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Unipower GT Cars for Sale

For those both interested in Selling or Buying a Unipower GT, the Club has a list of potential Sellers & Buyers both in the UK and Overseas. If you are thinking of selling your car, then there is no charge to Club Members for consigning on this website.

If you would like to be added to the list of those interested of being informed when the Club is aware of any cars for sale, then please register your details HERE...

The Club has been made aware, by their respective owners, of the following Unipower GT's that are for sale.            

For more background information about the Unipower GT visit this sites Home page here  

Buyers Guide to the Unipower GT 

What to look out for when buying a used Unipower GT is in the new LIMITED EDITION book on the Unipower GT's history 

The long awaited book on the History of the Unipower GT as a Limited Edition of just 500 copies, is now available from the SHOP on this website.  172 pages and over 420 photographs, this is the most definitive history of the marque. The book also lists every car made by the factory and their individual specifications as well as the full race history of all competing cars over the years.

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Unipower GT 

1969 - RHD - 1293cc 

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Price *  : £ 30,000 ono

UPDATE -  The car has just undergone sufficient reassembly to enable the car to be driven. The following pictures show its current condition, leaving any purchaser to complete the rest or to carry out further restoration as they wish

 

A rare opportunity has arisen on the sale of this U.W.F. Automotive produced, RHD production Road version of one of the very last Unipower GT cars. Delivered to its first lady owner in Scotland towards the end of 1969 and originally painted White, the car was fitted with a 1275cc Cooper 'S' engine/transmission, Mk2 Dunlop Alloy wheels, Heater/Demister unit and the all important factory fitted Webasto sunroof. Somewhat unique for a car of this age, is that it has had only two owners since 1969 and has been in the current ownership since 1975. The mileage cannot be verified, but is thought to be less than 20,000 miles.

Due to unfortunate circumstances, the car has now been unused for something over 30-years, it being stored all these years in the UK and so is a very rare opportunity to purchase a unique example of the marque. As one of the very last cars produced, the car benefits from the later external and internal door mechanisms and also the upgraded shock absorber/spring design together with mounting points. It will be seen from the photographs taken recently, that the current owner has during his early ownership customised the dashboard with a plethora of additional instruments and the addition of two speakers. Behind the seats, a Mini heater unit has been installed along with some additional switchgear and warning lights in the engine bulkhead. All this is very easy to correct and bring back to factory correct.

The car has been very recently resprayed in its original White to a very high standard. This includes the doors, bonnet and the windscreen surround, which in particular is in exceptionally good condition, so is unlikely to be the original fitted to the car. The engine was totally rebuilt approximately 3-years ago and has reputedly only been started once since then but turns over well. The suspension and braking systems have apparently been subject to a professional rebuild by a local garage. 

Inspection of the car and the remaining dismantled parts shows that nearly 99% of the parts necessary to rebuild the car are present, with the notable exception of the rear Boot. However the Owners Club can obtain any parts missing or have them made from original moulds/jigs. The interior trim will need re-trimming, but all the parts are there as patterns and again the Owners Club can source the correct material/patterns..

The car currently has a UK DVLA Registration Document issued back in 1975, so may require the issue of the latest DVLA V5C document.  

Any prospective purchaser will have to satisfy themselves of the general condition of car and all of its parts, despite the aforementioned works that have been carried out, as given the condition of sale, it is not possible to verify or guarantee the integrity of any part or the whole.  

More details are available on request from Gerry at the Owners Club and all interested parties should forward their contact details in the first instance HERE 

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Unipower GT 

VIN / Chassis ID: UWF1012

1969 - RHD - 1293cc 

Price * : £ POA

Contact Tel: 07785 958006 for full details

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Coming up for sale, is the well known car that has featured on the Club's Blog pages over many months recently during its rebuild. UWF1012 often known by its road registration number LTM 80G, started life as a road version in 1969 and was at one time owned by Peter Philby, the well known motoring author and journalist. I knew this car well as I lived close to Peter in those days and often worked on the car during Peter's ownership, during which time he had Mathwall Engineering make a unique air-dam for the front of the car.

