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This is a very early SP note the chassis no: 100019 and the body number 737 – 0010. Until it appeared for sale it was an unknown known making it the 1674th.
Please also note the vinyl covering to the rear of the front seats. Most by now have been carpeted, therefore, to see one with what is an excellent original feature.
I don’t know at what chassis number the vinyl covering was deleted in favour of carpet.
I have been in touch to obtain a series of photographs which hopefully we can use as guidance for those who wish to keep their ‘A’ spec car very original.
I can help out if you cannot source locally. These are second hand and would need refurbishing .
Also the oil gauge on the early SP is 0 – 60lbs whereas on a later SP 0 – 100 lbs
Welcome back to SP ownership Beat.
No hiding place for SPs?
The 1670th has been wakened from its slumbers on the Isle of Man – it’s chassis no: 100663 a two owner from new car. The first for about 7 months and the second to date – this might come up for sale.
The 1671st is Chassis number 100676 registered 53 AXA and will appear in pasSPort next edition.
there are a number of SPs with the distinctive AXA series could start a register in their own right?
I was under the impression Barry Thorne was doing this as an exchange item.
If stuck I will lend you one until a source is found to re-build /re -commission the.
You must either have a late SP engine or an engine from a saloon.
There is /was a special tool for resizing /fitting the rope seal into the rear bearing. This rope seal was a Daimler modification following on from the ‘ring’ type that were originally fitted.
And yet we add another three unknown knowns:-
the 1667th Chassis no: 102605 is currently being restored in Essex
the 1668th Chassis no: 102540 – was mentioned in the DM however not in pasSPort
the 1669th Chassis no: 100469 – has just surfaced in Canada
A number of SP owners use a firm called JDO – try your search engine for that name . We find the service very good and reasonable (turnaround time)
Chassis no; 101184 is a May 1962 SP and is what we would called a ‘B’ spec delivered to San Francisco when new.
Three this month to add to our ever growing list:-
Chassis no: 103772 – little has been sent other than that it is in Switzerland – awaiting further information
Chassis no: 101184 – with engine no 97058 hope it’s in 2020 pasSPort
Chassis no: 103722; registration 80 PKN up for at sale at Spicers Auctioneers shorty, see for sale section
I have no idea when it went to the USA, what was it’s registration number there ? It was originally registered 479 BTR a Southampton series issued from May until June of 1962 which would tie in being sold by Wadhams Ltd. and being a May delivered ‘B’ spec. (no wire wheels) . It was held back for a couple of months for rectification work, what that was I have no idea.
If you have any early owner’s names I will search what records I hold.
I am utterly amazed as to where they still turn up:-
The 1663rd chassis number 102754 (April 1961) Registered RBB 163 is up for sale at Stroud Auctions
on the 8th May. The auctioneer – Mark, is a member of the DLOC.
I note that the registration number RBB 163 is out of date sequence with the period of build. a private plate ?
The 1662nd unknown known is chassis no: 100986 as depicted below in Massachusetts.
The 1661st Unknown known SP has been mentioned on the Forum page by J-B. It’s chassis number 100062 we now have confirmed details by the Facebook posting site as Registered ZYG 014 (California black plate)