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Prescott, Arizona
United States

 
 

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Careyscarbooks
Mar 15, 2011 at 1:27 am
Yes Jim, it is a lot of fun, if you aren't wearing a seatbelt I believe the lateral g-force would throw you out of the car in the corners. CD
 
 
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CorvairJim
Mar 14, 2011 at 10:19 pm
Damn, that thing looks like FUN! I've heard that Lotus 7s are a blast, so since this was meant to be in the same vein I don't see how it could be any less! thumbsup image
 
 

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1973 Blakely Bantam ("Gorilla")

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Photo of a 1973 Blakely Bantam ("Gorilla")

About

Supposedly only 73 of this model made, both as a kit and a few factory built. An engineer by the name of
Dick Blakely designed and engineered this car as America's answer to the British Lotus Super 7

Originally this vin#00007 was factory built before modifications for racing.

I have owned this car for 36 years.

A gentleman by the name of Philipe Charest of Canada and myself started a Blakely blog a couple of years ago to try to unite the few Blakely owners out there. Please go to http://blakel...blogspot.com/
for further information and pictures of my other Blakely Bantam etc.

Carey

Specs

1100 lbs with 250 hp

0-60 around 4 sec.

top speed? depends on rear gears I have in at the time.

Factory Options

rare very few made looking for other owners

Mods

Ford 2000cc engine race prepared

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