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#1 bradbury west

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Posted 27 September 2006 - 21:32

Details of this came to me via Motor Racing Archive. They are looking for help to identify this car ;


http://www.motorraci...cfm/editID/1004


All replies will no doubt be welcome. Further photos are apparently available on request.

Roger Lund.

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#2 chuckbrandt

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Posted 28 September 2006 - 08:48

I'd like to see the frame / suspension.

Chuck

#3 bradbury west

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Posted 28 September 2006 - 09:11

All I can suggest is that you e mail Martin Hadwen at MRA. I just saw the request and posted it.

RL

#4 Huw Jadvantich

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Posted 28 September 2006 - 11:11

I can't help but notice there are many aspects to this car which are asymetric. This could mean one of three things.
1) unlikely but it was built cockeyed in the first place
2)One side has been repaired by a complete amateur, it has the look of a car with 'two ages', ie built in the early sixties, and then half way through a rebuild in the eighties
3) it is a styling buck. its common practice in the industry to build a styling model with different styles on each side

Its not an Elva F Junior car with an all enveloping body is it?

#5 Huw Jadvantich

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Posted 28 September 2006 - 11:22

A further thought.... In the early sixties befor disc brakes took hold a few car builders used wheel components from things like Renault and VW, effectively giving them detachable rims to attach their one piece brake drum, wheel and hub to (Gemini ?).
This would give credence to the fact that it was British but had apparently continental chassis components.

#6 Stoatspeed

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Posted 28 September 2006 - 19:58

Something about the body shape and the nose styling says "Frank Costin" to me ....

#7 Vicuna

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Posted 29 September 2006 - 08:08

Ah, a 1977 Can-Am prototype..

#8 Gary C

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Posted 24 October 2006 - 19:47

...at the Motor Racing Arahchive website : http://www.motorraci...cfm/editID/1004

I, personally, have no idea !

#9 Ray Bell

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Posted 24 October 2006 - 19:49

Yes, that's the same one someone asked us to identify a few weeks ago...

#10 Gary C

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Posted 24 October 2006 - 19:51

is it? Blimey, I must have blinked and missed that then! Thanks Ray!

#11 Stoatspeed

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Posted 24 October 2006 - 20:00

Gary, Ray is right that the question was asked - this was the thread :
can you identify ..? - but I don't think we actually succeeded! Any more of the "brains trust" you can coax into the discussion would be welcome!

Dave

#12 Twin Window

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Posted 24 October 2006 - 20:08

I'm not too sure about this cross-pollination... :

#13 Gary C

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Posted 24 October 2006 - 20:10

feel free to delete, Twinny!

#14 Ray Bell

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Posted 24 October 2006 - 20:22

Or merge, perhaps?

#15 David Birchall

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Posted 24 October 2006 - 20:26

It seems pointless to delete it--merge is the only possible choice :cat:

Can we get photos of the chassis, esp the engine bay?

#16 Twin Window

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Posted 24 October 2006 - 21:04

Originally posted by Ray Bell

Or merge, perhaps?

I meant between websites, Ray.

#17 garyfrogeye

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 15:40

Originally posted by Huw Jadvantich
I can't help but notice there are many aspects to this car which are asymetric. This could mean one of three things.
1) unlikely but it was built cockeyed in the first place
2)One side has been repaired by a complete amateur, it has the look of a car with 'two ages', ie built in the early sixties, and then half way through a rebuild in the eighties
3) it is a styling buck. its common practice in the industry to build a styling model with different styles on each side


Or it was built for going round in circles.