Hi all, desperately trying to find Bob Egginton, he owned a company called ASD in Kent, built his own racing cars and also was with John Surtees team, BMC COMP and also Derrington - he built up a Lotus 23 chassic to accept a 2.4 911 porsche running gear and sourced a genuine very early (1961) 23 body, which was originally white with blue stripes?? this is my main question...who's body was it?? - I now own the car and the chassis and suspension work is exquisite - desperately trying to find out more about this unique car...a tribute to George Follmer's 23b porsche??? all help VERY gratefully received!!!
Trying to contact Bob Egginton
Posted 02 April 2019 - 09:52
Posted 02 April 2019 - 13:55
My recollection is that the first appearance of the 23 was about May, 1962. Isn't that right?
Posted 02 April 2019 - 14:23
Yes, correct sorry....mine has the little aluminium panel behind drivers right shoulder as in the picture of Jim Clark at Nurburgh in May 62 - I have noticed also, looking at the myriad of online 23 photos...was here a difference in the bonnet of the 23 and the B's? - I notice all the early cars have a fairly straight center curvature to the screen and then the upward flare to the dash, on many I have seen the bonnet dips considerably before the screen, best to be notice on a car with a center stripe. Maybe these are reproduction parts from crashed etc??