1933 Attenborough Special
In 1933 the Proprietors of the Attenborough Garage (Messrs Haless and Stokes), put together a Special for Captain W. E. Bingley. Like all Special builders they used what was readily available to them at the time, so the completed vehicle had parts from all over the place. The engine which remains with it today was used in the Atom Aston Martin. The chassis was a 1926 Fraser Nash demonstrator chassis. Dry sump. The car has a continuous ownership history and the changes that have been made follow through to today in the documentation that comes with the car. It is included in John Bateman’s wonderful book, The Enthusiasts Guide to Vintage Specials and Bill Boddy’s book on Specials. Recently serviced by GMT racing. This wonderful single seat Special has been racing its entire life. It is still blistering fast. Comes with VSCC logbooks, invoices, handwritten letters, etc.
1926 Frazier Nash demonstrator chassis 1075 manufactured 4 March 1926. Chassis was retained along with quarter elliptic springs front and rear with friction lever shocks also front and rear. Updated rear axel and driveshaft mated to Wilson Preselector gearbox. Selector control lever on column with period wire spiked steering wheel. Riley steering box mounted under cowl actuates front steering on solid axel.
Hydraulic brakes with twin leading front and single rear shoes. Brake master cylinders under floorboards with oil sump tank, battery and fuel pumps.
Wilson Preselector 4 speed and reverse gearbox rebuilt 12/ 20 with new bands and all mechanical parts repaired/ rebuilt and fettled as needed.
Wheels are 16” Dunlop knock-on wire wheels with 16-6. 00 and 16-6:50 Dunlop R tyres.
Aston Martin Atom 2 Litre single overhead cam motor with recent reproduction alloy cylinder head. Direct crank driven supercharger of recent vintage with a blow- off valve fitted to the inlet manifold. 2” SU side draft carburetor with twin centre post float bowls. Electric fuel pump with pressure regulator and fuel lines and alloy fittings all rated for methanol fuel. Lucas point ignition with sport coil. Drysump oil system and front mount water pump with onboard electric starter fitted along with slave battery jump plug and master kill switch. Four into one upswept exhaust system with Brooklands silencer.
Alloy bodywork with copper brass radiator. Period rev counter, oil pressure and water temperature gages in alloy fascia, steel fuel tank contained in tail with exposed quick fill inlet and fuel shutoff valve. Alloy seat with black vinyl upholstery and single lap belt ( no roll hoop fitted). Comes with original cabin pressure blower and Lucas magneto both needing rebuild.
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This car is maintained by GMT Racing in CT. I can assist with shipping. Please email with questions.
140.000. 00 US
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.This car is being represented by Kelly Dietrick, Exceptional Car Broker specializing in exceptional cars from exceptional collectors all over the world. Steam to Sportscars. Pre War/Post War, Race, Rally and Tour. I do not maintain a website but if you would like to see the cars I represent before they are advertised please send an email to sign up for my monthly newsletter.
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