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#1 motomartin

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 07:13

My dad's old D-type - reg no 3 CPF

photo taken very late 50's ( i think )

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Edited by motomartin, 21 April 2010 - 07:15.


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#2 Docc

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 07:23

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Here at SPA in 2008
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#3 alansart

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 07:51

A bit about the Roll Hoop. I wonder if it's detachable?

#4 Stoatspeed

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 13:04

ISTRC that this car was campaigned by Sir Nick Williamson in a few hillclimbs in the 70's - I recall seeing it at Shelsley for certain.

#5 David McKinney

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 13:58

Yep, and before him Peter Skidmore

#6 D-Type

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 16:08

D-Types seem to always gain a tail fin in the course of restoration. Does anybody know why? Although improving straight line stability, I believe the fin leads to "aerodynamic understeer" on corners.

But I think the short nose looks better without the fin. But maybe that's only because the first one I saw had no fin.

#7 cuf3

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 19:49

If someone can tell me how to insert a photo in this thread I have one of the car in the 80th birthday parade of cars driven by Sir Stirling Moss at Goodwood Revival 2009. I must have other photos of it as I have seen it at several events.

David Cuff




#8 David Beard

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 20:58

If someone can tell me how to insert a photo in this thread I have one of the car in the 80th birthday parade of cars driven by Sir Stirling Moss at Goodwood Revival 2009. I must have other photos of it as I have seen it at several events.

David Cuff



One of mine from said parade...

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David, look at the sticky thread which explains how to do it.

#9 motomartin

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 23:12

One of mine from said parade...

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David, look at the sticky thread which explains how to do it.



thx very much for all the links and info guys guys.

only the 250F to trace next ;)

#10 Ray Bell

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 00:32

Well, that shouldn't be too hard...

David McKinney has unravelled all of that stuff. Hasn't he?

#11 Dutchy

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 15:01

That isn't Sir Stirling pictured driving.


#12 David McKinney

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 15:19

No, David Franklin (unless I'm very much mistaken...)