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Harrinton type A racecar

Discussion in 'Ebay / Craigslist / Other Discoveries' started by Alpine Addict, Dec 16, 2019.

  1. Alpine Addict

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  2. 65beam

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    Isn't that the car that Bob Avery once owned?
     
  3. alpine_64

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    Long discussion on this car in the past.

    Very nice very well prepeared historic race car and would be a great toy.

    Sadly Bob scrapped the original body when he did the resto in the late 90s early 2000s. So the car is actually a replica of the Sebring racer with a few of the original parts (roof side windows and maybe boot)

    During the 2nd resto is the UK they replicated a lot of the original details of the car as raced in 63 and certainly made it a smart and correct looking car
     
  4. jumpinjan

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    It was the focal point of Invasion #2.
    (Terrible fitting of the boot lid)
    Jan
     
  5. 65beam

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    It was very well received at the Cincinnati United in 2006. Knowing what it takes to cut down a trunk lid for this style Harrington and I remember what it takes to fit the trunk I 've always wondered how Harrington got them to fit as good as they did.
     
  6. sunalp

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    Only $16 ?!
     
  7. 65beam

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    Jean saw that price and told me to offer them$20.
     
  8. alpine_64

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    Id hazard a guess its meant to be 160k estimate. It last sold for around 100k GBP .... But that was a different market back then....
     
  9. jumpinjan

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    Well Bob, I have first hand experience. I did that to Kellogg's Harrington. You should see the fit on that one...Beautiful. But like you mentioned, lots of work.
    Jan
     
  10. 65beam

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    Jan,
    I didn't participate in the actual work but I watched it being done in another shop in Dayton to another car we both know. He spent a lot of time doing fabrication work. How did the hinges on Dave's car look after you finished the work?
     
  11. jumpinjan

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    Ian fixed the hinges. He knew what to do.
    Jan
     
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2019
  12. jdoclogan

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    I will be at the auction and will have an up close and personal look at this aberration of the original NART Alpine.
     
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  13. 65beam

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    I always thought the long part of the hinge could be cut to the contour of the cut down trunk to get it to lay flat and not stick up on the tip.
     
  14. Harrington Jan

    Harrington Jan Bronze Level Sponsor

    Raced at Donington a few years back, no success became 34 after all Minis + others
     
  15. Harrington Jan

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    $130 - 160K no reserve
     
  16. bernd_st

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    Crazy money. Wonder whether it will sell...
     
  17. jdoclogan

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    This is what one gets when they re-body a Harrington Alpine and try to pass it off as an original factory product. Yes, the trunk fit is very difficult to get right.



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    Last edited: Dec 31, 2019
  18. Limey

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    I like the tyres though. They look a bit like the pictures from Le Mans. Anybody know the maker and spec?
    Oliver
     
  19. alpine_64

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    Look like the dunlop L series racing x-ply you can buy for historics, hoosier also do a similar tyre
     
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