|From Dave Perry of "OldSchool Restorations"
|"This Vintage 2 seat monocoque, mid-engined SCCA racecar appears
to have been built to circa 1959 F/Mod specs. Very professional aircraft
style construction, it has twin fuel tanks in the sidepods . It is all
aluminum, including the rollbar.
It was discovered in a Clearwtaer Florida barn in 2006, where the
owner said it had been sitting for 20 years.
If you have any knowledge of it's early, or later, SED SCCA history
in the Florida area, I hope you will pass it along."
|"Although we've had a lot of suggestions that it's a Beach design,
we believe only the Mk.8 Coupes were monocoques. There are however,
many similarities, and it definitely not a backyard creation. It's
not an H-Modified. This is a vintage roadrace SCCA F-Modified,
later called the C Sport Racing class or "C/SR", as seen in its second
body configuration shown above.
The current nose and rear body may help in identifying this car during
it's 1970's life. The whereabouts of the original nose and rear are
unknown...otherwise it is obvious the car appears unmolested from the original
|"Up front, the VW front beam is fitted with a well laid out rack
and pinion steering. Drum brakes front and rear. Early VW splitcase
transaxle in mid-engine configuration with 4 link rear and air over oil
shocks . Cortina pre-crossflow 120E motor has dual 40 Weber sidedrafts
and 'zoomie' exhaust pipes. Cockpit and engine compartment nicely laid
out. " SEE MORE PHOTOS: HERE.
|(9-6-09) From website
contributor Malcolm Wood:
"On researching some of the Mystery Cars on your site, the car listed
by Dave Perry of Old School Restorations looks very similar in many respects
to the Sievers Climax Special built by Wayne Sievers of Burnaby BC in 1964/1965.
It was originally raced with a VW flat four until replaced with a
Coventry-Climax FWE 1220cc from a Lotus Elite to provide more speed. I
base my observations on the original body and the current mid-section.
Further history with photos on the Sievers Climax can be found on p. 321
in Tom Johnston's excellent book "Sports Car Road Racing in Western Canada".
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