DEEP SANDERSON 'TWINNY'
Truly a rare opportunity to own the legendary 1963 Deep Sanderson ‘Twinny’. Originally designed and raced by Chris Lawrence of the renowned Lawrencetune fame, and Le Mans winner in 1962.
Personally restored by Chris Lawrence in 2007/8 and raced by the man himself at the 2008 Goodwood Festival of speed. It not only achieved a terminal speed of 111mph, but also received unprecedented coverage in the national press and on the Internet.
Powered by two 1,071cc Downton prepared engines, providing four wheel drive. Unique space frame chassis. Hand beaten aluminium body shell and much more besides. No expense has been spared in restoring this amazing machine to its former glory.
Absolutely unique and undoubtedly represents one of the key milestones in British motorsporting history. Recent Classic and Sports Car magazine feature. Awaiting FIA accreditation papers. Please call the show room for more details
Motorsport News covered the Twinny's debut at the 2008 Goodwood Festival of Speed after it had been fully restored. Here is an exert from the feature:
'Legendary engine builder and former Grand Prix driver Chris Lawrence drove one of his more extreme creations for the first time in 43 years at the Festival of Speed. The Hereford engineer built the unique Deep Sanderson 501 ‘Twinny’ for motorcycle racer Reg Harris 45 years ago. The car originally featured two Downton-tuned Mini Cooper engines fitted fore and aft to create one of the first four wheel drive single seaters. When Harris reneged on the deal, Lawrence raced it himself. The car was debuted at Brands Hatch on Boxing Day on 1963 before going on to contest several other events including Sydney Allard’s Festival of Speed in September on the following year: Lawrence recorded best time of 10.9 seconds over the quarter mile. He sold it in 1965 and the car subsequently disappeared until collector Duncan Rabagliatti discovered it in 2004. Lawrence who also won his class in the 1962 Le Mans 24 hours aboard a self-prepared Morgan, said: “The car was innovative for its time because I was dabbling with four-wheel-drive......'
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