Lot 503: The ex-Works1973 MRE Formula Ford 1600cc Single SeaterChassis no. FF P1-73 MRE (Motor Racing Equipment) was one of a host of small independent manufacturers spawned by the arrival of Formula Ford. Designed by Canadian Max Boxstrom, the company's

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Description: The ex-Works1973 MRE Formula Ford 1600cc Single SeaterChassis no. FF P1-73 MRE (Motor Racing Equipment) was one of a host of small independent manufacturers spawned by the arrival of Formula Ford. Designed by Canadian Max Boxstrom, the company's first car, of which this is the third example built, was exhibited at the Racing Car Show in 1973. A versatile, multi-formula design, the MRE ran in F3 and F2 configurations with different suspension, brakes, wheels, aerodynamics, etc. 25 cars were built before the company was sold to ex-F1 drivers Howden Ganley and Tim Shenken, and renamed Tiga. Offered for sale by the original owner of MRE, this car, driven by Roger Orgee and Chris Pryer, was run as the official works entry in 1973, '74 and '75. The car subsequently passed into the ownership of Marcus Bradley, from whom it was purchased by the vendor, and was last raced by him c. 1998. Minster engined, it remains in good running order and is offered complete with trailer, copy of original specification sheet and 1990s BRDC race result (both signed by the vendor) and a quantity of spares including front and rear uprights, brake discs, radiator and bodywork. Estimate
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