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kees wrote:The wheels seem fairly large for the period and the bonnet is very low, vents at the rear: UK GRP body on VW-platform?
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On the wheels, Triumphs of the time had larger than the normal 13" which is why some have speculated it's a re bodied triumph special.
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They did not. My Spitfire MkIII had standard 13" rims. All Heralds, Vitesses, Spitfires ad GT6's had 13" x 3,5/4,5" rims.
The bigger wheels were found on the TR's.
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Could this be it? Although even the owner doesn't know what it is.


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Very good!!!!!
I do not think it is the same car however but very likely one of the same experiment/series? Or perhaps modified in later life?
The original retouched (not photo shopped) picture may be a bit misleading about the shut lines and details.
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kees wrote:The wheels seem fairly large for the period and the bonnet is very low, vents at the rear: UK GRP body on VW-platform?
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I think you've hit the nail on the head. It does have large wheels and a VW based kit-car would make perfect sense to me.
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kees wrote:They did not. My Spitfire MkIII had standard 13" rims. All Heralds, Vitesses, Spitfires ad GT6's had 13" x 3,5/4,5" rims.
The bigger wheels were found on the TR's.
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And TR's are triumphs aren't they?
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I was looking at the website of a local auto electrician and spotted this, any idea what it is?

Fairthorpe?

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zacmarshall wrote:I was looking at the website of a local auto electrician and spotted this, any idea what it is?

Fairthorpe?

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The car behind the Interceptor? And if anybody has any info on this particular Interceptor, we'd also be grateful.
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The golden car looks like a Monica.
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I agree with Dion, a Monica for sure
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You guys are good.
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Also known as Deep-Sanderson. Many years ago a few of these cars were found in an abandoned ship container in the Rotterdam Harbour. I was thinking hard to get one of these. They were probably to expensive for my wallet, cannot remember, but I have always regretted not to have gotten one. They had a very light, compact novel V-8engine.
The car was described in a magazine that also featured Jensen-Healey.
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I have just read about the history of Monica on Wikki so it must be true. However, I was surprised to see both a Vignale and a Jensen connection in the development of the car. Learn something new everyday.
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