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THE T.T. FRAZER NASH: MV158

 

SPECIFICATIONS
 Make:  Frazer Nash    Engine Type:  Meadows 4ED, 1496 cc
 Model:  Boulogne II    Original Engine No.  10153
 Year Of Manufacture:  1931    Current Engine No.  10271
 Chassis No.  2025    4 Cylinder OHV,  Twin Carburettor


THEN
In 1931 AFN Ltd built a team of 3 lightweight, fabric-bodied cars with which to contend the ‘Double Twelve’ race at Brooklands under the AFN banner: MV 158 and MV 159 – both short-chassis, normally aspirated, Meadows-engined cars belonging to H.J. Aldington and D.A. Aldington respectively - and HX 3863, a supercharged Anzani-engined car built for T.G. Moore, (then) owner of Motor Sport magazine.

Later that year these three cars went on to race together as a team at the Tourist Trophy (T.T.) race at the Ards circuit in Northern Ireland. The two Meadows-engined cars subsequently became the ‘blueprint’ or ‘prototype’ for the most prominent chain driven Frazer Nash model ever built – the ‘T.T. Replica’. None of the team cars officially qualified as finishers, but the T.T. entry did, of course, justify the name - See Motor Sport Road Test Report, Nov 1931. Later in 1932 and 1934, Frazer Nashes put up respectable performances in this race.
NOW
MV 158 remains the only car from this team in existence with its original registration and specification, both the other two having subsequently been rebuilt and re-registered as ‘new’ TT Replicas by AFN Ltd later on in the 1930’s (see Related Cars section).






HISTORY AFTER AFN

In 1932 MV 158 was sold to Richard ‘Dick’ Nash, and subsequently to Peter Vaughan. (See Owners section). The car then changed hands a further 4 times in fairly quick succession before being sold to Clifford England in 1937, who went on to own it for 59 years. Because of this long association, MV 158 is sometimes referred to as the ‘England car’.

Clifford was not particularly competitively minded, and apart from the occasional driving test or navigational rally, MV saw little competition action during his ownership. It was however, used extensively for Frazer Nash social events, ‘raids’ to the Alps and Pyrenees, and also as his daily run about from time to time.

Following Clifford’s death in 1996, MV continued to be used occasionally by his family, but this became less frequent over the years and the car became somewhat neglected.

In 2014 Clifford’s son Gordon sold the car to Jon and Claire Giles, whose aim was to bring it back into competition, as AFN had originally intended, after an absence of over 80 years.



More History

Sales Receipt Log Book Engine Archive


T.T. FRAZER NASH

TECHNICAL

 

OWNERS

Timeline

 

  AFN LIMITED RGJ NASH Col. CP VAUGHAN JH BARTLETT LTD H BICKERTON R BICKERTON CE ENGLAND I ENGLAND GB ENGLAND J & C GILES  
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June 1934
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Sept 1996
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Present
 
                       
  Aldinton Nash Vaughan Bartlett HBickerton RBickerton CE England I England GB England J & C Giles  


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MV158

EVENTS

 

MAY

1931

Double Twelve
Featuring MV158
 
The first 24 hour race to take place on a closed course was at Brooklands, eleven days after its opening in 1907. This incurred the wrath of local residents and would lead to the Double Twelve race, the first of which took place on 10th and 11th May 1929.
JUN

1931

BARC Inter Club Meeting
Featuring MV158
 
The Inter Club Race meeting of 20th June 1931 was hosted by Brooklands Automobile Racing club (BARC), comprising Brighton & Hove Motor Club, The Junior Car Club (JCC), the Motor Cycling Club, and Basingstoke Motor Cycle and Light Car Club.

AUG

1931

Ards TT Entry List & Results
Featuring MV158
 
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