Subsequent owners made modifications to the car, notably Peter Nash, who having seen my own racing exploits with 766.2, decided to make considerable changes to the car, stripping out anything non-essential and making modifications to the suspension to enable it to be rose-jointed, with the addition of adapters to the road-car pickup points. Many of the body panels were relieved of weight by cutting away huge amounts of 'non-essential' panel. He and his wife Wendy then competed in the car at various sprints/hillclimbs and one race at Lydden Hill in Kent.

The current owners, one of whom I've known through motorsport for some time, have restored the bodywork back to a more conventional appearance whilst retaining the large wheel arches fitted by Peter Nash. Much other work has been carried out with the fitment of a more substantial roll-over bar and making it compliant to current competition safety regulations.

Unipower GT 

VIN / Chassis ID: 168.31

1968 - RHD - 998cc 

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This Universal Power Drives, RHD production Road version was delivered to its first owner in England on the 1st February 1968. Originally painted Silver Blue and fitted with a 998cc Cooper engine/gearbox, Cosmic Alloy wheels, Heater/Demister unit and the all important factory fitted Webasto sunroof, the car was subsequently painted in Blaze Red (the car has been recently repainted). Its original engine gearbox has been replaced at some time in the past and replaced with a 998cc Mini unit fitted with a standard 4-speed gearbox using Quinton Hazel universal inner joints. Whilst the engine retains the correct twin 1-1/4" SU carburettors, there is evidence from the modifications to the rear boot, that a side draft Weber was once fitted. The rear window has been changed for a dark tinted version with twin-rear vents. The wheels are now Dunlop alloy wheels as were fitted to the later production cars. Rear lights have also been changed for non-production units. Mileage cannot be verified as the speedometer has been changed for one reading in kms per hour and currently reads just 18 kms.

Please note that the car currently is located in Japan, so there is the potential for it to attract shipping and import taxes. Currently registered in Japan, prospective UK owners should note that its original registration could be re-applied.

More details are available on request and all interested parties should forward their contact details to the Club in the first instance HERE 

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Price * :   ¥ 12,000,000  -  £ 74,885  -  € 84,823

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Unipower GT 

VIN / Chassis ID: 866.4

1966 - RHD - 998cc Cooper

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This very early UPD production Road version was ordered in late January 1966 and delivered in September that year to its first owner in England. Originally painted White and fitted with a 998cc Cooper engine/gearbox, Cosmic Mk1 Alloy wheels. The car's Wind-up window doors were replaced under a factory recall with Sliding glass doors in January 1967. It is understood that the first and second owners may have competed in the car some time. during 1972 - 1975. After another two owners in the UK, when the car was painted the two tone colour schem as shown, the car was exported to its 5th owner in Japan before being sold again to Mini-Delta in Osaka, Japan where it underwent a ground-up restoration, being finally completed in January 2020. Having retained its 998cc Cooper engine until its last change of ownership, it is now fitted with a 1300cc  Cooper 'S' engine complete with Limited Slip Differential transmission.  

Price * :   ¥ 16,500,000  -  £ 98,838  -  € 113,300

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This UPD production Road version was ordered in late January 1966 and delivered in September 1966 to their Sales Agents in Cleveland, USA. Originally painted Bahama Yellow and fitted with a Janspeed Engineering 1275cc Cooper 'S' engine/gearbox, Steel wheels, Adjustable Shock absorbers, Sunroof, Roll Cage and uniquely, demountable side window frames. The car was the sold to a Performance Car tuning company in the USA. The car was then sold to an owner in Japan in 1987, before being sold again to its current Japanese owner in around 2018. In its current ownership the car has undergone a complete ground-up restoration, being repainted in White and now fitted with a 998cc Cooper engine/gearbox with the benefit of a small Air-dam fitted. 

