You never know what you're going to find on eBay. Today, it's a prototype from an obscure British supercar manufacturer, the kind of thing one wouldn't normally think of as being bought and sold like a Toyota Starlet project car. This Ascari F/GT was designed by Lee Noble, who's best known for his eponymous Noble Automotive. That company went on to produce the track-monster M12 and (without Lee's supervision) the 650-horsepower M600.

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Before all of that, though, Noble was hired by Ascari to design this supercar, although he left the company before manufacturing began. The handful of production models have a slightly different design.

Ascari is named after Alberto Ascari, the first double Formula One champion. It built raw, track-focused road cars until the mid-2000s, and continues to operate the Ascari Race Resort in southern Spain.

The seller of this Ascari supercar (via Autoblog) claims this car is one of only three F/GTs in the United States, and the only U.S.-spec prototype. It's powered by a 4.6-liter Ford V-8 that produces around 400 horsepower, coupled to a five-speed Porsche transaxle.

The body is unstressed fiberglass, while the chassis is a high-carbon steel spaceframe. According to the seller, there are also a few carbon fiber bits, including the rear wing, rear valence and dashboard. The interior features leather seats and air conditioning. What else do you really need?

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The seller also lists the F/GT as a 2004 model, but production apparently ended in the mid-1990s. It was replaced with the more road-ready Ecosse, which was itself supplanted by the KZ1 and A10.

Bidding currently stands at $60,400 with 2 days to go and 21 bids submitted, although the reserve has not been met.


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