1968 Piper GTT

Historic Race Car

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1968
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Competition car 
    Yes
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Red
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Grand Prix, Competition, Touring & Rally Cars and Collectors' Items
Autosport International - The Racing Car Show
National Exhibition Centre
Birmingham
B40 1NT UK
Saturday 16th January 2009
Collectors' Items at 12.30pm
Motor Cars at 3.00pm
Registration Number: RUM 462 J (Lapsed) Chassis Number: K 2970
Introduced at the 1967 Racing Car Show the prototype Piper GT, styled by Tony Hilder, was based around a tubular backbone spaceframe chassis, with fibreglass bodywork. This innovative sports racer was sold as a chassis / body unit to which Austin-Healey Sprite, Hillman Imp or Ford running gear could be fitted. A former customer turned business partner, Brian Sherwood convinced Piper to produce a fully trimmed road-going version of the GT. Christened the GTT, the resultant machine was notably lightweight and aerodynamic, extracting supercar performance from the most mundane of mechanical components. Whilst the Piper factory produced some fully-built cars in-house