Ken Wharton’s Minor Special…

By January 5, 2017Headline News

In the immediate aftermath of WWII Ken Wharton successfully drove a hill-climb special which was built around a shortened lwb Minor chassis M36384. The car (GV 963) had been first registered in West Suffolk in 1932 as a Saloon.The KJW Special as it was known, was the forerunner of a number of highly successful British Hill Climb Championship winning cars that during the period 1950-1953 ensured that Ken impressively took the championship title in successive years. Ken then became a Grand Prix racing driver with a number of creditable finishes to his name before sustaining fatal injuries in a racing accident in his native New Zealand in 1957. (Image The Harry Edwards Collection)