Frank Cuttell's self-constructed Cirrus Special. Although of 1920's appearance, Frank built this car between 1999 and 2002. An altered 1927 Buick chassis is powered by a 5 litre Cirrus II aero-engine, connected to a 1920s Singer gearbox and 1927 Chev truck rear axle with a very high crown wheel and pinion ratio to suit the 2,800 maximum RPM of the engine.
The front axle is of the GN style of the day of Brooklands racers. Frank built the tandem-seat bodywork himself.
The Cirrus now resides in England. It has been driven at the BOC Prescott Hillclimb in Gloucestershire.
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