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C 0291 carrying UK registration JK 2340 was originally bought by a Harry Leeson who died in a racing accident at Brooklands in 1932. The car was bought in 1933 by Mr John Ford who raced it at Le Mans finishing in 6th.
He also entered the 1933 Mannin Beg race on the Isle of Mann finishing 3rd. Later that year he entered the TT race at Newtownards, Northern Island unfortunately retiring with a broken crank.
Circa 1935 the car was bought by John Dutton, a station owner from Kapunda, South Australia and shipped to to Australia. Dutton raced the car in the 1937 A.G.P. at Victor Harbour finishing in 10th place.
The car later came into the possession of Lou Schapel in the 1940s and then sold to Gavin Sandford Morgan in 1947 who kept it for about a year. The car then appeared in the hands of Cyril Nichols in N.S.W. Nichols rebodied the car and later sold it to Bruce Leer in 1954 who raced it in variouus events around N.S.W. until the late 1950s.
In 1967 Gavin Sandford Morgan repurchased the car and eventually went on to restore it to a high standard including building a pointed tail C-type body. during its restoration process the car was displayed at the Birdwood Mill car museum.
In 2001 Sandford Morgan returned the car to the U.K. where it was sold and remains there to this day.