This was built as a “lightweight” at the Buckler works for Les Hall.
DD2’s were fitted with a variety of motors including Ford, Daimler , MG and in one instance a Vincent V twin from a motorcycle.
It is thought Les Hall’s car originally had a Morris motor fitted.
DD2’s were fitted with a variety of proprietary fiberglass bodies, today’s car is fitted with a Mistral body, others were made by Falcon, Convair and AKS to name a few.
At some point today’s car was acquired by Malcolm Buckler, son of founder Derek, and shipped to the Isle of Isle of Man sans motor on top of a cargo of building stone.
Later the car was acquired by Malcom’s brother in law Kieth Ambrose and his son Simon credited with putting the car back on the road with a Daimler V8.
It is thought that a journalist Mr (Alan ?) Burgess may have been the first person to fit a SP250 Daimler V8 to a DD2, it thought this car might have been used for drag racing, but evidence in the form of a race programme or photographs have yet to surface to confirm this.
If you have any information to support this hypothesis please do not hesitate to chime in below.
Thanks for joining me on this “Lightweight” edition of “Gettin’ a li’l psycho on tyres” I hope you will join me again tomorrow when I’ll be looking at a BRM. Don’t forget to come back now !