Frank Lyons – 1968 Merlyn Ford Mk10 at the Goodwood 74th Users Assembly (Image one)

Frank Lyons - 1968 Merlyn Ford Mk10 at the Goodwood 74th Members Meeting (Photo 1)

Merlyn started off as a front engined Method Junior prototype constructed as a particular task by Selwyn Hayward. Selwyn then went on to style and sector the Mk2, generating 4 cars in overall, with two of them remaining transported out to the United states of america. This was then followed (unsurprisngly) by the Mk3. The Mk4 (shockingly) was developed as a two seater road auto, before the Mk5 reverted back again to the race auto ethos.

This style grew to become refined around the pursuing several years, culminating in the popular Mk10 for F3 and F Libre. Colchester Racing Developments Ltd launched a simplified variation of their Mk10 F3 as the 1968 MK11 Method Ford, and went on to made Merlyn racing cars from 1960 to 1979. The firm was started by Selwyn Hayward and continued by his brother Clive Hayward. When the manufacture of Merlyn racing cars stopped, Clive continued to manufacture Merlyn sections as CRD Instrument and Engineering Ltd.

The Merlyn Mk10 price tag £950, in contrast to £1,450 for a Brabham at the time, so for two-thirds of the price tag it proved to be a popualr selection for enthusiastic competitor on a spending plan. The Method three Mk10 obtained 4 podium finishes and a person win in the British championship with driver Tony Lanfranchi, and the manufacturing facility workforce experienced a fantastic run at the Grand Prix Adriatique with Dave Walker finishing first and the other manufacturing facility driver Martin Stephani finishing 3rd. The complete best 5 drove Merlyn cars.

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