Barons Auctions,  Sandown Park,  28 Feb 2017 and on Ebay:




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Estimate:  £20,000 


Anyone going from the club? 








This is Teal of the Week No 104, which took part in  Spider Run 1 







Welsh Beauty 











Pat Burns' lovely Teal Type 35 in Wales - and with the lovely Mayor of Aberystwith    (Spider Run 1).







Large amounts of Teal info and numerous photos that were located on this page of Sky Blue Teal  have now be transferred to the 'Teal News 15 from Jan 2017' page - (see index left).  This is to make way for exciting news about a 'new' Teal discovered for sale, and a photo quiz of cars spotted at  car shows - can you identify them?










There's a lovely-looking car for sale on the Car and Classics website.  http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C833028 


 It has the appearance of a beautiful Bugatti Type 35:










What a lovely Bugatti - and a snip at £112,000 - but hang on a minute.  A left hand drive Bugatti?  Do such things exist? Surely they were all right hand drive?  And doesn't that suspension look very like a Teal 35B or Teal Type 59's?  And that tail looks very Teal-like.  And the mudguards.  And the turned dashboard. And that's not an external gearlever on the left, is it - it's a handbrake, surely?  Could this be the one missing left-hand drive Teal made by Bob Jones and Bob Lewis, with aluminium bodywork by Mike Hall ?


As it happens, we have three  photos of that most rare  LHD Teal at the works at Grimsditch Hall in the mid 1980s.  Here she is, with Mike Astill's Type 35 in blue beyond:








They certainly look similar.  LHDrive, one raised driver wind-protector to left,  narrow radiator,  same mudguards and suspension, same tail....  Hmm. 


So possibly a Teal chassis with Teal body and Bugatti additions? Nice wheels and brakes.  You decide. 



Thanks Adli, David, Bob L. and Andy for info.  She's a beauty anyway you look at her.   I think we can put her in the register as Teal of the Week No 152.









We all enjoy looking at classic cars in magazines, or preferably at car shows.   I plan to put photos of a dozen classic cars to identify on this page now.  Then put the answers on the Discussion Forum page next week.   Then a dozen more seen at a country car show, which we also greatly enjoy visiting and browsing in the summer.  The plan is to cheer up a dank February! Here goes then with the first 12 (QUIZ A), individually numbered. What cars  are these? Do send your replies, if you wish, to the Forum.








 No 1




 No 2





No 3: 



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No 5: 































How have you done on the first dozen?  Some are harder than others, naturally...



Putting answers to Quiz A on Discussion Forum 2017 page Sunday am 19th February;  Rupert from Surrey's answers were very good - Vince from Sheffield's were outstanding.  Our time wearing anoraks has clearly not been wasted, Tealers (and Onyxers).


Quiz B photos taken at the Sherborne Castle Classic Car Show in Dorset will appear here Sunday 19th evening - good luck! 



At Sherborne Castle, Dorset


No 1 




No 2 





No 3 (two views)







and what's that pretty pale blue car in the background? 



No 4. 






No 5. 



No 6:








No 8 (2 views):







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These are the first 18 Classic Cars of Quiz B;  couple more to come - watch this space! 









TEAL EVENTS - 2016/2017


Details of Teal Owners' Club events are listed on the new TOC club website with when, where and who to contact.  Teal rallies, car shows, parties and get-togethers are all there in TealSpiel magazine for members or here's the website link:




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 Talking of Old Classics....


CAPTAIN SENSIBLE:  See his terrific Teal tales at page 39,  one page from the end of this website
And now , at last, a little bit about this website, its contents and why it was set up .

Welcome to SKYBLUETEAL, the website for lovers of Teal cars, fine British sports cars full of character, lovely to look at and a delight to drive.


There are many photos of owners' cars on the website as we build up a visual record of every Teal we can find in Teal of The Week (TOW), and   we explain  a little of the history of  Ettore Bugatti, the legendary designer and manufacturer  whose  delightful  and highly successful racing and touring cars of the 1920s and 1930s inspired Teal cars. The history of Teal cars is detailed with many historic photos, and there are pages showing the building of Teal T35, T43, T44  and T59 cars in the 'factory' .


