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by JHV8 » Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:16 pm

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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by kees » Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:28 pm

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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by Chris C » Wed Dec 20, 2017 5:07 pm

Could this be it? Although even the owner doesn't know what it is.


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by kees » Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:24 pm

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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by Martin R » Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:54 pm

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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by JHV8 » Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:13 pm

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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by zacmarshall » Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:14 pm

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

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by Chris_R » Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:36 pm

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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by Han Kamp » Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:50 pm

Berkeley, frontwheel drive, 2 cyl. 2 stroke engine
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by felixkk » Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:37 am

The car behind the Interceptor? And if anybody has any info on this particular Interceptor, we'd also be grateful.

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by Dion » Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:20 am

The golden car looks like a Monica.
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by Han Kamp » Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:24 am

I agree with Dion, a Monica for sure
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by felixkk » Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:32 am

You guys are good.
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by kees » Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:48 am

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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by shaun » Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:10 pm

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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