1977 Merlyn MK30

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We acquired the Merlyn Mk30 car in 2013 after winning at auction from the esteemed auctioneers Bonhams.

We had originally only looked to buy this car as we required an engine and gearbox, however, upon winning the bidding and inspection of the car we decided that it was far too good to split. 

This example of a Merlyn Formula Ford was sold new to H&M Factors on 10th June 1977. It was sold minus engine but other than that Its early history is not known.

Many late Merlyn Formula Fords were sold to race schools and driver training centres. Its most possible it started out life in one or the other.

Regardless of its lack of known history, we decided to give the car a chance and it has been prepped to go out racing in 2014.

Unfortunately due to our extremely busy race calendar the amount of meetings we can enter it into are limited but be sure that it will make its racing return very soon.

Merlyn MK30 Specs

Catagory – Formula Ford

Country of origin – Great Britain

Year of manufacture – 1977

Period Driver – Unknown

Races With – HSCC Formula Ford

Engine – Ford Crossflow, 1598 cc (97.52 cui), 4 Cylinder, OHV, Chain Driven

Power / Torque – 120 HP @ 7400 RPM, 101 ft lbs @ 6500 RPM

Transmission – Hewland 5 Spd

Body – Fibreglass

Chassis – Tubular Steel, Independant suspension

Weight – 580 Kgs / 1278.7 Lbs


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