Monday, September 5, 2011

KM200

Not much seems to be said about Keith Morrison's KM sports cars. I just noticed Mike McCarthy even left them out of the Australian Sports Cars and Specials publication. It must surely have been an oversight. Strewth, he built 27 KM200s and 8 KM300s. From time to time some of the older guys reminisce on the forum about Valentine's KM200/Ford that was pretty quick and ran at Amaroo and Oran Park and lo and behold Lynton H produced a photo of the car at practice at Amaroo on 1/8/1970.
I've heard that it's being restored in Queensland.
Also in Queensland is this road going one that there's been the odd magazine article about.
There's even a you tube video of it which you can find on the NSW BCCA website.
Here's an ad that used to appear in SCW in 1957/58.
KM300 tomorrow.

3 comments:

Ken said...

I restored the 1959 KM 200 simca special in 1988 for the Bicentenial historic races at oran park the body sat on a 1948 fiat 1500 chassis with simca aronde running gear,at the same time Max Stahl had the original KM300 body that was fitted to the Lotus 6 and was restoring it, I wonder wher that is

keith morrison said...

It is nice to see a car with my name on it. Makes me feel honored in some way!
Regards,
Keith. Morrison.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I have a KM200, left to me by my recently passed father. He didn't get too far with the project. The car was used previously as an amateur race car. Had a 600cc singer engine in it, I believe. The singer engine was cactus, from memory, and Dad bought an early escort engine to squeeze in. It has a bonnet with bulges in it, which I have only seen the likes of in early Ferrari's. The KM is red. It's basically a rolling shell, which can be lifted off the frame, and some other bits and peices (basically a job lot). I don't have the time or rom to continue this project. Is there anyone out there that might be interested in purchasing this project?

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Regards, Jim
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