Shown here are Teals which have previously been Teals of the Week Nos 121-140

Teals of the Week Nos 121-140

 

TEAL OF THE WEEK No 121
 
 
 
 
An attractive Teal Type 35 boat-tail with a six-cylinder engine at a car show; but which car show? When?  Do you recognise that number plate and the blue wires?
 
 
Later comment:  Detective Inspector Andy Dutton, our Teal Owners' Club Secretary,  has discovered a 22-year old  article in Kit Car International (November 1991) about 'exceptionally well built' Teal JYH 883K, then owned by Chris Batty and one of the first Teal Type 35s to be fitted with the Triumph  6C/2500 cc engine (also fitted by Andy to his glorious Teal in 1993 -see TOW No 3); the article  includes reference to David Ward's unique 6C/1600 supercharged Teal, TOW No 21.  Here's part of the story:
 
 
 
 
 Anorak?   Moi?   Nous?   Oui!
 
 
 
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TEAL  OF THE WEEK  No  122
 
 
 
 
 A classic Teal Type 35 boat tail at a show for classic cars, and attracting lots of attention.  But where?  Is that a Welsh dragon on the chair in the foreground?  Have a look at the front of this handsome Teal:
 
 
 
 
 
Do you know HIG 7820?  What a fine Teal!
 
 
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TEAL OF THE WEEK No 123
 
 


 

 
Long-term Tealer Tony Davis drives his elegant and sporting Teal Type 35 four-seater from David Ward's garage in west London; many will have enjoyed Tony's expert technical articles in Teal Spiel on enhancing Teal performance - and below  Tony demonstrates how to do it with his MGB* twin SU motor on  the Bugatti hillclimb at Prescott...
UPDATE: Tony's engine is a 2 litre stage 2 MGB, Lotus flat top pistons, big valve ported head, 717 profile cam, lightened and balanced crank & con rods, twin 1 3/4 inch SUs, 123 electronic ignition.
Thanks, Tony...
 
 
 
 
...and in more tranquil circumstances, driving his daughter to her wedding (with Tony's Teal decorated in Bath Rugby Club colours!): 
 
 
 
 
 
Tony's Teal is an historic Type 35: here's a picture sent to us by Bob Jones of  Tony's four-seater  in the 1990s in a publicity shot with the Type 35 two-seater usually driven by Bob Jones'wife's uncle....
 
 
 
 
Twenty years later, Tony took his fine Teal on  Spider Run 2  to Land's End from Stroud in Gloucestershire in close company with 10 other Teals... it looked and ran very well.
 
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TEAL OF THE WEEK No 124

(actually a dozen Teals under one number) 

 

Bob Jones designed and built in the 1990s  twelve beautiful  miniature Teal Type 52s ('the classic car for kids'),  the only Teals that were an exact copy of Ettore Bugatti originals, in this case the Bugatti Type 52.

 

 

 

 

Bob delivers a Teal Type 52 on his Cortina roofrack.  Wonder where it is now? (the Teal, not the roofrack). 

 

 

The Teal Type 52

Do you know where any of the twelve are now?

What beauties! 

 

 

Original Bugatti Type 52

 

 

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TEAL OF THE WEEK No. 125

Enterprising Tealer JOHN KING discovered a Teal rolling chassis in Selby, brought it to his lovely home county of Shropshire, is having the Teal Type 35 boat tail rebuilt and rebodied, part in GRP and part in aluminium...

... the newly-restored Teal is undergoing undercoat respray, before a final coat of French Blue. The engine is 1800cc MGB twin SUs, and John hopes to have her ready to go by early in the new year; congratulations for putting another fine Teal (now designated TOW125) back on the road, John.

 

Update January 2015 : now painted (see below) 

 

 

 

 

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TEAL TYPE 43

and TEAL OF THE WEEK NUMBER 126

This magnificent Teal Type 43 is the brilliant concept of Aaldert Postma in the Netherlands, and was built last year by skilled Teal engineer Mike Hall in Evesham before being shipped to Holland for wiring, lighting, trim and paintwork. There's a little more work to be done, but Aaldert (who organised the Teals to Tulips Run this Spring) hopes to have this unique beauty on the road for the New Year. Photos below show the Teal 43 leaving Evesham, and further below Aaldert with his youngest son and a little grandson in his fine Teal Type 35 (Teal of the Week No 71) in the Amsterdam sunshine - three generations of Tealers. We congratulate Aaldert on bringing to life two very beautiful and desireable Teals...

