Sunday, 5 October 2008

Fairthorpe Electron Minor

This is our pride and joy. We owned the car in the 70s and 80s and my husband competed in hillclimbs and sprints in the North West of England. Following a successful period it was time to get something faster and we bought a Mallock U2 single seater clubman car.

The car in competition on the Isle of Man in the 70s

After months of badgering we eventually sold the car to a young student friend and thought that was the last we would see of her.

In 2004, having spent quite a number of years doing our own thing, my husband was at a loose end and wanted new project. After a lot of searching discovered the car was still in the ownership of our friend and following a bit of negotiation bought her back.

It had spent over 15 years in an engineering workshop in Yorkshire and was to say the least in a bit of a mess.

Home again and looking very poorly

We now spent the next two years rebuilding her from the chassis upwards. Removed the body, upgraded the chassis frame, rewired, strip down and cleaned suspension, replaced body, rubbed down, undercoated and professionally repainted.

Now she was ready for the road again and decided to take her to a classic car rally where the car was given an award for the best car in show - my husband was absolutely made up and it was a fitting accolade for all our hard work. We are still entering classic car shows and she is still admired by all.

If you want any further information about Fairthorpes visit the Fairthorpe Owners Club on

On the road again

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