1963 LaDawri 'Del Mar' (body only or body & chassis) - $1800 (Kempsville)
condition: fair make / manufacturer: LaDawri model name / number: Del Mar
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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.
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