I was most interested to read the article on “Toj” cars in your May issue.
Perhaps I could shed some light, I have an interest in early Tojeiros, and about two years ago I bought some Toj chassis parts from a chap in Berkhampsted who once owned an early Toj with a Lagonda V12 body, this was not just hearsay as he showed me the photos of it, he no longer has the car and I have some of the suspension parts.
I also have a Special which has a Toj chassis (twin tube transverse leaf-spring Turner wheels) but my car has a complete Frazer Nash/BMW 328 front suspension/steering fitted (some job I suspect) and the body is a Microplas Mistral.
GE Shepherd, Pinner, Middx.
[Since John Tojeiro assured me that my article accounted for every car he built, I wonder whether this one could be the 1953 Dellow-bodied car sold to the Sears brothers. The original body was not a thing of beauty and one can understand an owner fitting the Mistral body. Mr Shepherd has evidence to suggest that a variety of engines were fitted over the years but the Sears brothers began with a 11/2-litre Lea Francis unit. Can any reader assist? — ML. ]