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Restoration Feature on a 1928 Gordon-
The finished article looks fantastic........
We have touched on the rebuild of David Groom's Gordon-
The cars first outing, the day after its MoT was to the Register Rally at Hay on Wye in August 2005. It certainly attracted a crowd wherever it went. David has finished the car in light grey fabric with a dark blue hood and interior. The painted surfaces are the top deck panel which is finished in aluminium coloured paint and the wings and wheels which are very dark blue.
I know little about Gordon-
I have read elsewhere that many thousands cars were built on Austin 7 Chassis through the late 1920's and David thinks about 50 cars on the Standard chassis. David's body, the little that remained of it, was numbered 50. Such was Gordon-
However, flush with funds from his Austin enterprise, Gordon-
You can click on any of the pictures below to see a larger version of the photograph:
First, here are some during the restoration:
The starting point for the rebuild was pretty unpromising, with very little bodywork and no front wings
The body below the waist in now covered in fabric, with hood sticks and windscreen frame in place
The light plywood panels are evident in this shot
Side view with new wings attached
Rear view with rear wings fitted and spare wheel adjacent
Original factory photograph was all that David had to work from
Now, here are more of the car today:
This shot is available in print quality here
Instruments, like all mechanicals are pure Standard "9"
The 9Hp power-
Attractive rear view
David really ought to have specified the optional boot-
And finally, here are David and the Gordon-
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