Sports Car

Rob and Car

The first major project undertaken by Rob Wallace was design and construction of this rear-engine sports car back in the early 1960s. Instead of the usual tubular steel space frame, it was a fully monocoque fibreglass body shell, with seats, fuel tank, and other internal features contributing to strength.

Main components comprised Fiat 600 suspension, Volkswagen gearbox, various engines, culminating in a supercharged 1100 cc Borgward flat four. Being super lightweight, less than 500 kg, it had a high power to weight ratio and excellent performance on the race track. Success was elusive however, mainly due to problems of reliability.

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