Ever wrong slotted - but enjoyed the ride anyway? That's just what seems to be going on right now. I've somehow ended up with a car I swore I would never buy... funny how our passions have a habit of overtaking us on the verge.
So, for a short while at least Project Viper has become Project Thunder... as the car I've bought although RHD is much closer to making an evocation of JJ Thuner's 1965 Monte Carlo Rally Car than it is to becoming the Viper.
The basis for this "Project Thunder" is a very tidy MKII Green Spitfire purchased off Andy Jones from North Wales. Previously registered ADU 1D it is a car that has been worked on extensively by Mark Field from Jigsaw Racing Services.
Sold minus it's Lemans wheels, registration plate and attractive steering wheel it doesn't now look quite so grand - but in time I hope she'll enjoy a more active and exciting life as a tribute car to arguably the most successful Triumph Rally driver ever!
Jean Jacques Thuner - I dedicate this "endeavour" to you and your great friend and co- driver, John Gretener.