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 Post subject: Latham F2044
PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 8:59 am 
We've just been sent news of another Latham that could be for sale . . . for the right (and perhaps modest) price.

This is F2044. The guy selling is the original owner, so he's had the kit sitting in his garage for about seventeen years! Like all of us, he started with great enthusiasm, but hasn't done much to it for several years now.

I'll be adding full details to the website as soon as I can, and he's sending me some photos, but basically, it's all there. It has a fully-rebuilt Sprint engine, fitted with 48's, but having sat for some time this might need some checking over before firing up. Most of the electrics, wiring and plumbing is complete and fitted. The hydraulics are also in place but may also need some fettling. The trim and final finishing off still needs to be done, but most of the components are present, including a full set of instruments (previously unused) and switches.

The only parts he thinks are not present are headlight covers (soon to be available again, if we can get enough orders together), a hood (which is basically MGB with a few tweaks, and we have patterns), side windows (flat and easily made) and new glass for the winscreen frame (which is included).

If anyone's interested, drop me a PM and I'll pass on the relevant phone numbers and details. The car is situated in the Buckingham area.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 10:24 pm 
We've added a page about this car to the website now (http://www.lathamf2.co.uk) under the Cars for Sale section. Still waiting to add some photos, but more info there if anyone's interested.

I suspect, if we can't find anyone in TDC prepared to take it on, we may have to send this one to eBay, but offering it here first may give it a better chance of a "good home".


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Hmmm. had a look at the write up, sounds good. Money's tide up in Project SFB at the moment & I'll have to see if her indoors likes them?

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Any photos yet?

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 11:33 am 
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Sorry, still waiting! I'll probably go over and have a look myself, but with Easter holidays next week, and then off to Monza for the first round of the LMS the week after, I'm not sure when I'm going to get chance. Thanks for looking though.


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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2007 2:51 pm 
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Any photos yet?

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Finally got some photos from Gary, and have added these to the website.

The one of the engine installation is particularly interesting. Not only has Gary installed the special four-branch manifold (although you can't see that from the carburettor side) but the car is also fitted with the special Spax dampers, which are now only available to special order. There's also a remote oil-cooler radiator. Everything else looks like new, including the rebuilt engine.

The rest of the car is well advanced too, so a bargain awaits the right person.


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They look so cool! Pity I can't afford one... :(


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Any photos yet?

David
Finally got some photos from Gary, and have added these to the website.

The one of the engine installation is particularly interesting. Not only has Gary installed the special four-branch manifold (although you can't see that from the carburettor side) but the car is also fitted with the special Spax dampers, which are now only available to special order. There's also a remote oil-cooler radiator. Everything else looks like new, including the rebuilt engine.

The rest of the car is well advanced too, so a bargain awaits the right person.
Just checking, there are the right amount of zeroes there, aren't there?


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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2007 7:11 am 
Yes, Dave . . . only £900. The Sprint parts alone are worth twice that! As is the case with Roger's car, F2043, there's some pressure for the garage to be vacated. I shudder to think how much both these guys have spent (well, I know in Roger's case it was over £20,000) but sometimes needs must.


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Hmmmmm! very tempting.

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