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Post by DARK STAR » Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:15 pm

Yes, that's a long way from Preston 8)

Now for a history lesson.
Thanks to one of my spies we know EXACTLY where FVT 157D (chassis 0129) was in 1966(ish)
This super period photo shows the Strand in Stoke-on-Trent
Subsequently it was recorded as belonging to J Brammer of Newcastle, Staffs in 1980
It was at Coupé Day in Congleton in 1986 (complete with vinyl roof)
When it belonged to Roy Dowding it was apparently on the Club stand at the NEC - I have a date of 2010 but that was the year I had to reload all my data so may be wrong
It was at Curborough definitely in 2010
And finally (for the moment) at a show somewhere in 2018 - anyone have details of this?
And does anyone know who it belongs to?
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Post by philhoward » Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:07 pm

Roy certainly brought it to the NEC “one” (as in I can’t remember which) year - he was actually double-booked, exhibiting on the Gordon Keeble stand the same year. I do recall a problem with the car - I think the AA were involved in Monday morning..


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Post by scimjim » Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:03 pm

That’s the 2007 NEC.


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Post by DARK STAR » Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:35 am

Thanks Jim, another piece in the puzzle :lol:


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Post by DARK STAR » Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:10 pm

Alex Bahman has done a bit of polishing 8) and proposes this superb straight six at 37 600 swiss francs.
Ex Percival Motors, chassis 0187, british reg YTF 777D

https://www.motorlegend.com/occasion-vo ... id=1&pid=2

I notice the car has twin 12v batteries - just like Dark Star :wink:
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Post by DARK STAR » Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:26 pm

Just to keep everything in order here is an eBay car that was on another thread ...

Almost finished project for sale
New Outriggers , Fully Re-Built Suspension , New Trunnions , Ball Joints, Track Rod Ends , Core Plugs and Steel Timing Gear , New Callipers and Piston Seals,
New Pinion Seal.
Needs Bumpers Re- Chroming , Paint and Head Lining.
Tax and MOT Exempt.
Cash on Collection.

The green car in one of the photos is HBF 499C, a beautiful car photographed by Chris Russell in Devon in 2015
Restored in 2011 apparently, chassis 0095
This belongs to Bryan Newbury, an RSSOC member

The car for sale is chassis number 400704
Registration PMT 341F
And it sold for sold 2 600 sterling
Someone got a bargain but I don’t (yet) know who …
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Post by philynnbob » Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:38 pm

Above coupe PMT 341F has been relisted on EBay as no contact from original auction winner!



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Post by DARK STAR » Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:44 pm

There are a lot of idiots about :|


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Post by philhoward » Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:36 pm

This just popped up in Facebook:
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Post by scimjim » Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:20 pm

On SORN according to DVLA and CX is Huddersfield.


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Post by DARK STAR » Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:47 pm

Well spotted, that is not on the list, and doesn't correspond with any unidentified cars as far as I can see.
The wheels look very wide, in fact the rears look unlikely to fit in the wheel arches :?
Any possibility of a chassis number?


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Post by DARK STAR » Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:01 pm

Cleaned the photo up a bit ...
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Post by scimjim » Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:06 pm

Wolfrace?

Edit - Lotus Wheels apparently?


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Post by scimjim » Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:43 am

Bodyshell on eBay here from FNX320C
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Post by DARK STAR » Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:21 pm

Chassis 0033 (where is the chassis then?)
It was on a trailer in 2006.
This was quite a well-known car, I think I have an earlier photo when it was in working order, but can't find it at the moment.
In 2010 it was supposed to be in restoration in Scotland, pity that didn't work out :|
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