1927 Frazer Nash Boulogne Super Sport  Chassis no. 1118

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Lot 130
1927 Frazer Nash Boulogne Super Sport
Registration no. PH 3870 Chassis no. 1118

£ 140,000 - 180,000
US$ 180,000 - 230,000
1927 Frazer Nash Boulogne Super Sport
Registration no. PH 3870
Chassis no. 1118
*In-period competition history
*1½-litre Meadows engine
*Formerly owned and raced by FNCC Captain, Bill Roberts
*Present ownership since 2000
*Professionally maintained regardless of cost

Footnotes

  • According to Denis Jenkinson's book Frazer Nash: from Chain Drive to Turbocharger, chassis number '1118' left the works in May 1927 as an Anzani-powered Boulogne. The car was supplied by AFN to first owner Robert Lawrence 'Bobby' Bowes: racing driver and aviator, later Lancaster pilot and 144 'Rhodesia' Squadron Leader.

    The car is reported in Jenks' and David Thirlby's books as a 1929 Tourist Trophy works entry; crewed by Aldington-Bowes-Plunket Greene, it was a DNF due to overheating. It is not known when the Meadows engine was fitted or by whom, the Anzani's mounting holes are still clearly visible in the frame. The car was re-bodied as a saloon and is one of the only three FN saloons known: 'Owlett', built by the works, and two privately or semi-privately converted cars. David Thirlby has detailed these facts in his book on the marque.

    Reputedly, during WW2 the car was damaged in a bombing raid and its saloon body subsequently scrapped. The car was stripped for restoration but this did not happen until well after the war's end (Steve Stanton says that Betty Haig stored all the parts together with the remaining spares she bought from the works).

    Finally, Bill Roberts re-bodied the car as a Super Sport for racing purposes with a very lightweight body using thin metal rather than wooden stringers. Very well known within the Club, '1118' was extensively raced with great success by Bill, who for many years was Captain of the FNCC. The car was then raced by his son, Steve Stanton, again with great success; it was also used for Raids, notably the FNCC's 1999 Raid to Bolzano where it performed faultlessly.

    The vendor bought the car in 2000. The engine was then completely rebuilt by Steve at Stanton Motorsports and everything else overhauled without replacing any of the original parts. For example: the radiator surround is of the very early cast-aluminium type, as are the bevel box and steering box castings.

    The vendor drove the car in hill climbs and other events in Europe, in particular the 2010 Alpenfahrt and Vernasca in 2011 and 2012, after which the engine was again refreshed by Steve Stanton (in 2012). The car has been maintained regardless of cost and it is described by the private vendor as in top condition, with a marvellous patina. Portrayed in the Frazer Nash Car Club Calendar for 2017, '1118' comes with a FIVA passport, VSCC Buff Form, and a current V5C Registration Certificate.
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1927 Frazer Nash Boulogne Super Sport  Chassis no. 1118
1927 Frazer Nash Boulogne Super Sport  Chassis no. 1118
1927 Frazer Nash Boulogne Super Sport  Chassis no. 1118
1927 Frazer Nash Boulogne Super Sport  Chassis no. 1118
1927 Frazer Nash Boulogne Super Sport  Chassis no. 1118
1927 Frazer Nash Boulogne Super Sport  Chassis no. 1118
1927 Frazer Nash Boulogne Super Sport  Chassis no. 1118
1927 Frazer Nash Boulogne Super Sport  Chassis no. 1118
1927 Frazer Nash Boulogne Super Sport  Chassis no. 1118
1927 Frazer Nash Boulogne Super Sport  Chassis no. 1118
1927 Frazer Nash Boulogne Super Sport  Chassis no. 1118
1927 Frazer Nash Boulogne Super Sport  Chassis no. 1118
1927 Frazer Nash Boulogne Super Sport  Chassis no. 1118
1927 Frazer Nash Boulogne Super Sport  Chassis no. 1118
1927 Frazer Nash Boulogne Super Sport  Chassis no. 1118
1927 Frazer Nash Boulogne Super Sport  Chassis no. 1118
1927 Frazer Nash Boulogne Super Sport  Chassis no. 1118
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