Dutton Kit Cars and their owners

29th November 1972 (2)

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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Comment by Dave Adams on Saturday

I know..... i was saying someone argued with me.....and told me i was an idiot to claim a chassis number for the Btype started with BT....it was interesting to have an original buyer of the Btype to post the chassis number. 

i knew i was right....but i was then said to be a pretend know it all about Duttons. turns out i was right and there is photographic proof.......the point i was ineptly trying to make.........(on this very forum as well....!)

Comment by Daryl Heasman on May 18, 2017 at 21:05

All B Types  are centre punched with their chassis number STARTING BT in the same place on the chassis , I have BT 035  so whoever thinks they were not stamped BT is a complete ----- Dave , I have also identified several B Types for their owners ,all have been marked BT

Comment by John Tighe on May 18, 2017 at 20:34
Well Dave when we picked up our kits in 1972 the chassis number is stamped with a centre punch in dots on the top cross bar just behind the engine above the gearbox and it's still there saying BT 137 and I will add to my photos a picture of the original receipt and that can't lie as it clearly says BT 137
Comment by Dave Adams on May 18, 2017 at 19:07

I know someone who will give you a very good argument about B type chassis numbers......told me i was an idiot to insist they started with BT......

Comment by Tony on May 18, 2017 at 10:26

Tried searching BT136 on this site - Result! TJU 381N still around in 2015.

Comment by Adrian Southgate on May 17, 2017 at 20:10

John, do you know the registration of his car? I will check our records to see if I have any info.

Comment by John Tighe on May 17, 2017 at 15:11
Hi Tony, well my mate finished his car in the 70s and it was sprayed British racing green and fitted with a Triumph 1360 engine but didn't keep it for long and I have no idea what happened to it, I would love to know if it's still around somewhere so if anyone knows the whereabouts of BT 136 please let me know
Comment by Tony on May 17, 2017 at 9:11

John - very interesting to see these photos.  Both you and your pal look a bit thoughtful!  How did he get on with his car?

Comment by rob saul on May 10, 2017 at 10:55
Know of people who think/thought they had a good relationship with TDW
Seen him the next time and been blanked
Don't know if it was Tim or a other person but a guy I know at fontwell tried to hire Duttons old pig stye unit to do grp canoe's in
While being shown round the units an discussing a deal with the owner he was followed round by the owners wife with a video camera
This was very early 80,s .He was amazed because it was the first video camera he had ever see he asked what it was all about an they told him it was due to all the trouble they had with a previous Tennant
Said it was the wierdest showing he's ever had
Comment by John Tighe on May 10, 2017 at 10:47
Yeah I remember issues going on around that time but Tim got back to me and asked if he could use my picture on his web site and I have never had any issues with him so I am happy and proud to have my car displayed anywhere, if I search b-type it's picture usually comes up taken at Stoneleigh in the 80s

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