Just for fun, there is a   tour of a fine  Continental Teal T35 (Dutch Treat) and of  a lovely Teal from Dorset (Black Beauty).    Features include a  page of Tealing in the  pioneer years of the 1980s, photos of Teals and Tealers in Wales and Yorkshire on the 2008 Triangle Run, the Lake District and Scottish Borders on the June 2009 Rally,  illustrations of  the building of  Teal cars at home,   and picture reviews of the wonderful variety of Teal  cockpits, dashboards and tails.   There's a special page on the Teal Owners' Club (TOC),  detailing  how to join the Club, and the many Club benefits.    The exciting  annual   Circuit des Remparts at Angouleme is covered, and  Teals in Action 2009  shows our Teal cars where they are meant to be:  on the road;  there's full coverage of The Teal 2010 Backbone of England Rally, and there are stirring Teal Tales of Captain  Sensible campaigning  in Britain, France,  Spain, Germany Switzerland and the Netherlands,  and also new Teal News pages 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,10,11,12,13 and 14 with dozens of snippets of the latest information about Teals and Tealers, and reports of our Teal adventures and rallies in 2007,2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 in Sussex and Hampshire, Kent, East Anglia,   Lancashire, The Peak District, Shropshire and Herefordshire, Wales, Oxfordshire, and unusual adventures in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, as well as overseas trips to much of Europe, most recently (2015) to Portugal and France (2016).   We hope you enjoy these tales which are an excuse to enjoy our lovely Teals, and eachothers' company... Do join us at The Teal Owners' Club (you don't have to own a Teal) - email our Club Membership Secretary at dot.massey@btinternet.com

- you'll be most welcome. 


 Perhaps you already own a Teal, or maybe you might be considering buying and  driving a Teal one day; either way, it's a rewarding and exciting experience ..... we welcome you to the vivid world of Teal cars.  














To purchase an original vintage 1920s Bugatti such as the legendary Types 35 or 37 would cost  between £250,000 and £500,000; with an authentic racing pedigree, the price of such a car would be well above a million pounds. Bugatti cars of the 1920s and 1930s command such a high premium because of their rarity, the engineering skill of their designer, Ettore Bugatti (see page 3),  the beauty of their lines and their outstandingly successful record as racing cars over  the two decades before World War 2.

The Teal Type 35 was designed in 1983, and much  refined in the late  80s and 90s, to provide a car with the Bugatti's beauty and performance at an affordable price.  To drive  a Teal behind the twin racing aero screens is an exhilarating (and windy!)  experience, since suspension, steering, handling and exhaust note are all successfully optimised  to replicate as far as possible the exciting sensations of 1920s open-air  motoring.   More details of  Teal history, design, construction, engines, suspension,  and some  estimated  prices   are given at page 2.  


Original Teal - 1984 - Ian and Maggie Foster's Type 35 
(Photo Maggie Foster - thank you)
 See Page 2
The same early Teal, in 2010 (below)
 Now aluminium-bodied with 18-inch wire wheels,substantial headlights  and windscreen, restored by Keith Lidgerwood, here on the Backbone of England Run in June 2010, photographed with Keith,  and Guy and Mark Foster, Ian and Maggie Foster's twin sons, who helped dad Ian build the Teal in 1984. 
Early  Teal.   Kit Car Magazine, July 1984
Outside the Hatchet Inn, Lower Chute, Near Andover, Hampshire;
This excellent pub is still there 30 years later,  looking much the same.
See Teal origins  (page two) for the story behind the launch of  the first   Teals.
 ( Thanks to Andy/Kit Car Magazine for photo )
Teal Type 35 two-seaters

Oxford and Cambridge?  These aluminium Teal Type 35 two-seaters with 18" wire wheels are photographed  at Laycock:  Peter Haywood's dark blue beauty was driven by him and Neil from their  Isle of Wight homes, where Peter is restoring a Riley Kestrel when he's not motoring in his Morgan Plus Four or Teal, and  Neil fettles and drives his pre-war MG J2 - for more see Teal News page one, Item 31.  The pretty sky blue Teal is now owned by Andrew Smith from Buckinghamshire ( see Teal News page one, Items 2 and 17).




Teal Type 35 Four - Seater  Tourer

Glen and Maggie Ibbotson's fine dark blue four-seater at the Knowsley show;  for more about Glen and Maggie and their Teal  [Captain Sensible] see the Teal News page one, Item 13, and Captain Sensible's amazing and delightful Teal Tales, one page from the end of this website.



 A very pretty Teal Type 43 Four Seat Tourer, designed and built by Bob Jones

(photo -  Bob Jones - thank you)


the handsome Teal Type 44 Four Seater grand tourer, designed and built by Bob Jones

(photo -  Bob Jones - thank you)



the delightful Teal Type 52s  ('Bugattini') 

(photo -  Bob Jones - thank you)



                               Teal Type 59 - high performance sports car (with admirers) 

    (photo  -  Bob Jones - thank you)

Below: Teal Type 59 at Speed



Teal Owners' Club  Lakes and Borders Run,  Scotland
"The sun on your back, the wind in your hair, the winding road ahead, and good company at the long  day's end -  all's well with the world." 


This is not the official website of Teal Cars, or of Bugatti, or of any organisation or club whatsoever;  the Skyblueteal.co.uk website has simply been created to share information and images with fellow Teal and Bugatti classic car enthusiasts.  We hope that you enjoy the website in the spirit of fun in which it has been created.  Happy Tealing.....













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