Magnette / Posted 2 years ago / 366 views
This is the second K3 to be built and is one of the most original. It is the prototype Mille Miglia K3 built on 4 Jan1933 then taken to Italy for a practice run with all 6 drivers to trial the car and reconnoiter the 1000 mile circuit. It has been driven by the racing heroes of the thirties. Lord Howe, Tim Birkin, George Eyston, Count Johnny Lurani and the Great Tazio Nuvolari.
It was imported into Australia in 1949 by Henry and Peter Dale and advertised and sold by them as the K3 driven to victory by Nuvolari in the 1933 Ulster TT. Raced in Australia by George Cuming, Otto Stone, John Sawyer and Graeme Nankervis, the car was bought by Jim Nilsson in 1959. It was fully restored in 1995 to compete in the 1996 World FIVA Rally, the only K3 in this fabulous UK event celebrating 100 years of British motoring. In 1997 and again in 2001 Jim had the pleasure of driving it on the Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit in the Tattersall’s Historic Demonstration.