Lot 338 - 1955 Dellow Mk. II B
|Odometer reading||59,000 miles|
|Estimate||£12,000 - £16,000|
|Result||Sold - £21,280|
Dellow Motors Ltd was started by Ken Delingpole and Ron Lowe to produce road-going sports cars for the enthusiast to use in trials, rallies and hill-climbs.The design emphasis was on light weight and a rearward weight bias for trials. Many sporting awards were won by drivers of Dellow cars in the early 1950s, not only in trials but also in other events such as driving tests and hillclimbs. Dellows also took overall honours in the MCC organised Daily Express National Rally and the Circuit of Ireland Rally. Dellow drivers often shone in other forms of motor sport, Tony Marsh from Kinver went on to become RAC Hill Climb Champion on no less than 6 occasions. Peter Collins from Kidderminster, later drove for HWM, BRM and Vanwall, then for Ferrari.
The Ford E93A engines were mildly tuned and many used twin SU's on a cast alloy 'Dellow' manifold. The MkII saw the introduction of a new and much more robust rear chassis section with coil springs, separate telescopic shock absorbers and a Panhard rod. This stiffer chassis allowed doors to become an optional fitting.
In total about 300 Dellows were produced are believed to have been constructed in total with this example first registered on the 20th April 1955 to Reginald George Carpenter of 95 Highbury Grove, Cosham, Portsmouth. The vendor advises us that Mr Carpenter used KRV 600 only as a road going car, to travel to and from Portsmouth Dockyard and not used as a competition machine. According to the buff log book which accompanies the car, Mr Carpenter sold the car to the current vendor and registered in the vendors name in 1966, making this a 2 owner car from new!
The car has been dry stored since 1973 and has a current MoT certificate valid for a year and represents somewhat of a timewarp example with only 59,000 miles showing with unrepeatable provenance and history.
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