Dutton Kit Cars and their owners

Adrian Southgate
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  • Bolton
  • United Kingdom

Adrian Southgate's Friends

  • Adam steward
  • Peter Higgins
  • Darren (Fl@pper) James
  • Andrew Pounder
  • Jay
  • James paton
  • Paul Redfern
  • Toby Fitzgerald
  • Robert Sargeant
  • Craig
  • Richard ellis
  • Kent Brorsson
  • allan wheatley
  • Liam  Bourne
  • Simon Cunliffe

Adrian Southgate's Discussions

Sierra observations after 5 years of ownership

Started this discussion. Last reply by Adrian Southgate Mar 12, 2018. 10 Replies

Late S3 early S4 for sale in Wigan.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Adrian Southgate Sep 20, 2017. 2 Replies

Lighting your Dutton.

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Doulton Nov 5, 2016. 36 Replies

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Latest Activity

Adrian Southgate commented on Andrew Pounder's blog post New Owner
"Compulsory first photo required :) just so we can oh / ahh and do that sucking air through the teeth thing mechanics do when it's serious...."
Adrian Southgate replied to Toby Fitzgerald's discussion New Windscreen - Phaeton 2
"As Paul says, decent glasier will make a laminated one. I've been told that plant glass suppliers can do them, usual cost between £30 - £50 ."
Adrian Southgate replied to Dave Taylor's discussion Well looks like the site as died since Daryl deleted himself
"I can't remember seeing any on Autocat but I'll check tomorrow when i'm in the shop. It's not finding part numbers though, it's translating the number into a physical part. Just not easy to get any more."
Adrian Southgate replied to Dave Taylor's discussion Well looks like the site as died since Daryl deleted himself
"Andrew, as the caretaker of Duttons numbering in double digits I am an expert in the art of vehicle camouflage, happy to offer advice or blue tarp (always good) to hide stuff under. As a parts retailer i'm struggling to find triumph parts.…"
Andrew Pounder and Adrian Southgate are now friends
Adrian Southgate replied to Dave Taylor's discussion Well looks like the site as died since Daryl deleted himself
"Tops and Doors - Original hood were made bu Polyfacto, they got bought out by Monsoon who are still trading. They have some 'new' old stock hoods for certain models but no door frames on which to make new doors.(I forget which) but to be…"
Apr 15
Adrian Southgate replied to Dave Taylor's discussion Well looks like the site as died since Daryl deleted himself
"2nd thursday of each month (with the odd exception)  Venue is normally the Waggon and Horses on the A6 but they are having some refurb work done so this time we moved the venue. We also do a 'tour' once or twice a year, blow our…"
Apr 13
Adrian Southgate replied to Dave Taylor's discussion Well looks like the site as died since Daryl deleted himself
"As it happens Andrew, We're meeting tonight. Royal Oak on the A6 in weshoughton then on to the Waggon and Horses on the A6 for quiz night. (only because the waggon is having a kitchen refit)  We'll be at the Waggon for 9pm latest. Ade"
Apr 11

Profile Information

Duttons owned
Q91CMV - Dutton Legerra ZS series 2
Q835XSC - Dutton Legerra series 2
Black unregistered Legerra
Blue unregistered Legerra
HPG128K - Dutton Sierra 2
1xS2 Phaeton
1xS3 Phaeton
1xS4 Phaeton
1xP21 body and a huge pile of bits.
Engine Type and Transmission Type
Loads of old fords
Post code
bl6 5se

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Adrian Southgate's Blog

NTS Autoparts fast response vehicle

Posted on September 18, 2016 at 0:44 56 Comments

For those days when your parts just can't arrive quick enough, for sunny days when the transit just isn't 'fun'...

Project X...

Coming soon to a shed near me.

1997 DOHC, weber TC, MT75 box and Sierra fixed 3.72 diff in a Phaeton 3/4 hybrid.

I did some playing on gear calc and the theoretical stats look like this.…


NTS Autoparts - Arkwrights Motor Emporium.

Posted on August 13, 2016 at 20:15 11 Comments

Thanks to Mr Sheringham for the uncannily accurate artwork. 

Q835XSC - Dutton Legerra Series 2

Posted on February 21, 2015 at 20:00 155 Comments


So, collected last weekend and the first chance I get to go over it we have snow / hail / rain and gales... lovely if your a penguin I guess...

Q835XSC purchased from the factory in 1988, completed in 1990, stored for the winter in 1991 and there it sat for 22 years, possibly one of the saddest Legerras I have ever seen apart from my black one.



HPG128K - Dutton Sierra Series 2 - rescued from an early grave?

Posted on September 7, 2014 at 20:00 100 Comments

Sierra II

So the saga of the gearbox rear seal continues. When it had the rear crank seal done the garage also fitted a prop/tailshaft seal which promptly leaked just as badly as the one they took out.

When I had the horrible vibration issue it was coming from the prop not fitting into the gearbox. Thinking this might have damaged the bush inside the…


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At 20:54 on January 21, 2019, Peter Higgins said…
Hi Adrian a price list for discs calipers tca and bushes etc would be great
Cheers Peter
At 22:02 on January 9, 2019, Peter Higgins said…

Thanks for the welcome Adrian

At 7:57 on January 9, 2019, Garry Parker said…

Cheers .Adrian

At 12:30 on April 20, 2018, Andrew Pounder said…

Hi Adrian,

The idea behind me joining the club before buying a Dutton/project was to gain some knowledge and hopefully some good advice. I enjoyed my time with the Phaeton back in the 80s but always wanted the earlier cycle type wings and wished I take up that option when I bought the kit new. I'm now returning to this interest with little to no understanding of how rare my ideal Dutton is to track down, I'm just hoping someone can point me in the right direction before I make an impulse buy. If required I am very open to picking up a project and building the car to my specification.


At 9:30 on March 18, 2018, Chris Tuck said…

Hi Adrian. Thanks for the welcome. My estate is complete and running (although it has just run out of MOT - waiting to see if I can get it mot exempt). I’ve owned it for around 9 years. The drophead is a project that I picked up late last year. It is complete but has stood for at least 25 years. It’s slowly coming together as time allows, I will try and add a build up thread for it at some point.

At 22:14 on February 13, 2018, Jay said…

Thank for the welcome Adrian.

At 21:09 on October 27, 2017, James paton said…

 hi Adrian I had changed my email address and forgot my password  so was easier to start a new profile just need to rebuild my profile now :) 

At 16:04 on September 3, 2017, Paul Redfern said…

Hi Adrian

It would be ideal, but the timing is not on my side at the mo; the Wife is about to give birth to our first child in the next 3 weeks...

Also, you are the main reason I'm looking at a Dutton-I follow your threads over on Retro Rides, and its your Legerras that got me interested!



At 18:48 on May 3, 2017, Robert Sargeant said…

Hi Adrian, yes - just up't road. I'm afraid it's time for mine to go...... Need the space. I haven't used it for 7 years. Fired it up recently though, needed a new fuel pump..... Hard to find. 

At 9:21 on October 22, 2016, Richard ellis said…
Hi Adrian. Looking forward to getting started.

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