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Avon Flying16 Saloon Feature

Avon Flying16 Saloon is in regular use.

Tony Pingriff's car has appeared in many features on this site, which is a testament to the large number of events that it attends. As its one of the prettiest large saloons of the 1930's,  I thought that it would be nice to feature it in more detail.

Its an Avon body on the Standard Flying 16 six-cylinder chassis of 1937. We know of only two others of this model. The car has been in Tony's possession for a number of years now but the car was previously owned and restored by another Club member, Alf-Smith West who now is unfortunately deceased.

The brief specification of this chassis is:

Six cylinder 65.5mm x 103mm, 2143 cc. side valve, 56 bhp @4000rpm @62 mph

Wheelbase 9' 8", track 4'4" length 15' 0" width 5'3"

Here is a shot of the car before it was restored, in it's original green, and rusty paintwork. Alf would be rightly proud and pleased that his restoration was such a success and the car is giving so much pleasure to its current owner

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