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Chris Pearson
Posted on: June 23rd, 2007, 20:02:31 Quote Report to Moderator
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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1960s-Mi.....QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Any one know anything about this one?  Having a look at the pics on the site and the ebay ones I am thinking it could be dizzys car.
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Roger Garland
Posted on: June 24th, 2007, 10:27:29 Quote Report to Moderator
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Hi Chris
How about something roughly based upon the original DART?
This one has been for sale previously, again via e-bay I believe
No, it's certainly not the original, but an interesting project all the same...
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Posted on: June 24th, 2007, 16:59:46 Quote Report to Moderator
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According to Paul Lethbridge this is definitely the car he saw. I have added some of Paul's photos to the DART page.  Of course that doesn't mean it was the original though as Paul says there wasn't much of the original DART left. In fact the first picture shows a normal Mini nose which rather confirms that the restoration was based on a completely different Mini. It looks like a lot of work for whoever takes it on!

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just a little fine tuning left to do.


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It's a handsom beast, if only I had won the lotto this week.

 
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dion casey
Posted on: June 24th, 2007, 23:53:33 Quote Report to Moderator
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Surely that's a late type tunnel (rod change ie post '~73) visible thro' the door ?
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dion casey
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Oh ..Hi BTW!!
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Quoted from dion casey, posted June 24th, 2007, 23:53:33 at here
Surely that's a late type tunnel (rod change ie post '~73) visible thro' the door ?



Yes, but they've used a post facelift shell. Note the late type crossmember and subframe in the engine bay photos. There are quite a lot of other differences from the real DART. Obviously this is an attempt to create something along the lines of the DART but I'd be extremely sceptical about any bits of the original DART being involved in this project.

Certainly as far as the club is concerned this isn't worth preserving as a historical artifact, and in any case it doesn't have any premeses so it would really be out of the question.
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Posted on: July 5th, 2007, 15:25:16
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I believe we have a neww member who could well be the new owner.

By coincidence I found this pic of the original D.A.R.T on the Paul Emery stand at the Racing Car Show in an old copy of TORQUE. The caption is a bit inaccurate!

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Paul Wylde
Posted on: July 12th, 2007, 21:21:04 Quote Report to Moderator
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cool front end can you still get the nase cones in steel.

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No you have to roll your own!
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Stefan Wray
Posted on: August 8th, 2007, 20:39:50
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hello,
it was me who bought the 'dart' off ebay.
the chap i bought it off (Camron) said you had more pictures of the car being restored in the early 90's, would you be willing to send them to me? any help is much appreciated. my email is danger_money@hotmail.com .
the floor pan is later but the hole for the direct change is still there where the bulk head meets the floor.
if you look through the grill/air intake you can see a standard mini front panel complete with number plate brackets. it looks like they cut the front of the nose  off and attached it to the chopped down standard mini front end, like they did originally, hence the picture.
is there a picture of the rear? you can just make out a hand painted number plate KOF ?67. everybody i've shown things the first number is a 3, but we can't be sure.  
i've attached a picture of the steering wheel. as you can see dart is engraved on the bottom spoke.
sorry to ramble on. any help anybody could give me is very welcome. has anybody got a 1071 cooper engine lying about !?!  

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Paul Lethbridge sent me some more photos, and I've added them to his article on the D.A.R.T.
http://www.minimarcos.org.uk/mmhdt.html
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Stefan Wray
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a journalist called Jeroen Booij has just sent this to me. the emery gt is a good looking thing! does anybody know where i can find one of those?

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Volker
Posted on: August 19th, 2007, 20:41:52 Quote Report to Moderator
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Hi Stefan,

as far as I know only three of these Imp engined Emery GTs have been build. A few years ago there was one for sale in the US, but can't remember how much it was.

Volker
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Stefan Wray
Posted on: August 23rd, 2007, 20:04:43 Quote Report to Moderator
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thanks for the reply. chances are pretty slim then! nevermind.
cheers Volker
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