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Rule Britannia, Rule the Waves (of Bondo)

Alex Kierstein February 25, 2011 Too Cheap to Pass Up 3 Comments

OK, that’s a little harsh. There’s probably very little body filler in this admittedly unfinished little looker. But the pun was calling my name, and who I am to refuse the siren-song of a cheap, throwaway joke? Back to the Britannia. It needs work. And when it’s done it will look like a slightly frumpy Spridget. But it has a Tojeiro-designed chassis, and we all know how much I love Tojeiro’s awkward-but-still-awesome creations. Click through for more.


'Skinner's Union' - British slang for overflowing carburettors.

Here’s what I can gather (and what I can actually give two flying Lucas ignition coils about) on this obscure Anglo-Etceterini. A couple of gents with the good intentions and lack of common sense common to so many of these ventures commissioned John Tojeiro, of AC Ace fame, to build them a tube-framed chassis to wrap a small GT body shell around. With a total vehicle weight under a ton and a 2553cc Ford inline six out of a Zephyr and three SUs, it managed 0 to 60 in a fast-for-the-time 9 seconds. The Cavendish Morton body is, as I said above, on the frumpy end of things, but I’m sure in road rally trim with a brace of Marchals standing at attention on the hood, it would be much meaner-looking. That being said, the auction estimate is in the £5,000/$8,000US range, and with the listed spares and most of the original parts there, this could be a hell of a clubman racer. Plus, you’ll be the only one on the block. Anytime you can get that sort of uniqueness in a sub-5-figure range, I say it’s probably worth it. Head over to the auction site linked to below for more.

  • This would be a cheap way to have a "1 of 1" car. I was just looking at the listing for the auction at which this car is offered. A couple of really fun track prepped Big Healeys are listed. I'm hoping to acquire a 1960 3000 within the next year, seeing these listings just fuel the flames…

  • "…slightly frumpy…"
    Doesn't look frumpy at all to me — I think it's dreamy!

    • Han_Solex

      That's why we always ask you to jump on the grenades, so to speak. You're a war hero, low standards guy!

      I kid. I think it looks ok as is, but when finished they look more Riley than Sunbeam Tiger.

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