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Rodney Felton's Alfa Romeo Tipo B Monoposto


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#1 Steve L

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Posted 18 August 2016 - 19:42

I have seen this lovely car race for around 30 years now.

It is said to have been rebuilt/restored using the remains of a car crashed in South America in the 1950s.

Please could someone tell me if the story of the recreation has ever been documented anywhere?

Thanks!

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#2 Allan Lupton

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Posted 18 August 2016 - 21:33

The entry in Jenks' Directory of Historic Racing Cars is:

 

Chassis 50009R 'Facsimile' built by Rodney Felton from used spare parts and newly manufactured parts.



#3 bradbury west

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Posted 18 August 2016 - 21:53

The thing I always admired about Rodney Felton was his honesty about his cars, qv also his accounts of the Pontoon Testa Rossa and the Alfa 2.9, both written up in one of the period magazines. We should wish that some others shared that virtue to the same extent.
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#4 Steve L

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Posted 18 August 2016 - 21:58

Thanks for the replies. Yes, he was always very upfront and honest about these cars.

Wonder what the used bits in the Tipo B were?! It always went and looked fantastic!

Edited by Steve L, 18 August 2016 - 21:58.


#5 Roger Clark

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Posted 18 August 2016 - 22:08

The story is documented in as much detail as you're ever likely to want, in Simon Moore's book The Magnificent Monopostos.