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1963 LaDawri 'Del Mar' (body only or body & chassis) - $1800 (Kempsville)

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condition: fair
make / manufacturer: LaDawri
model name / number: Del Mar

Update: 29 JUNE

For Sale $1800 (body only)/OR

~$4000 for body and restored TR4 chassis - Or Best Offer...

1963 LaDawri Del Mar fiberglass kit car (body and tub only or body/tub & chassis) in Virginia Beach.

• Fits excellently on TR-2 through TR-6 chassis. The Del Mar is the model for a small chassis (~88-92” wheelbase). Complete car only weighs about 1500-1600 lbs, depending on engine.

This is a "Group 3" in the specifications diagram in photos.

The last two images are a period build on a TR3 chassis and an advertisement from the period.

These bodies were produced in California from the mid-50s until 1965 by LaDawri-Coachcraft, started by Les Dawes; see: https://www.undiscoveredclassics.com/forgotten-fiberglass/forgotten-fiberglass-generations-1-2-3/generation-2-1956-1970/1956-2/ladawri-coachcraft/

• This a fiberglass body, mounted on a Triumph TR3 tub that needs metal work and the glass needs some reinforcing bonding strips replaced/added;
• New, primed TR floor pans included, but not installed ($450 new);
• TR3 fuel tank in good shape;
• Like-New windshield glass (hard to find Vauxhall item) and trim included, but not installed;
• Taillights are '50 Pontiac;
• Hood and trunk are hinged/latched; doors bolt on with TR3 hinges (included);
• Needs some flat chassis adapter plates to bolt to the chassis of your choice;
• Major hole is at the back of seat area (see pics) – about 4” square on each side;
• Trunk and firewall and door pillars are all solid, except a bit of thin metal at bottom of firewall (1" or less);
• A simple wood cradle with casters will easily roll it on to your flatbed trailer (or bring 2-3 other people to lift it).

IF you buy the package, you'll also get:

1963 TR4, solid-axle chassis has been fully restored, painted, and comes with:
- Rebuilt trans and driveshaft;
- New wheel cylinders, pads, shoes and lines;
- Rebuilt rack & pinion and front end; all new rubber bushings, tie rods and trunnions/king pins;

Please email any questions!
John Bayer in Virginia Beach, VA, via CL, or text cell show contact info .

It was purchased coincidentally in Virginia Beach by the PO about 20 years ago, and was kept in a heated garage all this time, having been off the road. The fiberglass is in pretty good shape because the engineer had a two-car garage addition built onto his existing two-car garage; in the back portion he had in-floor heat added when they laid the cement.
  • do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers

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