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Old 27th July 2020, 09:11
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Default 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 !

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Old 27th July 2020, 10:52
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Here is the sales blurb with a photo.
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Old 27th July 2020, 17:04
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Sure I have seen one of those recently in the last few months for sale

Quite a futuristic shape for the era I bet
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Old 27th July 2020, 18:36
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Might be the same one, I'll let you know how I get on .
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Might be the same one, I'll let you know how I get on .
Maybe they were the photos I saw
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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.

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Old 28th July 2020, 22:42
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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.
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Excellent! Good luck with it.
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