Donald Campbell's Road Cars

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ted.walsh
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Re: Donald Campbell's Road Cars

Post by ted.walsh » Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:34 am

Tis true, (we) never go to see it though, must of got sold for nappies or visits to the pub....
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Re: Donald Campbell's Road Cars

Post by Techteam » Tue Jan 17, 2017 11:47 am

Nah, this one, You got the spinners I got the Corgi. Even the rightish colour.
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Re: Donald Campbell's Road Cars

Post by Mike Bull » Tue Jan 17, 2017 12:28 pm

Yeah, the AC Aceca (which I'd never heard of) that Donald supposedly owned is the hardtop version of the AC Ace.
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Re: Donald Campbell's Road Cars

Post by rob565uk » Tue Jan 17, 2017 4:07 pm

The forerunner of the mighty AC Cobra. When I can no longer ride motorcycles, I plan to have one of those [.]


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Re: Donald Campbell's Road Cars

Post by Terminator » Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:46 pm

Hi Bill
Donald did infact own an Aceca, one of my favourite cars and apparently he owned it for two years. Gina often says this was unusual because he would change his cars every few months or so. The Aceca Donald owned was I believe the motor show car from 1954. AC did an upgrade on the engine in 1956 and Donald was first inline for more power from memory. Thats why the time line shows he kept it for two years

They did one up on car S.O.S recently ( a lovely silvery colour with an emotional tale of the chap who had owned it since the early seventies until ill health struck) I fell in love with the car it seemed to have many lines derived from differing cars in its make up.

There was an article on it years ago and Robbie actually drove the car as they used Coniston and Peir Cottage as the usual back drop. I will look it out and bring it up on Saturday for you if you want? The car was dark blue even black I recall and it was totally restored back in the mid eighties at a considerable cost to the owner who subsequently died before he had chance to really drive the car! It then ended up in the Midlands Motor Museum which closed down in 2000 or 2001 I think,the car was then auctioned off I believe. To it was good to go sixteen years ago and would imagine it is with somebody who is looking after it. Or Perhaps another considerable chunk of money is needed on the aluminium body which has the same dissimullar metal corrosion much like a certain Blue boat :D

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Re: Donald Campbell's Road Cars

Post by ted.walsh » Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:48 am

this one ?
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Re: Donald Campbell's Road Cars

Post by Techteam » Wed Jan 18, 2017 12:47 pm

That's the one, oh and you can add the word p**s to the upper 2 words you wind up merchant.

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