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    Re: Scheldt and Pettet Stratos where is it now?

    Quote Originally Posted by ProtoTipo View Post
    There are photos (now, on Golden Years of Rallying - Facebook) of the crash on 1979 Donegal rally, that led to second (and last) Chequered Flag car being re-shelled.
    'The first time I've ever seen this.

    Cahal Curley upside down!
    My brother sent me the photos of the car on the 1979 Donegal Rally.
    The bare damaged shell came back to life, in Japan and was returned to its pre Chequered Flag and works 1975 colour scheme + non period roof scoop:
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    Re: Scheldt and Pettet Stratos where is it now?

    Incredible images Chris!

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    Re: Scheldt and Pettet Stratos where is it now?

    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    When Frederic and I met Dave Scheldt at Goodwood he told us that they bought their Stratos from Germany together with two damaged shells.
    And How cheap He sold the car twenty years ago!!

    Thatís an amazing story and great photos I never seen before!
    Thanks for these ones and Congratulations to the anonymous photograph for the incredible shoot with an old camera!

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    Re: Scheldt and Pettet Stratos where is it now?

    Talking of cheap, back in '84/5 Cf3 was for sale at the Flag showroom in Chiswick. They were asking £14k for the car plus what was described as a shed full of spares. It was fairly rough looking, or in salespeak plenty of patina!
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    Re: Scheldt and Pettet Stratos where is it now?

    Quote Originally Posted by colin artus View Post
    It was fairly rough looking, or in salespeak plenty of patina!

    It's a pity it didn't stay like that.

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    Re: Scheldt and Pettet Stratos where is it now?

    Wow, I missed the thread back in 2018, Chris you ARE the Stratos Yoda!!!

    I think you need to write a book, pretty sure the whole 'Stratos' world would learn a thing or two.

    Excellent picture of the roll!

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    Re: Scheldt and Pettet Stratos where is it now?

    Quote Originally Posted by ProtoTipo View Post
    It's a pity it didn't stay like that.
    That wasn't the shell which featured in that great series of photos in a shop in Japan was it Chris? Under restoration?
    Very detailed photos of the original chassis I remember.

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    Re: Scheldt and Pettet Stratos where is it now?

    Quote Originally Posted by westonTB View Post
    Wow, I missed the thread back in 2018, Chris you ARE the Stratos Yoda!!!

    I think you need to write a book, pretty sure the whole 'Stratos' world would learn a thing or two.

    Excellent picture of the roll!

    Too kind......you are.

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    Re: Scheldt and Pettet Stratos where is it now?

    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    That wasn't the shell which featured in that great series of photos in a shop in Japan was it Chris? Under restoration?
    Very detailed photos of the original chassis I remember.
    I don't remember seeing those John?
    'Mind, there's a lot of things I don't remember these days!

    The finished restoration was bought (in Japan) by a chap called 'Gary Fitz'. He started a whole thread about it on the old forum, titled with the reg. number of the works car, (TOL80932) rather than any reference to the CF reg, or chassis no.

    The car's last outing as a works car was 11th overall on the 1975 Safari, driven by Vic Preston. Painted plain white.
    The car was then entered in the following year's Safari rally, by a Kenyan, Frank Tundo and Anton Levitan (the yellow car that Phil D. has just received a model of, 'still with the 1975 works type spare wheel above the boot lid) The works cars for that year had the roof mounted spare wheels.

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    Re: Scheldt and Pettet Stratos where is it now?

    The only other Stratos that the Chequered Flag used (there were only 2 cars) was TOL52902
    This car's last works outing was on the 1975 Monte, (no roof wing or rear spoiler) and driven by Raffele Pinto, who retired from that Monte with an accident.
    The Chequered Flag painted the green parts black, and that's how the first CF colour scheme was born.

    Famously, that car's life ended in a very fiery accident on the 1976 Welsh rally, driven by Per Inge Walfridsson.

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