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Pilbeam MP40 – Hillclimb 4500cc V8 – SOLD


1979 Pillbeam MP40 4500cc Hill Climb Racer, British Hillclimb Championship car,

4500cc TVR Challenge V8 Engine,

Iceberg Crank,

Kent 256 Camshaft,

Downdraft Quad Dellortos,

Titan Oil Pump,

Carrillo Rods,

Hewland DG300 Grand Prix Gearbox Spec

Cosworth Pistons Dry Sump,

390 Bhp, 360 lbft Torque – Rebuilt 2004,

Honeycomb Chassis, Ground Effect Side Skirts.

1970’s Grand Prix Spec Hewland DG300 Gearbox inc oil pump, 4 speed without reverse

AP Racing twin spec calipers, inboard rear AP’s


One of Mike Pilbeams most successful hillclimb cars, Two MP40’s were built and this is the only surviving example today.

It won the RAC national Hillclimb Championship in 1979 driven by Martyn Griffiths and again in 1981 with James Thompson.

A New honeycomb tub was upgraded in 1984 with ground effect aerodynamics. 2004 it was fitted with a TVR 4500cc V8 Tuscan Challenge engine.

Recently used for British Championship hillclimbs at Shelsley, Prestcott, Loton Park and MIRA Sprints

Cholmondeley Pageant of Power.

Running at Shelsley in 2015.

Complete with

MSA logbook,

Silenced Track exhaust System

spares package

slick tyres/spare wheels.


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Make: Pillbeam
Model: MP40
Year: 1979
Body Style: Hill Climb Racer
Condition: Used
Engine: 4500cc
Exterior Colour: White
Sort Order: A04
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