19k-Mile 2010 Rossion Q1

We are pleased to offer this 2010 Rossion Q1 finished in Metallic Black over a black and tan leather interior with Alcantara.  Upon acquiring the manufacturing rights to Noble’s M400 chassis, 1G Racing co-owners Dean Rosen and Ian Grunes founded the Rossion company in Florida where they began to hand-build their own high-performance mid-engine kit car based on the M400.  Sporting lightweight fiberglass bodywork and a twin-turbocharged V6 Ford Duratec engine paired with a 6-speed manual gearbox, the Q1 offers an impressive power-to-weight ratio and can accelerate from 0-60 MPH in approximately 3 seconds. An incredibly rare sight on the roads, this 2010 Rossion Q1 has been recently serviced and is now being offered for auction by its seller out of Ohio with approximately 19k miles showing on the odometer.

This Q1 comes finished in Metallic Black and features clamshell bonnets, a rear diffuser, an integrated rear lip spoiler, and functional vents including ram air ducts behind the windows.  The rear decklid had been repaired and refinished under previous ownership after the car was moved when the latch was not secured. Some minor cosmetic imperfections are depicted throughout the exterior including curb rash on the left front wheel.  Detailed images are provided in the gallery.  The factory 18″ Rossion forged wheels come finished in dark grey and have been recently dressed in a set of new Continental ExtremeContact Sport tires.

Inside, the cabin is trimmed in black and tan leather with dark Alcantara on the seat bolsters, center console, and lower dashboard.  The carbon-fiber bucket seats feature embossed Rossion logos in the headrests and the entranceways are lined with branded stainless steel door sill guards. Other details include an aluminum brake handle, leather-wrapped three-spoke steering wheel, silver instrument bezels, and an integral six-point roll cage.  Driver amenities include power windows, power door locks, climate control, and a sound system with a Pioneer touchscreen head unit.  All features and accessories are said to be working properly and the seller notes the emblem on the steering wheel has begun to separate.

Power is derived from a 3.0L twin-turbocharged Ford Duratec V6 engine built by AER Manufacturing.  As much as 450 HP is sent to the rear wheels by way of a Getrag 6-speed manual transmission and Quaife limited-slip differential.  Weighing in at approximately 2,600 lbs., the Q1 can reach 60 MPH from a standstill in approximately 3 seconds with a top speed of nearly 200 MPH.  Some maintenance invoices are provided in the gallery including a recent service carried out in October of 2021 with new spark plugs, ignition coils, and a new battery.

This sale will include a set of two keys, owner's manuals, and a clean title.  An exceedingly rare analog supercar, the Rossion Q1 is a perfect choice for any demanding driver in search of something truly unique.

 

Auction Results

  • Sold for: $62,500
  • Auction End: 2021-11-02 20:09:10+00:00
  • Number of Bids: 31
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Comments (76)

  • Midenginer (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Congrats to buyer and seller! Well sold and bought. @Aura1 consider joining the Noble Rossion Owners group on Facebook.

  • Aura1 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Sold for $62,500

  • Aura1 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $62,500

  • Aura1 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $58,622

  • Trc123 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $57,000

  • Aura1 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $56,666

  • Trc123 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $55,000

  • Trailer2Florida 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $53,750

  • Aura1 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $53,500

  • Trc123 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $51,500

  • Midenginer (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Watch the Rossion episode of Car Chasers. Two 6'-5" guys in one:)
    I'm 5-8" with several inches behind my seat and a few inches overhead.

  • Samhabibi12 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $51,250

  • switchcars (seller) 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    We've had a few people ask about fitment for tall people - the cabin is designed well and quite roomy. While I'm only 5'9", our tech is 6'2" and he fits easily and comfortably with a bit of room to spare.

  • Aura1 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $51,000

  • Midenginer (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    As a new owner I don't have a lot of experience with needing parts but can add that both Rossion and Raidien Performance were helpful in finding me a window regulator that I needed.

  • switchcars (seller) 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Just a quick comment regarding the auction -

    We've had three different people reach out to ask what the reserve is, as it seems that many buyers are hedging their bets against the reserve thinking they will be able to buy it after the auction. While that possibility always exists, we do not and will not disclose reserve during the auction, as we are here to engage with bidders until the end of the auction - our intent is for it to sell here.

    Thank you for the bidders who have participated thus far and are honoring the auction process. To those that are on the fence or hedging against a sale here, it's a dangerous game to play. It may go RNM but if you really want the car, it would be a bummer to lose out, as these cars do not come up for sale very often.

