The Spartan

 
 

The Spartan Kit Car

During 1983 and 84, I spent exactly 365 days building this car, putting in about 1000 hours of work in total.

Spartan Kit Car

Alongside the 'Eyebrook' reservoir, Northants.

A great venue for a nice spin out, and with the hood down, the weather must've been good that day.

Location: Eyebrook Reservoir, north of Corby, Northants
Summer 1984

Spartan Kit Car

The 'Dash' that took 3 attempts to get right!

The glove compartment hinges and catch came from a deceased Triumph Herald, internal door handles similarly from an old donor car, the steering wheel and dials were all new, and the gear stick had to be bent back to avoid whacking into the stereo when selecting 1st and 3rd gears!

Location: Northants
Summer 1984

Spartan Kit Car

Hood and Side Panels removed

The Spartan is a very versatile car, with the ability to remove those side screens, allowing for an excellent fresh air driving experience.

Location: Eyebrook Reservoir, north of Corby, Northants
Autumn 1984

Spartan Kit Car

Classic Lines

I think it is difficult to rival these classic old English sports car (Morganesque) lines.

Location: Eyebrook Reservoir, north of Corby, Northants
Summer 1984

Spartan Kit Car

Nice rear-end!

The wonderful thing about the Spartan is the ability to actually use the boot! Excellent for any impromptu decisions to remove the hood and stash it away whilst enjoying the fresh air. Equally, useful for quickly retrieving the hood should a sudden downpour threaten to spoil your open top day out.

Location: Eyebrook Reservoir, north of Corby, Northants
Autumn 1984

Spartan Kit Car

Q Reg!

As I recall, the Q registration is issued when the car is of 'indeterminate year of manufacture'. In other words, cobbled together from old and new bits!

Location: Eyebrook Reservoir, north of Corby, Northants
Autumn 1984

 

Email:

alan.lowejones@zen.co.uk
lorraine.lowejones@zen.co.uk

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Last Updated: 12/10/2018