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    Unfinished Stratos Kits

    I really mean 'hardly started' rather than 'unfinished'.
    I know there were never that many at any one time, but now, you never see them at all.

    Why is that?

    There was this:
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hawkridge-...p2047675.l2557

    and this from way back in 2012:
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LANCIA-STR...c=1&rmvSB=true

    'Can't think of any others recently?
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    Re: Unfinished Stratos Kits

    Probably all the ones that have sat under a tarpaulin in the UK have disintegrated and aren't saleable.

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    Re: Unfinished Stratos Kits

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisCar6 View Post
    Probably all the ones that have sat under a tarpaulin in the UK have disintegrated and aren't saleable.
    Or ...... the owners are thinking that they have "historic kits " in hands ( like Gold bars!!) and it's better to leave them for a while like Bank pension funds !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    On an other hand some years ago someone was posting in a thread that Hawk have been producing during all those past years 600 kits ......
    So there are at least 499 tarpaulins (or barns ) undiscovered to dig out !!!!!!
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    Re: Unfinished Stratos Kits

    Here's a Transformer only just started kit for sale in 1996.
    I don't know where it went?:
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Hawk Kit 4.jpg   Hawk Kit 5.jpg  

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    Re: Unfinished Stratos Kits

    Here's another Transformer (Spyder) kit for sale in (roughly) 2005.
    'Anyone know where this one went?:
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Hawk Kit 1.jpg   Hawk Kit 2.jpg   Hawk Kit 3.jpg  
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    Re: Unfinished Stratos Kits

    CJ

    Can you remember a guy called Mark (Chamberlin ??) who was a friend of Dave Clarks ?... they both hired a double garage to build the cars side by side, it was over at Ticknall near Calke Abbey in Derbyshire.

    I don't know wether or not Mark ever finished or sold his car ?.... if I remember right they were both going to spray their cars the same "Chardonnet" blue.

    Phil

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    Re: Unfinished Stratos Kits

    Quote Originally Posted by Bernard View Post
    CJ

    Can you remember a guy called Mark (Chamberlin ??) who was a friend of Dave Clarks ?... they both hired a double garage to build the cars side by side, it was over at Ticknall near Calke Abbey in Derbyshire.

    I don't know wether or not Mark ever finished or sold his car ?.... if I remember right they were both going to spray their cars the same "Chardonnet" blue.

    Phil
    Hi Phil,
    I remember reading about Dave Clarke sharing a garage with another Hawk (Transformer) builder in the newsletter at the time. It was at the time I first joined the club.
    No, I don't know what happened to Mark's car, so there's another one gone missing?
    We all know where Dave Clark's unfinished Hawk kit ended up, and it was finished in Pirelli colours, not Chardonnet blue?!

    By the way, I think I've found the 'for sale' adverts for the two kits above. I'll be back with the details.
    Last edited by ProtoTipo; 15-03-2017 at 10:08. Reason: missing 'e' off Clarke

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    Re: Unfinished Stratos Kits

    It was the whereabouts of the kits really, but the asking prices of those two kits shown was:

    For the dusty one sitting on Beta Saloon alloys in 1997, it was 7,780. I think it belonged to 'Mike Hooper' and maybe near or in Bristol?

    The one with the compomotive split rims was selling at around 9,250 in 2005, if I remember right.


    I can easily think of more registered cars that have 'gone to ground', but maybe that could be a different thread.
    It would be Corse and Hawk, as Alloras have a dedicated listing.
    Too early for LBs, but maybe there are already one or two that won't be on the scene from now on?
    Anyhow, it's more the unfinished kits I'm intrigued with. Where on earth are they all?

    If anyone knows of any, do not quote addresses or specific locations, obviously.
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    Re: Unfinished Stratos Kits

    Hawk - Ex Jerry Bailey's second car, now in Scottish Borders as unfinished car 3 (not me)

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    Re: Unfinished Stratos Kits

    There was a guy in the Midlands called ?John H? that started a hawk way back when...................

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