Kieft 1955

1100 Sports Coventry-Climax 


 

Kieft 1100 Sports is an open two-seater produced by Kieft Cars Ltd of Wolverhampton under the direction of Mr Cyril Kieft. Feature a Coventry Climax overhead-camshaft engine and moulded fibreglass bodywork. A Kieft is the only British car to win International Class honours on two occasions in the 1954 World's Sports Car Championship. It is available also with a 1500-cc flat-four engine with four overhead camshafts.



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F.I.A. World Sports Car Championship entries:
 
12h Sebring 13.03.1955 (round 2) Results:
# chassis Entrant: gen. class
85 Sport Fiat Hannaway / Osborne Osborne ret. S1.1 -
 
  24h Le Mans 11.06.1955 (round 4) Results: perf.
index
 
# Entrant: gen. class
39 1493 cc Baxter / Deeley Kieft ret. - -
46 1097 cc Rippon / Merrick Kieft ret. - -
 
Tourist Trophy 18.09.1955 (round 5) Results:
# chassis Entrant: gen. class
27 Kieft - Bristol Fisher / Adams Kieft 25th S1.5 5th
37 Kieft - BMC Baxter / Trimble Kieft 26th S1.5 6th
44 Climax 1100 Plunkett / Rippon Kieft acc. S1.1 -
 
Victories:


Kieft 1100 Coventry Climax (Hans Finke - Kornekauer) at Targa Florio (ret.)

 

 

 

 

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