It’s going to be all about the music when you fire it up! This 1960s era brute certainly defines the term “muscle car”!
Back in those days BMC (British Motor Corporation) race cars were refined by the US company Huffaker Automotive Engineering to improve the competitiveness of SCCA and Trans Am participants. Established in 1960, Huffaker focused on and specialised in the design and development of competition engines and race cars. Race cars from this company also played a big role at the Indy 500. The company’s passion and expertise are everywhere evident when you behold this stunning example of their art.
This particular Genie Mk. 8 (ID plate info: British Motor Car Distributors, Competition Division, San Rafael, California; engine no. 302, chassis no. 002) built in 1963, took part in in several racing events wearing the number 88, as you can see in the accompanying photographs. Claimed to frighten Cobras, such a machine normally would have no chance of obtaining license to run on the road although there is an old Alabama permit in its documentation. Its Belgian road certificate application is surely related to the plaque in French on the dash.
This RHD car (the gear selector is on the left) comes with a 302 Boss Ford V8 motor and Weber carbs optimized for a proven 341 horsepower on the test stand dyno at the Viktor Guenther GmbH facility of VGS Motorsport. The relevant receipt with a performance diagram is part of the car’s paperwork file. A five speed ZF gearbox completes the powertrain.
The car is currently on display for sale in my showrooms in Germany. Please contact me to arrange a private appointment to view this exciting example of the merger of British and American racing history.
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1964 Lotus Elan race car rebuilt to FIA appendix K spec, new engine built by LH Owen (Lester Owen) using new SAS cylinder head zero miles. FIA papers issued 2017.
Full spec available on request
originally built from an unmolested road car in 2003, raced from 2004, fully restored in 2014 with minor development and little use since. Other projects and life changes mean its time for someone.....