Wed, 13th Apr 2005 0:00

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  Lot 17
Lot 17 - 1969 Terrapin Sprint / Hillclimb Car

1969 Terrapin Sprint / Hillclimb Car

Sold for £2,925

(including buyers premium)

Lot details
Registration No: N/A
Chassis No: MSA SEAL 48620
Mot Expiry: N/A

This particular Terrapin competitions car was constructed in 1969 by the well known specials builder and competitor Alan Staniforth. A Mk1 Terrapin, it was powered by a 970 Mini Cooper S engine, the self-build race car being designed by Staniforth and fully detailed in the northern journalist and author's definitive book "High Speed Low Cost - the story of a 140mph Mini-engined world record breaker and how to build it". Although out of print for some years, thanks to the efforts of Terrapin builder Robert Mackay, a 40th Anniversary Edition of this Terrapin builders bible was published in 2003.
The overall condition of chassis, open race-type bodywork and paintwork of this car is described by the entrant as good with four-cylinder motor and four-speed manual gearbox also reportedly in good order. The hill climb and sprint ready machine comes complete with a spare nose-cone, extra wheels with wet weather tyres and even a trailer. With Mini mechanical components (plus, we would suggest, a copy of Staniforth's book for reference!), this historic competitions car should be entirely practical and affordable to event and should reward a new owner with much fun for little cost.
PLEASE NOTE: We have not had this vehicle running.

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