the best Latham F2 ever privately built, F2043,
was available for purchase in 2014, much to
the regret of its former owner.
A change in circumstances forced the sale of
this stunning example of the marque, but offered
anyone with an eye for something a bit special
- and very rare - a chance to acquire a car
that will not only turn heads, but reward the
owner with amazing performance, economy and
value for money..
purchasing F2043 about five years ago, the
owner has carried out a thorough "rolling
restoration" of the car - not only replacing
a number of significant components, but also
fettling the appearance of the car to ensure
that the original high standards inherent in
the build, completed by Roger Capps almost
25 years ago, have been maintained and, where
possible, enhanced. For further details of
the specification and build standards for F2043,
please refer to the earlier Sales
Page from 2009.
the course of that quarter century the car
has yet to cover more than 8000 miles, and
has been cosseted every inch of the way. Prior
to the sale, the car had uprated vented
discs fitted to improve braking performance,
and a fully reconditioned steering rack was
introduced early in 2014.
engine had had a number of significant servicing
tasks completed, including
the installation of a new water pump, a set
of new spark plug tubes, the replacement of
the oil cooler pipes and
a number of core plugs. In January 2014 a
full Latham twin exhaust system was fitted,
and new tyres followed in May 2014.
engine had been regularly tuned and serviced
and F2043 had a full "advice-free" MOT.
is the quality of this particular Latham that
the car has been featured in at least two national
magazines, and was the focus for an in-depth
feature in Triumph World in 2012.
F2043 has also appeared in Dolly Mixture, the
magazine of the Triumph Dolomite Owners Club,
and has been seen regularly at events such
as the Stoneleigh Kit Car Show.
excellent example of the Latham F2 was offered
for sale with a wealth of spares, including
the option to acquire the complete monocoque
and body kit from F2045 - full details of F2045
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was F2043 in July 2014, accompanied by F2045,
preparing for their journey to a new home in
the south of France.