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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:22 pm 
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UHR850 wrote:
Engine bay shot of a Britax Cooper Downton racer taken in 1969 by Malcolm Linder..


nice picture....I wonder if the Downton badge is real? :roll:


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:26 pm 
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One of the two Downton tuned Deep Sanderson 301s , for Chris Lawrence and Gordon Spice at Le Mans in 1964.
Neither car fared well as one crashed in practice and the other overheated early in the race before Spice could even take the wheel.

Kees.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:59 pm 
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jay weinstein wrote:
UHR850 wrote:
Engine bay shot of a Britax Cooper Downton racer taken in 1969 by Malcolm Linder..


nice picture....I wonder if the Downton badge is real? :roll:


Must be real if this picture is the original engine bay.

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That is a lovely RARE picture.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:02 pm 
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UHR850 wrote:
One of the two Downton tuned Deep Sanderson 301s , for Chris Lawrence and Gordon Spice at Le Mans in 1964.
Neither car fared well as one crashed in practice and the other overheated early in the race before Spice could even take the wheel.

Kees.


And Chris Lawrence never paid for the engines either!

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:08 pm 
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Somewhere in Welsh Wales...

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Hatfield New Town...

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Unknown...

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:23 pm 
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UHR850 wrote:
Engine bay shot of a Britax Cooper Downton racer taken in 1969 by Malcolm Linder..



What’s the circular thing at the bottom of the bonnet stay?


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:42 pm 
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Somewhere in Welsh Wales...

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Hatfield New Town...

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Unknown...

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EET726D Rotherham Reg.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:38 pm 
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Radford 'S' demonstrator for sale , 50 years ago..


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:49 pm 
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Edinburgh lass Michaelle Burns-Grieg got the racing bug after watching Christabel Carlisle
show the boys how to do it in the early 60s and so ordered a new Mini Cooper in 1963 and
had it delivered straight to Downton Engineering for preparation. Whilst there ,the Downton
workshops were surrounded by the police who searched the car looking for the loot from
the Great Train Robbery! All explained by the fact that Michaelle was the then girlfriend of
promising racing driver and soon to be infamous getaway driver Roy James!

Pete, not Kees :oops:


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