  

   

 

 

 

The delightful finished Teal  Type 43 - May 2015 :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


What a lovely period-looking Teal - the latest one built - we congratulate Aaldert Postma

 

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TEAL OF THE WEEK No 127

For Sale

This elegant Teal Type 35 four-seater is for sale now (17Nov14) at Total Head Turners in Essex. New Blockley tyres set off the stylish bodywork rather well, power apparently comes from a 1700cc motor, and there's a hood for the occasional (!) rainy day experienced on Teal rallies....

Many more photos at www.totalheadturners.co.uk Yours for £32,500.


 

TEAL OF THE WEEK NUMBER 128 

  

 

 

 A mystery Teal four-seater barnfind has been discovered by a distinguished Tealer, who already owns a delicious two-seater.  The four-seater is a runner, but needs a total recommissioning to put it back safely  on the road, which is what is planned.  At the time of writing, December 2014,  the newly-discovered  Teal Type 35 four-seater is sitting under a tarpaulin outside the TOC member's garage.  Watch this space for more news of  our Teal of the Week No  128.    Comment: Tealers will have read in the December 2014 Teal Spiel that lucky Andy Dutton is the new owner of this Teal 35 four-seater; when the weather improves in the spring he hopes to get it into the garage and begin  work on the 1800cc engine and fit new wheels as a start point for his restoration.  He'll send us a photo or two as he progresses.  Good luck Andy, who also owns the glorious La Tecla 2-seat boat tail...

 

 

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 TEAL OF THE WEEK No 129

 

Teal of theWeek Number 129 (above) was for sale by long-time  Ron Taylor in December 2014.  Here was the ad:

  

TEAL FOR SALE 

Owing to old age! 

Teal Bugatti (as registered in logbook)
Built 1984, Glass fibre body, MGB engine bored to 2000cc, twin carbs, full screen and hood, aero screens also.
Mileage 19,000 trouble free miles.
Free road tax.
£15,000
Contact Ron Taylor
01257 462139
  
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This fine early Teal has now been designated TEAL OF THE WEEK No 129 

  

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NEW TEAL OF THE WEEK - NUMBER 130

 

(and see footnotes below) 

 



Responding to my appeal for photos of those Teals not yet recorded on this website as a Teal of the Week, Surrey-based Teal owner and driver Keith Baldwin kindly sent pictures: he bought his fine aluminium 4C/1800 Teal Type 35 boat-tail in July 1993 from Paul Hague, who subsequently purchased a new Teal from Bob Jones in July 1998 (comment: this was late in the manufacture of Teals).

Keith says that after 22 years of ownership of his Teal 'I can't think of another car which is such good fun'. Tealers agree.

 

 

ps: sorry the photos are not as crisp as they might be: this is mostly the fault of your incompetent webmaster, Brian.

  

Footnote: Teal of the Week No 130 (NSL 198M) was sold by Total Head Turners at the London Classic  Motor Show on 20th Feb 2016.  The asking price was £35K. Thanks, Vince, for the info.

 

Footnote 2:  TOW 130 is up for auction at H&H on 20th April 2016, estimate £30,000 - £40,000.  Photos below...

Thanks, Andy, for latest update 18 Apr 2016 

 

 

 

 

 

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TEAL OF THE WEEK - No. 131 

 

 

 

 

This Fine Teal of the Week No 131 was spotted on the internet, but we would be grateful for details of ownership.  Is this beauty yours?  

Answer:   happily John Howell replied on the SkyBlueTeal Forum:  this lovely Teal is his and he purchased it in about 1990 from Ben Trumble. Ben was then was constructing Teals in Yorkshire as an agent for Bob Jones - see Ben Trumble's page on this website for his full story.  Thanks, John - she's a beauty.

 

 

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TEAL OF THE WEEK No 132  

 

Spotted by hawk-eyes David Ward on the French Classic Car Blog Gégé, this aluminium Teal Type 35 is not one which he or I have come across before (we thought - see note below). She's a beauty, even (especially?) without the spare and mudguards at this French car show. Do you know her? Here's another photo below of what I think we will be calling Teal of the Week No 132, being tended by Phil Massey's Continental twin...

If you know (or own) this fine Teal, please do leave a message on the Teal Discussion Forum on this website - thanks!


