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11 Jul 2011 00:26 #20460 by alsancle
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...J-162/2183, the famous George Whittell convertible coupe, is another car with the standard top.

The Chorkey car in Adler's book is J-331/2347.


Hello,

the other George Whittell convertible coupe J-460 (with the Aluminium Top) will be offered at Pebble Beach by Gooding. Estimate only on request... :rolleyes:

Won't be "cheap" :D

Look here, it is a nice Video of driving J-460 included:

http://www.goodingco.com/content/whitte ... base-coupe

Cheers!

Matt


I didn't think it was a conv but a hard top coupe.

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11 Jul 2011 01:08 #20461 by Chris Summers
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I recall reading that the aluminum top is held on by four twist screws, one at each corner, and is technically a removable hardtop although I don't think it was ever actually used for that purpose.

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11 Jul 2011 08:13 #20468 by landmark
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alsancle wrote:

landmark wrote:

Chris Summers wrote:
...J-162/2183, the famous George Whittell convertible coupe, is another car with the standard top.

The Chorkey car in Adler's book is J-331/2347.


Hello,

the other George Whittell convertible coupe J-460 (with the Aluminium Top) will be offered at Pebble Beach by Gooding. Estimate only on request... :rolleyes:

Won't be "cheap" :D

Look here, it is a nice Video of driving J-460 included:

http://www.goodingco.com/content/whitte ... base-coupe

Cheers!

Matt


I didn't think it was a conv but a hard top coupe.


Yes, you are right, it is a hard top coupe (aluminium top). But I think (as Chris wrote) the top is removeable. J.L. Elbert called it a rigid coupe.

I am not shure, but I think it is generally built similar to the (non disappearing top) convertible coupes, even the mounted top (rigid aluminium or canvas) is different.

Matt

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11 Jul 2011 13:14 #20469 by West Peterson
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From what I was told, while the top is removabl, it is not an easy job. I'm not sure what that means, but it may mean that you need tools to remove the bolts, as opposed to "twist off" screws.

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11 Jul 2011 13:15 #20470 by Chris Summers
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Always learning, West. :DThanks. That would explain why Whittell never apparently took the top off. That, and it probably mussed the Mistress of the Month's hair.

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11 Jul 2011 13:30 #20471 by West Peterson
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It may also mean that the seat back, or some upholstery needs to be removed.

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