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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4533 posts)

Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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What is THIS ??????????????
Posted by: Moderator
Date: March 22, 2010 04:58PM

A bare chassis has been discovered in Missouri. Can you help identify it?

Please see the pictures below.

Is it British? Was it once a sports car? What is it?

Five lug Rostyle wheels? (Or are they...)
A.jpg

Left hand drive... Ever seen a rack that looked like this?
B.jpg

Unvented rotor / anti-roll bar.
C.jpg

Are these Girling calipers?
D.jpg


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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4533 posts)

Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: What is THIS ??????????????
Posted by: Moderator
Date: March 22, 2010 04:59PM

Notice that it has these sporty and relatively modern features
1) four wheel disc brakes
2) three link rear suspension
3) a very lightweight steering rack
4) coil springs and telescoping shocks all around
5) five-lug wheels

On the other hand, it seems to have an uncommonly robust frame of box tubing, and the front suspension's telescoping shock absorbers are mounted uncommonly high for a sports car.

Nice long, level Panhard rod.
E.jpg

Pecular emergency brake lever (with a hole for the thumb button) was apparently mounted to the left of the driveshaft tunnel.
F.jpg



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/22/2010 05:02PM by Moderator.


WedgeWorks1
Mike Perkins
Ellicott City, Maryland
(460 posts)

Registered:
07/06/2008 08:07AM

Main British Car:
1980 Triumph TR8 3.5 Litre Rover V8

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Re: What is THIS ??????????????
Posted by: WedgeWorks1
Date: March 22, 2010 07:15PM

Well it has a ford 9-inch rear........looks like mustang front suspension and the rims are Magnum 500s from a Ford. They also fit Dodge too.


roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
(3174 posts)

Registered:
04/24/2009 11:02AM

Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: What is THIS ??????????????
Posted by: roverman
Date: March 29, 2010 04:32PM

My WAG. is by Gorge Barris, He's the custumizing brudda, we never heard much of, ,(George got all the press). These projects jus' seemed to dig him, further into the abyiss, too bad really, I think this chassis was copied in the , "Bricklin" ? BTW... Who Cares ? roverman do custom-icing.


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