Monday, 23 January 2017

Just the ticket for the GTM's 50th: Racing Coupe

Simon Dewar contacted me for two reasons: if I knew something about the alleged racing past of his GTM Coupe. Secondly: if I knew somebody for it, as he's looking for a buyer. The Coupe in question is believed to have been factory built, with 1975 registration and is believed to use a 1330cc engine with loppy cam, big valve head and SCCR gearbox. Simon adds: "Apparently it's had a racing past, and has a fire extinguisher system plumbed in, which points to racing I guess. But I have no proof of it's past, or in fact any paperwork other than it's registration document. However, I'd love to learn more about it." I've had a look in the files over here, but couldn't find anything about it. You may know?

Now, with the 50th anniversary of the GTM being celebrated at Blyton Park this April, this car may just be the ticket to join the festivities. At the moment it has no MOT, but Simon thinks it shouldn't need too much work in order to get one. It's friendly priced, I would say. See the ad here.

Update 25 January 2017: Simon adds: "I must mention that the car isn't as shiny in the dry!"

Simon's nice GTM Coupe is now for sale for a fair price. Ideal for Blyton?
Picture Simon Dewar

Said to have been factory built, this GTM looks neat, but does need some work
Picture Simon Dewar

The car is also believed to have a checkered history and Simon would love to find out more
Picture Simon Dewar

Track toy? 1330cc engine with loppy cam, big valve head and SCCR gearbox
Picture Simon Dewar

Interior with unusual dashboard layout needs tidying but is complete
Picture Simon Dewar

Plumbed-in fire extinguishers seem to point toward a racing past indeed…
Picture Simon Dewar

4 comments:

  1. I looks like a much later gtm (post 81) as it has the integrated rear bumper can't be 75 as no cars were built between 72 and 80.

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    1. It's the registration from a 1975 Mini no doubt.

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  2. Supposedly sold on eBay by the seller in August 2016... the listing (and sold price) can still be found.

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  3. Yep, that's when I bought it. Thought I'd enjoy doing it, however found getting in and out a little difficult (I'm a big fella) hence back for sale.

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