February 19th, 2017
A brief visit to the restored pits and race control on one side of the fearsome Reims-Gueux triangle. A very evocative place and always worth a small detour!





 
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February 9th, 2017
We were asked about rear slam panel stickers on an early 911. Not everyone's thing, perhaps, but some like to get these details right and why shouldn't they? The answer is roughly as follows. The very first cars - those with flat slam panels - and those immediately following in the first part of 1965 - with indentations - had a single combined sticker on the air cleaner inlet and nothing at all on the slam panel. The next series of cars - 1966 model year cars produced in the latter part of 1965 ...  
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February 6th, 2017
We are entering the social media era with an instagram feed! Some of the pictures will be familiar to anyone that visits the website, but others will not. Feel free to follow us and let us know what you think - we are at www.instagram.com/robertbarrielimited/
 
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January 26th, 2017
A great photograph of the start of the Formula Junior support race at the first US Grand Prix at Sebring in Dec 1959. The race was won by Walt Hansgen in the Briggs Cunningham Stanguellini #1. We recently sourced this historic car for a client - more details in due course.



 
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January 21st, 2017
Our Lotus 7 S1 is back and ready for testing. The car was comprehensively rebuilt some years ago around a new Crosthwaite and Gardner frame with panelling by Len Pritchard. Final assembly was by Grant Williams and Nick Adams, with subsequent race preparation by Andrew Hibberd. The car is modelled on the early factory prototype and competition cars and fitted with a Coventry Climax engine, de Dion back axle and disc brakes all-round.

 
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January 4th, 2017
Staying with the Lotus 7 theme, a couple of lovely period photographs of modified cars taking part in hill climb events by Guy Griffiths. The shot of car #11 on the hill was taken at Prescott in the mid-1960s. The three-car start line shot is also from Prescott - possibly the same meeeting.




 
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