In reply to the lener from H. M. Crump (July issue) concerning the Lea-Francis Hyper owned by his brother in the early thirties, Mr. Crump is correct in stating that Don Higgin used the original KD 7361 in the TT and many other races. The chassis No. of this car was 14139. It eventually spent some 30 years in Edinburgh with various owners and gradually deteriorated. Roderick MacPherson purchased the remains in the earlv sixties.
Roderick eventually imported a Hyper from Australia (14062). We were instructed to rebuild this car and manufacture a faithful replica of the body fitted to 141 39 which differed from standard in certain respects. KD 7361 was then “adopted” for this car which is now owned by Roy Beebee of Rugeley. I should be interested to see the photographs in Mr. Crump’s possession.
Studley A. B. PRICE