Frazer Nash Colmore

1932 Frazer Nash Colmore Sports by Elkington

Offered by Bonhams | Beaulieu, U.K. | September 5, 2015

Photo - Bonhams

Photo – Bonhams

Over the past several months, we’ve featured a few Frazer Nash cars. They are all rarities, with the most popular model selling only 165 units. And they built somewhere around 20 different models, some in quantities as small as a handful. This, the Colmore, was produced between 1932 and 1939.

Two engines were available and this car features the smaller 1.5-liter straight-four. The car is chain driven, as most early Frazer Nash cars were. The Frazer Nash was sort of the pre-Lotus: it focused on being lightweight and nimble. The bodywork here was done by Elkington of London and is a 3/4-seater.

This car has known ownership back to 1950 and is one of only 19 ever built. It’s really sporty (go to Bonhams’ site to check out more photos, especially the other side of the car with the dramatic exhaust running down the side). Really cool, really interesting, this car should bring between $280,000-$340,000. Click here for more from this sale.

Update: Not sold.