1937 Tri­umph Vitesse spe­cial

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Buying & Selling -

Bring­ing to­gether a pre-war Tri­umph Vitesse chas­sis and run­ning gear and a Dun­can Drome alu­minium body (as used on post-war Pur­chase Tax-dodg­ing Healeys) surely makes the ba­sis of those proper tra­di­tional Bri­tish specials that were so pop­u­lar in the 1950s, when this cre­ation is first thought to have seen the light of day. Pow­ered by a 1.7-litre engine used in the 14/60 Vitesse and Dolomite, it is once thought to have run a Ford Pi­lot V8 engine for hill­climbs. Brightwells’ un­usual of­fer­ing has been un­used for 15 or so years and will re­quire re-com­mis­sion­ing be­fore go­ing back on the road.

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