Tuesday, 1 June 2021

Camarotta now for sale

Looking for a little Mini-based roadster to enjoy this summer? Look no further. The one-off Camarotta is now for sale. The car was designed and built by Dave Ratner in the 1990s, who followed a KAD course and built a proper jig to do so. Dave told me: "There was no rush and it took me about two weeks just to do the door hinges." He was very happy with the finished car, though, and said he could let the steering wheel go at 85mph. 

Current owner Lars Lagisse of Germany bought the car two years ago and managed to sail through TÜV testing, so it is on German plates now. He also fitted a catalyst converter as well as new side screens. The engine is a 1275 sourced from a 1979 1275GT. Interested? See the ad here.

The Camarotta derived from Dave Ratner's earlier Berkeley based cars
Picture Jeroen Booij

The car now has TÜV approval, is on German plates and... is for sale 
Picture Lars Lagisse

It uses the engine from a 1979 Mini 1275 GT, placed slightly lower in its subframe
Picture Jeroen Booij

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