LCC Rocket prices?

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Leviatano

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11 posts

70 months

Wednesday 2nd November 2016
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I know they are hard to find and I would like to know how much they are going for, before trying to looking for one.
Thanks for any help








Edited by Leviatano on Wednesday 2nd November 02:57

Crockefeller

314 posts

136 months

Wednesday 2nd November 2016
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Leviatano said:
I know they are hard to find and I would like to know how much they are going for, before trying to looking for one.
Thanks for any help








Edited by Leviatano on Wednesday 2nd November 02:57
I have one, brilliant car. They rarely come up for sale though. How much are you hoping to pay? I'd suggest you are looking at 3 figures.

1 available here unless it's been sold.

http://www.duncanhamilton.com/cars-for-sale/gordon...

Leviatano

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11 posts

70 months

Wednesday 2nd November 2016
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Crockefeller said:
I have one, brilliant car. They rarely come up for sale though. How much are you hoping to pay? I'd suggest you are looking at 3 figures.

1 available here unless it's been sold.

http://www.duncanhamilton.com/cars-for-sale/gordon...
Alright that is more expensive than I expected, I was thinking it was going to be 50-60k. Have they gone up in price recently?

Edited by Leviatano on Wednesday 2nd November 15:21

Doofus

20,274 posts

153 months

Wednesday 2nd November 2016
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Leviatano said:
Alright that is more expansive than I expected, I was thinking it was going to be 50-60k. Have they gone up in price recently?
They were 50-60k ten years ago, when I was toying with the idea. Everything else has gone up recently, so those will have done too. They are sufficiently rare, and there's enough money around at the moment, that I suspect you can name your price.

Crockefeller

314 posts

136 months

Wednesday 2nd November 2016
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They've gone up like most "collector cars". Probably less in % terms than many Porsche or Ferrari though, and much rarer with only 50 or so produced.

rubystone

11,252 posts

239 months

Wednesday 2nd November 2016
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Chris Craft has built several more over the past couple of years. Why not ask him what it'd cost you to have one built. The answer won't be £60k though....

Crockefeller

314 posts

136 months

Wednesday 2nd November 2016
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rubystone said:
Chris Craft has built several more over the past couple of years. Why not ask him what it'd cost you to have one built. The answer won't be £60k though....
Do you know how many more were built? The November '15 Evo article said they were doing another 3 to take it up to a total of 50.

TheRocket

1,429 posts

229 months

Wednesday 2nd November 2016
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I am fairly sure mine was the last to be sold about this time last year and that was a relatively high miles car but had been thoroughly looked after, it went for just over £80k, a car with little miles and in top condition would in theory be a six figure car by now I think.

Chris did not end up building any of the remaining 3 cars yet but there is also another car potentially for sale that I know of.

For what it's worth I'd buy mine back in a heartbeat if I could afford it !

Crockefeller great to hear you are still enjoying yours.

rubystone

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239 months

Wednesday 2nd November 2016
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TheRocket said:
I am fairly sure mine was the last to be sold about this time last year and that was a relatively high miles car but had been thoroughly looked after, it went for just over £80k, a car with little miles and in top condition would in theory be a six figure car by now I think.

Chris did not end up building any of the remaining 3 cars yet but there is also another car potentially for sale that I know of.

For what it's worth I'd buy mine back in a heartbeat if I could afford it !

Crockefeller great to hear you are still enjoying yours.
Hi Charlie, I didn't want to mention your car on this thread - not my place....surely the monster Lotus is still scratching that itch?

Leviatano

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11 posts

70 months

Wednesday 2nd November 2016
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Alright unfortunately it looks like I will have to wait a little longer to get one. Anyone know why there is a lack of information about this car? It also seems like anywhere I find info another site contradicts it.

TheRocket

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229 months

Wednesday 2nd November 2016
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Hey Mark, appreciate that and thanks, Lotus has been great, very different proposition to the Rocket being more track focused so might be getting changed for something else soon.

Ref lack of info I think it's really down to the fact only 47 cars have ever been built and probably 20 of these are now in Japan I'm guessing. The previous owner of the orange Ducan Hamilton car did have a website dedicated to them for a few years but it's now been taken down which is a shame. There is a book due to be published but it's been about 4 years in the making.

There are a few owners on here but feel free to PM me if you want to with any other questions, I am happy to talk Rocket stuff all day long. The original road test in 'Car' magazine of 1992 (June or July I think) is worth buying from eBay if you can.

