Sunday, December 10, 2017

Kit cars and stuff from around the world No.2 - U.K.

1969 Vincent Hurricane roadster.

Stacey just pointed out to me that this car was currently on Gumtree for $25,000.00
It's in Queensland and apparently it's the only one in Australia. You can see the Triumph heritage.

It's not something I'm familiar with so Google to the rescue.
They didn't start making them until 1982 so 1969 must be the year of the Triumph donor car.

The Hurricane has been in existence since 1983, when it was first produced as the Vincent Hurricane.
It is now being made by Caburn Engineering after passing through several hands on the way.
There are more than 50 Hurricanes on the road and there is a Vincent Hurricane Register, run by Robin Vincent. 

THE KITThe Hurricane is not a kit car in the usual sense. It is a direct replacement for the Spitfire or GT6 body and fits to the same chassis using the same fixings. It is designed on the same principles as a steel body, with inner and outer wings and sills, but has no rust problems. It can be made as a kit car by obtaining an old Spitfire or GT6 and a Hurricane kit, or as a replacement body if you already have a rusty 'donor' which you would like to keep going.
The bodyshell is partially stressed and works with the chassis in making a rigid car - much more rigid than the chassis alone, and this helps to  give the Hurricane excellent roadholding.
The picture shows the fibreglass parts of a kit. In addition, you will get a mounting kit, new door hinges and brackets.
Other optional extras are available, such as hidden boot hinges and catch, grilles and dashboard. What you need will depend on your budget and how much work you want to do yourself.

1 comment:

Edmon D. said...

Nice collection you got their mate! Keep Posting!