27 litre Merlin-engined car auction
03-04-2023, 01:43 AM
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27 litre Merlin-engined car auction
I don't know how famous this car was outside of the UK, but John Dodd's car is coming up for auction soon.
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If anyone doesn't know about it then this video has most of the relevant details:



I've heard many conflicting stories about the car. Some people claim to have seen it and been impressed, while some people have told me it's not actually as impressive as John Dodd made it seem. It's still an interesting piece of history though.
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03-11-2023, 03:02 AM
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27 litre Merlin-engined car auction
I can't believe Johnny Smith did a video about it. They let him drive it too.


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03-16-2023, 10:43 PM
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27 litre Merlin-engined car auction
Auction ended at £72,500 then. That's a lot more than I was expecting. Hopefully it appears in a few more youtube videos and we see how well built the car really is.
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03-16-2023, 11:56 PM
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27 litre Merlin-engined car auction
I was very intrigued by the Johnny Smith video. It was a shame that just when the engine warmed up he had to bring it back. During warmup he basically had the car propel itself on the idle throttle, so very noisy, smokey and no go. I would be very interested to see how well it drove after that. Smile

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03-17-2023, 01:32 PM
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27 litre Merlin-engined car auction
(03-16-2023 11:56 PM)banpei Wrote:  I was very intrigued by the Johnny Smith video. It was a shame that just when the engine warmed up he had to bring it back. During warmup he basically had the car propel itself on the idle throttle, so very noisy, smokey and no go. I would be very interested to see how well it drove after that. Smile

His family made a few videos of him driving it long distances. The car still smokes when it's warmed up.


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02-04-2024, 02:03 AM
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27 litre Merlin-engined car auction
Jonny posted an update with the guy who bought the Beast. I think it looks much better now.


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02-05-2024, 10:16 AM
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27 litre Merlin-engined car auction
I'm happy it found a good owner who also appreciates a good mix of other cars as well! He loves the Honda N600 as well and there is even a little bit of AE86 in there on that Esprit S4 Turbo. Thumbs up!

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