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PeterK
05-16-2007, 07:42 AM
https://cgi.ebay.com/Other-Makes-vintage-...1QQcmdZViewItem (https://cgi.ebay.com/Other-Makes-vintage-opportunity-1957-Tornado-Vintage-Triumph-TR3-race-car-kit-rare_W0QQitemZ150123022580QQihZ005QQcategoryZ6472Q QrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

DougF
05-16-2007, 07:58 AM
I know race cars get a lot of paint jobs along the way, but he references the car in pictures as being green, the main set of pictures are mainly red; and his description states that it is yellow.
Interesting picture from the 70's of the New Jersey TR3. Radiator in the back. Wheel base looks to be shortened 12-15 inches. Looks shorter than a Mini. Gotta wonder how often he spun it.

PeterK
05-16-2007, 08:02 AM
I think this auction is basically the yellow body and plans for a frame... and a donor car.

DougF
05-16-2007, 08:20 AM
I should have read it the whole way through. That explains the lower opening bid.

Andrew Mace
05-16-2007, 09:21 AM
Awesome! I've seen photos of Bill Dentinger's car (referred to in captions as the "Tornado Thunderbolt" rather than "Tornado Typhoon" as the eBay car is described), the "other" one described in the auction listing. One puzzlement, though: the auction notes a wheelbase of 97" but a TR is 88" -- quite a discrepancy!?

Twosheds
05-16-2007, 09:24 AM
One puzzlement, though: the auction notes a wheelbase of 97" but a TR is 88" -- quite a discrepancy!?

They use a steel-tube frame, not a TR frame.