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1973 MRE Formula Ford SOLD

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Serial Number: 03
Engine Number: 711M6015BA
Gearbox Number: H9-190
Logbook: FRCCA starting in 1995
Condition: Excellent
Price:  US $7,500.00  Currency_Convert
Location: Levittown Pa
 

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Description

Car has Revolution wheels, a new fire system, fuel cell, rebuilt starter, and steering rack, refinished bodywork with a snorkel, and instrument panel. It has a large cockpit with a custom wide seat, I am 5" 10" & 200+ and I had to put padding on the seat to be in the car tighter to feel what its doing on the track, but still get in & out easily. I do not know when the engine was last rebuilt. There is a spare nose, along with two rear one front on Revolution wheels & a radiator, also have the original bodywork( 2 pcs stock without engine cover) and smaller seat. I have many photos of prototypes, and test days(one with Jim Gleave's signature), along with the original sales order form, & the shippers instructions. The car has been in the FRCCA around twenty years. I run this car in this economical club where the spec tires typically last one season. I love this car, it is very forgiving and thrives in tight sections. I felt like I was being held up by the three cars at the bottom of the hill at Summit Pointe Main. I recently saw the driver who won the championship in the car and he said, you can often let go of the wheel when in trouble and have the car correct itself. I intended to keep racing it, but an unadvertised car was offered to me that I can't pass on.

History

MRE cars were built in Bourne England starting in 1973.Jim Gleave owner of Motor Racing Enterprises, a multi faceted race, prep shop had everything from F5000 cars to Mike Tyrell's F3 Ensign being prepared there. A commissioned Canadian designer Max Boxstom was there to draw up a FF car and he based the chassis off of the Brabham BT28/29/30 series cars. From the start of the MRE FF cars were competitive in the right hands. Soon Howden Ganley and Tim Schenken partnered up to buy MRE and turned it into Tiga.

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