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NSU Sport Prinz 1200cc Rally & Trials Special For Sale (1965)NSU Sport Prinz 1200 cc Competition Special (1965)
This car was built from a bare rust free body over 2007/8 and professionally converted to use the air cooled 4 cylinder 1200cc NSU motor from a larger NSU Saloon, rather than an original 600cc twin. The whole rear suspension and rear braking system is also from a 1200 car. Front brakes are NSU discs on standard Sport Prinz front suspension. It was specifically built to compete in classic trials, although it is now used for rallying, as the car complies with current MSA regulations, including front and rear alloy sump/suspension guards, full internal roll-cage, on board tyre inflation system, larger (13") wheels, two on board spare wheels, MSA spec fire extinguishers, reverse light and spot lamps. Every part of this car was either new, restored, or checked as fully fit for purpose whilst constructing. Electronic ignition was installed in 2012, although it would only take a few minutes to change back to points. The car has recently competed on the Throckmorton Challenge rally, a HRCR championship event. For its diminutive size, it is surprisingly comfortable, using Ford Focus seats and inertia reel seat belts.There are 7 wheels in total and all have plenty of tread whilst new front tyres were fitted this year. Please do not expect a new perfect car. This has been used for what we built it for. There are now very minor body defects as you might imagine, considering the arduous trialling and rallying activity, and maintenance/replacements has continued as required in use. Viewing is recommended as the only way to appreciate the many aspects of this car, which cannot be included here. NSU parts are easily available from Germany. I have just over-hauled the nearside king pin bushes, and have the car in pieces, as I renew the rear brakes. A competition clutch will be the next job. Currently taxed, until the end of December 2014,
So there it is, A unique and rare car with a very successful competition history, but is perfectly happy as a normal road car that always creates lots of interest in use and is often described as too beautiful and too nice to use in competitive sport! Even the clock works! Pictures of the car in action can be found by a search for Exeter Trial, and via Tony Large.net/ rallying/throckmorton challenge/pages 17 & 18.