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#1 DUFFY

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 22:02

1964Sprint_zps135d8f49.jpg

 

 

All I know it is at a Sprint in 1964?

 

Tony Stanton, Compiler of the Rochdale Olympic History Archives.

 



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#2 FrankCornell

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 23:45

Appears to be a Microplas Mistral coupe.



#3 Sharman

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 06:37

FrankCornell, on 04 Aug 2014 - 01:45, said:

Appears to be a Microplas Mistral coupe.

Totally agree although I was not aware that they made a coupe.  The last Mistral I was conversant with was on Pat Twemlow's Buckler which was fitted with a Climax 1100.



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Posted 04 August 2014 - 09:51

Well I think I have cracked this one myself?  What we have here is a very well built TVR special. The main bodyshell is a modified Microplas Mistral.

The bonnet is a modified Grantura. The hardtop I think may be a modified RGS, but I would need to see a photo from the rear to be sure.

The reg is Blackpool from 1956. The road wheels are early 1950s, Austin A40, so the body is mounted on one of the 20 – series 2 chassis made.

 

It would be good to know which race event the photo was taken at?

 

I think this photo was on e-bay. I think we should forget photos in books and magazines or by professional photographs we have already seen them.

It is the photos taken by the ordinary man in the street when he was at a show or at a race meeting that have lain in a photo album or a box in a cupboard

for years and someone has found them and put them on “Flickr” or on “e-Bay” or on this site, that we need to find. Just like this one which must be

an important photo for TVR history?. Also look at any photo from the 1950s, 60s or 70s and look at what is in the background, I have found many 

Rochdale’s that are in the background of photos of other cars.

 

I know that at least 3 of the Series 2 TVR chassis had Rochdale bodies fitted, I just need to see some photos of them?

 

Please people, keeping putting this sort of photo on this site.

 

Tony Stanton, Compiler of the Rochdale Olympic History Archives.


Edited by DUFFY, 04 August 2014 - 09:54.