myusdmcavalier
myusdmcavalier New Reader
10/12/23 1:22 p.m.

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1965-rupp-grand-prix-dart-kart-grand-prix/

1 drum brake and 2 135cc engines coated in chrome, pure 1960's fun!

skippyman
skippyman New Reader
10/12/23 4:26 p.m.

Current bid at $10,000!!!

Woody (Forum Supportum)
Woody (Forum Supportum) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/12/23 4:56 p.m.

Whoever restored that thing certainly did it right.

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/12/23 5:17 p.m.

It looks fantastic.

Someone really wants it and has laid his bulging checkbook on the table.

bmw88rider
bmw88rider GRM+ Memberand UberDork
10/13/23 9:20 a.m.

I had one of those for a while. At the time, had no place to really run it. Some one really wants this as Keith says. It's a pretty restoration. I believe I still have the factory sales lit for one of these. 

johndej
johndej SuperDork
10/13/23 10:22 a.m.

There are several 5 diget sales over the past few years so could go higher. These two are the highest I spotted. 

clownkiller
clownkiller Dork
10/13/23 10:51 a.m.

 

clownkiller
clownkiller Dork
10/13/23 10:51 a.m.

spitfirebill
spitfirebill MegaDork
10/13/23 12:55 p.m.

A friend of mine had one with one engine.  That thing was fast.  I'd be scared to drive one with 2 engines.  His had the plate on the other side and he said you could put another engine in it.  

porschenut
porschenut HalfDork
10/13/23 1:19 p.m.

I had a single engine version with a west bend dual carb 100CC motor.  Absolutely terrifying.  And I was young and crazy then.  

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/13/23 8:50 p.m.

When I was a kid, I remember coming across a book on karting at the library. It was written around the time these were the hot ticket, I'd say. They are so cool. I'm tempted to order some tube and start welding.

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/14/23 10:12 a.m.
Keith Tanner said:

When I was a kid, I remember coming across a book on karting at the library. It was written around the time these were the hot ticket, I'd say. They are so cool. I'm tempted to order some tube and start welding.

If it was the one by Tex Smith, I borrowed that book at least a dozen times.

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/14/23 10:34 a.m.

In reply to Pete. (l33t FS) :

That's it! I remember that white cover, although I only borrowed it a couple of times :) Looks like it might be even cooler than I remember. 

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/14/23 12:55 p.m.

Just bought a copy of Smith's book on eBay :) It's a lot less expensive than buying this kart...

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/14/23 1:00 p.m.

Be sure to post up the fuel concoctions. I bet some of them are carcinoriffic.

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/14/23 3:31 p.m.

We'll see how many of them also show up in Igntion!

johndej
johndej SuperDork
11/1/23 2:31 p.m.

ran up to  $15,250 on 10/19/23 with several bidders in the mix.

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