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What is it? Puzzle #187

What is it? Puzzle #187

This week something sporty and racing in the puzzle. A car from a country with many car builders, which you can see in the lines. It is the successor of a famous car from before the war. Unfortunately, the make was not very successful. Do you recognize the car and do you understand our hints? Well, then you make a good chance of winning this week’s puzzle!

Tell us in maximum 100 words what car we are looking for and everything else you know about it. Send it in before Monday evening and don`t forget to check if you received any points last week for the six-month challenge, sponsored by Hans Compter Rare Cars.

Good luck!

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#2 fritz hegemann 2018-07-08 20:42
Dear postwarclassic-crew,

hope you enjoyed a great weekend at the Zandvoort-beach or a shady garden!
Find here my solution to Quiz #187!

H.R.G. Le Mans Lightweight Sports from 1947.The H.R.G. Engineering Company Limited, founded by E. A. Halford, Guy Robins und Henry Ronald Godfrey (Ex-GN) started car-production in 1936 in Tolworth, and stopped in 1956 after 241 cars.
This car 'HXR 530' with chassis number '92’ was one of the 35 '1500 Aerodynamic' cars. The original body was replaced in 1953 by this marvelous barchetta-coachwork. It ran on numerous European tracks with pretty good success and was presumably one of the first cars with a two-way radio to improve communication with the pit. The car has a 1.500 ccm Singer single-cam-engine.

Best regards from the subtropic Nahe-valley in Germany!
#1 Gerd Klioba 2018-07-08 10:58
This is a HRG Le Mans Lightweight Sports, chassis number 92, registered as HXR 530, originally built in 1947 as one of only 35 '1500 Aerodynamic' models, complete with all enveloping coachwork. It was raced successfully by 'L'Écurie du Lapin Blanc'. For the 1948 Spa 24 Hours race it was equipped with a two-way radio. For the 1949 Le Mans race, a lightweight body with fully exposed wheels and a smaller frontal area was built by Monaco Motors. Early in 1953 the coachwork was changed by Len Gibbs to the actual barchetta body. Gibbs also shortened the wheelbase.

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