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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December 30th, 2016
Some otherwise-spare time over the holiday period was put to good use in acquiring a couple of period Lotus 7 S1 sales brochures to go with our car of that type. They are lovely items in their own right and a good source of original pictures and spec details. The brochure with the orangey/red cover is the earlier of the two and probably dates from late-1957. The brochure with the frontal shot of the car is the later of the two and probably dates from mid-1958. It covers the basic, export and ...  
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December 12th, 2016
Some nice pictures from Jonathan Stevenson of the Kremer 935 Street we sold last year, taken in the Porsche Hatfield showrooms where the car is currently on display. The car is a Kremer conversion on a 1974 Carrera MFI base and is almost certainly unique in RHD. It had been owned by one family from new when we sold it.



 
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