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Broadswords on Warwick V8's


Can anyone tell me if the Warwick GT350's had the broadsword down the center of the bonnet?  I haven't found any photos that show them having it but cars get changed over time.

 

Thanks in advance, Jim



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No not that I know. As the bonnet is different to the 2 litre cars. 



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Strange question, and why should anyone want to know......?

Generally, the V8 intake scoop on the top of the bonnet prevents the regular Warwick broadsword
being used.  Any Warwick fitted with a V8 needs a scoop for clearance of the Carter carbs, and the top of the dynamo.
The Broadsword is a dumb idea anyway, bolting a thin and stiff zinc alloy casting to a flexy GRP moulding
is bound to end in stripped threads.

You also have to tread very carefully with V8 "history", number plates are only bolted to these cars and
there are no formal records.  Period photos are, well, just old pictures really.

Just to really confuse the issue further, I believe that this car is in the USA,

Frank



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Frank strange that you post these pictures.  This is the car that prompted my question.  I am still researching the history but at this point I believe this car may be the last Peerless which was made in Ireland and sent to the US for evaluation by GM.  I have found a photo of that car published in the Irish Independent newspaper on Jan. 20, 1962.  In the photo the Irish built car had a hood scoop like the Warwick V8 with a different center support shape.  It also has a very strange enlarged grill opening that looks like someone cut the hood area away above the radiator back to just in front of the hood scoop. It also clearly shows a Broadsword on the hood along with the scoop.

I'd like to post a copy of this newspaper article to the website if someone could tell me how to accomplish this.

 

The car in your photos has had been modified at some point.  There are a lot of other interesting modification on this car may I have documented as being unique to the Irish built car.  As I finish my research I be happy to share with the group.

 



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