Archive 3 Set 2: Gallery 221 - 240

Archives of your 3-Wheelers

Gallery 221

My thanks go to John Corps for these photos of a mystery vehicle he recently purchased.  John writes:

I am trying to gather info on a car I have just bought from Mark Nolan in Norfolk.  I am told it is based on a Kindred Spirit, but has been fitted with a mini front sub frame, engine and gearbox, the rear suspension is a single swing arm from a metro with a coil spring/shock absorber.  ...  There's no way it used to be a Hudson as I managed to get a look at a Hudson chassis, and this one is nothing like it. the nearest I've seen (on your web site is a Triad (Mosquito as was) but these where two side by side seater and only 6 or seven were made. ...

The space frame is made from 1" square box section and clad in alloy sheet. The outer body is fibre glass and needs a lot of attention to make look its best. I would like to find out who the builder / rebuilder was, when it was built and what the actual components are.  

If anyone can shed some light one this unusual car I will be very grateful. I have started the long task of rebuilding the 3 wheeler and I am likely to require a SVA unless I can convince the authorities that its a modified mini.   Just this week I managed to get the engine running and drove it with its newly installed auto box just a few yards - this is a milestone as far as I'm concerned. and anther year or so should see it completed, which I'm sure would please the original builder.

If you can identify the vehicle John can be contacted at john_corps@btinternet.com

Update Nov 2008:

The car is about to go for SVA and should be on the road by Christmas 2008. As I havent been able to get info about the builder I have named it after my late brother Brian - BEC Tricor3.

Update Nov 2008:

The car is about to go for SVA and should be on the road by Christmas 2008. As I havent been able to get info about the builder I have named it after my late brother Brian - BEC Tricor3.