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1961 (K) Fairthorpe Special DROPHEAD

£15,750
Mileage 1,300 Fuel Type Petrol
Engine Size 1296cc Transmission Manual
Reg Date 27/03/1961 Registration 64TPK
Body Style Sports Colour Blue
No Doors 2 Previous Owners 4
Service N/A MOT N/A
  • 01590 688811
  • Finished in french blue complimented with contrasting period interior. A fabulous car with that great period racer feel. First registered in March 1961, this unique Electron first came into the prior keepers hands in 1978. A professional engineer and chassis builder for Morgan, he completely rebuilt the car with the intention of using it for sprints and hill climbs. Acquiring a 1969 Triumph Spitfire Mk III as a donor vehicle, he rebuilt the 1,296cc engine and gearbox and fitted it to the Electron chassis, carrying out many modifications along the way to make the car as light as possible. He also designed and made the bespoke aluminium bodywork that still adorns the car to this day.Named Francesca in honour of his French girlfriend of the time ( who also insisted on the French blue paintwork ) he never actually got to race the car and ended up selling it five years later with only a few hundred road miles under its wheels. Scroll forward 35 years and in 2017 he stumbled across the car for sale again.By this time it had been languishing in storage for many years and was in need of renovation so he set about a second rebuild, fitting many new parts. These include all new brakes (including master cylinder and calipers), new clutch kit, all fluids changed with new filters as required, new fuel pump, ignition system, battery, tyres and tubes etc. Still showing only 1,256 miles on the clock which is believed to be the total mileage covered since the 1978 rebuild, now a very lively performer and comes with an MOT to March 2020 with no advisories recorded.Registered as a 1961 Fairthorpe Sport on the V5 C, it also comes with a tonneau cover, numerous parts / labour invoices, an old MOT from 1987. The attention to detail is wonderful and the car needs to be closely examined to be fully appreciated. ANY POTENTIAL INTERESTED PARTY IF YOU ARE LONG IN THE LEG DEPARTMENT IT WILL BE A SQUEEZE.

  • M&M Automotive

    Address

    115 Ramley Road
    Pennington

    Lymington
    Hampshire
    SO41 8LH

    Telephone

    • 01590 688811
    • 07877 476825
    • 07788 851113
    • 07954 408783

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    Opening Hours

    Monday - Friday:08:00 - 18:00
    Saturday:08:00 - 15:00
    Sunday:Closed

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