New at 45 years: ’63 LeGrand Cheetah
California-based Aldin ‘Red’ LeGrand was a senior mechanical engineer in the aerospace industry who built a series of cars that bore his name. His first creation was a Renault-based racing special which was completed in the very early 1960s. His second car was called the Cheetah which was designed to compete in Formula 4. The Formula 4 series never really caught on. LeGrand used an air-cooled BMW 700cc engine and transaxle for his car. It was mounted in a tubular steel chassis and rode on cast-aluminum wheels with Airheart disc brakes on all four corners. The standard BMW 700 engine produced 35 horsepower. LeGrand’s car produced 70 bhp with the help of dual Amal carburetors and modified headers. Today’s Cheetah was purchased as a kit back in ’64. The owner never got around to building it so it sat as a kit for 45 years. It was recently built and the seller began the process of getting it road-worthy. That work has not been completed yet. It is being sold complete and “as is” for $29,995. Contact the seller by clicking here.