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Hellcat Barn Find ! This kart is one of the most original vintage karts we've ever seen ! Virtually the entire kart and engine were completely intact and in great shape when we found it. Only the clutch & chain were wore out from stop & go use in the driveway!
There were No cracks, welds, or damage whatsoever. It even has the original seat with only minor repairs. It appears to have the orignal Goodyear Tires that it probably came with !
The kart & engine were completely stripped down, and the chassis, wheels,and engine colors were carefully "color matched" to the original factory colors by one of the areas top body shops. The complete chassis, wheels, components, and engine shrouds were professionally sprayed like was originally done at the factory. ( Powder coating was not used back then) All the original bearings, rod ends, axle, tie rods,etc were cleaned and reconditioned to a like new finish and re-used. This kart has not been "Over Restored", but carefully done to be as original and correct as possible.
Onlysome of the hardware, chain, and clutchhad to be replaced. Everything else is original !We even have an original Percival Hellcat "Wildcat"advertisement page from a 1961 Hot Rod magazine that goes with the kart. It states that the Percival Hellcat "Wildcat"was designed by Frank Kurtis who designed over 120 Indy Cars at that time! The advert also shows that the 1959 Winner of the Indy 500, Roger Ward, was the officialPercival Test Driver and factory consultant. We're told this is the Top of the Line Percival Gold Hellcat model available at that time.
As the ad states; The Percival Hellcat "Wildcat" was "Designed for Racing", by "Racing Greats" !
This is a very original, very authentic, and beautifully done Percival Hellcat which is a true part of Karting History !
Although we have not started since the restoration, it's "Ready to Run" in vintage events, or keep it pristine for a beautiful display.
Note: This kart recently won First Place for "Best Original Vintage Kart" at the Sugar River Raceway Vintage Karting event in Brodhead Wisconsin!
This kart can be picked up in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, or it can be properly boxed and shipped. We will quote shipping based on your location and service required. NOT the shipping calculater which is wrong!
Feel free to enquire at:
Greg Mayr- 414.333.6097
Doug Mayr- 414.460.0547
Thanks & Good luck!
On Oct-06-11 at 08:12:05 PDT, seller added the following information:
Note: The actual award as stated on the trophy is "Best in Show" - "Vintage Kart"