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This is the one hundredth BAC Mono
British single-seater marks its centenary in, um, Denmark
The car you see here is pretty special. Not only is it a BAC Mono – the £145k Mountune-fettled track special from Liverpool – but it’s the one hundredth BAC Mono.
Alright, by the time you’ve read this story and finished your cup of tea Ford’s probably pumped out 100 Fiestas, but it’s a strong milestone for a car so single-minded (and single-seated) with such a plump price tag. Heartening, too, that British industry can pump out something that no one else would dare make in such stocky numbers.
As you’d expect, car number 100 is special. It gets the obligatory plaque, plus a unique green and gold colour scheme with abundant carbon. Best looking BAC Mono yet? Quite probably.
It’s also no longer in Britain, having been snapped up by Strøjer Samlingen. Not a Eurovision contestant or a Scandinavian footballer, as the name might suggest, but a Danish car museum, one with a curious exhibit entry policy: each car must be either chassis number five, or chassis number 100. Rumours its curators missed out on the fifth Mono and have been impatiently waiting for another 94 to be sold remain unconfirmed.
“This is a car that me and my family have loved for many years and finally we have the 100th model in our collection,” says Jørgen Strøjer-Hansen, the museum’s owner. “I have never seen before the level of quality of the carbon and the green and gold colours look perfect. We have a real British jewel here!”
BAC co-founder Neill Briggs had this to say: “Not in our wildest dreams did we foresee us reaching 100 cars in such a short space of time and accomplishing what we have around the world – it’s been incredible to say the least.
“Delivering Mono #100 is a huge milestone in our history, but stay tuned – there is a lot more excitement to come from BAC in the near future.”
What would you like to see next? Something with a roof? Or even more controversially, a second seat? Ideas below, please…