£175,000 number plate! GPH1C

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Costafortune
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What will have happened to the real one? Unless it was smashed and broken up, I assume it continued racing, became a road car, rusted out and was broken up like 98% of these were.
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Could still be out there, probably not but you never know. I was watching something the other day with a guy who’d bought an ex rally Escort Cosworth. Turned out it was one of the works Monte cars but no one had really bothered previously to look into it’s history.
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A few went overseas! Netherlands and the U.S being common destinations for old racing Minis.
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I wonder what his middle name is? I bet it starts with P.

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Who actually owns it? Still CCK?
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Didn't the number end up on an MGB ?
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Costafortune wrote: Thu Aug 04, 2022 5:45 pm What will have happened to the real one? Unless it was smashed and broken up, I assume it continued racing, became a road car, rusted out and was broken up like 98% of these were.
I have it on good authority from the guy that built this(Mechanically and body) that there were two cars and one went to Japan, he build the second from a NOS shell that had been in a college that had a lot of stripped threads and a damaged roof. I honestly can't remember which was which or if he ever truthfully told me, BUT I did see it in pieces in 2009 before Greg sold it, again it was been recomissioned by the guy that built/rebuilt it in the 80's/90's and the way it was been spoken that this UK car is the real one. The parts were all pucker anyway. :lol: I got to do some work on the cylinder head which ended up involving valve seats and JB weld due to a machine shops mistake.

If anybody wants to speak to the person I'm referring too, who worked with Greg back in the day, I could try and put you in contact, he's very under the radar these days, but was very well known in Mini restoration around here. I would love to find out about all the other cars that he helped build with tea stained paperwork.
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