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JJG 850D

Chesil/Tygan Speedster

Owner: Paul Smith - based in Berkshire

previously owned by Colin McGuire (Tygan R&D) until August 2009

Built 2007 and used by Tygan as their development car and demonstrator.

  • Based on a shortened ’66 Beetle chassis
  • The engine is a VW 1915cc Type 1, twin carbs, by Arnie Levics
  • All VW front suspension removed (complete beam, steering box and suspension gone)
  • Replaced by Red 9 Design wishbone and coil over shock system combined with a 'quick' steering rack
  • Rear torsion bar suspension removed
  • Still an IRS gearbox set up but now with Red 9 Design trailing arms and coil over shock absorbers in near vertical mounting – this gives a hard ride but responsive handling
  • Electric Front Demister Windscreen
  • Secondary Oil cooler
  • Pertronix Ignitor 2, coil set, HT leads and coil relocation plate
  • Steel Wheels powder coated by 'Sand Blast' of High Wycombe
  • Heater Blower Booster Kit – via Mid America Motor Works, USA

at Castle Combe in 2013

pic below taken in 2003 seems to carry same reg no? (Manser?)


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at Brooklands in 2010

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