Dutton Kit Cars and their owners

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At 19:23 on January 27, 2020, Jack Findon said…

you mentioned engine mounts so I took these pics and also some other shots to give you a better idea of condition and provenance. Let me know your thoughts. I have about 3k invested which doesn't sound a lot but I am still hoping that I can get her back on the road.

At 9:46 on January 15, 2020, Jack Findon said…

So, the big question is what is she worth in her current state, I am not in a position to do much more and I am running out of options so I think I must prepare for the worst and let her go, hopefully to a good home where she can be saved. Anybody interested ? She has full weather gear, new brakes, tyres, is in running order.

At 9:40 on January 15, 2020, Jack Findon said…

At 15:23 on December 6, 2019, Chip Hanback said…

Thanks for the welcome!  My friend and I bought this as a winter project and are wondering if we have the only one?  We usually are working on MG's and Triumphs' and would like to have a Caterham or Lotus 7 but, don't have the funds.

At 15:13 on November 21, 2019, Ian Smythe said…

Thanks very much for the Welcome gents. Its took me a while to work out how to reply (much easier when on desktop view).

For those who havent come across me i have series 1 legerra with a 2.0 Zetec bought it about 18 months ago after having a good look around Adrians at Stoneleigh. 

Ripped the 1600 X flow out as it had loads of crank endfloat and put a 2 0 Zetec blacktop and a mazda rx8 6 speed box.

Proceeded to take it on a 2200 mile tour around Europe and managed to leave me bonnet unclipped and it wrecked the windscreen.

Currently converting it from bike carbs and Nodiz to run on the O.E ford ecu i was quite impressed with Danny Bosworths oe fuel injection setup.

Barr with me i will update the progress as i get make my way through it. Whats the easiest way to post photos on here

At 19:32 on October 26, 2019, Steve cooke said…

Hi thanks for the welcome it’s aan last three letters !

At 16:03 on October 24, 2019, Allan Gilroy said…

Thanks in advance for your help

Is the Dutton owners club still going? if you remember I sent off my subscription but did not get a reply from the membership sevretary.

It is not a problem but now I have revived my project I would like to be more of an active member

Which site would you recommend??

Best regatds


At 19:39 on October 3, 2019, Jordy said…
Adrian. Are you able to send the Legerra build plans by any chance. I am just about to get into some ground work and have planned a few fixes 1. Chassis strengthening. 2. Radiator move to eliminate hose fretting 3. Roof bolt hole fix for hard top and soft top. 4. Some bodywork repairs at doors and rear small prang issue.
Quick question - does the bonnet come off easy without damage. I need to take a covering off to see how it works but this is just purely advice on this issue at present.
Cheers Jordy
At 19:34 on September 4, 2019, Jordy said…


thks for the photos they really help to understand the principle and your explanation is very good. I understand what the fix does and the cause of sagging - this may take a bit of time to sort out and especially handling welding with it all assembled. Bit of planning needed my side - I will be in touch when I am close to starting for a final check so no balls ups.

i suspect the strengthening is the issue. 

Cheers Jordy

At 22:58 on September 1, 2019, Jordy said…


ok thanks for that. Are there any pics to show the fix ? Probably be quite obvious when I get it up to look underneath. 

Cheers Jordy 

At 20:24 on September 1, 2019, Brian Victor Arthur Pratt said…

Jordy its not the doors sagging , the Legerra  chassis is bowing and needs a support bar welding underneath

At 19:16 on September 1, 2019, Jordy said…


planning two new fixes for the next few weeks and would welcome any tips.

Have you had any experience of trying to fix the sagging doors, passenger side is worse so I would like to tackle this one first.

Also have put on the black vinyl roof and quite like the extra headroom it gives. Plan to put in some flanged rubber bushes in the front fixing holes in the frame. Do these standard hoods always come with two fixing positions as it seems to want to lift slightly in the middle at the front especially with excessive wind flow while driving. Extra waterproofing trim maybe useful and will consider this last.

cheers Jordy

At 18:58 on August 28, 2019, Jordy said…

Adrian, many thanks for the kind welcome. Yes pdf copy would be great - no panic though.

Good to hear there is a Leggy specialist about as I am sure there will be much advice requested in the future. This is a long term plan for me and good knowledge and background research I have always found to be essential and helps in reducing any silly mistakes. 

i will send over some details on chassis number and engine number if this is ok.

i had signed up on the dutton owners club site and paid the membership fee but didn’t hear anything from that site. Is this site linked or is it not current as many posts seem very old. 

Cheers Jordy

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 :) 

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