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Richmond, Surrey-based racing car dealer, late 1960s?

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#1 Michael Oliver

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Posted 29 April 2021 - 07:19

Can anyone suggest the identity of a racing car dealer advertising in the Autosport classifieds on a regular basis in 1966 and 1967 from a phone number of RIChmond 8146, or 01-940 8146 using the new codes?


I've checked key Willment personnel, such as Jeff Uren, Mike Crabtree and Ken Simmons and none of the phone numbers seem to match theirs? This person sold single-seaters and sports cars, things like Brabhams, Lotuses, Coopers, also engines, gearboxes etc., but never with a contact name or address listed, it appears. All help gratefully received!


#2 Allen Brown

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Posted 30 April 2021 - 10:01

I have banged my head against this particular wall in the past as well Michael.


it might be worth exploring connections to JA Pearce, the Pearce-Martin guy not the Kincraft guy.  The Richmond number advertised a "Cooper 1963 V8 HD4" in March/April 1967 and shortly afterwards Ray Langdon turned up with just such a car in Jersey.  I asked Langdon where it came from, and he told me Pearce Engineering.  

#3 Rupertlt1

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Posted 30 April 2021 - 12:44

Some info re J.A. Pearce here:





#4 Michael Oliver

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Posted 03 May 2021 - 15:08

Thanks, Allen and Rupert. I guess that it would certainly tally with the variety of cars and components that the Richmond advertiser was offering.

#5 Mistron

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Posted 10 May 2021 - 13:17

Could it be someone like Robs Lamplough? or The 'phone box outside Frank William's mate' flat......? :rotfl: