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  1. djaffrey

    djaffrey Formula Junior

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    Driving through Notting Gill in London yesterday I was passed by and then had a good look over a car registered "SWB 1".

    Iy was a blue 250 SWB with white line across the nose. I am sure I have seen this colour scheme referenced as being on a winning car from the Tourist Trophy (driven by Moss ???)

    Anyways car was beautiful - rhd and nice patina. At first I thought it was a fakey but then I pulled over and took a closer look.

    Any info on this car folks ?

    Darren.
     
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  3. stevetr

    stevetr Formula Junior

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    That would indeed be 2735GT, an SWB painted in Rob Walker's colours with the white stripe and numbered 7, which lives in North London.

    The car won the TT at Goodwood, driven by Moss in 1961.

    The owner, Clive Beecham, drives the car fairly regularly to events (including Goodwood Revival) rather than use a trailer. I met Clive at Goodwood early last year at a private trackday, and he'd driven down from London in the car with Stirling Moss himself!
     
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  5. Rosso Badger

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    Clive sold the car last summer.
     
  6. djaffrey

    djaffrey Formula Junior

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    That''ll be the one. Was really ncie to see a car like this out and and about and whilst clealry cherished it looked like it was a driver car. Sounded lovely of course.

    Darren.
     
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  8. murph7355

    murph7355 Formula 3

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    Just HOW beautiful is that car. And it's being used in winter in the UK!

    Hopefully people using these cars regularly will become more common place, rather than them being hidden away only to come out at concours events with polished tyres and undercarriage.

    If I ever win the lottery or the premium bonds, I will be seeking out a car just like this and begging the owner to sell it to me!

    Kudos to the owner for being a true petrolhead.
     
  9. stevetr

    stevetr Formula Junior

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    Eh?

    I'll check with him. He certainly owned it in September when he organised drivers passes for my wife and I at Goodwood.
     
  10. Rosso Badger

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    Sorry - my error. I mixed up Clive with Peter Teichmann, who sold his SWB to Frank Mountain.
     
  11. SefacHotRodder

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    You Suck! Thats my Favourite SWB! Hopefully i'll see it when i visit london this summer. Great sighting btw
     
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  13. djaffrey

    djaffrey Formula Junior

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    I had my camera with me as well (had a big day out with my daughter) and
    in all my excitement I left it in the car. Dimwit.

    If I had been in my GTE I probably would have stopped the driver for a proper chat but I felt a bit of an arse in my Smart car !

    When you are in London be sure to go to Coys, Hall and Bradfield and Gregor Fisken if you want to see some lovely vintage machinery. All within 10 minutes of each other.

    Darren.
     
  14. SefacHotRodder

    SefacHotRodder F1 World Champ

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    I know. I didn't go to coys (i walked by it) but the signs on the doors saying no loitering and no cameras scared me off :( Gregor Fisken was cool, as was H&B
     

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