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Built as a cover car by Fast Car Magazine in the early 90's, this all but tame Peugeot 309 was a little more than a simple saloon car by any means... Based on the running gear from an 1986 Tiga C2 car, the car is not only low at 38ins high, but most certainly light at a mere 850Kgs all up singing and dancing. Originally powered by a 280bhp 2.4ltr Manta 400 engine the car ran in Group B of the Johnsons Tiles UK Thundersaloon Championship. Though very successful in Group B and often a front runner, the team were out for ultimate exposure and soon moved up with the Big Boys in Group A with the likes of Gerry Marshall, Derek Bell and John Cleland etc. Sadly the dream was short lived and the car suffered terminal damage from a freak accident at Brands Hatch whilst qualifying...

With only a handful of laps under the belt, the 410bhp Cosworth Turbo powered 309 Thundersaloon was showing excellent signs of promise when three cars jumped the pitlane marshall and slammed into the 309 and two other victims whilst approaching Paddock Hill bend at great speed.
Disheartened, the car was retired and a recession hit the UK. 20 years on and the fire has been re-kindled by the CSCC who have re-invented a series to incorporate Thundersaloons and Special Saloons from the 70', 80's and 90's, running four double headed meetings at Silverstone, Castle Combe, Donnington and Mallory Park for the 2012 season. The car will be sponsored by Holmes Seafood and is currently in the safe hands of the talented Ray Addis, the genius who first built the car back in the early 90's and will benefit from a full restoration process second to none!

Blast from the Past...

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