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For sale: A BTCC 1999 Honda Accord

Submitted by on November 28, 2014

1999 Honda Accord Factory BTCC

Images: Legends Automotive

This 1999 Honda Accord is not your average family car. It was built as a works Honda entry for the 1999 British Touring Car Championship and survived the rough-and-tumble series with aplomb.

This youngster represents an interesting new opportunity to get into historic racing, and it’s up for sale over at Legends Automotive.

1999 Honda Accord Factory BTCC

The car, chassis FTEI 9901, was originally built by Foss Tech as Team Honda Sport’s factory entry in the 1999 British Touring Car Championship. Peter Kox had driving responsibilities for the season, with James Thompson driving the sister car.

Kox’ first step onto the podium would be at Croft Circuit where he claimed third. From there he went on to win the series’ first-ever night race at Snetterton. He followed that up with second at Knockhill and would take 7th overall in the series.

James Thompson in the sister car collected fourth in the drivers’ championship, and their combined efforts were enough to take Honda to second in the manufacturer’s championship.

1999 Honda Accord Factory BTCC

FTEI 9901 has been freshly-reconditioned with all major components addressed. The car has a Neil Brown Engineering-prepared engine, has enjoyed an Xtrac gearbox refresh and has had wheel bearings, springs, rose joints and steering rack all prepared for racing.

It’s enjoyed some historic racing action, with James Dodd putting it on pole at the opening round of the Historic Super Touring series at Thruxton early in 2014.

1999 Honda Accord Factory BTCC

This competitive car is but a babe in the world of historic motorsport, and we’re excited to see it, and younger series like the HSCC Super Touring series grow and develop in the historic racing scene.

For more information head to Legends Automotive’s website here.

Images via Legends Automotive

1999 Honda Accord Factory BTCC

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