20180309 Web Report

Derrington steering wheel.

Bespoke Motors

‘Tis the season for very expensive reworkings of classic cars, here are two that made the news this week:


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Jaguar Classic presented Iron Maiden drummer Nicko McBrain’s custom-built “Greatest Hits” 1984 Jaguar XJ6 at the Geneva Motor Show this week. This may be the ultimate ‘Bitsa’.


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David Brown Automotive offered a “Remastered” version of the Mini, totally handbuilt from a late ’70s or ’80s body shell at the Geneva Motor Show. A tip o’ the flat ‘at to John Voelcker for the link to the story at Hemmings.

1964 Austin Cambridge

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BSCCoC member Dave Thompson is a friend of the vendor of the 38,000 mile 1964 Austin Cambridge that we listed last week and has sent me some more pictures of the car … [more]

Morris Mi-n-or

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This wide boy is no spiv – 1969 Modified Morris Mi-n-or V8 Custom
£17,500 (~$31,500) in Uttoxeter, UK … www.ebay.co.uk/itm/173199340802


  • body has been widened by 300mm / 12 inches
  • Jaguar XJ6 Series 3 running gear with Borg Warner 65 auto box
  • 1990 land Rover Defender military v8 3.5 engine and ancillaries

Upcoming H and H Auction

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How often do you find two Jowett Jupiters for sale in the first week? “Not very” is the answer, and when I found the second one (which has an interesting racing history) I found a bunch of lovely classics … here are my favourite picks from the upcoming H and H auction at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Cambridgeshire, UK on 21 March, 2018

1953 Austin A90 Atlantic Estimate: £18,000 – £22,000
1973 Vanden Plas Princess 1300 Estimate: £7,000 – £9,000
1963 Ford Lotus Cortina Estimate: £50,000 – £60,000
1950 Jowett Jupiter Estimate: £38,000 – £42,000
… (1951 Monte Carlo rally entrant, plus period 1950s documented race history.)

I have made online jigsaw puzzles of these cars on Grey Brits. Obviously.

Upcoming Events At A Glance


Online Jigsaw Puzzle

1956 Riley Pathfinder
puzzle from my site Grey Brits … Enjoy!

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Finds and For Sale

This is gathered, primarily, from our Facebook site
Submissions are accepted, but preferably on a sale site I can link to.


Stuff for Sale
What we found recently … 1951 Jowett Jupiter, 1959 Humber Super Snipe, 1957 Austin A35 Pick Up, 1956 Riley Pathfinder, 1960 Jaguar Mark IX project, 1957 Austin FX3 Taxi, 1937 Austin 10, 1976 Ford Capri project, 1961 Sunbeam Rapier, 1954 Austin A40 Somerset project


52 years ago – name that car:


The Blind Beggar pub on Whitechapel Road, Stepney, London where George Cornell was shot on 9th March 1966 by Ronnie Kray. The car, still parked outside on the 11th, belonged to Cornell.
source: http://thekraytwins.wikia.com/wiki/George_Cornell