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Falcon Mk II 1959 - 495 DUP. Restored

Falcon Mk II 1959 - 495 DUP. Restored

The Falcon Mark II (as it was originally called) is a pure race-inspired kit that was produced from 1957.

It was based on the Ashley Laminates Sports Racer acquired by Peter Pellandine as part of the deal when he left Ashley Laminates and formed Falcon Shells Ltd.

Designed to fit various chassis with a wheelbase between 6'11" to 7'8", with a track of 4'3" front and 4' dead at the rear, the kit was very versatile.

Falcon Shells (as the name suggests), initially just provided the bodyshell for fitment onto a chassis of the customer's choice. The shell was made from fibreglass with the choice of two gelcoat finishes, either falcon red or leaf green. 1960 saw the name of the Falcon Mk II change to the Falcon Competition

Power came from various sources and was pretty much left to the individual builder. Morris, MGA, Ford and Coventry Climax engines were popular choices. The complete bodyshell cost £105.