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PostPost by: vstibbard » Sun Jan 02, 2022 8:53 pm

Hopefully we will see the first Shapecraft out racing again soon. Does any one know how much it sold for?
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PostPost by: nmauduit » Sun Jan 02, 2022 11:17 pm

looks like the one Tony Thompson purchased in the early eighties...

"Historic Cars Meudon" do not list prices usually... used car dealers, really (even if race cars), I would trust them just like their description "one of the only 3 ever built" , I suppose they don't even know the difference between a mk1 and a mk2 Shapecraft.

TT's former car has been racing around here quite often since he sold it actually (a number of Peter Auto events for instance).
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PostPost by: vstibbard » Mon Jan 03, 2022 3:27 am

It is Tony’s old car and is one of two Shapecraft cars with roof vent and side windows the other had “standard” roof sans vents and side windows.
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PostPost by: bigvalvehead » Mon Jan 03, 2022 9:42 am

When TTR bought it, it had a std roof. He copied the roof from 26-R-4,which was the other car with vent and side windows.
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PostPost by: bigvalvehead » Mon Jan 03, 2022 9:45 am

26-R-4
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Thu Jan 20, 2022 6:00 pm

bigvalvehead wrote:26-R-4


Hi Dave, hope you are OK.

When you say the TT car had a "standard" roof, do you mean an ordinary Elan S1/2 stick-on hard top or a Shapecraft without side windows top?
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PostPost by: bigvalvehead » Thu Jan 20, 2022 10:17 pm

Just an ordinary hardtop Pete
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Fri Jan 21, 2022 10:46 am

Cheers Dave- I'm sure that I photographed it racing with an ordinary hard top on... but these days ye olde memory is not what it was! :D

I wonder what sort of motor-boat he got the side windows from?
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