This car was
originally registered in late 1968. It was purchased by its current
owner in 1984 from a garage in Stevenage. It is registered as a BMC
Special and is fitted with a BMC 1098cc A series engine, rack and pinion
steering and MGB front brakes. The chassis is of tubular construction
with trailing link and coil damper rear suspension with Panhard rod and
independent front suspension. The chassis is very light and looks well
made and designed but is not a Convair item.
The body is a TWM
item in white, and has been highly modified. The back end has been
"squared off" and the doors have been cut away. It appears to have an
MGB windscreen, and the bonnet has been made into an all in one unit
similar to that of a Triumph Spitfire, thus giving much greater access
to the engine bay.
The car did
briefly hold an MOT but is now awaiting restoration and with this
specification should make a fine sportscar.