Wed, 14th Oct 2015 12:00

Imperial War Museum Duxford

  Lot 49

1960 Turner MK II

Sold for £15,469

(including buyers premium)

Lot details
Registration No: 3355 JW
Chassis No: 60412
Mot Expiry: March 2016

The defunct Turner marque is best remembered for its 11-year run of road-based production cars, many of which humbled far more exotic machinery in competition. This lovingly presented MKII model from 1960 features Blue bodywork complemented by Grey interior trim and has only recently emerged from an 18 month nut and bolt restoration by marque guru John Cullis. The reformation is centred around a brand new Robin Knight chassis and includes a fresh GRP bodyshell onto which the original bonnet and boot lid have been attached. Power comes from a 1098cc BMC A Series engine uprated with high compression pistons, Metro cylinder head, Cooper camshaft and electronic ignition. It breathes through a single 1.5in SU and exhausts through an all-stainless system. The unit drives through a fully reconditioned MG Midget gearbox. No stone has been left unturned with this superb example of the marque, which has covered just 450 miles since the restoration was completed.

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