The Burlington Arrow was the brainchild of the Burlington Motor Company's Haydn Davies who, for a modest fee, would supply a set of plans from which enthusiasts could manufacture a cycle-winged two-seat sports car to their own taste. Later versions of the papers presumed the use of a Triumph Spitfire, GT6 or Spitfire Vitesse chassis and for the body to be built from marine plywood. Some 6000 sets of plans were purchased and an estimated 500 cars created. This splendid-looking example is based on a 1969 Triumph Vitesse 2.0-litre and has recently been lovingly reconstructed by the vendor and finished off with a fresh repaint and interior retrim. The plywood tub is encased in aluminium below its fabric outer surface, while the wings are formed from fibreglass and the radiator shell and steel bonnet are ex-Bentley parts. Aero screens, engine-turned facia and a running board-mounted toolbox all add to the period look, and the stainless steel exhaust is said to optimise the sound of the straight-six engine.
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