Note:   Andrew Halls has been in touch (January 2016) via the SkyBlueTeal Discussion Forum .  He sold TOW 77  to Germany, and it is the same Teal as TOW No 82, looking totally different.   The car appears to have been sold again, and is also,Andrew believes, this TOW No 132 above!   I will keep the numbers as they are to avoid confusion (mine!). Thank you, Andrew - she's a delightful beauty.

 


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 TEAL OF THE WEEK No 133

POWERFUL  TEAL  TYPE 35 B

 

At the Brooklands Autumn Classic Breakfast meeting on the weekend 24/25 October, David Ward with Angelo and Antonio de Souza met up with Philip Wilkins in his stunning Teal Type 35B boat tail with the Jaguar 6C/4200 engine and triple SU carburettors...

That's Philip in the striped top talking to Angelo - most of us haven't seen this splendid Teal before. Philip had come down from Essex, and has changed the MGB diff. for a stronger Jaguar one able to cope with the considerable power generated by the 6C/4200 motor...and of course it's a Type 35 B, with the modified suspension (see photo 2 above)  designed by Bob Jones to take the larger and heavier  engines, to provide a lower stance on the road,  and an even more attractive frontal aspect.

This is a notable, exceptional and lovely Teal; we thank Philip for bringing it to the show at Brooklands,and David, Antonio and Angelo for the photos.

THIS TEAL IS DESIGNATED TEAL OF THE WEEK No 133

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TEAL OF THE WEEK No 134 


 'NEW' TEAL  PHOTOGRAPHED   IN  HOLLAND

(New Teal of the Week No 134 )

A Teal Type 35 boat-tail new to this website has been spotted in the Netherlands and photographed on the street ...

Photos by Jim Appelmelk - thanks, Jim

This Teal is not one of Aaldert's . Nor does it belong to Hans. Nor is it Dutch Teal of the Week No 66. It is the 134 th Teal for which we have photos on this website and therefore Teal of the Week No 134 - and there are at least 40 more Teals out there not yet represented on these pages....

Does anyone know who owns this Teal, or recognise that cockpit? Thanks, Tealing folk.


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 NEW TEAL OF THE WEEK No. 135 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This unique and admirable Teal Type 35 boat-tail lives with lucky owner Brian  in Lancashire, and includes several unusual features:  one immediately notices the artistic design of the windscreen, seen in  classic art deco-style cars of the1920s period such as some  Bugattis and Amilcars,  and the black  leather surround  on the scuttle in front of the screen, sweeping down elegantly to the armrests on each side.  The external right hand gear change complements the handbrake, and echoes, of course, the system used by Ettore Bugatti on his Type 35s. This delightful  Teal appears to have dummy front and rear springs, brake covers, a finely-detailed  gearbox casing (with convenient oil top-up point), and a splendid dashboard and period steering wheel (see photos below)...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brian writes from Lancashire:  

 

 "Most of the build was done by my friend Peter. Sadly he passed away two years ago. The screen is my design taken from my MX 2 Morgan and the leather is to match the arm rests and to hide the rivets in the holes where the fold down fly screens were held on. I reckoned the paint would crack around there sooner or later...."

 

 

Brian now  intends to fit an MGB engine and a strong MGB  diff ,  and plans to re-secure the spline adapters for the wire wheels to make a more comfortable driving experience.   Do Tealers agree this is a delightful example of the Teal marque? We wish you well in  completing the mods on Teal Of  The week No 135, Brian

 

 


 


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TEAL OF THE WEEK No 136 - Type 59

 

 

The SkyBlueTeal website has been sent these photos of a lovely Teal Type 59. Do you know the car, or possibly the driver Peter Cahill? The Teal may once have appeared for sale on Ebay. Here are more photos:

We have photos on this website of 8 of the 13 Teal Type 59s built; these Are TOW39, 40, 47,48,49, 50, 51, and 52. (and the GPB 59 at TOW 53). Is this another one? If you know this Teal Type 59, please leave a message on the Discussion Forum (index to the left). Thanks.

UPDATE: Please see comments about driver Peter Cahill on the Discussion Forum of this website, and also photos on the Thrilling Teals by Ben Trumble page. Thanks, Andy.

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 TEAL OF THE WEEK No 137

 

 

 

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TEAL OF THE WEEK No 138 

 

 

 

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TEAL OF THE WEEK No 139

 

 

 

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TEAL OF THE WEEK No 140

 


 

 TTR 492 T also known as BDZ 895 once owned by Derek Ormston - and apparently a star of Penthouse magazine - but where is she now (the Teal, I mean, of course)?

 

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