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Author Topic: Fulvia Sport at Greenwich "Park it in the market" (& Douglas 350, & a Costin)  (Read 305 times)
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« on: 28 September, 2018, 07:17:49 AM »

MKX 215L

White 1300 five speed.  I think that's the first Lancia that's attended.

Usual VWs, Minis, Mustangs.  A Costin Amigo was THE treat.  Not sure I've ever seen one.  Douglas 350 of interest with clutch cooling as well as vents for the front brakes, torsion bar rear suspension, "broke the TT lap record, then broke".

It was this particular one if anyone knows it:

http://thumbsnap.com/s/5JfpHqhR.jpg

Background from Motor Sport Jan 1972

https://www.motorsportmagazine.com/archive/article/january-1972/40/frank-costin-and-his-amigo

Its a good book, don't worry about the price, order it AT A LIBRARY as just about everyone I know has forgotten "is a thing".

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Flying-Four-Wheels-Costin-Designs/dp/0850597706/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1538118940&sr=8-1&keywords=frank+costin
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« Reply #1 on: 28 September, 2018, 07:23:52 AM »

For those who didn't know, the Costin chassis is wooden.  Frank Costin designed early wooden Marcos chassis but is better know for the aerodynamics of Lotus 8, 10, 11. His brother is half of Cosworth.

I can't be sure but I think the Amigo has a plastic fuel tank designed to pop out with 20ft of fuel line and have its own accident well away from the rest of the car.  Those air intakes on the doors put the hinges into sensible positions as well.

https://www.pinterest.co.uk/liveillustratio/marque-marcos-and-the-wooden-monocoque/?lp=true

Anyone with a day free:

http://www.locostusa.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=17162&sid=d30ca4851af8cf9565b4a3b1f04bc515
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« Reply #2 on: 28 September, 2018, 07:51:15 AM »

MKX 215L

White 1300 five speed.  I think that's the first Lancia that's attended.

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