Lot 175: Progress Supreme Tourette
The Tourette was a microcar by Carr Brothers (later Progress Supreme Co Ltd) of Purley, London, England between 1956 and 1958.It had a three-wheeled, rounded body that was available either in alloy on an ash frame, or in fibreglass. The car was powered by a two-stroke 197 cc Villiers engine driving through a four-speed gearbox with optional Dynastart reverse. Top speed was claimed to be 55 mph .
The single rear wheel was mounted in a pivotel fork. Front-wheel movement was controlled by hydraulically damped spring units. Final drive was by chain. A single bench seat provided accommodation for two adults and a child with some luggage space behind the seat.In 1958, the purchase price (including purchase tax), was (�386.52).
Only 26 are believed to have been produced.
This example in red, is one of very few that still exist today. Iconic, fun and practical- which is exactly why they were produced. A wonderful opportunity for any discerning collector/investor.
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Coys, Blenheim Palace,Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1PX
|Hammer Price (inc premium)||£10620|
|Registration number||136 PMH|
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