A Mk1 Fairthorpe Electron Minor is currently up for auction on Ebay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1959-FAIRTHORPE-SPORTS-CAR-FOR-RESTORATION-KIT-LOTUS-EUROPA-JPS-TYPE-WHEELS-/231947452520?hash=item3601254068:g:ZlQAAOSwIzNXOrFU
The car is well known in the Fairthorpe Sports Car Club being owned by a long time club member who is now unfortunately in ill health so has reluctantly decided to part with the car. The owner used the car in Autotests and similar events back in the 80`s as well as daily transport.
The Fairthorpe was parked up on his drive many years ago under a tarp and has not been moved since so will need a full strip down and restoration. These cars are as simple as they come to work on and make great starter classics, the body doesn`t rot as it`s fibreglass and the ladder frame chassis is easy to repair once the bolt on bodyshell is removed. This Electron Minor is an ideal basis for a Historic race car and is eligible for a number of different championships.
The club holds all the moulds for this mark of EM and all the mechanical parts are available through the usual suppliers or on Ebay. Here is a link to the excellent Fairthorpe club http://www.fairthorpescc.com/