The first Turner Sports car appeared in 1951 and were produced through to 1966. They were built by the Turner Sports Car Company a company founded by Jack Turner an ex Gloster Aircraft Company engineer. The design being very similar to a Frogeye Sprite but pre dateing the the Sprite by 2 or 3 years and more sophisticated in the suspension department. In 1959 the Turner Sports MK I was introduced and although very much like it's predecessor, the 950 Sports, it featured substantial revisions to the body and chassis. The 948cc BMC 'A' series engine version was named the Turner Sports Mk I. A Coventry climax engine versuon was also available. These car became very succcessful on the racing circuits of the world. The works team winning the 1964 Autosport championship.
The prestine example we offer here was subject to a complete ground up nut and bolt rebuild and has covered just 7, 000 miles since completion. The rebuild included a full engine rebuild including being bored out to 998cc and fitting of Hepolite pistons, uprated camshaft, new pushrods, cam followers and rebuilt tappet assembly. The gearbox was also rebuilt. The Turner was also treated to a new stainless exhaust system, a set of original Turner steering arms, new temperature gauge and sender, new set of Minilite alloy wheels and full weather equipment.
The car also comes with one of the biggest history file I have seen. The folders include a full photographic record of the restoration, old green log book, old MOTs, a thick collection of magazine articles on the history of Turner cars, and a wad of copy invoices for all work carried out.
Part exchange welcome, ancient and modern funds either way.
Please call me on 01676 533949 or 07860 804390 for an appointment to view.