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#551 Doug Nye

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 21:51

The originally-Franz Kitzerau 1936-37 2-litre Alta sports - supposedly chassis serial '64S' - was sold by Bonhams in Paris last week for £306,000.  Goodness me.  Ex-John Ruston, I believe?

 

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#552 cooper997

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 03:34

Lot 308 link

http://www.bonhams.c...ength=90&page=1

 

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 10:49

The originally-Franz Kitzerau 1936-37 2-litre Alta sports - supposedly chassis serial '64S' - was sold by Bonhams in Paris last week for £306,000.  Goodness me.  Ex-John Ruston, I believe?

 

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Originally Bob Wood who I believe sold to John Ruston for US$180,000.00 in 2001. Bob hoped to get at least US$85,000.00 when he advised me he was looking to sell in 1998.



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Posted 23 June 2018 - 09:55

An interesting article with some photos of KMP977 #70, which won the Rally.

 

http://www.sportscar...=Ix1ELaeFV8s.C0



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Posted 21 August 2019 - 23:50

Just placed this 10/7/46 The Motor piece here... https://forums.autos...-saloon-a-myth/

 

1946-Alta-roadcar.jpg

May as well be on this main Alta thread too.

 

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#556 MarkHealy

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Posted 22 October 2019 - 21:39

I've uploaded an images of Louis (Luis?) Manduca's rebodied chassis #69 at the Curragh and others of Joe Kelly's GP3 based Irish Racing Automobile Special in a gallery of my late father's photos here https://www.flickr.c...157711423456471

I'm continuing to work through his negative library so I may turn up more.

 

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#557 Steve L

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Posted 23 October 2019 - 14:59

Great pictures!

The Hudson Delage is very interesting. Is this based on the remains of the Delage 1 works racing car?

#558 MarkHealy

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Posted 24 October 2019 - 21:58

Great pictures!

The Hudson Delage is very interesting. Is this based on the remains of the Delage 1 works racing car?

 

Not sure. I'm currently researching its background. I have been told it was based on car which suffered a fire at Phoenix Park and was rebuilt in the form pictured with a Hudson engine. On that basis I guess it should be more accurately named as a Delage Hudson.

 

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#559 cooper997

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Posted 31 October 2019 - 23:32

Through moffspeed's tipoff in the Motor Sport magazine thread...

 

4/66 Motor Sport Grand Prix Formula II ultra lightweight Alta 1953,  ex P N Whitehead etc, fitted with Repco Holden 180bhp engine, spare wheels, tyres, diff, a well maintained handsome race car, ready to use, Price ST £675 landed UK, J A Harwood 19 Barnfield Rd Claremont Western Australia Tel 3-3983 p332

 

Despite listed as 1953 as far as I'm aware, Peter was racing this car in 1952.

 

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#560 john ruston

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Posted 28 November 2019 - 12:04

Just found this thread again!
Just to clarify matters 64S the LHD 2 litre was bought by me from a guy in Philadelphia in about 2000 .He had it stored in a shed for years and I sold it to Mr Fernandez who used Bonhams to dispose of it a couple of years ago.I understand it’s now in Belgium..Don’t know where the Bob Wood story came from but I am not aware he had any involvement in sales of any 2 litre cars.
I bought 70 from Australia in 2007 and have only recently started using it.
Gareth Burnett won Flying Scotsman Rally with it in 2018 and has has now won the MRL race at Spa .Only entered rally when we were told an Alta could never win a road rally so decided to take on the number 1 event in Europe!
Idea was to sell it so we could buy a single seater but have put that idea on back burner as Gareth is driving the David Baldock single seater and that seems quite competitive looking at recent Goodwood Revival result.
We will do the major MRL races in 2020 with Unblown Alta 70 .
Think EJJ has changed hands again but not sure of details.

#561 fivestar

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Posted 30 November 2019 - 07:33

John,

  This is were Bob Wood comes in.

 

>Sent: Monday, March 06, 2000 6:20 PM
>To: BWood@xxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: ALTA

>       Bob,
>       Thought that I'd send you a short message and enquire how your  thoughts are progressing on the sale of your Alta.
>       best regards,
>
>       Michael 


Edited by fivestar, 01 December 2019 - 01:36.


#562 john ruston

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Posted 30 November 2019 - 20:54

Got you
Bob never had an Alta?
The Invicta went on for ever!
Who is Michael Hennessy?
It’s twenty years ago.
Bob was involved in putting the grid together for Pre War race at Silverstone Festival which at the time was by far the most important Pre War sports car race anywhere. Before Goodwood and Le Mans Classic .
He wanted to put together a three car Alta team for his race.
Thought it a good idea for me to buy three Altas
It all fell apart due to the new races and the move of Coys Festival from Silverstone to Rockingham.
The bit that didn’t was that I have owned four of the six two litre sports cars!

#563 fivestar

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Posted 01 December 2019 - 10:37

Got you
Bob never had an Alta?
The Invicta went on for ever!
Who is Michael Hennessy?
It’s twenty years ago.
Bob was involved in putting the grid together for Pre War race at Silverstone Festival which at the time was by far the most important Pre War sports car race anywhere. Before Goodwood and Le Mans Classic .
He wanted to put together a three car Alta team for his race.
Thought it a good idea for me to buy three Altas
It all fell apart due to the new races and the move of Coys Festival from Silverstone to Rockingham.
The bit that didn’t was that I have owned four of the six two litre sports cars!

Bob Wood owned 64s in the States and sold it to you on March 31, 2000 according to an email i have from him. He even provided me with your address and Fax number. I even had a number of fax exchanges with you on the matter whilst you were in the middle east.


Edited by fivestar, 01 December 2019 - 10:38.


#564 john ruston

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Posted 01 December 2019 - 19:07

Obviously he had all the paperwork as the car was bought to make up the team of three with all cars owned by me!
I did the deal with an American so I assume Bob made a bob or two out of the deal because checking the import paperwork and invoice for import Bobs name is not included!
It’s totally irrelevant twenty years later as I paid for car which was in appalling condition and had a total rebuild before luckily winning a race at the ring
The Pre War Coys race was abandoned so buying cars was a waste!
All the DSJ letters about history of car are still with me.