(SOLD) - 1961 GSM Delta 1500cc

Designed by South African racing drivers come sports boat builders 166 cars produced in South Africa by Willie Meissner and Bob Van Niekert 76 were produced in West Malling in kent by a subsidiary of the South African company. Badged the dart in south Africa and the delta over here due to legal reasons (Daimler), the GSM was one of the first production fibreglass cars.

SKU: (SOLD) - 1961 GSM Delta 1500cc
  • OVERVIEW

    1961 GSM Delta 1500cc, Designed by South African racing drivers come sports boat builders 166 cars produced in South Africa by Willie Meissner and Bob Van Niekert 76 were produced in West Malling in kent by a subsidiary of the South African company. Badged the dart in south Africa and the delta over here due to legal reasons (Daimler), the GSM was one of the first production fibreglass cars.

  • PRODUCT INFO

    Model: 2 seater

    Variant: 1500cc

    Doors: 2

    Year: 1961

    Colour: Red

    Reg No: 8200BY

     

    These cars were bred for racing back in period and regularly beat Colin Chapmans lotus 7 on track 

     

    The engine in this car is a 1500cc ford Cortina gt pre crossflow unit that has been fully rebuilt. It features large valve unleaded cylinder head with steel rocker pedestals and new rocker shaft, valves and guides. The block has been honed with new pistons and rings. The bottom end rotational gear has been fully balanced and a newman PH3 camshaft is fitted to take advantage of the twin Italian weber DCOE40s

     

    The gearbox is 4 speed cortina Gt mated to the engine with lightened flywheel, new ring gear and clutch kit. 

     

    Custom stainless exhaust 

    Car comes with hardtop, side screens and tonneau cover 

    Solid steel ford rims 

    Disc brakes upfront and drums rear 

     

    Purchased new in 1961 by Michael Hampton for £700 originally built with a 1000cc and raced at brands coming second to last behind a sprite, the driver got scared after coming off at paddock hill and sold the car. It was overtaken by sir Stirling Moss and John Surtees several times at brands in period. Geoff Uren also raced one. 

     

    A very interesting and rare car with huge scope for historic motorsport, HRDC allstars competitor and Goodwood potential. The overall condition is very good throughout having been restored to high standard in the past and carefully stored with little use since. A very large history folder comes with the car detailing ownership and history from its early years, several articles on the marque and their racing pedigree.

     

    Please call Matt with any questions or if you wish to view. 07957 338503

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