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Peerless GT or Warwick Gt wanted.


I've been a lurker in here for a long time but just registered to tell my tale.

First I have to start with the back story.

Back in the mid seventies I was about 11 my mom was the secretary of the Coastal Bend Sports Car Car which was the SCCA affiliate in Corpus Christi Tx. My dad had just died in a scuba diving accident and my mom was left to fend for herself.  Long story short there was a older man in the club named Lloyd Fitzgerald who was a little sweet on my mom and she used to go by his place in downtown Corpus for him to show her how to work on her cars.

It was a converted 4 story mission and he lived on the bottom two floors. The inside was converted to living/workshop with a machine shop and several cars and motorcycles on the bottom floor and rows of parts shelving on the second floor. I used to love to go with my mom and explore it all while she and Fitz we working on her road going sprite or her Bugeye racecar. Fitz had been a BMC factory crew chief back in the sixties and his love of all things British was apparent in his collection. His pride and joy that was in his living room was a silver 57(?) Peerless Gt with a period supercharger that he raced back in the late fifties early sixties. It had been sitting for years and didn't run but I spent hours sitting in it making engine sounds and imagining myself driving it. I used to tell him that since he had no other that he had to leave it to me in his will. 

Flash forward 40 years to today and my mom has been gone for more than 20 years yet her and my dad have passed on to me the British car disease. I have a bugeye that has been in my family since the mid seventies and even my wife is English. I have always wanted a Peerless GT of my own and now that I'm retired and am able financially to afford to buy and restore one, I can't seem to find one. Every time I do it's gone before I can do anything. I even called on the BHCC one and it was gone within a few days. 

So so that's my long winded story and if anyone is thinking of selling theirs or know of one for sale and wants it to go to someone who will appreciate it, care for it, and drive it like it was designed to be driven please contact me at bigtoe32067@yahoo.com. 

My name is Tony. 



-- Edited by Bigtoe32067 on Friday 8th of June 2018 08:02:15 AM

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Hi Tony,

What a great story, really wish you could have gotten your hands on Fitz's car! I'm thinking you don't have any photos of it? but I guess you can at least remember the colour inside and out?

If you can email me with your details of where you are etc I will add you to the list of people I have that are looking for a car. It is very helpful that you are willing to take on a resto as most

people these days just want a turn key car.

 

Nigel

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Great story, Tony. Plus a supercharger, wow, now that I'd like to see.

I wish you the best of luck finding a suitable car and welcoming you to our crazy but very friendly community.

 

All the best,

Gary



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Thanks Gary. I appreciate it.
Tony

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