Not a BMW Racer??? But Still A Lot Of Fun!!

lafngrvy

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Along with BMWs and MBs my father's dealership sold NSUs. So when I started racing he suggested I find the holy grail of NSUs, a 1200 TTS. I found one for sale in NJ and went with my friend Peter P. to collect it and bring it back to MN.

I ran it in a few auto crosses in the fall, setting several FTDs, and then raced it on the Ice in the IIRA series in 1969 and 1970. I never got a chance to race it on a track because I sold it and bought a Mazda RX2 to race in 1972.

The question of how well these cars go has always rattled around in the back of my empty skull, so I decided to take steps to find out before I was too old to care.

Here are some pictures of my latest acquisition. It is a 1970 1200 TTS. It has a OH cam 4 cylinder air cooled engine, sitting on a 4 speed transmission. And no, I will not be doing any bump drafting with that oil cooler hanging out there.

I found the car in the Netherlands, and it is on its way via ship to Seattle. No Corvair jokes please.

Stay tuned for a full report!

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What cool about this car is when you are done with the racing day, you can just put it back in the trunk of your daily driver and head home.
 

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This car looks amazing!
Thanks, Markos. They are neat cars- 1500 lbs and about 120 HP at the crank, so they go pretty well. They have a swing axel rear suspension with trailing arms, much like a BMW. I'll post some shots and videos when we get it on track. It is due to arrive in Seattle in early May. Coming by slow boat through the Panama Canal.
 
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