CSI NewcastleFalcon does it again
How do you do it ? Ouija board ? Reading the tea leaves ? Sacrifice a goat ?
A bit of a rarity - the Ashley Sportiva from 1962. There's a little bit about them on the web -
"Ashley were manufacturer of body shells and chassis for specials from 1955 to 1962. They also offered a range of products for special builders: radiators, header tanks, lighting sets, steel tubing, sheet aluminium, various suspension parts, water pumps, tires, tubes and wheels. The company also made bonnets and hardtops for other mass-produced sports cars, including the Austin-Healey Sprite and Jaguar E-Type.
Debuting in November 1960, it was initially an 1172 with revised front styling. It was made available as a bodyshell or with an Ashley chassis. It could be had as a drophead or a fixed head coupe with two or four seats. Later Sportiva's had a revised rear with boot lid and a longer wheelbase of eight feet to accommodate the new Mark 6 chassis. The fixed head coupe bodyshell retailed for £182."
And there's the trail of a particular 1965 Sportiva on this page :
http://ashleysportiva.weebly.com/ashley ... -438c.html
And the photos I nicked came from this informative page from several years ago :
http://www.taketotheroad.co.uk/ebay-fin ... ortive-gt/