Australian SP250 Archive - Chassis #100127

Body Number

737-0165


Engine Number

89193 now 97078


Gearbox Number

N/A


Year/Spec

1960/A


PasSPort

Yes


Original Features

N/A


Notes

Imported to Australia along with spare body from 101232. Engine (97078) from chassis 101232. Car is fitted with what we refer to as a light weight bodied SP, i.e. The body itself is not as thick as later bodies.
Look at the inner wings on your SP and you'll see hollow panels/brackets behind which pass wires/cables adjacent to (above) the front suspension turrets. On later SP's/bodies this is a substantial moulding in the inner wing and makes the front end more rigid. We have only come across a mere handful of these light weight bodies and in each case the SP is faster than a standard SP. We are not sure as to when or why these were made, might well have been to do with the SP's success in racing in the 'states with Duncan Black (of Black & Decker) as he did some testing for the factory and made a number of suggestions - but we can only guess

Image

N/A

Updated

21/03/2014


Delivery

09/02/1960


Country

USA


Distributor

Earle C Anthony Inc - New York Ref 901/28

Drive

LHD


Colour

Ivory now Red


Trim

Tan


Modifications

N/A


Known History

 
Acquired No. Owner Reg State Miles Colour Trim Drive
1998? 1 MS           LHD
November 2006 2 DM           LHD
June 2010 3 RN RUSS250 WA   Red   LHD
Body off resto all mechanicals done and body painted and fitted back