Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Terry Bennett's acquired taste in cars

I'd never heard of Terry Bennett before, but when I came across the lot list of cars he will have auctioned this September I must admit he had an eclectic taste in acquiring cars. The lot list ranges from American one-offs to Japanese boy racers and there's some quircky British stuff, too. As a matter of fact there are two Mini derivatives worth a mention here. First is a Foers Nomad, including its British (1972) registration. A car you don't see very often, let alone in the US. It's said to be equiped with a 998cc engine and looks okay to me. Second Mini based vehicle is even rarer and served as a Mystery Mini derivative here one day (click here). The auctioneer lists it as a Mini Moke which of course it isn't. It's a Roamer, built by a man named George Davies of Birmingham but I do not know much more than just that. Bennett's example is registered as a 1976 Morris. Both will be sold off on 22 September in rural New Hampshire, and I really wonder what sort of price they will make there. I wouldn't be surprised if someone walked away with a bargain or paid lots of money for them.

From Yorkshire to Hampshire. I bet this is the only A Foers Nomad in America
Picture courtesy Auctions of America 
Bennett's Nomad wears 1972 registration but Foers didn't make them before '77 
Picture courtesy Auctions of America
The Roamer remains a bit of a mystery (see also here). More information is welcome
Picture courtesy Auctions of America
This one appears complete, even with a roof. Registration is from 1976
Picture courtesy Auctions of America

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