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#1 haraldl

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 12:18

I've had this all aluminum, tube chassis, Lancia Aprilia V4 powered (1.1L, 1.3L and multicarb 1.5L), short wheel base, rear drive, two seat open car for over 35 years and don't know who built it and what it may have done. Extremely light,(estimated at 8-900 lbs) everything drilled, inboard rear brakes with generator driven off rear drum. Appears to have German fasteners (nuts and bolts), Veglia instruments, early Porsche style steering wheel. Purchased in Germany in the late 50's and brought to Iowa, USA by a military man. Car was all polished aluminum, no paint. Supposedly two built. The other car was said to have crashed and burned in a 1955 "Berlin", race. Some unique features are, over the center ball type jacking points front and rear, small right side, flip down drivers door (supposedly required by the race rules). Everyone just steps over. Small, enclosed, what appear to be toe step pockets on each side of body. Hand brake with a spare tire mount in rear trunk. Anyone have any idea of the race class for this car? Mille Miglia, endurance type races? Hill climb or what? Need help in finding someone whom might have info on such a car?

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#2 hansfohr

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 13:39

Didn't you check out this thread yet? It fits! :love:
http://forums.autosp...showtopic=87614

Edited by hansfohr, 13 April 2010 - 13:41.


#3 uechtel

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 15:09

Funny to see this sudden inflationary increase in interest on this car...

http://forums.autosp...howtopic=127903

#4 haraldl

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 16:27

Didn't you check out this thread yet? It fits! :love:
http://forums.autosp...showtopic=87614

I have sent out some inquiries on this car of mine and while I haven't found much information, several parties have expressed interest in buying it and have sent out their own inquiries. Would like to find out history before selling.

#5 haraldl

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 16:33

Funny to see this sudden inflationary increase in interest on this car...

http://forums.autosp...howtopic=127903

After many years I decided to try to find the history on my little "mystry" car before it was too late. My inquiries have yielded little info but several offers to buy. Obviously others are looking for more info as well. It's very well done and undoubtably has an interesting history.

#6 uechtel

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 07:05

As I pointed out in the other thread, I think post #6 in this thread

http://forums.autosp...showtopic=87614

gives the answer to the identification so we should continue the discussion there


Edited by uechtel, 14 April 2010 - 07:06.