sooner had F2048 sold on eBay, than F2049 appeared.
car had never actually been finished, but was
not far short of completion, and the photographs
accompanying the auction demonstrated the quality
and advanced stage of build.
auction text was in an abbreviated note form,
which we have expanded here to make it more readable
. . . .
is a Latham F2 Super Sports, with 2.0 litre 16
valve Sprint engine, and offered as an unfinished
project. The engine has been fully reconditioned,
as has the clutch and brakes, and is mated to
a four speed manual gearbox with overdrive."
interior includes second-hand MG BGT seats and
four-point harness. The car is on Alley Cat alloys
and new tyres. A brand new MG BGT windscreen is
fitted. The Latham boasts very large boot space.
Spitfire window winder mechanisms included, but
of the electrics have been installed and are working,
and this will be a beautiful motor when finished!
It should only require a minimal amount of work
to have the car on the road, or if you have a
damaged Latham this is all you need to get yours
back on the road for the summer."
v5 registration, so an SVA is required before
the project can be completed. Needs front shocks/springs,
exhaust, radiator fan, minor electrical tinkering,
paint and trimming."
brake master cylinder is seized.The
car does run, and can be driven in and out of
the garage on a temporary silencer."
initial auction did not reach its reserve, and
the seller then brought that down for the relisting,
and in early April 2005, the car sold for a mere
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note that this sale was completed in April 2005,
and F2049 is no longer for sale.
on F2049 progressed well following this sale,
and the new owner embarked on an ambitious programme
that saw the car tested and on the road (for the
first time) in 2008.
well as completing work under the bonnet, the
car's grey gel-coat was finally covered by a fabulous
coat of purple paint. There'll be no mistaking
this car now that it has finally hit the streets!