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Lucky@LeMans 27th July 2020 10:11

Vintage Dante Clubman
 
Does anyone have any knowledge of the Dante cars built in the 1950's. They were rebodied Austin 7's. I've done some googling but there isn't very much info other than a few paragraphs about Dante Engineering and "Sporting Motorists Agency".
I'm going to have a look at one tomorrow, its a bit of a project by all accounts ! There were some photos on here posted by "Floyd" who's father owned one back in the 60's, thats about it !

Lucky@LeMans 27th July 2020 11:52

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Here is the sales blurb with a photo.

redratbike 27th July 2020 18:04

Sure I have seen one of those recently in the last few months for sale

Quite a futuristic shape for the era I bet

Lucky@LeMans 27th July 2020 19:36

Might be the same one, I'll let you know how I get on .

redratbike 27th July 2020 20:49

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lucky@LeMans (Post 104837)
Might be the same one, I'll let you know how I get on .

Maybe they were the photos I saw

Mick O'Malley 28th July 2020 07:55

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lucky@LeMans (Post 104834)
Does anyone have any knowledge of the Dante cars built in the 1950's


They are certainly a rarity. I've just trawled through the stack of specials literature I've collected over the decades (Spencer Elton looks out for it for me :)) but not a thing.

Regards, Mick

Lucky@LeMans 28th July 2020 23:42

They didn't make many. Jem Marsh of Marcos fame worked for Dante before he left and set up a rival firm Speedex, making similar go faster products for the Austin 7. Robin Read the Dante founder went on the work with Colin Chapman at Lotus.
Some of the Clubman cars were raced in the 750 series. I think the one I have found could be the only example left.

Dpaz 22nd August 2020 19:08

Excellent! Good luck with it.


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