BUYING A MARTIN
Contact the specialist clubs (the Fairthorpe Sports Car Club caters for Fairthorpe, Tornado, Turner, Ashley, Falcon, Rochdale and a raft of Historic Specials such as the Martin). They all work very hard to help owners and potential owners. Check the condition of the GRP bodywork, especially around the various mounting points. Factor repair work into your budget. Unless, you’ve bought an ‘exotic’ special, the mechanical components are generally robust and are very well catered for by various specialists. Parts supply is very good.