Tuesday, 24 January 2023

60 Years ago: pre-launch of the Deep Sanderson 301

These cool pictures have been in the Maximum Mini files for ages and I thought I'd share them with you now. They are unique photographs of the Deep Sanderson 301 production car's pre-launch - well, I believe it to be that. The 301 was of course officially launched at the Racing Car Show of January 1963, but these pictures are not taken there. And so I can only think of this being a private little party to celebrate the car getting ready for its first showing to the world, probably in Acton where it was built by LawrenceTune Engineering. I have never seen them anywhere else. Anyone who knows more is welcome to add any further information.

 

The Deep Sanderson 301 was unveiled at the Racing car Show in January 1963...
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...But these photos were taken elsewhere. I think at a pre-launch party
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They show the car having just been finished and probably days before the show
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The engine was a 997 Cooper with LawrenceTune fettling good for 59.4bhp at 6,300rpm
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2 comments:

  1. I worked at Lawrence Tune in Acton worked on the LeMans cars ,It doesn’t look like the workshops there

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  2. Hi Bill, on a slightly different subject car, do you remember anything about the Peerless GT cars that Chris Laurance was involved with, possibly with J. A. Pearce? Please get in touch;would really appreciate it. gt2@peerless-gt.co.uk. And sorry for gate crashing your mini thread đź‘Ť

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