1959 FAMILY FRISKY THREE
Historics at Brooklands | 26-Nov-2016 | Historics at Brooklands November Sale | Venue : Brooklands Museum
Category : Classic Cars
Lot No. : 143
Year : 1959
Engine Size : See Description
Transmission : manual
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Registration No. : 686 RTW
Chassis No. : 20446
Engine No. : 812B 11607
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale
 

 

In September 1958, The Marston Group of Companies acquired a
controlling interest in Henry Meadows (Vehicles) Ltd and the name
of the production company was changed to Frisky Cars Ltd. The
Marston Group were a diverse range of interests including car
dealerships, caravan manufacture, vehicle body manufacture and
Regency Covers Ltd., who were at the time the largest manufacturers
of car seat covers in the country. In September 1958, The Frisky
Family Three was announced and put into production. The Family
Three was basically a three-wheeled version of the coupé fitted
with a Villiers 197cc engine and MacPherson strut front suspension.
Having three wheels instead of four, meant the car qualified for
lower vehicle excise duty and also meant that it could be driven
with a motorcycle licence; the Frisky Family Three entered
production in February 1959.

This example was acquired by the vendor in August 2012 and has
recently undergone a colour change to resemble the white and yellow
of Bruce Weiners' Family Frisky Three. Weiner's car was sold in
February 2013 for $57,500. Originally registered on 4th August
1959, this Frisky presents in good condition and is described as a
car that runs well; the vendor last taxed her and used 686 RTW on
the road in 2014. The 197cc Villiers two-stroke engine started
immediately when requested and is a popular unit with parts easily
available. Supplied with a buff logbook bearing the original
registration number of 686 RTW and a V5C registration document,
this Family Frisky Three is sure to be a good conversation point
and will enhance any collection. 
For sale by auction on Saturday 26 November 2016 with Historics at Brooklands, Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit, Weybridge, Surrey, Call 01753 639170