Friday, 5 June 2015

Project X, where are you?

Today 50 years ago Project X was finished. This was a car built by some of the editorial staff of Australian Sports Car World magazine in 1964 and 1965, using a Mini power plant at the back. The building process was covered throughout the magazine and it made the cover in July ‘65 and even plans to produce a limited series followed, but it came to nothing. My Australian friend Craig Watson believes the car still exists, but hasn't heard anything for years. Time to resurrect the search for Project X!

July 1965 - it's finished! But where is it now, 50 years later?
Picture Jeroen Booij archive

The fascinating build process was described in a series in Sports Car World magazine
Picture Jeroen Booij archive

The marriage! Backbone chassis meets fiberglass body. Mini engine clearly visible
Picture courtesy Sports Car World

2 comments:

  1. Hi It's been found in terrible condition sitting on the ground for 20 years with no wheels Daren

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    1. Thanks for letting me know. Any more information would be much appreciated.

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