Australian SP250 Archive - Chassis #102727

Body Number

737-1108


Engine Number

96254


Gearbox Number

N/A


Year/Spec

1961/B


PasSPort

Yes


Original Features

Hard & soft tops

Notes

Car originally sold through H E Griffin Ltd garage (UK).
Mrs Olive Clayton and her husband were pre-war Brooklands racers and Mrs Clayton had her race cars prepared by Griffins. She later ask them to get "one of those new V8 Daimler sports car" and the SP was serviced when in her ownership by a mechanic at Griffens and when he moved away she asked him to come over to Sussex and continue serving the car - which he did. There was an article about the mechanic in both the DM and the Automobile magazine wherein he mentioned Mrs Clayton and the SP. -- I did ring the mechanic (he is about 90 ) up as he lives up in Suffolk and he was most pleased to know the SP was still extant.

Image

N/A

Updated

01/04/2011


Delivery

25/04/1961


Country

UK


Distributor

Wades of Worthing (Sussex) Ref 11/502/2

Drive

RHD


Colour

Black


Trim

Ivory (black piping)


Modifications

N/A.

Known History

 
Acquired No. Owner Reg State Miles Colour Trim Drive
  1 OC UNJ 888 UK       RHD
Car came to WA after Olive died and was left to her nephew      
  2 PW ASP 250P WA       RHD
1997 approx 3 DR ASP 250 NSW       RHD