John Oxborrow - OX 7 car

John Oxborrow - OX 7 car

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aztec GT

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7 months

Sunday 24th December 2017
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Hi all pistonHeads members,

First of all, Merry Christmas.

I search some documents, some pictures, some history related to the John Oxborrow cars.
Perhaps, somebody can help me.
Many thanks in advance,

Etienne


aztec GT

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Equus

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32 months

Monday 25th December 2017
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Have you got a copy of the 'Cars and Car Conversions' magazine that had an article on the car?

It was also covered by the UK kit car magazines (certainly by 'Which Kit'), but CCC was the more serious and reputable publication, and went into more technical detail.

Is it yours fitted with a BDA engine - the original, white car was, from memory?

aztec GT

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Monday 25th December 2017
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thanks for your reply.
Yes it was originaly a BDA engine. It is so written in the few documents I've.
I did'nt know about CCC, I 'll try to find.
Many thanks,
Etienne


aztec GT

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Wednesday 3rd January
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Yhere is an very interesting article on John Oxborrow car's in the CCC from may 1995.
Unfortunately, this OX 7 is totally different. A lotus 7 'type'
is our (red) OX 7 a contination ? It seems that there is a totaly different car.
Engine is well the famous FORD BDA.
Best regards,
Etienne
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Equus

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32 months

Wednesday 3rd January
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I think you'll find that the chassis is fundamentally similar; it was just rebodied with a fully-enclosed bodyshell.

Unless my memory is playing up, 'Which Kit' magazine ran an article on the rebodied car (which I recall as being white in teh magazine article).

Probably a stupid question, but have you spoken to John Oxborrow himself? Last I knew, he was still active in Hillclimbing & Sprinting in the UK - he used to be a regular at Gurston Down.



aztec GT

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Thursday 11th January
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Hi,
True, dimensions seem quite similar.
But not sure because my chassis is perfect, seems totally new.

Not a stupid question, I didn't find his adress/tel or mail.
Thanks for help,
Etienne