  • JMKolkin 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $45,000

  • GreatNeckLawyer 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $40,000

  • Avant911 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $39,000

  • Samhabibi12 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $36,000

  • switchcars (seller) 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    @Jaymac991 Also in regards to clarifying the legitimacy of the invoices, yes, they are legit. I have known the owner of Bullittproof for 16 years, and we personally paid the invoice to GAF Holdings.

  • switchcars (seller) 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    @Jaymac991 1. They subcontracted out the work. They are a small specialty shop which handles high-end private clients. The reason no client name is on the invoice is because we redacted the client's name for privacy reasons. The job was done right - they use top notch vendors for any work not done in house. The only thing they fabricated on the brakes was a couple of brackets. We don't see any visible evidence of repairs. See video below:

    https://youtu.be/54CYGs7ngU4

    2. GAF Holdings is Willy Fernandez. Not sure if you can google him but he's well known and highly regarded in the Rossion world - allegedly he has worked on at least 40 of these. One guy, retired engineer, has made Rossions his thing. He keeps a lot of parts in stock as well.

    3. see #2.

    4. The car is titled in our dealer name.

  • Jaymac991 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Potential bidder here trying not to be too impulsive. I’ve always loved these cars but feel a little reluctant. I’m hoping you can help me understand a few things about this specific car as well as the Rossion Q1s in general:

    1. I see the repairs to the clamshell were performed by Bullitt Proof Performance. I googled this shop and they appear to be a detailer and auto reseller. Do you have any info that can portray the creditability of this shop to do the collision repair? The invoice seems odd to me as it is not addressed to any particular client. Do you have close up photos showing the repairs to the brackets that were re-fabricated or repaired? Is there any visible repairs to the inside or outside of the clamshell fiberglass?

    2. Can you tell me more about the second invoice from GAF Holdings? This one also seems odd as it is also a pdf and has no client info on it. Furthermore, the address appears to be residential, not an actual business. Can you provide me with more info on this business so I can research their expertise?

    3. In the event this car needed replacement parts, are they still available? My research can’t give me a definitive answer. I know the power plant is a European Ford engine, but are replacement parts available for this engine in America?

    4. Lastly, is this car a consignment? Trying to figure out if I’d need to pay taxes on this or not.

    I would appreciate you taking the time to answer some of my questions, provide specific photos of the repaired areas, and clarify the legitimacy of the two invoices. My raw emotion is telling me to bid, but my mind is hesitant. Thank you in advance. Beautiful car!

  • GreatNeckLawyer 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $35,500

  • Trc123 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $35,000

  • TTROSSI 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    I bought #0043 last Spring and could not be happier with it! Who ever gets this car will enjoy it with they are tracking it, putting it into a collection or bring it to car shows.
    It handles great, is stupid fast and is car car show stopper! I love the fact that know one at car shows knows what it is and its fun to tell them the history of these cars.
    Good luck to all bidders!

  • GreatNeckLawyer 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $32,000

  • Aura1 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $31,000

  • GreatNeckLawyer 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $30,001

  • Trc123 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $29,001

  • Midenginer (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    @Midenginer ok just fact checked myself, not quicker than a model 3 performance but as quick:)

  • Midenginer (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    Beautiful Beast! I don't know this specific car but as a new Q1 owner I can say they are a performance bargain. If you can find the Jan 2010 R&T article comparing it to a 2010 GT3 read it. As mentioned by others reviewed by Car and Driver as well. It's roots are the Noble so watch the Top Gear reviews of those. Kit cars don't get this exposure, respect or positive reviews. It was one of the quickest cars of it's era, still one of the quickest manual cars, and even quicker than a Tesla Model 3 Performance. Frankly you don't need this much on the street but it's a fun car for the street as well.
    It corners flatter and with more grip than my Lotus Evora 400. Visibility is better, seat more comfortable and supportive, great seating position (I'm 5'-8") and the steering is on par. It is louder for sure.
    My 400 is better all around with a small trunk, +2 and nicer interior, better sound IMO but if you're looking for raw performance you won't be disappointed or be able to find an equal analog manual anywhere near the price.

