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Deep Sanderson 301

Top left: Quite different from the prototype, the production Deep Sanderson 301 is seen at Le Mans in 1963.

Top right: Le Mans in 1963 - as the caption says, Chris Lawrence drove this 998cc 301 with Chris Spender. The car went off the track after 15 hours and failed to qualify. Lawrence entered a similar car, but with a 1293cc engine in the 1964 race, but this time co-driven by Gordon Spice. They retired after three hours with the engine overheating, a problem not uncommon with rear-mounted Mini units.

Above left: A Deep Sanderson 302 in the Nüburgring 1000km in 1969.

Above right: This is the 1963 Le mans car (no 66) which was totally rebuilt by Chris Lawrence to compete in the Le Mans Classic meeting in 2004.

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