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Old 02-08-21, 04:46 PM
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Iíve recently been made aware of this old lady.
She has been residing in dry storage for a number of years, having been put there by her owner who now sadly is deceased.
Iím trying to find out as much about the car as I can.
Any information gratefully received.

Details on the ID plate are as follows:-
Chassis no - 400-1-136
Engine no - 400-85A- 1010

Thanks in anticipation.
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Old 02-08-21, 09:23 PM
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Kaltekhan,
Thanks for posting these photos of 400/136 .
It is a car that BOC has very few details of.

The known details are
Chassis Number 400/1/136
Car number 400/A/123 (the 23rd produced)
Original Engine 400/85A/1010 (fitted with 3 SU carburettors)
Original Colour Maroon
Production Completed 12/4/48
Despatched 16/4/48 to St.Helier Garages /Jersey (Bristol Dealer)
First known owner Mr E.H.Dougall, "Senang" Portelet Rd, Jersey until at least 1956.
Sold to R.F Fuggle Ltd. Bushey Heath, Herts
Registered "RTR806" in Southampton c1956
Serviced by BCL in July 1957 with 43,122miles on the odometer ,
Nothing further is known.

Is there a logbook with the car ?
It seems to be in reasonably sound restoreable condition .Does it have bumpers ?
Do you have any other photos of the interior and engine ?

Thanks
Geoff Dowdle
BOC 400 Registrar
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Old 03-08-21, 06:10 AM
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Geoff,
Many thanks for this info. Iíve attached a pic of ID plate.
The car belongs to my son-in-lawís grandmother & rarely sees the light of day.
I have been aware of it for some time but this is the first Iíve been able to actually see photos (which were taken when she was away on holidays &#128521
Having spoken to my son-in-law he believes there are documents/log book etc. which have been put away for Ďsafe keepingí. I think she was being pestered by potential buyers after her husband passed away.
Iíll make a few more enquiries and try to get more pics, although it may take a while !!!

Regards.

PS The car now resides in Northern Ireland.
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Old 03-08-21, 11:17 AM
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Kaltekhan ,
Thanks for the further information , Details from the Logbook would be important to record the history of the car.
Pls send me a Private message through the Forum if there are details you dont want to make public .
Is your son in law interested in taking over the 400 and restoring it . The body work certainly looks in restoreable condition .
It would at least then stay in the family .
I attach photos of one of my 400's that I've owned for the past 45 years and restored twice. Burgundy first then back to the original Metallic Green.

Geoff
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Old 03-08-21, 12:27 PM
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Geoff Iíve Sent you a PM.
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Old 04-08-21, 04:13 AM
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Thanks for posting this, it's nice to see another 400 resurface after so many years off the radar.

Separately, the blue bicycle by the rear left wing of the car in your photos looks like an early Moulton, which I suspect is also well worth restoring.
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Old 04-08-21, 05:25 AM
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I would like to think the car can be saved (situation is a bit complicated).
I had noticed the bicycle but ironically I had spotted the one on the other side of the car with the chrome headlight.
There may be a lot of work ahead !!!

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