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by Frankoid » Tue Sep 22, 2015 6:47 pm

What a fantastic picture. It looks a very foreign setting, maybe Cornwall . Does anyone know the location?
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by felixkk » Tue Sep 22, 2015 7:42 pm

Foreign = Cornwall :D
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by Pymmie » Tue Sep 22, 2015 8:15 pm

Possibly Donlsd Healeys house at Trebah Gardens , Nr Falmouth , Cornwall

Will be there Sunday !

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by felixkk » Tue Sep 22, 2015 9:11 pm

Actually, funny you should say that- because there may have been some Healey involvment in this car.

I'm very sorry that I wasn't able to make it. Enjoy!
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by felixkk » Sun Sep 27, 2015 6:21 am

felixkk wrote:There is a press photo of SEA770 on ebay at the moment
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£310! Too much for me unfortunately, I wasn't expecting the price to be quite that high!

If the buyer is on the forum I'd be very interested in a high resolution scan.
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by felixkk » Sun Sep 27, 2015 10:05 am

Comparing the press photo with the one in Calver's "All The Models" it seems relatively clear, that the press photo was also taken in Stratford-Upon-Avon. Notice the surrounding wall.

Judging by the shadows it was around midday on a summers day. The wheels seem to be a very dark color, brown or black- certainly not yellow.

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by Frankoid » Mon Sep 28, 2015 7:48 am

Well spotted ! I dont know how I missed the same wall ! Is Alan Jensens house still standing?
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by felixkk » Mon Sep 28, 2015 11:21 am

It was actually my wife who noticed it. :roll:
Don't know if the house still exists and where it is/was.
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by VFK44 » Mon Sep 28, 2015 2:34 pm

Richard's grand house from 1958- is definitely still standing, as is the Jensen's childhood home. Anyone remember if Alan's house has been on the market?

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by John Staddon » Mon Sep 28, 2015 3:59 pm

How would we know if the house has been on the market if we don't know where it is? (Do you know something we don't Stephen?)

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by VFK44 » Mon Sep 28, 2015 4:11 pm

:!: :roll:

I see what you mean!

What I was thinking is that Richard's house and the parents' house were mentioned on the Forum when they came up for sale and the details were posted online by an estate agent. If Alan's had also been on sale it would be worth searching for it...
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by VFK44 » Mon Sep 28, 2015 4:15 pm

Alan died in Brighton so that's obviously not the property in the pictures.
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by stevej » Mon Sep 28, 2015 7:17 pm

Alan and Richard Jensen used to live in Edgbaston, Birmingham.

Alan moved on to Wooten Wawen, Warwickshire and then on to Avondale House in Stratford Upon Avon, then Brighton.

Richard went from Edgbaston to Soddington Hall , near Kidderminster.

Had the chance to take pics of BHK there when we last visited in 2011, when the owner was selling for ?1.75 million.

The owner at the time said he knew "Dick" Jensen's son very well.


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by NormanP » Tue Sep 29, 2015 5:53 am

Last changed hands 2013, asking price £1.25m. Looks rather nice! Some interior pics at http://www.zoopla.co.uk/property-histor ... f/28290703. It’s Sodington (one d) by the way.
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by felixkk » Tue Sep 29, 2015 6:58 am

Lovely House.

Alan Jensen's house in Stratford-Upon-Avon looks like a row house, or is the picture misleading?
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