Lot 143 - 1959 Family Frisky Three
|Engine Number||812B 11607|
|Odometer reading||38,150 miles|
|Estimate||£10,000 - £12,000|
|Result||Sold - £16,800|
In September 1958, The Marston Group of Companies acquired a controlling interest in Henry Meadows (Vehicles) Ltd and the name of the production company was changed to Frisky Cars Ltd. The Marston Group were a diverse range of interests including car dealerships, caravan manufacture, vehicle body manufacture and Regency Covers Ltd., who were at the time the largest manufacturers of car seat covers in the country. In September 1958, The Frisky Family Three was announced and put into production. The Family Three was basically a three-wheeled version of the coupé fitted with a Villiers 197cc engine and MacPherson strut front suspension. Having three wheels instead of four, meant the car qualified for lower vehicle excise duty and also meant that it could be driven with a motorcycle licence; the Frisky Family Three entered production in February 1959.
This example was acquired by the vendor in August 2012 and has recently undergone a colour change to resemble the white and yellow of Bruce Weiners' Family Frisky Three. Weiner's car was sold in February 2013 for $57,500. Originally registered on 4th August 1959, this Frisky presents in good condition and is described as a car that runs well; the vendor last taxed her and used 686 RTW on the road in 2014. The 197cc Villiers two-stroke engine started immediately when requested and is a popular unit with parts easily available. Supplied with a buff logbook bearing the original registration number of 686 RTW and a V5C registration document, this Family Frisky Three is sure to be a good conversation point and will enhance any collection.
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