Author Topic: Solved - NEH 5601: Australian BMC 1500cc B-series engined one-off ca. 1960  (Read 151 times)

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Re: NEH 5601
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2020, 07:18:30 AM »
Experts?
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Re: NEH 5601
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2020, 11:52:16 AM »
Due to the front flashers,... BMC-powered, i.e. MGB...?

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Re: NEH 5601
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2020, 02:07:09 PM »
A one-off homebuilt? 
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Re: NEH 5601
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2020, 05:40:57 PM »
Due to the front flashers,... BMC-powered, i.e. MGB...?

Yes, but not MGB..

A one-off homebuilt? 

Yes.
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Re: NEH 5601
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2020, 04:34:41 AM »
Then one step below: BMC, B-series 1500ccm-engine?

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Re: NEH 5601
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2020, 05:44:12 AM »
Yes, that's correct.
I don't know much more about this car, which doesn't seem to have a name.
So I'll lock it for you to tell me when and where it was built, which is part of all that is known about this car.
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Re: NEH 5601
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2020, 07:39:38 AM »
For me, it looks typical 60's style...
May be built in the US?

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Re: NEH 5601
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2020, 08:05:45 AM »
It does but it's quite a lot later than that. Must have been a 'retro' idea!
Not from the US.
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Re: NEH 5601
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2020, 09:03:33 AM »
Down Under?
Early Spitfire/Herald rims...

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Re: NEH 5601
« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2020, 10:32:13 AM »
Australian it is.
Just the date to be established now.
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Re: NEH 5601
« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2020, 11:09:37 AM »
A shot in the darkness: Retro-idea of the mid-eighties?

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Re: NEH 5601
« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2020, 12:44:33 PM »
Actually I was wrong.
I checked the site again and it does date from around 1960.
It was bought in 1985 as an incomplete project, which was then finished finally in 1996.
It was just being sold as a "BMC kit-car" so there's nothing more I can ask as it doesn't seem to have a name!
The puzzle is therefore solved.

Here's the original photo:

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Re: Solved - NEH 5601: Australian BMC 1500cc B-series engined one-off ca. 1960
« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2020, 12:56:58 PM »
I've seen a photo of this one-off special before with a name (which I don't recall off-hand!), so I will now endeavour to find it and post  it here if/when I can trace it (but don't hold your breath).
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Re: Solved - NEH 5601: Australian BMC 1500cc B-series engined one-off ca. 1960
« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2020, 03:36:22 PM »
Thanks Djetset.
I'll give you a point for it if you can find it.
Now there's an incentive to go digging!
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