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1971 Ford Smith Special C Sports Racer Historic Racecar SOLD

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Logbook: RMVR #95-050
Condition: Good
Price:  US $24,000  Currency_Convert
Location: Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Ford Smith, an east coast SCCA racer in the 60s and 70s, created this one-off C Sports Racer to compete against Colin Chapman’s Lotus 23’s, which it still does, handily. Originally fitted with a 1300cc Alfa, it now houses a period 1300cc 4-valve BDH Cosworth with Lucas mechanical fuel injection. Also, new 5-speed Hewland-Webster MK8 by Taylor was added in 2000. The car is in good condition, needing a few details to make it very good. Currently, 20 hours on motor, 10 hours on valves and springs, motor is ready for “freshening,” which we can perform at extra cost. Car was completely gone through in '96-'97, with only 10 races since. This might be the first monocoque constructed C Sports Racer in the U.S., as construction by Smith began in 1969. Car was campaigned on the east coast during the 70's, and was found in a Montana garage in the early 90's after it had been modified for hill climbs. Dave Rosenwinge, of Rocky Mountain Vinage Racing, Estes Park, Colorado, restored the car, after tracing its SCCA number back to Smith. Smith varified the early configuration of the car, according to Rosenwinge. Momocoque tub is all aircraft aluminum, and body is fibreglass. Spares include multiple gear sets and extra wheels. Two-car, ’92 Walker trailer available; call for special “package” purchase.


Designed in 1969 by Ford Smith, SCCA Pro Racer, first raced in 1971, C Class, Sports Racer. No existing records as to competition history.

Recent Competition History

No awards in Vintage Racing, but car usually qualifies first, or second, in class.

Performance Data


Fuel System

Oil/Water System

Electrical System


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