humbucker87 Posted February 15, 2017 Report Share Posted February 15, 2017 (edited) 1993 Lexus SC300 Chumpcar Location: Raleigh, NC (can deliver within 1.5 hours of Raleigh for the right price, including the upcoming VIR race) Price: $8,000 obo SOLD We purchased this original 5-speed SC300 2 ½ years ago in Atlanta GA with a clean title, rough cosmetics, a few oil leaks, but otherwise in great condition (and most importantly zero rust). We proceeded to strip the car, add the necessary race prep, and replace any and all items that we thought might fail during a race. What resulted was a reliable car that led us to get 2nd place overall in our first ever race weekend. Unfortunately during our second race weekend we got rear ended by another team in hour 3 of 12 ending our weekend. After $3,500+ in professional repairs the car looked just as good as it did prior to the race. In race 3 we ran strong (just outside the top 10) for 12 of 16 hours until we hit unavoidable debris on track, cracking our exhaust close to the header for which we didn’t have a spare. As is usually the story, life moves on and we’ve all decided that racing will have to take a back seat for a while. This car was built to be reliable, and that it has been. All parts have less than 2 years and only maybe 50 track hours on them. The Good: The car is unbelievably good on tire wear. At the end of our second 7 hour race another team assumed we’d put fresh tires on for just that race when in fact they’d had about almost 20 hours of track time on them. The braking power of this car thanks to the LS400 Calipers is unbelievable. This is not a ‘light’ car (by chumpcar standards) and we out brake nearly every other car on track or at least match them. The long wheelbase makes this car extremely stable in high-speed turns. Think uphill esses or turn 10 at VIR, easily as fast as any other car we’ve seen in chump through these sections. Reliability, the hallmark of any winning chumpcar. The only time we’ve had DNF’s are from other cars or objects hitting our car on track. Aside from those the car just keeps running without even the slightest hint of breaking down. We spent the money and long nights so you don’t have to. We have over $35,000 invested in building and racing this car and you get it for pennies on the dollar The Bad: The engine performs flawlessly but seems to be a bit down on power (original 160k mile motor) especially when compared to other teams’ ‘stock’ engines down the straights. Low mileage japanese engines are ~$800-1000. Even with our lack of power we’ve done a 2:20.1x on VIR Full for reference. In it’s current setup the car will take laps this year in chump. We currently have front aftermarket springs and adjustable collars. (40 pts). The fix is to find a set of either original springs or same diameter aftermarket springs and cut them to the desired stiffness/height. This will bring the car back to a 0 lap car. Before our last race the car was in mint condition. We got hit twice last race, both in the driver’s side. Thankfully the damage was only cosmetic. We’ve already purchased a replacement door instead of trying to fix the current one and are in the process of fixing the other body damage. We’ll include a picture to show the extent of it. The car will come with everything you need to go racing, except a trailer, your own tools, and your own race gear. It includes our gas cans, fuel suits, spares, fire extinguisher, etc. Literally everything we went to our December race with. Everything we’ve replaced or added to the car: Custom built-to-spec cage by Competition Cages (of Hillsborough, NC) including the seat mount and dash bar Engine Refresh - Plugs and Wires, EGR Delete, All Seals, Timing Belt + Pulleys/Tensioners, Engine Mounts, Crank Pulley, Exedy OEM Clutch Kit + New Flywheel Bolts, Brand New Driveshaft Guibo, Transmission Mount, Driveshaft Center Bearing Steering - Tie Rod Ends, Steering Rack Bushing, PS Delete and Seal Cut Suspension - Supra Bilstein’s, Fresh Revalve, HyperCoil Springs w/ adjustable collars, Front springs cut for the rear Maint Items - Fuel Filter, Diff Fluid, Air Filter, SS Brake Lines, Shifter Bushings, Transmission Seals, Clutch Hydraulic Hose, Clutch Slave, Brake Master Cylinder Cooling System - T-Stat, Upper/Lower Radiator Hoses, Water Pump, Radiator Racey Bits - Racetech RT4009HR, NRG Quick Release 3.0, OMP Enduro Harness, AMB Direct-Wire Transponder TranX260, 4L Fire Suppression System, Window Net, Schroth Center Net, LED Headlights, Coolshirt kit (never installed), Lightweight ATV Battery, DashCam, Warning Switches, Tons of spares, a lot more not listed. Support Parts - Pit Fire Extinguisher, 2x SFI Fuel Gloves, 2x SFI Fuel Suits, Radio System (in car wiring, headset, sharkfin antenna, 4 radios), 13x 5 Gallon Gas jugs Original Posting First ever race! Post race impound! Second place. NASA HPDE Testing Last race and new paint scheme Post race damage Edited March 17, 2017 by humbucker87 3 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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