The Dowsetts Comet

For any general chat and banter.

Moderators: scimjim, philhoward, erikscimitardemon, Roger Pennington, Lukeyboy46

Post Reply
Darren C
RSSOC Member
Posts: 276
Joined: Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:43 pm
Has thanked: 6 times
Been thanked: 6 times

The Dowsetts Comet

Post by Darren C » Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:40 am

Introducing the New Dowsetts Comet

Hand built in GB


A Brand New Car from a new British Company.

https://vimeo.com/303800755/2f797ca620


@classiccarguru1

User avatar
scimjim
RSSOC Member
Posts: 35886
Joined: Sun Oct 01, 2006 10:08 pm
Location: Gloucester
Has thanked: 113 times
Been thanked: 821 times

The Dowsetts Comet

Post by scimjim » Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:10 am

Ant Anstead’s company - lovely cars.


Jim King

Current: SE5 (8Ball), TI SS1 (snotty), 1600 SS1 (G97), 1600 SS1 (C686CCR), 2.5TD SE5a (diesel 5a), 6 x random other SS1s.
Previous: SE5, 3 x SE5a, 2 x SE6a, 3 x SE6b, GTC, 2.9i GTC, 3 x 1600 SS1, 1300 SS1, Mk1 Ti Sabre, Mk1.5 CVH Sabre
Chief mechanic for: 1400 K series SS1 (Megan3), 1400 CVH EFi SS1 (Grawpy), Sabre/MX5 auto (The Flying Broomstick),
1300 SS1 (Number One) & Sarah's coupe.
CURE THE FAULT - NOT THE SYMPTOMS

User avatar
CNHSS1
RSSOC Member
Posts: 13941
Joined: Tue Aug 22, 2006 5:13 pm
Location: Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Has thanked: 236 times
Been thanked: 217 times
Contact:

The Dowsetts Comet

Post by CNHSS1 » Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:06 am

Blimey, I really like that 8) normally the retro classics miss the mark, but that's got the balance about right


Racing is life, everything before and after, is just waiting--Steve McQueen
6 time Class Champ, 2006 & 2014 SSSC Champion

RIP Batmobile, await the Rise of Dark Knight 8)
Sabre 'Light Sabre' 360hp!!
Image

User avatar
Coupe Racing
RSSOC Member
Posts: 7087
Joined: Mon Jul 23, 2007 10:51 pm
Location: Nr Telford - Shropshire
Has thanked: 9 times
Been thanked: 84 times

The Dowsetts Comet

Post by Coupe Racing » Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:14 am

Quite a few styling clues
I like the front not sure about the rear haunches


Blessed are the Cheese makers

Better to be an hour early than 1 minute late

User avatar
chrisgallacher
RSSOC Member
Posts: 680
Joined: Tue Oct 07, 2008 6:01 pm
Location: Four Marks, Hants
Has thanked: 32 times
Been thanked: 29 times

The Dowsetts Comet

Post by chrisgallacher » Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:27 pm

Reminds me of a TVR Chimaera on steroids. Agree, looks good - not so sure about the rear 3/4 view though


Chris Gallacher
RSSOC Rally Secretary
rally.secretary@rssoc.co.uk

Terry H
RSSOC Member
Posts: 2109
Joined: Fri Sep 08, 2006 4:02 pm
Location: Newport Gwent
Has thanked: 19 times
Been thanked: 42 times

The Dowsetts Comet

Post by Terry H » Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:35 pm

I'm no car designer but they really should smooth out that horrendous lump on the back wing. Other than that I like it.
Regards Terry H
1185



User avatar
Rattling
RSSOC Member
Posts: 372
Joined: Mon Sep 05, 2016 9:17 pm
Location: Warwickshire
Has thanked: 2 times
Been thanked: 11 times

The Dowsetts Comet

Post by Rattling » Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:43 pm

Like it , :shock: looks like a DB 3 on steroids !


Colin

1800 Ti

User avatar
siw1800
Posts: 302
Joined: Sat May 14, 2011 11:09 pm
Has thanked: 2 times
Been thanked: 1 time

The Dowsetts Comet

Post by siw1800 » Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:45 pm

Looks like the offspring of an E type and an Aston. Think the price might scare me!


MGB - Gone
Daimler SP250 - Gone
SE5a - Gone
Sabre Turbo - Gone
Euro Box Estate - Gone
Rover 25 1.4IL - Gone
Company Astra Turbo Diesel Van Gone
Peugeot 307 CC HDI
Mazda MX5 - When Mother replaces it! - Went to the scrap yard in the sky
Company Peugeot Partner Van

Scimher
Posts: 3751
Joined: Tue May 31, 2011 11:22 am
Location: Cheddleton, Staffs.
Has thanked: 56 times
Been thanked: 66 times

The Dowsetts Comet

Post by Scimher » Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:16 pm

Very nice!.....The rear end is reminiscent of the Pegasus - I think the styling works well....



roymck
RSSOC Member
Posts: 751
Joined: Tue Mar 24, 2009 11:33 am
Location: Dorking Surrey
Has thanked: 11 times
Been thanked: 9 times

The Dowsetts Comet

Post by roymck » Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:47 pm

Nice car , but the name is a bit cheesy !



Darren C
RSSOC Member
Posts: 276
Joined: Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:43 pm
Has thanked: 6 times
Been thanked: 6 times

The Dowsetts Comet

Post by Darren C » Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:17 pm

It's not easy naming a car, Roy...
The name reflects the heritage of Hertfordshire where Dowsetts are based, their first car & in particular the DeHavilland works & their first record breaking Comet the DH88
There are echo's of the curvaceous styling & twin blade wheel spinners in the car as Homage to the name. 8)

Here's the slightly longer version of the Dowsetts film

enjoy


https://vimeo.com/groups/automotivehd/videos/303604620


@classiccarguru1

User avatar
MikeyBikey
RSSOC Member
Posts: 5585
Joined: Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:55 pm
Location: Sunny Falmouth. :)
Has thanked: 184 times
Been thanked: 94 times

The Dowsetts Comet

Post by MikeyBikey » Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:07 pm

blimey, love that, big arse or not.


Is we sideways yet...

Darren C
RSSOC Member
Posts: 276
Joined: Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:43 pm
Has thanked: 6 times
Been thanked: 6 times

The Dowsetts Comet

Post by Darren C » Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:46 pm

Thanks for the positive feedback everyone :D

We're working on another film that should be live by the end of this week, that'll really show the capabilities of Comet. I'll post you a link when it's done 8)


@classiccarguru1

Darren C
RSSOC Member
Posts: 276
Joined: Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:43 pm
Has thanked: 6 times
Been thanked: 6 times

The Dowsetts Comet

Post by Darren C » Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:18 pm

Got finished early, but won't show on any searches until Thursday so here's an exclusive look for you guy's :D


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UEmJBdRG3 ... e=youtu.be


@classiccarguru1

Post Reply

Return to “Non-Technical Discussion”