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2/17/2016 2:50 PM

Ex Janspeed/Cars & Car Conversions Unipower GT For Sale (1966)

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Year: 1966
1966 Unipower GT built in December '66, chassis number 09, the very first competition car built by the company, one of only 72 Unipowers built.
This car has an impeccable racing history and first was shown on the Unipower stand at the 1967 Racing Car Show at Olympia with Stirling Moss. Bought soon after by Janspeed and raced with 1275 Cooper S engine unit for them by Geoff Mabbs in Special GT races in the UK and at the very first Spanish GP at Jarama where it finished a creditable 6th overall. Cars & Car Conversions bought the car in early 1968 and their ad manager Brian Harvey (founder of Grand Prix Models and uncle to Tim Harvey) hillclimbed and sprinted the car (now just under 1150cc Cooper S unit) in early 1968 with regular coverage in the magazine.
Future co owner of the Unipower GT company (alongside Ernie Unger)Piers Weld Forrester was the next owner in June '68 who passed it on the Graham Goodman/Gideon Lloyd who raced the car across the UK in 1968.
The car eventually ended up in the garden of Beauly railway station from where it was rescued and sold on by Chris Alford to the next owner Roland Petit who restored the car and raced it at the Spa 6 Hour classic several times in the late 90's. After a lay up in a private collection I returned this special car to the UK in 2013 where it has been returned to Janspeed livery and a period correct 1293 Cooper S engine rebuilt with JK dog box, 45 Weber, Tony Laws exhaust etc.
The car comes with a very comprehensive history file from 1966 to date with hundreds of photographs from it's illustrious career, all racing programmes ,scores of Autosport, Motoring News and Triple C reports featuring the car and correspondence from Jan Odor, Brian Harvey, Goodman and Lloyd. Also available are JA Pearce wheels, other engines etc. With some development perfect for HSCC, HRDC etc and maybe one day a Goodwood entry?

Contact

Land: United Kingdom

Contact phone:07043 237185


Item location

  • Glossop, Cheshire, United Kingdom Route

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