1969 Piper GTR

Le Mans Sports Racing Entrant

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1969
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Competition car 
    Yes
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Metallic Green
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Estimate: £75,000 - £85,000
Registration Number: N/A
Chassis Number: BJS-3
Perhaps the expression ‘Unique!’ is overworked in many catalogue descriptions but the car that Coys has the privilege of offering today surely merits such a start to its description. Built in 1969, the Piper GTR was an ambitious project to say the least. It many ways it was revolutionary, certainly its cockpit adjusting front spoiler pre-dated Group ‘C’ practise by two decades!
Backtracking a few years, the Piper Car Company evolved from the famous Piper Tuning concern, established by George Henrotte and Bob Gayler in 1966. George had been a successful Formula 3 500 driver, eventually running the successful Gemini team, while Bob’s background had been in development with Weslake and Baldyne Engineering. Whilst developing a range of tuning parts and accessories for Ford engines, the pair offered race preparation services from their Kent premises. Enter Tony Hilder – an artist and freelance designer who had been t