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Chassis No.1162    JHV 468

Owner: Tor Johan Grandre
Location: Norway

Chassis No.1162, Norway 2000

 

JVH 468 was originally registered circa March 1955 in London.
Previous owners include Ray Booth (1966/67), David Bartholomew (1976) and Philip Wood.
When the vehicle was owned by Philip Wood the blue RHD car had wire wheels, no bumpers and a front shroud similar to Spitfire.
In 1986, JVH 468 was sold to a dealer (Mike Jones of Newcastle) who then sold it on to Erik Øye of Oslo, Norway.


Chassis No.1162, Norway 2000

When the car was exported from England it was in quite good condition and in the winter season it was stored in a barn just south of Oslo. Unfortunately, in the winter of 1989 the barn burned down and No.1162 was more or less totally destroyed in the fire. All the interior was gone and the owner was seriously considering crushing the Doretti. But fortunately, he decided to retore it and after more than a decade No.1162 is back on the road.
Knut Skoglund's car (No.1118) was used as a reference during the restoration as he knew the owner.


 ...Thanks to Knut Skoglund for the information


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