  • GreatNeckLawyer 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $28,001

  • Trc123 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $26,500

  • GreatNeckLawyer 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $26,000

  • Trc123 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $25,500

  • switchcars (seller) 4 weeksago

    @euroasianbob I do not have any pictures, but yes. The clamshell was not secured and it came open. Has happened to the best of us!
    I always sat that there's two types of car people - ones who have forgotten to secure the hood pins, and ones who haven't yet. I lost a windshield and a fiberglass hood on a race Mustang once.

  • switchcars (seller) 4 weeksago

    @euroasianbob @euroasianbob

  • euroasianbob (registered bidder) 4 weeksago

    @switchcars so basically the clam shell flew open while driving. Any pictures of the damage before it was repaired? I am guessing the wind completely took the clam shell off the car.

  • thaefel 4 weeks, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $25,250

  • CPM 4 weeks, 1 dayago

    @Nemesis77 Both Troy and Turbohoses have VERY limited experience with Rossions...many systems are quit similar though. PERSONALLY I would look for a well kept NOBLE. Rossions are very rare but the demand is not there.

  • Samhabibi12 4 weeks, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $25,000

  • switchcars (seller) 4 weeks, 1 dayago

    @Nemesis77 oh I totally agree in that sense. Been down that road, heard the stories.

  • Nemesis77 4 weeks, 1 dayago

    @switchcars I totally understand, I'm expressing my opinion based on my experience with all of these "experts"

  • switchcars (seller) 4 weeks, 1 dayago

    @Nemesis77 Thank you for the informative post!

    Willy is about 3 hours from us and came highly recommended from an unsolicited opinion. He did just fine by us and we were very happy with the work. Labor rate is...up there...but I'd rather pay somebody more once than less twice.

  • CPM 4 weeks, 1 dayago

    California registration will be VERY difficult if not impossible. Some early Rossions/Nobles have been grandfather'd
    in. California NOT friendly to automotive enthusiasts.

  • Nemesis77 4 weeks, 1 dayago

    Everytime is see one I want to buy it.

    Here is some information on the car.

    The car is comfortable and easy to drive but very demanding when you start pushing it on the track, most probably you won't be able to exploit all of its charisma simply because you will run out of yours... There is droning when you cruise at 90 miles for sure but nothing beats the sound of the turbos when spooling and the face expression of the fellow drivers.
    There is no storage space except some room behind the seats and behind the headrests. The AC works fine as long as you charge it regularly.
    This is thing is low to the ground and you need to be extra careful with potholes, speed bumps and driveways.

    They made 93 or 95 examples from my understanding. The engine is a derived example from a duratec engine and the two turbos are singing beautiful over 4K rpm, noticeable turbo lag but very progressive once you are in boost.
    I would make sure you either can wrench on the car yourself or find a mechanic/shop that has experience on them.
    The car in general doesn't have any issues, unless if it has been abused or mistreated from previous ownership. Keep up with your regular maintenance and you'll be fine.

    DO NOT ship your car to anyone (I saw the seller mentioned Willy but there is also turbo hoses and Troy) that they claim they are "experts"!! They are not and they will take your money and leave you hi and dry, trust me on this I personally didn't have any good experience from any of them.
    They do have parts though selling on premium, so you need to do your research before you commit on buying anything from them. The Rossion company has parts in stock as well along with couple more companies that can outsource what you might need.

    Rossion as a company still exists and currently are in a transitional phase, and hopefully we will see a new model in the near future. Rossion owns Mosler as well. Having said that, you need to be aware that you are buying a one of a kind car that is NOT a kit car but more of a handmade racecar for the road that use the loophole of "kit-car" so you can register it without issues (California do make things miserable for whoever tried to register them but eventually you can make it happen).
    This beast has an amazing presence on the road and it is truly rare to see one (consider yourself among the few privileged in this world)!!
    Awesome example! Whoever gets it they will have an amazing time with it!

  • thaefel 4 weeks, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $21,500

  • sportscarguy3 (registered bidder) 4 weeks, 1 dayago

    @switchcars Does the engine / exhaust have a Cat. Converter ?

  • Arrow 4 weeks, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $21,000

  • switchcars (seller) 4 weeks, 1 dayago

    @sportscarguy3 No idea on California. You'd have to ask them, we don't keep up on the ever-changing regulations of the communist republic (at least when it comes to their automotive rules, not trying to start a political debate here).
    My guess is "I doubt it" but there's always a workaround.

  • switchcars (seller) 4 weeks, 1 dayago

    @sportscarguy3 I believe 100 were built.
    https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/a15130337/rossion-q1-specialty-file/

    This is a great article on the specs.

