November 2013 – 1929 18/80 Speed Model
Originally a saloon, but now wearing a genuine Speed Model body from another car, there are only about 6-8 cars in the UK with this body fitted. It’s quite a monster to drive but great fun.
Restored around 1985-1990, Mike Allison did a lot of work on it, although the spares situation is very poor.
wner: John Venables
Make/model: 18/80 Speed Model
Month/year of manufacture: 1929
Engine size/type :2600cc OHC
Top speed: 80mph
Gearbox type: 3 speed crash box
Date purchased: 2008
Pet name of car: “Black Beauty”