In the years before WW2 and thru the early 1960s, George Emery and his sons Paul and Peter built a number of race cars under the Emeryson name. These gentleman were known to build highly engineered and innovative race cars on a shoestring budget. These cars included a 400bhp Duesenberg engined race car, a F1 car driven by Colin Chapman of Lotus fame, a number of Formula 500cc and Formula Junior cars, and perhaps their most successful car…the Emeryson 250. Powered by a tuned Velocette MOV engine powering the front wheels with a Girling center disc brake, this car dominated it’s race class with 24 wins and championships in 1959 and 1960.
It was brought to the US many years ago and vintage raced thru the early 2000’s. A few modifications were made over time but the car is still substantially the same championship car from 1960 and 1961. The original Velocette engine was replaced with a similar sized BSA engine. A larger roll bar was constructed. The car still has the original inboard disk brake with rear drum brakes as well as the the original frame and center body tub. The fuel tank was moved inboard instead of the original nose cone fuel tank. I have all the original body parts such as the front nose cone fuel tank and hood (bonnet) Also included is a spare tail for the body.
I bought this car over two years ago and did some tuning to get it running once again. I bought a Velocette MOV engine crankcase (rough condition) in anticipation of a future restoration to original. This is included in the sale along with the original and spare body parts (nose cone, hood scoop, spare tail) This car has a very cool Walsall steering wheel made by Les Leston. Although the Emeryson runs and drives, it would need to be gone thru to be race ready.
Video of the car running and driving
Much has been written about this car and it has a well documented provenance. Here is a link to a detailed description of the car and its history….
This is a great opportunity to buy a historic vintage formula car. It is class G6 in Formula Junior racing. (Single seater racing cars not exceeding 250cc built and raced to that specification 1954 and 1962 to the rules of the 250 Motor Racing Club) It would also be an excellent hillclimb car.
Price: $11,000 <- click to see if it is still available
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Originally listed on November 19, 2021. Older listings are displayed for reference and probably will not be available.
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Location: Saint Augustine, Florida, United States