timetravel wrote:yes there's certainly a few differences between the two cars, I think the tubing gauge could be an optical illusion due to one being yellow and the other red but the engine is sitting lower on the works car as is the driver and the steering arm higher. Maybe when they built them both they did them slightly differently to see which worked best and the works car always performed better than the other one. I guess the only way to be sure is to find the works chassis and compare it to Avanti.
That's very interesting, Nick.
I recently found a mint copy of 'Motor Racing' - the official journal of the British Racing & Sports Car Club, June 1964 issue.
It has a two page track test report from the Dragon Silverstone press day in April and mentions that the 'works' Dragon is some two inches narrower than the other car.
Intriguingly the article also states that 'a couple of Dragons have been bought by drag enthusiasts in the States'.
Can this be true, and are they still out there somewhere?
There is certainly evidence of interest from the USA as shown by this correspondence that recently surfaced on eBay USA.