In two recent issues of MOTOR SPORT, the Eldridge Specials and Anzani engines were mentioned. In March 1951 I visited the premises of Messrs Tankard & Smith, Kings Road Chelsea, where they advertised a 1 1/2-litre Frazer Nash two-seater. The March 1951 issue of MOTOR SPORT carried the advertisement. This car was reputed to be built by Eldridge and was powered by a supercharged twin o h c Anzani engine. When I went to look at this car I found it to be in extremely good condition.
However, I see that this car was not mentioned in either the recent Eldridge or Anzani articles, perhaps someone can throw more light on the subsequent history of the car I saw.
Incidentally, I also saw the Bugatti, I believe a Type 37F, fitted with the Anzani engine as mentioned in the Anzani article, but as it was not running properly I took no further interest in it.
In the past I have been the owner of Frazer-Nashes HNX9 (MilesNash) and BMP846: if the present owners would like some history they may contact me through the MOTOR SPORT offices.
Peter Oates, Princes Risborough.