Petty Weslake Replica, 1999
During the 1970's Ray Petty and Harry Carter built a racing special utilising a 750cc Weslake twin cylinder engine housed in a Petty built chassis. The machine, producing approximately 74bhp, was raced by Harry Carter's son during the 1970's.
This example was built during 1999 using a replica of the original machines chassis constructed by White Rose Racing and a reconditioned Weslake 750cc parallel twin cylinder engine. A Hemmings clutch and belt drive have been used to transmit the engines power to a RGM four speed gearbox. All the other parts used in the build were new.
Once completed the bike was registered with the CRMC and made its competition debut in 2000 at Cadwell Park in the hands of Gary Carter, Harry Carter's son and the original machines rider during the seventies, winning on its debut.
The condition of the machine in respect of the transmission, electrical system, cycle parts and cosmetics is described as "new", having completed only two meetings. It is offered with a CRMC registration, number 126.96.36.199505.
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