A chance to talk mostly about Bolwell Sports Cars.
My first 'S' had the same wheels. They were made by Dunlop (I assume in the UK), were aluminium and weighed the same as the original steel wheel. Never saw another set until now. Maybe they only came out in 10" size.
An interesting factoid about the published info on the Unipower GT.The stated use of the 998cc Cooper engine and the 1275cc Cooper S is incorrect.Some Uni GT's used the 998cc as fitted to the Mini Deluxe, apparently with the earlier 997cc Cooper carbs which where smaller than those fitted to the 1275.The smaller 'Cooper' engine was actually 997cc and was a very different A series motor to the 998cc (smaller bore and longer stroke) which didn't like being revved hard.Heh, I've still got a set of those 1.125" twin SU's from the 997cc Cooper I had way back when!!ArtC
In the mid 1960's a car dealer in OConnell Street North Adelaide was manufacturing fast back Minis. It was not the Buckle car although it may have evolved from the Buckle car - I simply do not know. John do you have any suggestions on this, one example was maroon with a black vinyl roof? Any idea how may Pellandini's were made - only 1 roadster??
I remember a maroon and black vinyl roof Mini Fastback (I always assumed was a Buckle) getting around Blackwood frequently during the 1980's (probably one of Tony Cullen's customers!), always wondered what happened to it. A mate had a Pellandini too...handled so badly (over-sprung) he eventually wrote it off. :( Cheers, Duane
PS: GBP 30k for a car that doesn't run!?!
The guy's name was Des and I'll remember his last name as soon as I shut the computer down I bet. He was an excellent spray painter and panel beater and his factory was called Ecurie De Des. It was just around the corner from O'Connell Street on that part of the Main North Road next to Scotty's Motel and across the road from Richard Gac's old workshop and where we used to buy that Spray Chief paint.
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