Production Year: 1956
This two-seat roadster with a folding soft-top was produced for the US market where it saw service until the auction in 2006 at which it was purchased and transported to Latvia in the European Union.At the acquisition moment none of the car’s systems were in working order, it missed several essential components (carburettor, fuel container, etc.), in addition numerous metal, wooden and upholstery components were irreparably damaged.
2007. Restoration began in 2007 and was completed in June 2008. The car was completely dismantled including its engine and all assemblies – axles, engine aggregates (such as starting motor, generator, etc.), braking system and electrical system.The dismantled body was cleansed of rust and old paint, while new body panels and elements were welded and inserted in place of the damaged parts.Surface and welding seams were additionally tinned, in order to protect them from subsequent corrosion.After the surface had been repaired, the car was painted with acrylic paint and varnished.After painting, the seams and body underside were covered with an elastic protective coating.The car underwent complete restoration of its engine and rolling stock.The engine was equipped with two new Weber carburettors, which in comparison with the original Solex carburettors provide more precise mating and better running performance. All chromium-plated parts were restored and rechromed, the new “Yarwood” sandy leather upholstery with wool rugs was restitched. In line with its historic specification, new “White stripe” diagonal tyres were installed.Only original spare parts were used in the car’s restoration.The electrical system was completely overhauled and all measuring instruments were restored.
All jobs come complete with a two year warranty.
The quality of the car’s restoration and conformity to authenticity requirements have been certified by Federation Internatonale de l'Automobile (FIA) experts who issued it a Historical Technical Passport (HTP) certificate and by the Federation Internationale des Vehicules Anciens (FIVA) Technical Commission which issued the car a historical Identity Card (IC).These documents entitle the car and its owner to take part in any official international vintage car event.
In 2009 the car already took part in several international fairs (such as Techno Classica Essen 2009 in Germany) and vintage car rallies (to participate in Prins Bertil Memorial in Stockholm it made the journey Riga-Tallinn-Marianhamn-Stockholm covering more than 1,000 km en route), where the quality of the restoration work was highly approved.
Sold in Germany.