  • sportscarguy3 (registered bidder) 4 weeks, 1 dayago

    Apologies, will this car pass smog in California
    Thanks

  • sportscarguy3 (registered bidder) 4 weeks, 1 dayago

    Oh and with this car smog in California?

  • sportscarguy3 (registered bidder) 4 weeks, 1 dayago

    What an interesting good looking car!
    I’ve never seen or heard of one of these
    Can those in the know shed some light please, what kind of suspension, how many were built, and at what cost for a new car
    Sounds and looks great

  • switchcars (seller) 1 monthago

    @brucekaf that is the sound of horsepower.

  • brucekaf (registered bidder) 1 monthago

    What is the "screeching" sound in the driving video at about the 52 second mark?

  • switchcars (seller) 1 monthago

    @mi6o There is also a guy Willy Fernandez in Ohio who is a renowned expert on these cars and services a majority of them - he has a lot of parts in stock. Not wipers though. He uninstalls wipers.

  • jazzyg72 (registered bidder) 1 monthago

    @mi6o check the facebook link. In January there is a post that includes the personal contact info for one of the execs and write him directly.

  • mi6o (registered bidder) 1 monthago

    @jazzyg72 I went to rossioncars.com and when I try to use the Shop menu item gives me an error so not sure how and where to order parts if available at all anywhere? Thanks

  • jazzyg72 (registered bidder) 1 monthago

    @mi6o I bid on a previous auction of a Rossion last year and if memory serves one of the executives of Rossion chimed in pre auction. They are very much still in business producing vehicles with available parts also they have an active facebook page. I am being blocked from posting the links :-( I ended up buying Italian but a Rossion is still on my bucket list! GLWA

  • switchcars (seller) 1 monthago

    @mi6o Don't know about the wiper.

    It is a Duratec V6, so it is a production motor shared with other vehicles, or it at least starts as one, but with upgraded/forged internals to handle the additional power.

  • mi6o (registered bidder) 1 monthago

    @switchcars where can one buy replacement windshield wiper?

  • mi6o (registered bidder) 1 monthago

    Can also someone direct me to specifics about the engine design, does it use timing belt vs. chain, is the head and block shared with another production Ford car or are just internals changed? Thank you

  • switchcars (seller) 1 monthago

    @mi6o I'm told by somebody who deals with far more Rossions than us that everyone removes them (usually both), and applies Rain-X to the windshield. The wipers aren't SUPER fantastic anyway, and the rake of the windshield is aggressive enough that with the Rain-X the water will run right off (I used to have a Lotus Exige track car and did the same thing - worked great), and furthermore, nobody really ever drives them in the rain anyway.

  • mi6o (registered bidder) 1 monthago

    Where is the passenger side windshield wiper? Are you not able to find a direct replacement? Thank you

  • thaefel 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $20,500

  • switchcars (seller) 1 monthago

    @CBRacerX You got it! No nannies, just like I was raised.

  • brucekaf 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $20,000

  • UAE 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $250

  • CBRacerX (registered bidder) 1 monthago

    Cool analog car. I assume no ABS or Traction Control other than driver’s feet?

  • switchcars (seller) 1 monthago

    @Turbos7903 Yes that will all depend on the state. A previous owner registered it in Colorado, where they required it to be titled as a kit car with an assigned Colorado VIN (shown in the photos on the opposite frame rail as the original Rossion VIN plate.

    Because it came to us titled as a "self assembled" vehicle, that's how Ohio titled it as well. There's no brand here for kit car, nor is there an inspection, the make is displayed on the physical title as "ASVE" and the make description is "Rossion" and the model description is "Q1", body type "2D".

  • Turbos7903 1 monthago

    We I registered mine it had to be registered and sold as kit car. or Manufactured car cant remember the language. How is this one titled in Ohio?

  • Turbos7903 1 monthago

    @switchcars Wow, that was a $6900 mistake! according to the invoice.

  • switchcars (seller) 1 monthago

    @Turbos7903 The car was not in an accident. The rear clamshell is secured with four screws, and as has happened to many of us with hood pins, the owner forgot to secure them after closing the clamshell and when he moved the car it opened and damaged the clamshell.

  • Turbos7903 1 monthago

    Had Noble before the manufacturer sold off the US rights and then Rossion became the new version. Thrilling car to drive. So why was the clamshell repaired.. damage from an accident?

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19k-Mile 2010 Rossion Q1
Final bid: $62,500 This auction has ended.