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What happened to this car !?
« on: July 25, 2011, 12:14:33 PM »
Hello,

  What happened to the Peel that Grant Kearney found? I only learned about it a few minutes ago, reading an older RCN, and found a picture.

I have never seen any other pic of it... Was there a follow up in the next RCN?
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Re: What happened to this car !?
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2011, 12:21:05 PM »
The engine is definately a Lambretta. 

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Re: What happened to this car !?
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2011, 12:22:17 PM »
Hello,

  What happened to the Peel that Grant Kearney found? I only learned about it a few minutes ago, reading an older RCN, and found a picture.

I have never seen any other pic of it... Was there a follow up in the next RCN?

Perhaps Daughter of Bamby would know something?

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Re: What happened to this car !?
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2011, 03:18:12 PM »
Dear Jonathan

What issue number of RCN were you reading when you found this?

I wonder if he will be bringing it to the Natuional?

Chris Thomas

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Re: What happened to this car !?
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2011, 06:06:21 PM »
Dear Jonathan

What issue number of RCN were you reading when you found this?

I wonder if he will be bringing it to the Natuional?

Chris Thomas
hi Chris, it was issue 89
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Re: What happened to this car !?
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2011, 06:46:12 PM »
was it by any chance an APRIL 1ST issue ?  ;)
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Re: What happened to this car !?
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2011, 06:55:00 PM »
No Richard, this is a real car number R1087 on the Register.  It was a prototype made by Cyril Cannell and Ernie Leece in the late 60's but I don't think it was ever developed.  Perhaps the current owner will have found out more of its history by now. Jean
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Re: What happened to this car !?
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2011, 12:37:01 AM »
As far as i do remember, this is Ernie Leece's Peel Prototype powered by a Lambretta engine.
Nice one anyway !

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Re: What happened to this car !?
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2011, 10:39:55 AM »
As the current owner of the prototype I can confirm that its still exists.  Built in Peel by Ernie Leece it was powered by a Lambretta 200c engine and is constructed around a steel frame with fibreglass and aluminium sheet body work.  The car is best described as a cross between a P50 and a Trident.  Its a two seater with a side opening door.  The driving position is very similar to the P50 with the same controls.  The engine is in the rear as per the Trident and its started by the same type of pull start lever.  All windows are perspex except the flat front screen.  One front central headlight as per the P50 with the horn directly below.  Many of the components used are straight from the P50/Trident such as the lights, horn, rear handle etc but the major improvements are 8" wheels all round and a much more powerful engine.
 I have a number of photographs of the car when new during its road test periods along with some of the original design drawings.  Despite several similarities to the Bamby I can confirm there is no direct link other than both share the optimum design for this type of vehicle.  Ernie Leece, Cyril Cannell and Alan Evans have all confirmed this.

Currently its needs some serious restoration work before I could return it to the road.  I hope that this will be done in time for the next 'Peels to Peel' rally in a few years time.
I am currently on 'maneuvers' some where south of the border so when I return home will post some current pictures.

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Re: What happened to this car !?
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2011, 11:00:52 AM »
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