A chance to talk mostly about Bolwell Sports Cars.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
KM300s are a bit thin on the ground these days. This is what one looks like.
Going back a few years I went to have a look at what might be called a "shed find" on a farm just out of Truro. This particular sports car was owned donkeys years ago by a bloke who just happened to ditch his ultra-light into St. Vincents Gulf and was never sighted again, except by sharks perhaps. His daughter inherited what he had told her was a Mark 4 Bolwell. When she was a kid she remembers driving it up and down the drive in Adelaide. The car went with her to live on a farm when she grew up and was stuck away in one of the sheds. It turned out to be a KM300. I'm sure it's still there. I took a few photos at the time. Here are some of them.
It had a Vanguard engine, a 4-speed box of some sort and the rear trailing arms were FJ Holden front wishbones turned around sideways.