L type 0617
Magna / Posted 3 years ago / 283 views
Originally fitted with a coupe body which it lost before coming to Australia, Pat Carr purchased the L0617 chassis in 1936. His Fremantle Shack Motors fitted a 2 seater using original wings etc. Carr competed in support races for the “Round the Houses” events staged at Albany, Pingelly, Bunbury and Dowerin 1936-1940.
In 1965 a CSIRO rocket scientist, Bob Irvine with Mike Sherrin exchanged a damaged TF for L0617. (Ed. Note: You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know who did best out of that deal!). Driven from Adelaide to the 1977 Katoomba Rally it was subsequently restored by Finch and Hocking to L2 specs. Bob returned it to Perth for the 1995 rally. Following Bob’s gliding accident death it was sold to Georg Leitl and then to the Lawsons. Margaret Pitt regularly drives L0617 in vintage events.