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Old 16 Nov 2001, 15:59 (Ref:175523)   #1
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Condor GT - plea for info!

Hi all,

My attention has been brought to a Condor GT for sale. The ad states it is a one off from 1969 (presumably the same Condor that made a formula junior in the very early sixties?) and comes with a letter of authenticity from the builder.

I know its rude of me to do so, but before I pester the seller does anybody have a photo of the car or a suitable link? (looks are important to me!)

FYI I assume it is a true GT of the Diva/Chevron type as the ad states 'race car but would make a great road car' (sod that, if its intended as a race car thats what it would be used as!)
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Old 19 Nov 2001, 23:52 (Ref:176644)   #2
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Weren't they advertised in Road & Track at the time?

Sorry, the whole thing is familiar to me, but I don't remember details.
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Old 20 Nov 2001, 10:58 (Ref:176739)   #3
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Weren't they advertised in Road & Track at the time?

Sorry, the whole thing is familiar to me, but I don't remember details.
Hmm, I've no idea! They obviously weren't a success though. I found a reference to Condor FJ cars in the A-Z of formula racing cars, but haven't found anything else despite much web trawling...
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Old 21 Nov 2001, 00:22 (Ref:177084)   #4
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You need to find someone with the American mags of the era... Sports Car Graphic, Road & Track and Car & Driver...

Maybe check out Dennis David's website, or get in touch with Dennis and Don Capps... or Mike Argetsinger, he's a likely one. There's the Watkins Glen museum, too...
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Old 21 Nov 2001, 12:18 (Ref:177223)   #5
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You need to find someone with the American mags of the era... Sports Car Graphic, Road & Track and Car & Driver...

Maybe check out Dennis David's website, or get in touch with Dennis and Don Capps... or Mike Argetsinger, he's a likely one. There's the Watkins Glen museum, too...
Do you have a URL for Dennis David's site? Sorry, I don't know it.
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Old 29 Nov 2001, 03:10 (Ref:180043)   #6
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Hmmm... neither do I... email him at me@ddavid.com or send a personal message to Don Capps ('Corktree') on this system...
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Hi all,

My attention has been brought to a Condor GT for sale. The ad states it is a one off from 1969 (presumably the same Condor that made a formula junior in the very early sixties?) and comes with a letter of authenticity from the builder.

I know its rude of me to do so, but before I pester the seller does anybody have a photo of the car or a suitable link? (looks are important to me!)

FYI I assume it is a true GT of the Diva/Chevron type as the ad states 'race car but would make a great road car' (sod that, if its intended as a race car thats what it would be used as!)

I finding this thread most interesting in-spite of how old it is. If anyone has any information on this I would be hugely grateful. The men behind the Condor FJ were Ted Whiteaway (uncle Ted to me) and my late father (Mike Thorburn). I am trying to put a timeline together of my father in motor sport so any information no matter how trivial has the potential to be very useful to me.

Thank you.

Justin Thorburn
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Old 10 Mar 2018, 11:11 (Ref:3807214)   #8
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Welcome Justin. I hope that forum members are able to help.

Thank you for the welcome John

I hope maybe someone would shed some light on this. It is extremely interesting as I never knew they did a GT plus I thought by 69 they had finished completely. A mystery that I would love to solve. Ted Whiteaway died in 95 (I think) in Australia and my father in 2000 so a lot is lost forever. I will over the next few months search through old photos that my father took and collected over those years (from about 48/49) to try to spot any of this car. The problem I have is a lot are not identified so a lot of the time I do not know what I am looking at.

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Old 14 Mar 2018, 08:02 (Ref:3807882)   #10
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After a bit of searching I found this old advert which seems to relate to the car if not the OP.

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