Friday, 13 March 2015

Broadspeeding to Blyton Park

Imagine this: a car, which was restored in the UK many moons ago, can now be found in a workshop at the other end of the world where they speak a different language, eat sushi and are carrying out another restoration. This all to get it ready for our Blyton Park event in May (details here). I am very happy to have it on the Maximum Mini display, together with a range of other exiting Mini derivatives. More to follow.

Broadly speaking this will be a stunner. And you can see it in the flesh in May
Picture Jeroen Booij archive



7 comments:

  1. This picture doesn't show a restauration. This is a roof being fitted to a shell, all the cuts are fresh and the rear never even had lights fitted.
    From the looks of it somebody is "recreating" a GT rather then doing a resto!

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  2. Definitely not a restoration, the picture says it all.
    This car is being made not restored.
    Jeroen, are you sure it's in Japan??
    The story sounds very Enid Blyton to me.

    Chris Wooden
    broadspeedgt@hotmail.co.uk

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  3. Possibly the Symbol Motor Co demo car? From the front A pillar it appears to be an internal door hinge body shell.

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  4. The Symbol demo car wasn't that bad that it needed a other shell now was it; http://www.dep-o.co.uk/blog/mini-history/
    And that resto was already commenced in 2013 ; http://www.dep-o.co.uk/blog/mini-victories/
    I wouldn't mind a back-end myselve, who made this?

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  5. I can't say much more now chaps, but all will be revealed in May. Looking forwards to seeing you there.

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  6. Just came across this car on Facebook aswell, as Mr Baines claims he has owned the car for 30 years then the shell must have been new. So this is a replica "Downton GT" then as the Symbol Mini company tried to sell after their resto of 285DOB (that was Mr Baines car until they parted with 5K in 1996 ) in fact that makes this car a replica of a replica. Broadly speaking is't not even close to Ralphs idea then.

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  7. Ha! Enthusiastic as ever, mr Mol!

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