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Can anyone identify chassis number and history of this Courier?

Possibly Mid-OH . . summer 1985

"Mark" ?



Thanks, Gary C


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Mon Sep 17, 2012 3:12 pm
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Will have more images of this event from one of the several occasions we travelled to the States with FGN. We being Allan Miles, John Playfoot and myself. From memory this is a 'Sebring' Mk.IV T-Type Courier and belonged to Mark Brannon. The hardtop a sensible addition although the Trojan entered cars seemed initially to run without. Several other contemporary pictures show the 'Sebring' models running with the top. There is a mould here in the UK. Will add the chassis number later if on file, probably E1200. Nice to see FGN in the driving seat although I do not think he had any involvement with the 'Sebring' project at the time. ;)


Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:47 pm
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Seeing the "VARA" sticker suggests you post your question on the VARA website: http://www.vararacing.com/


Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:46 pm
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No response from Dr. Mark Brannon yet (Feb 2013) VARA site.

One suggestion was that the car is E1124; ex-McGougan LHD Mk. IV-T

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Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:00 pm
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Courier Mk.IV T-Type E1124 is listed as LHD, colour white, blue trim, fitted with MGB lump # 18 GUH 22678, first owner W. A. Sparrow, and shipped November 1963.
Still think the lightweight "Sebring" of Ed and Mark Brannon the orange painted car.


Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:15 pm
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Small bits of information have steered me this far…..

Dr. Brannon believes this car is E1129 - Ford LHD. Mr. Hines, can you confirm?

The lack of vent in the wing, and the standard door handle, not recessed into a fiberglass doorskin, makes me think this is not a lightweight Sebring Courier.

On a related note, and for those reading this post as a classified for hardtops, Bruce Chambers, Competition Supplies at Silverstone, has built a mould for the top of his car E1146. Check with Bruce to see if he would set you up with a top for your Mk.IV Courier.


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