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 Post subject: Inspired by a James Flood bodied Riley
PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 12:09 pm 
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The correct history of this car (inspired by a James Flood bodied Riley 9hp, c.1930) just became known thanks to fine research by David Trunfull.
The brief history of the car is:
In the early 1980s a young man in Melbourne started to construct a re-creation of one of two cars built by James Flood P/L to travel overland to participate in the 1932 Monte Carlo Rally.
He started with only a chassis, but before finishing the project he sold it to Grahame Crocket of Canberra, who commissioned the renowned Max Houston of Vintage Motor Garage of Sydney to complete the project. He pretty much started again, by cladding it in aluminium, then covering it in green vinyl. Although the similarity to the cars that travelled to Monte Carlo is clear, there are some important differences, most notably that it was constructed on the wrong era chassis. Grahame Crocket attended Riley events in it, but after a couple of years sold it. He believes it is now in Ireland.
The car is well constructed but a an accurate description is “Inspired by a James Flood bodied Riley”.

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