1954 Hatton Tojeiro Climax

Restoration project

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1954
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Competition car 
    Yes
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Red
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - The Spirit of Motoring
Ascot Racecourse,
Ascot,
Berkshire SL5 7JX
Saturday 3 October 2009
Registration Number: N/A Chassis Number: N/A
Back in the 1950’s, the apprentices at RAF Halton were strictly forbidden to drive anything on the road on two, three or four wheels. The camp commandant, Air Commodore Tindal-Carrill-Worsely was, however, a keen motor racing enthusiast and actively supported the Halton Racing Car Club. The base itself was a training station for apprentice technicians and so expertise was easily at hand. The work was supervised by Flt. Sgt Fred Hillier, now of Alexander Hillier Engineering, Aylesbury and focused on two particular projects. Tindal-Carrill-Worsely donated a Bukler in 1956 and an Austin 7 was acquired at about the same time.
Later that same year, work started on the ‘big car’ though, a Tojeiro Climax. Almost all the parts were donated by the motor industry with the chassis coming from John Tojeiro himself; he even made the trip t