2008 JAVAN R1


  • A low-mileage example of the hand-built lightweight sports car, presented in excellent condition throughout.
  • Weighing only 670kg, the R1 is powered by a mid-mounted Honda K20A 2.0-litre inline four, which produces around 240bhp and drives the rear wheels via a six-speed manual transmission and a limited-slip differential. The thrilling R1 is capable of speeds in excess of 140mph, and a 0-62 time of 3.6 seconds.
  • The R1 incorporates a full aluminium honeycomb monocoque, all stainless steel suspension and the high revving engine setup used in the Honda Type R cars.
  • First registered in February 2008, there is only one previous keeper, and the car has been in single ownership for 13 years. It has been enjoyed both on the road and at a number of track days.
  • Ready to enjoy on road or track throughout the summer and beyond, to make the most of the warmer weather.


  • Finished in British Racing Green metallic paintwork with silver-painted seats and green Alcantara-trimmed seat pads, this Javan also features an eye-catching red front diffuser and matching rear wing end plates.
  • It rides on a set of lightweight 17-inch Team Dynamics alloy wheels, which are in good shape, but feature some minor scuffs and scratches on their surfaces.
  • Already an impressively sharp track toy, this R1 has been given a formidable dose of agility thanks to a bespoke suspension setup by the current owner, an experienced racer and historic Formula 1 driver.
  • Fully adjustable for ride height and geometry to suit new owner’s preferred driving style.
  • The car will be accompanied by documentation of its service history.


  • No bodywork damage.
  • Fully original and untouched, the British Racing Green metallic paintwork is in good overall condition; and while there are some minor blemishes including stone chips on the nose, a small crack and scratches on the rear clamshell and various marks on the front splitter, this is commensurate with the car’s road and track use.
  • Inside the stripped-back cabin is presentable, though there is some general wear and tear to the green Alcantara upholstery, and scratches on the body-coloured centre console, as well as a crack in the trim ring surrounding the gear lever.
  • There are no known electrical or mechanical faults.
  • This Javan’s last MOT test was conducted on 18 September 2020 at 7,210 miles, resulting in a first-time pass with advisories noting some play in all four wheel bearings.


  • This R1’s most recent maintenance was carried out in May 2021 at 7,250 miles, when motorsport specialist Rally Prep fully recommissioned the car for road and track use.


This Javan R1 is a rare lightweight British sports car, which offers an electrifying driving experience courtesy of its high-revving, naturally aspirated Honda K20 engine. Maintained to a good standard throughout its life and recently recommissioned by a leading motorsport specialist, it is ready to thrill its next owner on both the road and track alike.

To give you an idea of the performance and driving experience of a Javan R1, a video is included below of a different car, showing an owner having fun on track.

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Car Overview

  • 7,251 miles
  • manual
  • RHD
  • British Racing Green
  • Green / Silver
  • 2.0L
  • VINK20A0406RH001

Lot Overview

  • Lot #04088
  • private Sale
  • St Columb, Cornwall, United Kingdom


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