1961 Fairthorpe Electron Minor Mk II

Lot: TBA

Estimate (£): 7,000 - 9,000
(+buyer’s premium of 13.2% including VAT @ 20%)
No Reserve
Offered for sale is a 2.0L 1961 Fairthorpe Electron Minor Mk II manual that has been with the current owner for the last 45 years. Coming with an extensive history file, this lot's condition scores an impressive 101 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

A fine example of these innovative Fifties racers at no reserve...                                                                                                                                                                                          

  • From 45 years ownership. A competition car initially but rebuilt and returned to road use in 2010
  • 2-litre, 16v Dolomite Sprint engine, GT6 gearbox + O/D, Ford Escort 3.89 axle + LSD, quick rack
  • Smart in white and yellow. Minilite wheels and Toyo R888 tyres. Hood but no sidescreens
  • Original Logbook, Owner's Handbook, old MOTs. Photo album & build/repair write-ups
  • Less than 90 of this model are believed to survive. Rare little car offered at 'No reserve'                                                                                                                                                         

Lot Details

Registration: UNJ 203 RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1961 Engine size: 2.0L
Make: Fairthorpe Odometer reading (miles): 49300
Model: Electron Minor Mk II MOT expiry:
Warranted: No Chassis number: 11193

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 101 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


Rebuilt and returned to road use in 2010 and resprayed white with yellow stripe. A roll-over bar is fitted and there is a hood but no sidescreens. The hood was new in 2010.


Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:


Seats were new in 2010. There are no carpets or headlining. 


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


Currently fitted with a 2-litre, 16 valve Dolomite Sprint engine. Unusual cam cover as used on prototype engines in the experimental department.


Gears: Drive-shaft:


 GT6 gearbox with overdrive. Ford Escort 3.89 axle with LSD.

Running Gear

Axles: Chassis:
Suspension: Bearings:
Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:


Quick steering rack. Minilite wheels and Toyo R888 tyres.  



Minor: Major:

Vehicle History


Original Logbook, Owner's Handbook, some MOT Certificates & old tax discs. Plus a comprehensive photo album & build/repair write-ups.



About the Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history