Thursday, 16 June 2022

Ogle SX1000 number 8 - where are you now?

There have been a few brochures for the Ogle SX1000 and one of them clearly shows the car registered '201 ANW', which was chassis number 8 or so I have been told. I don't know much about what happened to it after 1962, but do know that it was owned by Mark Butler in 2008, in who's workshop I saw it at the time. It needed a full restoration but just about all of the parts were there. Mark, however, concentrated on the Unipower GT projects he had at the time (two cars no less) and sold the car.

Then there's another gap of eight years before another sign of life of chassis number 8 came. Reader Bart Vanreusel spotted the Ogle at the InterClassics motor show in Brussels in November 2016. The restoration was nearly finished by that time and the car was offered for sale once again. Asking price was a rather staggering 120,000 euros. I have no idea if the restoration was ever fully finished or if the car was sold. Who can tell where it is now?


Ogle SX1000 '201 ANW' was a brochure car back in 1962
Picture Jeroen Booij archive

It wore chassis number 8 and was supposedly gold in colour
Picture Jeroen Booij archive

This picture must be from the same shoot as the ones used for the brochure 
Picture Ogle Noor

Fast forward to 2008. Repainted red at some stage and needing full restoration
Picture Mark Butler

Strip down had begun but work stopped. The car was complete though
Picture Mark Butler

Note that hinges have been cut out from the body. Not a simple job to repair
Picture Mark Butler

Austin engine was there and seemed to be original, too. This was in the Midlands
Picture Mark Butler

And there it is again! Almost fully restored and on display at InterClassics Brussels
Picture Bart Vanreusel

Body repaired and fully repainted, the golden colour perhaps a bit light?
Picture Bart Vanreusel

Big carb, but engine bay looked good again. The asking price? 120,000 Euros...
Picture Bart Vanreusel

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