Help! Can anyone tell me what this car is?

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Timfitz12
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Can anybody helpe with figuring out what this car is? A friend sentence this photo and wanted to know what it is? This is the only picture he could take while the site was open now it's inside a locked compound as the site is abandoned. Any answers appreciated. Tim.

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James Elliott
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Yes, we can help, but only thanks to the amazing detective powers of the blokes on Pistonheads where this car was causing a stir a while back, so they deserve all the credit.

This was the posting from a poster who met the owner:

He designed and built the car himself in Rushden during the mid 1970's. It took him 3 years of evenings. After it was finished he got it registered and drove it about 15 miles and then lost interest after a fuel tank leak, so parked it up outside his home where it has remained to this day! It is a stainless steel tub with a fibreglass sandwich body. He created both the chassis and the bodywork moulds and panels himself. He retained the moulds in case of any need to repair damage, but these were stolen from his warehouse shortly after. The engine is a genuine mid-mounted transverse in-line 6 cylinder from BL (probably a big Princess variant) fed by two SU carbs. The gearbox is an automatic from the same source. It has front wheel disk brakes and rear wheel drums. The twin exhausts are his own design. Even the glass and window frames (stainless steel) were made bespoke to his design. Likewise the bumpers: fashioned in wood and recreated in metal. The headlamps are pop-ups and the 4 lamps by the grille are indicators and side lights. The name Furia was provided by someone at the local Italian restaurant!He's embarassed by the state of it, but I don't think will restore or sell it. So that may be the end of it.

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Timfitz12
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Wow! Thanks for the reply james! This car is about 15 mins away from me so I may have to go and have a peak! That truly is a one off! After some more digging it appears there's a lot of interest on the Internet about this car... Thanks again for the response. Il get a view pictures more of the car if get clos enough. Tim.

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Please be sensitive if you try and go and see it. I seem to remember there were some issues when the PH people got excited about it.

I would read these two threads before going any further:

First thread on PH

Second thread on PH

 

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clstcareon
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so I may have to go and have a peak!

 

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