photo (press release) send to me by Robin Human - 28 April 2000
Fraser's experience with Imp saloons led to the development of this GT car.
Announced at the Racing Car Show in 1966, it caused a great deal of interest in the motoring circles throughout the world. The Fraser GT Group 6 competition car was based on Imp components. Great technical interest was shown in the suspension: a beam front axle and De Dion suspension at the rear.
By April 1967 it still hadn't been seen on the track. The delay had not been mechanical, but one of labour and time.
K9 unfortunately never raced at all.
It had been designed with endurance events in mind.
The rear suspension incorporates a De Dion rear axle with parallel trailing arms transversely located by Watts linkage. The De Dion tube incorporates standard Hillman Imp rear stub shaft bearing housings.
The front suspension has a beam axle of tubular construction incorporating Hillman Imp stub axle carriers.
overall height: 40"
overall width: 67"
weight: about 10cwt
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Date: Thu, 23 Sep 1999 18:32:12 +0100
Subject: Re: [imps] RE: Sidecar outfits + not fantasy-land
The process of getting an imp engine to run backwards is not of course a simple task. The engine I was referring to was a project contracted to Ian Carter by Alan Fraser destined to go into a fibreglass bodied two seater sports car ala ASP that was to finance Alan's racing team. One of these engines was actually built and ran sucessfully in the back of the prototype CUB which Alan took with him to Tenerife when he was there for a short time.
It was decided to build a second engine that was destined for my car when it was discovered that a 2 litre BRM engine that was the original idea, would not fit. I actualy have some bits of the engine notably a bronze drive gear with the gear teeth cut in the opposite direction.
Hope that clears up some confusion
The prototype survives. It is in bits awaiting restoration. (still so - Spring 2010)
A car for cornering : the Fraser GT, project K9 / Tom Killeen. - Motor 1967, 8 April. - p.29-31
The Alan Fraser Racing Team
The Imp Site
Bob Allen has the prototype K9 sports race car that was built for Alan Fraser but never raced.