1926/1939 Attenborough Special For Sale

£127,000 See Text

Price £127,000See Text
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make AK
Year 1939
Country United States of America
Town Bedford Hills
Telephone +1 412-737-5593
Status Private
Ref C1362260
1926/ 1939 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.
175000. 00 US obo
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