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1959 NIKE FORMULA JUNIOR - FIA PAPERS - WELL KNOWN CAR - SOLD

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Description:

This superbly presented 1959 Formula Junior was the racing car constructor Ken Nicholes first customer car.

 

The chassis was based on a Cooper F3 car with the Wheel/Hub/Brakes taken from a Cooper Bristol (the original parts are claimed to be from Mike Hawthorns Cooper Bristol, but this cannot be confirmed)

 

It was built at the end of the front engined period in Formula Junior and was Ken's only Formula Junior car.

 

The car was found in 2011 by Duncan Rabageliati and Peter Denty. Peter immediately began a full restoration to his normal very high standards, and the Nike returned to the circuits when it made it debut at the 2012 Goodwood Revival with Duncan at the helm.

 

It took part in various races between 2012 and 2015 driven by James Denty and Duncan prior to being purchased as a rolling chassis in 2016 by Simon Goodliff.

 

In 2017 Simon purchased a new Swiftune 1100 cc engine and then in 2019 it received Swiftunes latest crank/pistons/rods to todays current specifications and has only had 3 hours running.

 

Simon commissioned new Mag alloy wheels and hubs in 2019 by Ian Nutthall (£10,000)

New John Young straight cut gearbox in 2017 (£5000)

New 5.1 differential fitted with 4 planet gear arrangement in 2017 (£2000)

New gears fitted to Elva based dropbox (£2000)

New AVO dampers fitted 

 

As you may know this fully restored Formula Junior is eligible for all major Global rounds of the superb series.

 

It has current FIA/HTP papers until 2031

 

Last used at Goodwood Revival in 2021, obtaining a time of 1:30.5 and taking 5th overall.

 

This must be one of the finest front engined Formula Juniors available.

 

Motivated seller - Part exchange possible, please do get in touch - Jonathan 07771 56 22 56

 

Many Thanks




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