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 Post subject: Pycroft SS100
PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 10:18 pm 
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I have only one photo and no any info about this car.


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 Post subject: Re: Pycroft SS100
PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 10:28 pm 
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I think that´s the same car

" Paul Pycroft and wife at the Brighton Speed Trials" From July 2009's C&SC


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 Post subject: Re: Pycroft SS100
PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 8:01 pm 
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The Pycroft SS100 was raced quite successfully by Paul Pycroft in early post-war years but sadly has been re-bodied in same-as-all-the-others style by a Dutch "enthusiast". The same fate of uniformity was suffered by one of the two Avon-bodied SS100s drop-head coupes built for racer/dealer/theatrical entrepreneur S.H. Newsome. Why do people do that? If they want something just like all the others, why not buy a Toyota Yaris?

Thankfully the the other Avon dhc has been treated much more sympathetically in the US and continues to live.

It may be that the Pycroft body does survive somewhere; it would be nice to think so. According to Doug Nye in his Cooper tome, the work on the Pycroft Body was done by a man named Charlie Robinson, and there are some superficial touches that it shares with the Cooper 500 two-seater sports car.

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 Post subject: Re: Pycroft SS100
PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 8:20 pm 
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I have just done one of those Google search things so beloved by people who don't get out much, and it seems that the Pycroft body did survive and came back to the UK c.1972. Sounds like one to look out for at the Goodwood Revival.

Clive


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 Post subject: Re: Pycroft SS100
PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:06 pm 
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neuilly wrote:
The Pycroft SS100 was raced quite successfully by Paul Pycroft in early post-war years but sadly has been re-bodied in same-as-all-the-others style by a Dutch "enthusiast". The same fate of uniformity was suffered by one of the two Avon-bodied SS100s drop-head coupes built for racer/dealer/theatrical entrepreneur S.H. Newsome. Why do people do that? If they want something just like all the others, why not buy a Toyota Yaris?

Thankfully the the other Avon dhc has been treated much more sympathetically in the US and continues to live.

It may be that the Pycroft body does survive somewhere; it would be nice to think so. According to Doug Nye in his Cooper tome, the work on the Pycroft Body was done by a man named Charlie Robinson, and there are some superficial touches that it shares with the Cooper 500 two-seater sports car.

Clive

One of the two ?
http://www.strever.com/avon/page2/


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 Post subject: Re: Pycroft SS100
PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 10:28 pm 
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Yes, that's the one. It's on a new chassis, but at least the body has been respected as worthy of keeping in its own right. The last entry on the Strever web-site was some time ago and I wonder if the car is now completed and around and about?

Clive.


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 Post subject: Re: Pycroft SS100
PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 10:45 pm 
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Sorry - I may have misunderstood. There were two Avon/Newsome bodies, the first was on chassis 39109 and registered EHP 7, the second on chassis 39115, registered EVC 587. They were similar but not identical, for instance that on 39109 had a folding windscreen whereas the other was fixed, and the second body had front wings which extended further down in front of the wheels. Mr Strever's example represents the second.

Clive.


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 Post subject: Re: Pycroft SS100
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 4:23 pm 
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Hi

According to the recent Nankivell Jowett Jupiter book, the Pycroft Jaguar's bodywork was built by the obscure British coachbuilders John Collinsons:
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The tiny firm of John Collinsons of Slough, Bucks, was formed by Lionel Rawson and Dave Piper in 1947. The name was derived from their respective sons John and Colin, although neither went on to join the company. Lionel Rawson was an ex-aircraft man and a British pioneer of the all-metal body - that is to say, no wood framing. He styled, designed and drew.


Apparently they also built a handful of bodies on Alvis and Lea Francis chassis, along with the 4 Jowett Jupiters and also built the 23 Healey Sportsmobile bodies. Rawson also built the aluminium nose and tail sections for the record-breaking Austin Healey 100 streamliner. The firm was extant from 1947-57.

Hopefully this is enough information to create a page for John Collinsons in the 'British Coachbuilders' section which can include the wonderful Pycroft Jaguar? Three further views of this car are attached below, including a shot of the start line of the inaugural race at Goodwood in 1948, which the car won.

(Source: Jowett Jupiter - Special Body by Edmund Nankivell (from an interview with Lionel Rawson))


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