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by CV8600hp » Wed Oct 17, 2007 2:43 pm

Hello fanatics


is there anybody on the isle of Fyfe Scotland
I did find this rare car there and maybe someone wants to have a look at it

groeten from Hungary

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by MikeWilliams » Wed Oct 17, 2007 4:30 pm

Paul,

I live a few hundred miles from Fife, but please tell us more!

For those who are unclear, Michael McEvoy was a tuning specialist who particularly favoured superchargers. He worked on several makes of car and often had them bodied by Jensen. Well known examples include Star, Wolseley Hornet and Morris Minor. They were generally much smaller than the later Jensen-made cars.

What type is this McEvoy Paul? If its a Hornet I hope its for sale as I'd love one!
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by CJ » Wed Oct 17, 2007 5:36 pm

Hi, i live in Fife, tell me more :shock:

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by CV8600hp » Wed Oct 17, 2007 6:35 pm

Hello

it is built on a german chassis 6 cylinder
but i did get a letter from his laywer that the car is not for sale
this was afther the owner spoke to me about this car at Beaulieu 2006
I did try to contact him this year but no reply

I wil now try to find his letter with the details

ciao
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by CV8600hp » Wed Oct 17, 2007 6:51 pm

I found the note but it is in Scotisch difficult to read

1938 Mc EVOY SPECIAL
STEYER CHASSIS AND 6 CYLINDER ENGINE

THE STORY WAS THAT JENSEN BROTHERS WERE AT A MOTORSHOW IN GERMANY AND BOUGHT 4 OR 6 CHASSIS WITH ENGINE AND DRIVE TRAIN BECAUSE THERE WAS A PROBLEM WITH FORD SUPLYING CHASSIS AND ENGINE'S,AFTHER THE CHASSIS WERE DELIVERED TO JENSENS THEY GOT THE GO AHEAD FROM FORD AND SOLD THE STEYERS TO MR MC EVOY WICH THEY BUILT THREE CARS FOR , TWO WERE DESTROYED IN THE WAR BY FIRE AND THE REMAINING ONE IS THIS ONE WITH A SPARE ENGINE AND OTHER PARTS,THE CHASSIS HAD A REPUTATION OF BEIING VERY MODERN AND FAST FOR THOSE DAYS,THE PICTURE HE SHOWED ME WAS A CAR LOOKING LIKE A PRE WAR ALFA ROMEO 1750,HE WOULDNOT GIVE ME THE PICTURE BUT DID SEND A OLD NUMBER OF MOTORCAR TO MY UK ADRESSE WICH WAS LOST THERE.THIS ALL WAS TOLD BY THE OWNER A MAN WHO DROVE UP TO BEAULIEU FROM FIFE IN ONE DAY ,I THOUGHT HE WAS SOMEWHERE ARROUND 78-80 YEARS OLD,

END OF STORY MAYBE I COME TO FIFE IN A COUPLE OF WEEKS AND GO FOR IT




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by CJ » Wed Oct 17, 2007 6:56 pm

Hi, well name doesn,t ring any bells & story of the car doesn,t either. Any other clues? Name of a town in Fife or some kind of location?

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by MikeWilliams » Wed Oct 17, 2007 9:44 pm

Interesting. There was a Jensen bodied Steyr in one of the pre-War rallies. I'll look up the details. Dp you know if the car is a Drohead or a saloon?
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by MikeWilliams » Thu Oct 18, 2007 7:45 am

I've not really researched Jensen-bodied Steyr cars and there is little about Steyr on the web, but there are photos of EA 9396 on the 1938 RAC rally. It was red, and entered alongside a white 30hp tourer and a blue 30hp saloon. A bit like a standard S type, it looked to be smaller with bolt-on wheels and not so elegant - in fct a bit ungainly. How large were these Steyr 4 and 6 cylinder engines? This car was 20hp 2 1/4 litre, so I guess that would be the 6?

ERB 560 was another Jensen-bodied Steyr described in a contemporary 1938 magazine. I don't know what body type this had as I've not yet found the article.

Neither of the above are listed by the DVLA, either as Jensen or Steyr, so unless it has been re-registered the find in Fife is probably another car.

Your background about stortage of Ford parts is interesting and I've never heard that before. I am sure all will be revealed in a couple of months when Richard Calver's new book comes out.
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by MikeWilliams » Thu Oct 18, 2007 9:26 am

ERB 560 was a Steyr type 220, if that means anything to anyone!
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by CV8600hp » Thu Oct 18, 2007 2:09 pm

mIKE


IT IS A DROPHEAD ON STEYER 220 CHASSIS


CIAO
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by MikeWilliams » Thu Oct 18, 2007 2:49 pm

Thanks Paul. That's exactly what EA 9396 was. Maybe it is that one, in which case it has a competition history.

There is a photo of this car in the Profile publication on pre-War Jensens.
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by CV8600hp » Fri Oct 19, 2007 2:27 pm

mike


where can i find the foto ?


regards
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by MikeWilliams » Mon Oct 29, 2007 12:53 pm

Paul,

My sincere apologies - just noticed to my horror that I never answered this post from you.

I've never managed to post photos on here, but if you send me your e-mail address I'll send you a scan.
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by MikeWilliams » Thu Nov 01, 2007 2:57 pm

Paul,

I hope you've received the photo now?
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by Wallace » Thu Nov 01, 2007 8:27 pm

Mike,
If you want help with posting or want me to do it let me know.

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