1963 Genie Sports Racer

Ford King Cobra

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1963
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Competition car 
    Yes
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    White/Blue
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Techno Classica Essen
Essen
Germany
Saturday 2 April 2011
Motor Cars 15:00
Admission by catalogue only - admits two.
Estimate: €65,000 - €85,000
Registration Number: TBC
Chassis Number: TBC
In 1963 S&S Welding, which consisted of Ernie Solberg and Scott Beckett, built 3 race cars with a Holman Moody 427cu V8 and Colotti Type 50 transaxle. These cars were based on the best features of the Genie Mk8 and used a Genie Mk8 body.
This car was raced from 1963 through 1967 in many events including the June Sprints at Road America (Elkhart Lake) and the United States Road Racing Championship (USRRC).
The original paint colour was maroon metallic, although it was later painted Shelby Blue. The car features the well-proven suspension set up of unequal length wishbones with a sway bar at the front, at the rear there are twin trailing arms with a single top link and inverted wishbones connected to a sway bar. The car sits on Koni shock absorbers with coil-over springs.
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