1951 Frazer Nash LM replica by carrozzeria Riva An English car with special Italian coachwork The Frazer Nash shown left was originally thought to be a special body by Rocco Motto. However Tony Adriaensens reported that while doing a complete history on the Fiat 8V for a comprehensive book, he came across a reference to this Frazer Nash with Italian coachwork. He said it definitely looked like a factory 8V body and he quoted the following from Denis Jenkinson's book: "There were three more closed Frazer Nash cars built outside the factory, two in Italy and one in England. The Le Mans Replica (s/n 421 100 112) exhibited at the Turin Motor Show in 1950 was re-bodied by the firm of Rocco Motto with an aluminum coupe body and Lurani's Targa Florio winning car (421 100 109) was subsequently fitted with a steel body from an 8V Fiat." Tony wrote that the car at left is the ex-Lurani car and not the Motto car. He also found the following information in reference to the license plate number on this car: MI 170818 Frazer Nash 421 cdo 14 May 1951 Engine FNS 1/11 Chassis 421/100/109 First owner: Scuderia Ambrosiana, Milano Sold in 1956 to Orazio Cultreri - new license MI 313326 Sold in again 1958 This, therefore, is the Frazer Nash that won the Targa Florio in 1951. Jim Trigwell notes a Motor magazine photo of this car (April 1, 1953) which states "...of Fiat design executed by Riva... in bottle green with red leather upholstery." Jim also says the June 3, 1953 issue of Motor has a picture of this car's interior. Peter Marshall, the director of the Alfa Romeo 1900 Register in Great Britain, sent the copy of the picture shown above as it appeared in an Italian magazine. He wrote that the magazine had no more to say than the caption which appears in the copy. He also wrote that John de Boer (Walnut Creek, CA) lists the car shown in this picture as having been part of the Italian racing team Scuderia Ambrosiana and under that sponsorship the car raced in the Tour de France, 1953. This racing record does not appear in the archive reports. Another report on this car appeared in the SCCA National Newsletter, May 31, 1953: As quoted above from Mr. Jenkinson's Book, a Le Mans Replica chassis, s/n 421 100 112, was sent to Italy where it received a special aluminum body by Rocco Motto. However, the A.F.N. archive summary on this car states: "Sold as chassis. Fitted with Fiat 8V type coupe body by Rocco Motto of Turin." The "Fiat 8V type" part may not be quite correct. The archives also report that this was a show car at Turin in 1950. This car was later rebodied with a Le Mans Replica type body and is now in New Zealand.