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Post by bturner » Sat May 02, 2009 1:00 am

Would it be possible to find out if this car was the car noted in the book 'Tiger: The Making of a Sports Car' by Mike Taylor. on Page 182. Alan Hartwell purchased 7 MK11 Tigers that were standing on the dockside at Southampton and one was bought by a Canadian who took immeadiate delivery. This car has a vinyl covered hardtop as did Alan Hartwells. The vin is B382100629LRXFE and paint code 39. If this information could be confirmed it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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Post by gvickery » Wed May 06, 2009 12:31 pm

It would be great to determine which MKII is the 7th "Hartwell". The vinyl covered hardtop is a good if circumstantial clue since this was not a factory item. STOC has some letters from Alan Hartwell and we will dig them out. In the meantime I can confirm that the 6 British 'Hartwell' Tiger 2's have chassis (vin) numbers ranging from B38210559 to B38210631.

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Post by garyv8tiger » Wed May 06, 2009 10:01 pm

wouldnt there be an export record with the relevant documentation to identify the 7th hartwell,assuming it could be traced

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Post by lovejoy » Sat May 09, 2009 4:05 pm

Graham, you may be interested to know that I had the same body trimmer that did Alan Hartwell's orchid green Mk 2 vinyl roof, do it to my white hardtop on the Mk 1 that I owned back then. (FJT 883 D, then 928 PP).
His name eludes me right now, but I took the hardtop to his house to be done, and remember exactly where that is)

This is still owned by Dave Wynne, I believe, with a different licence number now. (NBY 120 D ??)

best wishes from Antigua, by the way !!!

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