Wood & Picket Info

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Any news on how this one went today?
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Any news on how it went yesterday! :D Where have all the results gone? They seem a bit coy!
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Hello

Sadly the car did not meet the reserve on the day & didn’t sell. Surprised? :D
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Not sure who did this hatchback, but it's part of a set taken by John Ross (who died recently) at Speedwell, though the timing is out for the others in the set.

http://www.johnrossmotorracingarchive.c ... set=0,72#2

Worth looking at some of the other great photos from the '50s & 60s too.

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An interesting hatchback on a 1967/8 registered Mk2 with the size of the hinges suggesting it is a lighter version, glass fibre or maybe alloy, pickup hinges? The dashboard layout is similar to Radford's Mk2 with an enlarged row of dash panel switches above the original panel which was enlarged for fitting the radio. Enlarging the image reveals what looks like a 2 tone rectangular badge like Radford used. The door windows look like Tilling. Is it the car pictures in a London park which appeared on the web some time ago? Could it be the shell which was displayed at the Goodwood Revival a few years ago?
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Looks like the photo might have been taken in a Mews somewhere Cliff, the reg' number is a London mark. Were those hinges common on Radford hatchbacks..?
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:o Original bootlid hinges :!:

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WMU 211G wrote:Looks like the photo might have been taken in a Mews somewhere Cliff, the reg' number is a London mark. Were those hinges common on Radford hatchbacks..?
Thinking about the car more and the 67/68 registration plate it is possible that it was one of the first cars produced by HRC (1967) Ltd which acquired the original company in October 1967 after it went into administration. Eddie Collins left in 1966 I think and there was another salesman whose name I can't remember at the moment who I think operated from a mews premises in Mayfair area, close to Hyde Park where I think the earlier image was taken; next to the Serpentine?
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Looks like it was photographed outside Sprinzel's place (understandably), not a Radford way of hinging the hatch and looks like a Sprinzel badge on it. Mk2 998 Cooper?
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Perhaps the car was a development vehicle as I've just noticed it is a full hatchback to the boot lower aperture profile but the B registered car featured in CCC had a shorter hatchback and an upstanding, presumably for strength, as in the Elkins car shown at the Goodwood. The design of the roof where the hinges are attached does not look very strong especially without the rear gutter. I have read somewhere that Collins had no faith in hatchback conversions, maybe this is the vehicle which convinced him. I wish I could remember the name of the other guy involved in a Mews operation.
We now need Inspector Cluseau to investigate further! I do love a mystery and the power of the internet for finding historic pictures. :D
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