1932 Frazer Nash TT Roadster Replica
Introduced in March 1932, the Frazer Nash TT Replica, as the name
suggest, replicated the cars entered for the 1931 Tourist Trophy
Race. Only around 85 of the TT Replicas were made and as with all
chain-drive Frazer Nashes there were various engine/body options
available, but the most popular was undoubtedly the four-cylinder
Meadows engine with two-seater coachwork by either Compton,
Elkington or in-house at Frazer Nash.
For consignment, a replica of a replica if you will. The 1932
original replicas were copied from the 1931 versions which were
entered into that years Tourist Trophy Race. Originals are
extremely rare and of course expensive beyond belief. But if you
like the lines of the old race cars, this one could be worth a
serious look. A fiberglass replica on a VW frame and sporting a VW
1500cc engine in the back. It retains the original look of the
racers and offers up the convenience of low maintenance and VW
The bodies (both similar in style except for the omission of a
passenger door in the Compton bodies) have to go down as one of the
prettiest designs of the 1930s. With the whole body sloping back
from the radiator and a curved tail the overall package is a car
with an incredible stance that looks fast standing still. All
molded fiberglass panels painted in British Racing Green. There is
an overall patina to the paint giving it a vintage look. Chrome
grille with quad headlights, dual side view mirrors perched atop
the front fenders, and pinstriped fenders lend this car to be more
of a classy sports car rather than a racing trimmed car. Under the
front cowl is now storage with the VW engine in back camouflaged by
a black "trunk" if you will. Flanking on either side of the grille
are large spacers in fiberglass between the fenders and hood cowls
assuming needed to house the modern suspension and width of the VW
chassis. A few scratched areas of the fiberglass and a crack or two
show some aging. Chromed wire knockoff hubcaps cover the original
VW steel wheels and are wrapped in radial tires all around. A
canvas black top is on and the consigner has had two side panels
custom made to button up in bad weather.
A left-hand driver from the VW has a wood dash, wood rally style
steering wheel and plenty of gauges adorning it. Tan vinyl seats in
split seat bucket back bench format have a central padded and vinyl
covered mini console running between them doubling as an armrest
for the passengers. It has the rectangular windshield which can be
folded down and make use of the twin semicircular mini windscreens
for racing format. Black carpet covers the floors and door panels
on the low-slung doors are black as well.
Opening the rear "trunk" reveals the 1500cc VW engine. This appears
nicely preserved and is overall very clean and well maintained with
no grime or grease buildup. The VW 4-speed manual transmission is
The exterior of a British racer and the soul and inner workings of
German engineering combine underneath to reveal the VW unibody
construction, independent coil over suspension, drum brakes in back
and disc brakes upfront, and rear engine. The frame is sturdy, rust
free and all mechanicals appear clean and well maintained too.
With the VW underpinnings and power plant, this car runs great and
is a suitable driver, offering up a nice ride, good handling, and
quick stopping. The speedometer is inoperable.
The body of a Brit racer and the soul of a German...what can go
wrong?! Certainly, something rarely seen, in original form, and
even this fiberglass replica form. A classic looker and a
modern-day driver, take yourself right back to 1932, only you are
in 2020! This replica has a Pennsylvania title and is registered as
a 1978 Reconstructed.
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.