Sid Greene took delivery of this car in 1951 and offered
a drive to Stirling Moss in the British Empire Trophy race on the Douglas
road circuit in June of that year.
Moss was now well established and was a works driver for both HWM and Jaguar.
The Isle of Man race was a handicap event that favoured the smaller capacity cars. With two laps to go Moss was in second place, three minutes behind the Lester MG of Pat Griffiths, when the Lester’s engine seized, Moss went on to win the race .
The Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica was exceptionally expensive costing £3073 14s. 2d. It was powered by Bristol’s version of the pre-war BMW engine in tuned form and featured a tubular chassis.
It was first known as the 'High Speed' model, but
was renamed after it finished third in the1949 Le Mans race.
Production amounted to 34 cars; one was driven to an outright victory in the 1951 Targa Florio by Franco Cortese.
Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica specification
Engine: Bristol 6-cylinder 1971 cc (66 x 86 mm) with overhead valves operated by pushrods and rockers from a camshaft in the cylinder block and developing 120 bhp at 5500 rpm. Gearbox: Bristol 4-speed. Chassis: twin-tubular with front suspension by lower wishbones and upper transverse leaf spring and rear suspension by a rigid axle suspended on torsion bars. Wheelbase: 8ft 0in.
Front and rear track: 4ft in. Overall length: llft 9in. Unladen weight: 13.25 cwt.