Posted 22 May 2012 - 10:16
The Tarf has been exhibited for some years at the York Western Australia, Museum.
When I saw the car some years ago it had been restored by the museum. The engine was a FIAT V6 [the original was a sc Maserati]. Although it could be argued as to its similarity with the Dino Ferrari engine as claimed in the pre-sale story in the local WA paper.
The gearbox was from a Rover, the drive line seemed to be cobbled up from very agricultural plummer blocks and uni joints.
I wonder what the experts thought when viewing the Tarf at Monaco ? Little wonder the sale price was way down on the expected. Something like $130000.
Posted 22 May 2012 - 11:20
I saw it there in Melbourne back in the mid-seventies. From what you describe, it's been almost destroyed!
Posted 28 May 2012 - 13:02
The enginless TARF was then sold for display purposes to Peter Briggs York Motor Museum.
It was decided years later to try to make a going car of it and I thought a ferrari dino V6 motor had been fitted
Posted 29 May 2012 - 03:26
It seems strange to put a vee engine into where an inline four had been, a supercharged Fiat 1800 twin cam or Alfa 1750 might have been more appropriate.