Donald Campbell's Road Cars

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Re: Donald Campbell's Road Cars

Post by Renegadenemo » Fri Mar 08, 2013 7:53 pm

Wow!the car he drove to Conniston Waters...
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Re: Donald Campbell's Road Cars

Post by klingon » Sat Mar 09, 2013 4:25 pm

What a goof-everyone knows it's Loch Connyston :lol:
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Re: Donald Campbell's Road Cars

Post by savvy » Tue Mar 08, 2016 9:27 pm

Hi Mark-f further to your enquiry about the Radrord mini....in 1981 I was looking to buy a mini cooper, there was one for sale in exchange and mart. The car was in Welling, I rang the person selling it,he told me he had recently bought a farm and this car was in a barn,it started well,but was no use to him. So i went down immediately,he showed me the car and i fell in love with it. It was a chocolate bronze colour,but inside the door sills you couls see it use to be blue. He gave me a bunch of paperwork that went with it.. it was bought by Donald Campbell for his wife. He had it modified to include a 'record player' electric windows full leather interior. It flew when you put your foot down. Being a young naive boy. I didnt realise its importance and unfortunately had it stolen around 4 years after i bought it. I still regret and miss it to this day. Had someone offered to swap it for a ferrari then , i would have turned them down. The last numbers on reg plate were 604B but cant for the life of me remember the first

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Re: Donald Campbell's Road Cars

Post by turbocox » Sun Mar 20, 2016 9:52 pm

It wasn't registration number ( BLT 648 B ) by any chance was it ?
In stead of *** 604 B ?
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Re: Donald Campbell's Road Cars

Post by Black Knight » Mon Mar 21, 2016 7:02 pm

Anyone got any photo's of the interior of Donalds Bentley thats at Lakeland Motor Museum?

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Re: Donald Campbell's Road Cars

Post by mark-f » Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:56 am

Thanks for the further info Savvy.

It sounds like it has gone the way of all things. Still, good to know the end of the story.

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Re: Donald Campbell's Road Cars

Post by Roger Wilco » Thu Aug 04, 2016 7:26 pm

Probably old hat but I took these photos of Sir Malcolm/Donald's Bentley last year at the Lakeland Motor Museum...

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Not the original colour of course!

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Re: Donald Campbell's Road Cars

Post by GCarmoodie » Fri Dec 09, 2016 5:34 pm

Would forum member Savvy be willing to speak to me about Campbell's Radford Mini?

I'm writing a newspaper feature about Campbell's cars and would greatly appreciate some further information on the Mini.

With Best Wishes,

Gillian

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Re: Donald Campbell's Road Cars

Post by Renegadenemo » Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:46 pm

Anyone know of Donald owning an AC Aceca between 56 and 58-ish?

Apparently he did and it's still around and undergoing restoration.
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Re: Donald Campbell's Road Cars

Post by Techteam » Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:52 am

Don't know about Donald but Ted's dad did.

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