Leviatano

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70 months

Wednesday 2nd November 2016
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TheRocket said:
Hey Mark, appreciate that and thanks, Lotus has been great, very different proposition to the Rocket being more track focused so might be getting changed for something else soon.

Ref lack of info I think it's really down to the fact only 47 cars have ever been built and probably 20 of these are now in Japan I'm guessing. The previous owner of the orange Ducan Hamilton car did have a website dedicated to them for a few years but it's now been taken down which is a shame. There is a book due to be published but it's been about 4 years in the making.

There are a few owners on here but feel free to PM me if you want to with any other questions, I am happy to talk Rocket stuff all day long. The original road test in 'Car' magazine of 1992 (June or July I think) is worth buying from eBay if you can.
alright if I think of any questions ill let you know.

One curiosity question for anyone on the forum. How well do you think LCC would do if they were to start producing updated rockets, and their v8 two seater (abreast) they had plans for?

Edited by Leviatano on Wednesday 2nd November 21:26

Crockefeller

314 posts

136 months

Wednesday 2nd November 2016
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TheRocket said:
I am fairly sure mine was the last to be sold about this time last year and that was a relatively high miles car but had been thoroughly looked after, it went for just over £80k, a car with little miles and in top condition would in theory be a six figure car by now I think.

Chris did not end up building any of the remaining 3 cars yet but there is also another car potentially for sale that I know of.

For what it's worth I'd buy mine back in a heartbeat if I could afford it !

Crockefeller great to hear you are still enjoying yours.
Still love it, still don't drive it enough! This year has been especially bad due to another house move.

R003 might be in for some work in the next month or two, just trying to arrange with Luke/Andy now although my email is playing up...

BERNEV

20 posts

90 months

Tuesday 20th March 2018
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Rather late to the thread but Rockets are in short supply but I can confirm that the long awaited book is just about ready. I started it in 2011. Worth the wait though as it has details of all 48 cars (the original 46 and the 2 Chris Craft pulled out of the hat in 2016-17). Which means that R013 is the only one missing from the running order of R001-R049.

stefan1

976 posts

212 months

Wednesday 21st March 2018
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BERNEV said:
Rather late to the thread but Rockets are in short supply but I can confirm that the long awaited book is just about ready. I started it in 2011. Worth the wait though as it has details of all 48 cars (the original 46 and the 2 Chris Craft pulled out of the hat in 2016-17). Which means that R013 is the only one missing from the running order of R001-R049.
Fantastic, I am really looking forward to the book. I am a lucky owner of one of the later batch that Chris built (mine was finished in 2013/4) and the car still thrills every time I drive it. (The car is chassis R002, a rebuilt version of the car Luke (Chris’ son) used to race.). It is unusual in being one of only two single seat versions of the car (with a race spec. fuel tank behind the driver’s seat).


BERNEV

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90 months

Wednesday 21st March 2018
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I hope you won't be disappointed. Your car features....
On a point of order (and geekiness) if yours is the white/blue one then it is R040/002 I think (from memory - I'm not at home to check up) in the same way mine is R048/010. R002 belongs to no less than Gordon Murray.

andy97

4,416 posts

202 months

Friday 23rd March 2018
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Am i right in thinking that Mark Knoppler had one, and didnt he race it in Monoposto for a while?

Composer62

1,025 posts

66 months

Friday 23rd March 2018
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andy97 said:
Am i right in thinking that Mark Knoppler had one, and didnt he race it in Monoposto for a while?
Not sure about Mark Knopfler but I know Jay Leno has one which he loves.

He did a review of his just recently..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gw43m0TVsZE&t=...

Rocket.

1,429 posts

229 months

Friday 23rd March 2018
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andy97 said:
Am i right in thinking that Mark Knoppler had one, and didnt he race it in Monoposto for a while?
Yes I think he still owns it and did race it for a while. Also Guy Fletcher of Dire straits, Dave Gilmour and a certain Mr. George Harrison.... all
Rocket owners at one time.

Rocket.

1,429 posts

229 months

Friday 23rd March 2018
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BERNEV said:
I hope you won't be disappointed. Your car features....
On a point of order (and geekiness) if yours is the white/blue one then it is R040/002 I think (from memory - I'm not at home to check up) in the same way mine is R048/010. R002 belongs to no less than Gordon Murray.
I'd just about given up on the book ! Good luck getting it pushed over the line wink

Btw I think the Duncan Hamilton car has now been sold to one of these chaps on youtube thecarguys.tv