those looking for the best production sports car
Perhaps the most important aspects of this matter for the consideration of the private owner are proven high-speed reliability, together with the ability to substantially increase performance over that estimated on engine capacity. In view of the many important international handicap events for sports cars, a production car possessing these qualities can be outstandingly successful in the hands of the private owner in open competition, even against professional drivers in factory cars. In every event in 1950 in which Frazer-Nash cars have been entered, whether one, two, three. four or five have started, they have finished 100 per cent, and have challenged the leaders throughout, although invariably these were cars of greater capacity. In international events, at home and abroad. Frazer-Nash cars on several occasions have been the first English cars in the list of finishers. Competition results prove that a Frazer-Nash is a potential outright winner of any sports car handicap event, apart from successes that can be achieved by a determined driver in open competition as demonstrated, for example, at Shelsley Walsh, Castle Combe, Blandford and New Jersey, U.S.A
In continuance of our pre-war traditions, we have left the Frazer-Nash reputation to be established by our private owners, although perhaps taking the longer way where our post-war models are concerned as opposed to starting off with professionally-driven works cars. Every new FrazerNash that is sold consolidates more firmly that reputation, and we can say with absolute truth that the Frazer-Nash you buy is identical in all respects of its specification with every Frazer-Nash you see in competition. The post-war Frazer-Nash target was to design and build the best production sports car In the world, and we accept the performance of any Frazer-Nash in any event as a standard of guarantee to any new owner. In the long run, any claim to be the best production sports car lies entirely in the hands of the owners of that car competing against production cars of other makes equally in the hands of private owners. 1950 Targa Florio. One Frazer-Nash started. In second place at over half distance, and when about to take the lead the experimental alloy petrol tank split. Franco Cortese having achieved up to that point record averages. After a delay of 90 minutes for repairs. the Frazer-Nash went on and finished. (In the 1949 Tarp Florio. a FrazerNash driven by Serafini held the absolute lead for threequarters of the race, making fastest times between all controls and in the timed hill-climb.)
1950 Mille Miglia. One Frazer-Nash started. Sixth in General Classification (irrespective of capacity) and second in 2-litre class. Average speed 74 m.p.h. With a 4-litre Jaguar in fifth place 21 mins. ahead of the Fraser. Nash. these were the first English cars to finish of the 383 starters.
1949 24-Hour Race, Le Mans. (60 entries.) One Frazer-Nash started. Third in Grand Prix d’Endurance, second in Rudge Whitworth Biennial Cup, third in Coupe de l’Indice de Performance (handicap). FIRST ENGLISH CAR in all three races. Average speed, 78.53 m.p.h.
1950 24-Hour Race, Le Mans. (60 entries.) Two Frazer-Washes started—two finished. First and second in 2-litre class, second in Rudge Whitworth Biennial Cup and FIRST ENGLISH CAR. Fourth in Coupe de l’Indice de Performance (handicap). Ninth in General Classification. Average speed 82.20 m.p.h.
1949 Production Car Race, Silverstone Circuit. Four Frazer-Nashes started — four finished. First (81.73 m.p.h.) (up to 2,500 c.c.). Third in General
Classification. Fastest lap (irrespective of class).
1950 Production Car Race, Silverstone Circuit (53 entries). Five Frazer-Nashes started—five finished. FIRST THREE ENGLISH CARS. Third at 81.53 m.p.h. (completing same number of laps as first and second cars), fourth and fifth in General Classification.
1950 Production Car Race, Blandford Road Circuit. Two Frazer-Nashes started—two finished. First (76.33 m.p.h.) and second in General Classification. Fastest lap (all entries) 78.84 m.p.h.
1950 Production Car Race, New Jersey, U.S.A. One Frazer-Nash started. First (81.98 m.p.h.)—entry included post-war English 36.and 5,4-litre cars. The Frazer-Nash won two other races at this meeting—one for “All-Corners ” at 84.87 m.p.h.
1950 Tourist Trophy Race, Dundrod Road Circuit. (3S entries.) Four Frazer-Nashes started—four finished. Third in General Classification at 71.92 m.p.h. First, second, third and fourth in 2-litre class.
1950 Shetsley Walsh Hilt-Climb. Three Fraser-Washes entered—three fastest sports cars of the day, irrespective of class. Team Trophy fastest T.T. team. Trophy fastest T.T. car. First, second and third in 2-litre class—New Record.
A.F.N. Ltd., Manufacturers of Frazer-Nash Cars, Falcon Works, London Road, Isleworth.