My friend Cliff is selling his great Citation. It was pulled out of a garage in downtown Kansas City in pretty poor shape. Cliff redid the car right. This is a race ready car that needs nothing. It is going to be in the Mecum Aucution this Sunday in Indy. Here is the listing for it.
Since this car is a 1980, I can't tell if it has any "out-board" suspension. What type of suspension is on the front? Out-board shocks on the front qualify it as a CFF in both vintage sanctioning bodies and in SCCA regionals.
Based on the car being built in 1980, it was updated at one point in its life. It has inboard susension on all four corners. I don't think the Z-16 went all inboard until '82. Steve Lathrop would know best.
Might want to check with your local club. Many areas are allowing "tweener" cars with 4 wheel inboard to run in CFF.
Bill, I think you are right, as I seemed to remember that some of the Z16's were outboard rear?
Again, Steve will set the record as straight a can be set But me thinks the '80 and '81 Z-16 was outboard rear and the '82 and '83 were inboard rear. In '84 Citation moved to the Centurion.
Got me one of those outboard Z-16's parked out in the 'ol garage. According to DW, one of the best mechanical grip cars he has ever driven. Unfortunatly, they are slightly lacking in the aero department. Sorta similar to a shoe box being dragged through the water.
Thanks for the interest in the car. I was not going to run an ad on ApexSpeed since the car is going to auction. For sale postings on ApexSpeed require prices.
I had several conversations with Steve Lathrop before buying the car In 2008. Per Steve, the cars were not issued with chassis plates or s/n which makes dating them difficult. I asked Steve if the Z-16 was available with all inboard in 1980. He sent an e-mail saying yes.
I used this documentation to get the car accepted as vintage legal Club Ford (what they call FF2) with Corinthian Vintage Auto Racing, a VMC club. It has two logbooks, vintage and SCCA. In my SCCA region, the car is Club Ford legal. SCCA Club Ford rules vary from region to region.
I decided to consign the car at Mecum Indy so anyone with interest could contact Steve or Richard at ICP to arrange an inspection. Another option is to call Charile Williams. Charlie knows this car and is my neighbor. His son Brian modified the roll hoop and added the anti-intrusion bars. First class work and a very safe car.
This is a racing retirement sale. With some experimentation with stiffer springs, I think the car will be exceptionally competitive in vintage Club Ford which was my main interest. It ain't too bad right now!
The car will be available for inspection at Mecum Indy from May 14 through May 20. It crosses the block late morning on Sunday, May 20. I do have a reserve that is reasonable ... where good, clean Club Fords are changing owners. If no serious buyers show up, I don't want to give the car away to a speculator. i'll lift the reserve and throw in some nice extras for a racer.
I will be at Indy all week so anyone close please stop by for some bench racing.
Going to miss racing. Already going through withdrawal symptoms. I dropped a 14/36 first gear ratio in the box so it would be easy to launch in a parking lot. Damn, this is fun. I drove it up and down my cul de sac a few times yesterday. What a difference in acceleration when you are using a standing start ratio versus a rolling start / slowest corner first gear ratio. Twelve gear sets included with the car.
Back from the Indy auction with car on the trailer. I thought the buyer demographic might be a bit different for this locale. I was wrong. Our cars don't have much interest to the V8 crowd!
So here is the official for sale offering.
- Designed and constructed by Indianapolis Competition Products. Steve and Richard are regulars to the list. http://icpcitation.com/cars.htm
- Inboard suspension on 4 corners. Club Ford legal in some regions. Vintage legal with some clubs.
- Two logbooks: SCCA and Corinthian Vintage Auto Racing (a VMC club). Most VMC clubs accept entries from other VMC clubs even if the car doesn't meet their class requirements. You can race two events as a VMC member guest entry.
- Freshened in 2010: new ATL fuel cell, CO2 fire system, rod ends, AN fasteners, Taylor Engineering annular throw out bearing, Tilton 7.25" clutch, FIA 6-point harness, and paint.
- 2 weekends on engine. Charlie Williams prepped carb.
- 12 gear sets.
- Spares package included with car. Larger items include new rain tires on steel wheels, new factory nose, custom nose mold, usable exhaust header.
- For ApexSpeed members, will include a PBS quick lift and folding Pegasus chassis stands. (This is a retirement sale)
- The car is race ready and located in Kansas City.
- Price is $8,500.
- Have an aluminum frame (diamond plate clad) open tandem axle trailer available for $2,500. Will make a package deal for both. Car must sell before the trailer.
You can get the parts from Rick Highland or myself. The shocks are the same. Rick is the last person to convert one of these cars and he should have a way better idea than I would about price. He may have a lot of the parts in stock. My guess is about $2000 +. There are no frame modifications but there are extensive modifications to the rear bulkhead, rear uprights and all new suspension links.
Yellow LEDs indicate ignition on. They stay lit while racing. If you inadvertently knock the main toggle stitch to off position, the lights tell you what has happened. Put the clutch in, turn ignition on, refire the car while coasting, and get back the positions you just lost.
Red LEDs indicate low oil pressure. They go out when pressure is 15 PSI or greater. If they come on while racing, shut it down and save yourself from an expensive repair.
Anyone looking to convert the Z16 to a Outboard rear I can provide pictures as a starting point. I provided Ric Hiland with spares to jig from for his conversion. It is a great club ford with out standing handling.
This baby is now MINE !!!! Home track will be VIR. After 2 years of browsing Apex Speed and many years of talking about getting back into racing I pulled the trigger. Cliff did a beautiful job of restoring this car and I hope to do the March SCCA school at Summit. I could really use 1 crew member to help out. Someone near me in central NC who wants to join in the fun could call me at 919-698-6675 Thanks Apex Speed