5k: 1967 Barnard Formula 6 Vintage Go-Kart

Today’s DT feature reminds us of the time Homer Simpson once famously said “You know, Marge, that Bart is a little miracle – his winning smile, his
button nose, his fat little stomach, his face alight with wholesome
mischief. He reminds me of me before the weight of the world crushed my
spirit.
”  Here is your chance to re-live the days before the weight of the world crushed your spirit with a 1967 Barnard Formula 6 Vintage Go-kart for sale on ebay with a buy-it-now price of $1,800 and located in Dublin, OH.

We can’t be sure what the market holds for vintage go-karts, but this seems like a great deal for a little old piece of history – fix it and drive around or just hang on your living room wall as a conversation piece.  We aren’t sure who the little kid is in this picture – but we are certain the next few minutes of his race were as intense as any of the battles on track during the main event.

 Sitting next to the “Gilmore Special” this little beast looks really small. It also conjures up images of kids having fun back when they could have fun and possibly get maimed in the process.  Likely slow and heavy compared to any modern kart – the Barnard was originally built in Sittingbourn, Kent, Englandand how it made it to Dublin, OH is likely a great story.

 The F6 is powered by an older Briggs & Stratton lawnmower engine – displacement unspecified but somewhere between 75 and 170cc.  This engine will need some sorting before it runs, possibly even a new engine, but Briggs & Strattons are cheap and available all over the world.

Designed for 5-to-7 year olds the F6 chassis could also fit a full sized Jensen Button impersonator (as shown in the above image), but expect performance to suffer.  This is a chance to own a rare piece of history for the price of…wait a second…why does the shop in this photo have an up-side-down batmobile body hanging from the ceiling…now that we want to buy!  We love batmobiles!

See another Barnard find for cheap?  email us here: tips@dailyturismo.com

Image credits; ebay.com – also Getty images per the watermark on the image from ebay.