Monday 13 November 2023

Another Ogle SX1000 find in the USA

Another Ogle SX1000 turns up in the USA, where it has been left deteriorating for many years now. 
I'd heard about an Ogle in Pennsylvania and had even seen some pictures of it in various states taken throughout the years. But it is only now confirmed to be the same and wearing chassis number 23 by the car's owner and the man who has it in storage for him. I got in touch with the latter and he wrote:

"Hello Jeroen, Thank you for your note. I do not own an Ogle, but one of my friends does. I do have it stored for him at my farm. The car did not have a drivetrain and is in pretty rough condition at this point. The seats were never with the car, but much of the other interior items including the dash have been stored out of the weather. The missing main parts of fiberglass are still stored with the spare parts." 

He was kind enough to make some pictures and send them over. He also gave a telephone number of the owner to get in touch directly, which I have tried straight away but so far to no avail. I'll keep trying. The car does look pretty sorry for itself, especially compared to earlier pictures when it wasn't exactly a concours car either but when at least the body seemed okay without the major cracks front and back it has now. Let's hope somebody, one day, will take the effort to restore it.

Ogle SX1000 in Pennsylvania is now confirmed to be chassis number 23
Picture Jeroen Booij archive

The car has been here for a long time and has deteriorated badly over the years
Picture Jeroen Booij archive

Believed to have been red originally but not much of the paint is left now
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