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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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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......
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....!)
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
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......
Tried searching BT136 on this site - Result! TJU 381N still around in 2015.
John, do you know the registration of his car? I will check our records to see if I have any info.
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