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WhatsThatNoise
09-29-2006, 01:43 PM
As you all probably know, I like really unusual lightweight LBCs.
Can anyone name any of these?
https://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f312/dlg208/1.jpg
https://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f312/dlg208/2.jpg
https://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f312/dlg208/3.jpg

coldplugs
09-29-2006, 01:53 PM
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..Can anyone name any of these?


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Top looks like a Fairthorpe.

Middle possibly a Tornado kit car?

Bottom one's probably an early Rochdale?

WhatsThatNoise
09-29-2006, 01:59 PM
I knew you'd be the curve buster coldplugs.

#1 is in fact a Fairthorpe Electron.
#3 is a Rochdale GT

Very close on #2.....The car was made by former employes of Tornado.

coldplugs
09-29-2006, 05:22 PM
It was pure luck.

The Rochdale is a pretty little thing that seems to use styling cues from a bunch of other cars. The rear side window area and general rear roofline looks like an XK-140 Jag FHC to me. The nose looks a little like a D Jag or maybe Ginetta G4 with VW Beetle headlights.

Does anyone else see the resemblance or maybe see some other cars in there?

DrEntropy
09-29-2006, 05:32 PM
The G4 resemblance struck me.

JamesWilson
09-29-2006, 05:51 PM
No. 3 is a Rochdale GT, 1350 "made" as kit cars, 1957 to 1961. This is also used on the Practical Classics magazine site for Rochdale GTs:

https://www.practicalclassics.co.uk/profiles/vehicle/picture.ehtml?i=3;p=1966284818

I'm puzzled a bit by the registration "MFL 838 F" for I believe the "F" suffixes were used in 1967- so did they take six years (or more) to build it?

kennypinkerton
09-29-2006, 05:59 PM
The middle one looks like a Victress

weewillie
09-29-2006, 07:54 PM
I don't remember the rochdale gt but I do remember the rochdale olympic 2 and also the gilbern (built in Wales ) both sweet cars

weewillie
09-29-2006, 07:56 PM
https://www.rochdale-owners-club.co.uk/owners.htm oops forgot to add this

weewillie
09-29-2006, 07:59 PM
also this https://web.ukonline.co.uk/members/paul.clark3/gilbern.html

WhatsThatNoise
09-30-2006, 05:50 AM
This one came up on E-Bay a few months ago....

I found out about it from BCF......I wanted to buy it NOW....
Fly over....
Flip it over....
& paddle back.
https://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f312/dlg208/fe_1_b.jpg
Look at this dash......Is it cool or what?
https://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f312/dlg208/07_1_b.jpg
https://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f312/dlg208/48_1_b.jpg

DrEntropy
09-30-2006, 06:10 AM
Thanks weewillie! Been a looong time since I've seen a Gilbern here inna Colonies. Neat!

WhatsThatNoise
09-30-2006, 06:45 AM
I believe the one pictured above is an exceedingly rare Rochdale Riviera....About 1959-60

A DHC & same as the GT, forward of the bulkhead
(Except for the grill being wider)

Total production = 50

<Kicking Self>

anthony7777
10-02-2006, 06:37 AM
i like the #2 tornado seems very alfa romeo/farrari to me any "ity" in its blood line?, ive never seen one before.

WhatsThatNoise
10-02-2006, 07:19 AM
Car # 2 is a.......Drum Roll..............

>>>>>>>>>>> WATFORD CHEETAH <<<<<<<<<<<<

https://64.233.161.104/search?q=cache:HKP...t=clnk&cd=3 (https://64.233.161.104/search?q=cache:HKPmj8Gdjd0J:www.1950sspecials.com/cheetah%25201.htm+watford+cheetah&hl=en&gl=us&ct=c lnk&cd=3)

Thank you all for playing & be sure to pick up your consolation prizes......

(Just PM Basil) /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Roger
10-02-2006, 02:01 PM
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No. 3 is a Rochdale GT, 1350 "made" as kit cars, 1957 to 1961. This is also used on the Practical Classics magazine site for Rochdale GTs:

https://www.practicalclassics.co.uk/profiles/vehicle/picture.ehtml?i=3;p=1966284818

I'm puzzled a bit by the registration "MFL 838 F" for I believe the "F" suffixes were used in 1967- so did they take six years (or more) to build it?

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You're right about the "F", but often a donor car registration was re-used in these caese, so it might have been a re-build or something.