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What is this car?

Postby Mary Lindsay » Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:21 pm

Can anyone identify this car? The venue is the Brackenhurst hillclimb in Kenya, probably in the late 1950s or early 1960s.

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Re: What is this car?

Postby TonyLees » Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:50 pm

Bond?
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Re: What is this car?

Postby Bob Bull » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:52 am

No idea Mary, but I am carrying out some research into the picture.

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Re: What is this car?

Postby Bob Bull » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:55 am

TonyLees wrote:Bond?


Did you mean Berkely?
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Re: What is this car?

Postby Mary Lindsay » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:01 am

No idea Mary, but I am carrying out some research into the picture.


Thank you Saga.....
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Re: What is this car?

Postby colin sumner » Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:55 pm

morris 1000 front wings don't know about the rest
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Re: What is this car?

Postby Bob Bull » Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:08 am

colin sumner wrote:morris 1000 front wings don't know about the rest



Well spotted Colin, the look of the side panels suggests homemade, but linked to a production rear end of some sort, while he bonnet is almost certainly from some other production car. All in all Mary I reckon it is a 'one-off' but it would be nice to track down the type of chassis. The reference number on the photo also indicates it comes form some official library (stick it in Google and get a map of Mombasa). More information from your source might help track it down MQC.

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Re: What is this car?

Postby Bob Bull » Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:24 am

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Re: What is this car?

Postby Bob Bull » Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:33 am

Mary the picture was probably taken at the Brackenhurst Hill climb near Nairobi in the mid fifties, may be your source can find out more.
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Re: What is this car?

Postby Mary Lindsay » Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:57 pm

Wow Bob, many thanks for your clever detective work!

We will get in touch with the Buckler register to see what else we can learn from them.
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Re: What is this car?

Postby Bob Bull » Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:35 pm

Bob Bull wrote:Mary the picture was probably taken at the Brackenhurst Hill climb near Nairobi in the mid fifties, may be your source can find out more.



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Re: What is this car?

Postby Bob Bull » Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:34 am

The number plate indicates that the car was first registered in 1956 in the Nairobi district of Kenya, and I have been advised that the car never raced at Nakuru circuit.
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Re: What is this car?

Postby Bob Bull » Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:06 am

Mary a Google search says the Brackenhurst Hill Climb ran between 1959 and 1963.
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Re: What is this car?

Postby Mary Lindsay » Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:17 pm

Thanks Bob!
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