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 Flying 12 Feature

A Flying 12 is rescued

Graham Hart at the wheel, making engine noises, with Manchester members listening!

Hi Phil,

Hope you and Lynda enjoyed your time away in the Flyer,  the reports on the web have been great.

And talking about Flyers please find attached the first of many photos I intend taking during this small job. I seem to landed myself a 1938 Flying light 12 that has seen better days (watch out Mr Parks we might need a few spares for this one). Its possible that this could be classed as a barn fined but I know its only been there about 18 months, the previous own having done nothing with it. The original owner and family being the one that has dismantled it to the level it's currently at.

A one owner from new and looking into its history has lived in and around the North West all its life. In fact it's probably been no more than 10 miles away from my own home. I have only seen the main body and chassis as can be seen from the attached photos and having tinkered with it over the week end and have kind of had it running (a great relief)

Saturday the 23rd August was collection day where we moved it without it getting wet back to my place, only 1 mile down the road. With the grateful help of Bryan Jones's and his trailer plus some of the Manchester group members John Phil and Dave. (See picture)

I will forward more picture of the move and the collection of ancillaries i.e. doors boot lid, lights and bumpers ETC once done and keep you posted with its progress. Plus when I have worked out how to reduce the size of the files of what I have taken already at 2 M per picture I don't think you would like them

Speak to you soon


Graham Hart

Membership No 5357

Many thanks Graham,

Sorry for the delay in publication, I've been trying to catch up with the backlog of material that built up whilst we were away. You have a full-on restoration there, good luck with it. If anyone can find you the parts, Brian Parkes can!



You can see the next phase of this restoration here

I am aware that there are other cars and information that could be added to this site to make it more comprehensive, so if you have material and photographs, please let me know.  Please send me, Phil Homer, a message at: Phil Homer