Built in the early '50s by brothers Maurice and Charles Stanton of Christchurch NZ, using a
6.1 litre 4 cylinder Gipsy Major aero engine. The engines were normally seen in crop dusters but it had been acquired from a war surplus sale in 1953.
A supercharged Gypsy Major engine this car achieved the standing start quarter mile in 12.96 secs and held an Australian record for the standing kilometre of 22.96 secs and 175 mph.
The original brakes were from a Morris Minor & Triumph Super 7. A car loved by the Morris Minor Owners Club
Maurice Stanton drove the Stanton Special to the Outright New Zealand Standing Start Quarter Mile Sprint record of 12.42 secs, 72.4637 mph on October 4th 1958, a record that might possibly stand for all time since New Zealand completed it’s metrication programme on 14th December 1976.
The car had two speeds :"Fast and bloody fast" joked Stanton.
Weltex body - record breaker and 1959 Hillclimb Champion