1935 Frazer Nash ‘T.T. Replica’
English Sports Cars 1925-1939
Approximately 450 Frazer Nash cars were produced, of which 350 were pre-war ‘˜chain gang’ models. Of these, 85 had the most popular TT Replica style of bodywork, which was offered between March 1932 and 1939. The TT Replica was based on the cars that contested the 1931 Tourist Trophy Race, though none of the three cars entered finished the event. In 1932 the cars fared better, one finishing 2nd in class. Different engines were used by the factory, and this TT Replica was fitted with 1½-litre, four-cylinder, overhead-valve Meadows engine. Although the chain drive is highly unusual for a motor car of the period a chain is more efficient than almost any other form of transmission and the Frazer Nash system was one of the best. Many chains lasted over 40,000 miles. With their unique form of drive, Frazer Nash’s oversteered dramatically under power and it was said at the time that ‘˜Frazer Nashes never go around corners, they merely change direction.’ While the TT Replica was sold as an all-round performer, it did not achieve significant success in major circuit races. The model’s record in the International Alpine Trials of 1932, 1933 and 1934 is, however, outstanding and equalled by few makes, no doubt due in part to its ability to negotiate the tight Alpine passes under full power. In the 1932 event two cars were entered and lost no marks, while in 1933 a TT Replica was the only car entered not to lose marks. In 1934 four of the team of six cars were un-penalised.
|Dimensions||47.6 × 34.6 cm|