Price * :   ¥ 15,400,000  -  £ 92,200  -  € 105,700

Unipower GT 

VIN / Chassis ID: UWF1005

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1969 - RHD - 1300cc Mini Metro Turbo

This early production UWF Automative Engineering Road version was sold in the UK before being owned by various owners around the World during which time its bodywork was modified a few times. Re-imported into the UK, its current owner has carried out an extensive restoration including removing the previously installed glass roof, but retaining its Metro Turbo engine installed when it was in the USA. Now fitted with larger brakes and wheels, the interior has undergone a total retrim.   

SOLD  in  2020

Unipower GT 

VIN / Chassis ID: UWF1012

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1969 - RHD - 1275cc Mini Cooper 'S'

This mid-production UWF Automative Engineering Road version was previously owned by a well known motoring journalist who installed the unique air-dam and was featured in many of his and other books and magazines. The car then changed hands a few times before being converted for competition use, involving many bodywork changes, part rose-jointed suspension and totally stripped out and lightened. Supplied with a 1300cc Cooper 'S' engine & gearbox.

Its competition history can be read in the Road Cars on Track pages of this website.

SOLD  in  2020

Unipower Competition GT 

VIN / Chassis ID: 1266.9

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1966 - RHD - Competition GT 1293cc Cooper 'S'

This is the third Customer Competition GT version built by Universal Power Drives and shown at the January 1967 Racing Car Show. Eventually sold to Janspeed Engineering in June 1967 it was competed in that year driven by the well known West-country driver, Geoff Mabbs before being sold early the following year to Brian Harvey who competed in the car for a few months. After a few more owners, the car ended up in Belgium when, now painted yellow, it's owner raced it at circuits such as Spa and Zolder. Bought by its current owner from a car dealer in Brussels in 2014, its livery has been restored to that of its Janspeed/Brian Harvey period. Fitted with a 1293cc Cooper 'S' engine & gearbox. 

Its competition history can be read in the Privateer Competition GT Cars pages of this website.

SOLD  in  2020

Prices stated are subject to currency fluctuation and may attract Import Duty or Local Taxes as applicable.

Those interested, please contact the Club in confidence in the first instance HEREAll correspondence between interested parties and vendors, will be as mutually agreed. The Unipower GT Owners Club & Register acts only in an Introductory capacity, any discussions relating to any sale transaction will remain exclusively between the interested parties nor does the Club warrant or guarantee any statements made.

*  Prices quoted are based on an Exchange rate as of January 2023 and are subject to change and any negotiation between parties.

Unipower GT 

VIN / Chassis ID: 268.34

1968 - LHD - 1275cc Cooper 'S' 

Unipower Competition GT 

VIN / Chassis ID: 1266.9

1966 - RHD - Competition GT 1293cc Cooper 'S'

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This is the third Customer Competition GT version built by Universal Power Drives and was displayed in the specification as supplied to private entrants, at the January 1967 Racing Car Show. The customer Competition specification incorporated rose-jointed suspension and Disc-brakes to the rear suspension and a front Anti-roll bar. The custom built Roll-over bar has been fitted by a previous owner.

   

Its first owner was the well known West Country engineering company, Janspeed Engineering, who purchased the car in June 1967. After a few UK National events, driven that year by Geoff Mabbs, it notably competed in a race at the Jarama circuit, Spain. Note: The wide rear clamshell was fitted during the Janspeed period and was not homologated by the factory.

 

Soon after it was sold to Brian Harvey, then Marketing Manager at the motoring magazine Cars & Car Conversions, in whose colours the car was did some sprints. Following a few more ownerships, the car ended up in Belgium when, now painted yellow, it's owner raced it at circuits such as Spa and Zolder. Bought by its previous owner in 2014, its livery was restored to that of its C&C Conversions period.

 

The current owner has carried out an extensive professional restoration of the chassis and is fitted with a 1293cc Cooper 'S' engine & gearbox. 

Its competition history can be read in the Privateer Competition GT Cars pages of this website.

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