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Anyone have colour pictures of the 1971 Leda LT25?


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#1 Allen Brown

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Posted 02 November 2006 - 10:17

This was Trevor Taylor's 1971 F5000 car. More about the car here.

The current owner wants to get it in the right colour scheme.

Can anyone help?

Thanks

Allen

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#2 Twin Window

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Posted 02 November 2006 - 10:38

All I've got is this low-res scan of a print I took at Oulton in 1971...

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Probably of no use, but I can try to find it and re-scan it if you think it's worth it.

#3 Allen Brown

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Posted 02 November 2006 - 10:43

Thanks Twinny. Let's see what else comes up before I send you into your attic.

Allen

#4 Andrew Kitson

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Posted 02 November 2006 - 11:31

I guess that would be Ian Jacobs then Allen?
I have looked through my old pics for Ian on this and I know for certain I took a black/white photo of it in the paddock at Snett on Good Friday '71. I recall it was blue and white with stripes in these colours on the front end. I even remember it was no.11, having looked at this photo for years, problem is I haven't a clue where the photo is now despite hunting high and low! Different to Twinny's photo without the wide front nose.

#5 Allen Brown

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Posted 02 November 2006 - 11:34

That's right Andrew, it's Ian. And we want it to look right, don't we?

#6 Andrew Kitson

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Posted 02 November 2006 - 11:38

Absolutely - all historic cars should run in period colour schemes IMO.
Malaya Garages were the entrants IIRC.

#7 ian senior

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Posted 02 November 2006 - 12:00

Originally posted by Andrew Kitson
Absolutely - all historic cars should run in period colour schemes IMO.


Hmmm. This appears to happen for the most part (not that I follow the current historic scene at all closely) but is it, or should it be, mandatory? I say that because if I were fortunate enough to own and race (or I should say "have someone race it for me" - I know my place) an old car, I'd really like to have it in a colour scheme of my choosing. I guess most of us had our teenage fantasy racing teams with their own colour schemes, and it would it be nice to see it actually come to life. I'll have an orange and silver Lotus 72, please.

#8 Barry Boor

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Posted 02 November 2006 - 23:42

I can offer this, although I think it may be from 1972:

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#9 David McKinney

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Posted 03 November 2006 - 06:17

Unless I'm very much mistaken, Malaya Garage didn't run their LT25 in 1972 - they were on to the LT27 by then

#10 Barry Boor

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Posted 03 November 2006 - 08:04

Thank you, David, but therefore, what did I photograph? :blush:

#11 David McKinney

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Posted 03 November 2006 - 08:32

Either the new owners hadn't painted it yet (clutching at straws here) or my Murray Walker quote was more apposite than I thought :lol:

#12 Barry Boor

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Posted 03 November 2006 - 08:34

I wasn't trying to be clever, David, I really don't know. :)

#13 Andrew Kitson

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Posted 03 November 2006 - 08:41

This is how I remember the car looking at Snetterton on Good Friday '71. This is from Autosport, March 18th '71, page 3.

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At Snett it had been painted in blue and white. Trying to recall from the missing photo I took:
I think there were a number of parallel blue and white stripes running out of the rad outlet up to the cockpit. The large wing may have been painted too or left bare metal with large letters MALAYA on it. A white roundel with 11 on it was placed over the stripes on the curve on the rad exit.

But there again, did the large wing have the stripes on it?

Now where is that photo!? :confused:

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Posted 03 November 2006 - 08:50

Originally posted by Barry Boor

I can offer this, although I think it may be from 1972:

Can anyone read what might be the driver's name in white on the blue stripe? Looks like it might be Frank someone to me...

#15 Allen Brown

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Posted 03 November 2006 - 08:52

Barry

The LT25 ran as #11 in 1971 and David's right that they didn't run it in 1972 or 1973. Also, Matchett and Shaw ran it as #26 or #27 so it isn't them.

Maybe the "Victory Race" at Brands at the end of 1971?

Allen

#16 Andrew Kitson

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Posted 03 November 2006 - 08:53

I think it is the signwriter trying to be clever with a fancy 'Trevor Taylor'

#17 Allen Brown

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Posted 03 November 2006 - 09:28

Here it is: Victory Race 1971.

#18 David McKinney

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Posted 03 November 2006 - 10:41

Originally posted by Andrew Kitson
I think it is the signwriter trying to be clever with a fancy 'Trevor Taylor'

I think you're right
Which would plonk the pic firmly back into 1971 (sorry Barry)

#19 Twin Window

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Posted 03 November 2006 - 11:07

The lighting looks right for Brands in October, 1971 too.

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#20 Rob Ryder

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Posted 03 November 2006 - 20:31

Originally posted by Allen Brown
Barry

The LT25 ran as #11 in 1971 and David's right that they didn't run it in 1972 or 1973. Also, Matchett and Shaw ran it as #26 or #27 so it isn't them.

Maybe the "Victory Race" at Brands at the end of 1971?

Allen

:up: Sorry it's not colour, but this is from the 1971 Victory race...
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#21 Allen Brown

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Posted 04 November 2006 - 12:07

Adam Ferrington has sent me another view of the car:

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(copyright Adam Ferrington 2006)

Hope this is all useful Ian. Now put that green paint away! :)

Allen