective of the cFE development program was to develop a reliable, lightweight classic supercar that paid homage to the elegance of the original styling people hold true to the E-Type.

The cFE shares the suspension set up and geometry of the Jaguar F-type, with the front end sitting on springs specifically designed for the cFE, and double wishbone suspension completes the rear.  The supercharged V8 engine will hand the car its performance capability. The combination of light weight technology and 510BHP will enable acceleration to 100kmh in less than 4 seconds. Direct injection technology provides instant acceleration and controlled torque delivery through an electronic differential. An all-wheel drive option is available depending on the customers’ requirements.

The sky is the limit when it comes to customer requirements. Built bespoke, each customer can choose his/her colour scheme and level of specification for their cFE. Engine options include Jaguar’s 3.0 litre V6 Supercharged or 5.0 litre V8 Supercharged with a manual or automatic transmission.  Further enhancements can be made to add visual carbon fibre and detailing. The modern generation of drivers demand the latest technology. The cFE promises a cabin finished in genuine leather with unrivalled safety, comfort and intuitive controls that are expected from a modern road-car.

And so, Beacham have done it again, the cFE is its own brand embodying the Beacham heritage, with a focus on carbon fibre technology, enhanced aerodynamics, increased power, track-focused dynamics and driver engagement.

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Phone: 0800 812 552
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Mobile: +64 27 47 35 432

Passionate about classic automobiles, Greg Beacham was attracted to the ‘Space, Grace, and Pace’ of the Jaguar car. Indeed, while still a student in medical school he began restoring Jags (as well as a Rolls-Royce Phantom II) to an award-winning standard.

CONTACT US

Phone: 0800 812 552
Fax: +64 6 878 2995

INTERNATIONAL SALES

E-Mail: greg@beacham.co.nz Mobile: +64 27 47 35 432

GENERAL MANAGER

E-Mail: alex@beacham.co.nz Mobile: +64 27 44 99 860

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New generation Beacham MK II – Assembly Commences

New generation Beacham MK II – Assembly Commences

  • Revealed as the latest chapter of the Beacham story, the new generation Beacham MK II makes its debut in New Zealand 2016
  • Light weight, optimised drive-train, increased power and driver focused dynamics are all characteristics that remain true to Beacham Special Vehicles (BSV)
  • 510BHP and 600Nm of torque delivers instant performance, while a bespoke interior provides the comforts.

The new generation Beacham MK II has completed its time in the body and panel shop. It now moves to the assembly line to be married with its 5.0 Supercharged V8 power plant – the latest direct injection V8 offered by Jaguar. This will make it the fastest production vehicle built by BSV and our most enhanced. Tireless hours have been spent by our skilled craftsman with each body panel carefully examined for uniformity.

The upholstery team will begin tailoring the MK II’s bespoke interior with a combination of genuine leather hide and walnut trim. The interior adopts the seats and facia panel from the latest Jaguar XJ featuring virtual instruments and illuminating air vents.

Don’t want to miss the build? Check in on our website and Facebook page for regular updates

Newsletter Group

CONTACT US

Phone: 0800 812 552
Fax: +64 6 878 2995

INTERNATIONAL SALES

E-Mail: greg@beacham.co.nz
Mobile: +64 27 47 35 432

Passionate about classic automobiles, Greg Beacham was attracted to the ‘Space, Grace, and Pace’ of the Jaguar car. Indeed, while still a student in medical school he began restoring Jags (as well as a Rolls-Royce Phantom II) to an award-winning standard.

CONTACT US

Phone: 0800 812 552
Fax: +64 6 878 2995

INTERNATIONAL SALES

E-Mail: greg@beacham.co.nz Mobile: +64 27 47 35 432

GENERAL MANAGER

E-Mail: alex@beacham.co.nz Mobile: +64 27 44 99 860

NEWSLETTER FORM