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Respected dealer Ray Lintott dies

Gentleman racer: Mr Lintott was an experienced driver and a much-liked multi-franchise dealer.

One of Australia’s most prominent car dealers and enthusiasts loses cancer battle

General News logo13 Sep 2010

By DAVID HASSALL

VETERAN Sydney car dealer and motor sport identity Ray Lintott died on Sunday, September 12, after a 12-month battle with cancer.

Mr Lintott, 67, was well-known and respected in the motor industry, with franchises including Ford, Chrysler, Hyundai, Nissan, Porsche and Mitsubishi.

He competed on the Australian race circuit for more than 35 years, including numerous Bathurst 1000 races in a variety of cars, and contested Targa Tasmania more than 10 times, finishing runner-up twice (1996 and 1997) to the legendary Jim Richards.

The Sanderson family from Mercedes-Benz dealership Sandersons Rushcutters Bay said Mr Lintott, who had fought a courageous battle with the disease, would always be remembered as a gentleman racer and will be greatly missed by friends, competitors and colleagues.

Mr Lintott died at Bowral in the Southern Highlands of NSW. He is survived by wife Penny and children Amanda, Martin and Paige.

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