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JaySmith
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Help Identify

Post by JaySmith » Fri 16 Sep 2016, 08:26

I found this car in a barn - but what is it??
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First V8
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Re: Help Identify

Post by First V8 » Fri 16 Sep 2016, 09:16

Looks like a home build .
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Re: Help Identify

Post by Johann65 » Fri 16 Sep 2016, 17:28

For Sure!! Give it a valet and surprise us!! :mrgreen:
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Re: Help Identify

Post by Burnthosetyres » Sun 18 Sep 2016, 11:06

Looks like a Lotus 7 & an AC Cobra made babies & the Frikkie Foosed it....
Does seem like a one off home made vibe but you never know & hard to tell from 2 photos. Could have heritage
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Re: Help Identify

Post by jmvv » Sun 18 Sep 2016, 18:10

Defintely looks like a home built.
Seems like a fibreglass body (no doors) with metal bonnet (see the louvres)
Dashboard fitting is a bit "rof" for a production car.
The fenders are just a home made nod to the "no fenders" law.

I can see some Morgan ques in the body styling.
Dunlop SP73 tyres make it mid 1970's.
Engine seems to be V configuration.
Smith's gauges also make it early seventies.

What does the front look like?
What suspension is it using?

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Re: Help Identify

Post by CBRadio » Sun 26 Nov 2017, 03:31

Probably need some more detailed mechanicals to date it. Suspension type? Steering type? Brakes type?

Very strange beast. Yes Morgan, Riley or even a little bit of MG type styling but much bigger car than those typical. Smiths instruments are definitely not just 70's. Company was established in 1851 although obviously no car instruments from then.

Obvious things are race car. V8. Probably custom body. Clucth, brake pedals etc seem more modern. Older ones smaller. Indicator stalk is a bit strange. Early race cars probably would not have bothered with them. Tials lights maybe off morris minor (as perhaps the indicator stalk).

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