1958 Vanwall VW7
Vanwall's were known as "Vanwall Specials" built for the Formula 1 regulations in 1954. The chassis designed by Owen Maddocks and built by the Cooper Car Company based in Maidenhead.
The first engines used Norton motorcycle cylinder pots, Rolls Royce crankcases and Vandervell Thinwall bearings.
10 chassis planned to be used in the 1957/58 season, with team drivers, Stirling Moss, Tony Brookes, Roy Salvadori, and Stuart Lewis-Evans.
At the end of the 1959 season the vehicles were dismantled the body and chassis scrapped to avoid purchase tax.
VW7 was constructed 2003/04 using parts original parts bought direct from the GKN Vandervell factory by Tom Wheatcroft. A new body reconstructed with the Monaco style short nose.
Offering together with the Leyland Royal Tiger Vanwall Transporter.
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