Friday, 26 March 2021

Found and for sale: genuine Cox GTM

When I heard of a Cox GTM that had been in storage since 1993 in Belgium I had to know more. Two weeks and lots of e-mails later the car is now at my home, parked next to the Le Mans Mini Marcos. 

Unlike so many GTMs this really is a Cox with the flat bonnet and the welded 'cow horns' at the back to hold the rear chassis, the later (Heerey) GTMs having a box section there. Oddly it does have the two-part boot lid, which I believe was introduced later, but then this may have been retro-fitted. Somebody, at some point, started a restoration on the car and both the chassis as well as the body have been worked on. The previous owner's dad bought it as you can see it here with the plan to turn it into an autotest car, but it never happened. He did buy a brand new laminated windscreen and Perspex rear screen, which came with the car, as well as the gear linkage mechanism and a few more parts. 

Unfortunately there is no registration or further paperwork with it, although I think it may well have been on the road before work started. I hope to find out more about that, but am looking for a new home for this car now. Contact me when you are interested. The ad is here.

UPDATE 29 March: I've added a few pictures of the gear linkage and screens that are included. Also found a bonnet badge and some more stuff. I may be tempted to add that with the car, too! 

UPDATE 6 April: The car is now sold to a highly valued reader of Maximum Mini in the UK. 


A genuine Cox GTM, ready to be built up again
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The car has just come out of long-term storage after almost 30 years
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Only 55 Cox GTMs were made, later cars were produced in larger numbers
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It comes with no paperwork and needs an engine. Windscreen is there though...
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Work was started, as chassis and body have yet been restored 
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The early cars are the prettiest and most sought after (I believe)
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Excellent Cosmic Mk2 wheels are a lovely period touch
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Giveaway: the big welded 'cow horns' at the back indicate this is an early car
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The previous owner wanted to fit a fast engine for autotesting. Gear mechanism is there
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Chassis has been welded at some places before being painted in anti-corrosion paint
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No rot anymore here. And a nice Astrali steering wheel as a bonus...
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Subframes seem to be very good, too
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Track day car? Road car? I hope to see this one being restored
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Laminated windscreen and Perspex rear screen, the latter still in wrapper
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The gear linkage mechanism 
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Bonnet decal / badge
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