1989 | Spice SE89P
Ex-Paul Newman works car
Vehicle detailsVehicle data
Make Spice Model SE89P Model name SE89P Year of manufacture 1989 Chassis number SE89P002 Body style Racing car Body detail Racing car Power (kw/hp) 405/550 Cubic capacity (ccm) 4,956 Cylinders 8 Doors 2 Steering Right (RHD) Transmission Manual Gears 5 Drive Rear Front Brake Disc Rear Brake Disc Fuel Petrol Exterior colour Blue Interior colour Others Interior material Others
Chassis SE89P002 was built for the 1989 season, competing as a 'works' car at the great American circuits, Sebring, Miami, West Palm Beach, San Antonio, Sears Point, Tamps and Del Mar. The car led at West Palm Beach driven by Costas Los, and at Tampa driven by Wayne Taylor, who also qualified the car on pole at the season Finale at Del Mar, leading the race for 17 laps. Chassis 002 would come home 11th in the Sebring 12hr.
For 1990 the car was further developed and a deal was struck to have the great Hollywood star Paul Newman take over driving duties. Newman would be entered for Road America 500km, Walkins Glen 500km, and the 2hr of San Antonio, with a DNF, 7th and 6th respectively. SE89P chassis 002 is the only Group C/GTP car that Paul Newman ever raced.
1991 would see another full season for chassis 002, including the Daytona 24hr and Sebring 12hr.
Chassis 002 was subject to a bare-tub rebuild before the 2018 Le Mans Classic, restored to Paul Newman 1989 spec with fresh 700bhp all-aluminium Chevrolet V8, and fresh HTP. Proven to be competitive at Le Mans Classic 2018, 002 is certainly a potential winner in historic Group C and simple to maintain.
Condition & Registration
Registered Ready to drive Vehicle-ID: 170094