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1964 Mercury GT Sports Racer Exclusive SOLD

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Serial Number: tbd
Logbooks: U.S. road registered
Condition: very good
Price: $32,000 $29,000 USD
Location: Northeastern U.S.
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Description

This Mercury GT is one of three known survivors. It has a square tube semi-monocoque frame with a body that is similar in appearance to a Lotus 23C. The car has substantially engineered running gear. The uprights are massive alloy fabrications with alloy hubbed discs, Girling alloy calipers and alloy adjustable KONIs. The front suspension is unequal A-arm with sway bar hung from a solid alloy bulkhead. Rear suspension is similar to a Brabham BT8, a radius rod arrangement with parallel lower links. Wheels are MRE/Brabham Magnesium fitted with Dunlop treaded racing tires. A fuel cell is located in the left monocoque sponson, a battery in the right sponson. The fire system fits in the covered area under the knees.

The car has undergone a complete restoration and is very handsome. As part of the restoration the chassis was completely stripped and repainted and new alloy panels fitted. New rear uprights were replicated. The bodywork was restored and repainted BRG. The car was assembled using AN hardware. All bearings are new. Running lights are fitted, the car is street legal, and is road registered.

History

Mercury sports racers were built in London from 1962 to the early 1970's by D&A Shells Ltd. 247 High Street Stratford. Founders Dennis Pollard and Alan Fowler specialized in providing body kits for customers to convert their own cars (Merlyn MK6's and Lotus 23's) into closed GT cars. In addition they produced a small number of space frames to fit their fiberglass bodies.

Only 3 body-frame combinations are known to exist today. These are true Mercury GT sportsracers and they have a highly successful and competitive history in club and international events. Successes include sprints with Sydney Allard and Mickey Thompson 6th overall 1st in class in 1963, numerous RIAC road races, and wins at the Prescott Hill Climb.

Recent Competition History

unraced since restoration

Engine

Fuel System

Oil/Water System

Electrical System

Gearbox

Final Drive

Body

Chassis

Interior


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