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Dutton Kit Cars and their owners
My mate and the cars we bought BT 136 and BT 137 both blue in the yard outside Dutton's factory, early days
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Ok so what does it do? Where does it go? any close up pictures?
the car in front is the same style of roll bar.....
All B Types should have it ,both of mine have , unless its just the early ones
As Dave has pointed out, what are those two bits of tube on the front of the roll bar? It looks like tube welded on just below the roof support bar sockets! Never seen that before.
The B type is a very under - rated car. I had BT 160 (with a 1600 Crossflow and live axle) years ago and did a lot of research then, so it is great to see all this history emerging.
The chassis and I think all the panels are quite different from the B plus which is taller, wider and has a shorter wheelbase. The chassis is all 1 inch square tube and the bulkhead/footwells are a riveted aluminium structure. Very lightweight, mine worked very well, once sorted. I'm looking for another one!
and is that extra bracing on the roll bar?
interesting to see the Dutton factory fitted the ally side panels to the car before delivery.
i do like the early Duttons and the Btype is a nicely proportioned car. a little narrower than the B+ and its variants (3" overall i think) and shorter as well by another 3" (mostly in the boot area) although i believe the wheel base is also shorter.
there were only a few hundred made and a good few of them are abroad now (or the log books are) they do still come up for sale. and if i had room i would get one. probably fit it with a suzuki swift 1300 and RWD SJ410 gearbox......
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