Nikon D80, Nikkor AF-S DX ED 18-200mm VR lens at f5.0, 1/60sec, ISO 200, 40mm, Nikon SB600 Flash.
Marque and grille of a 1953 MG-TD re-imagined as the ‘Contemporary Special’.
A modern design utilizing technology, parts and thought patterns from 1953. Bob Ensign designed the car, then built the body utilizing coach-built construction (sheet metal over wood).
This started out with a 1953 MG-TD steel frame, the oldest part from a1934 MG. the engine is from a1964 MGB, the gearbox from a 1958 MGA. The car is equipped with a new rear-axle that has a 4:10 gear ratio.
‘Contemporary Special’ as displayed at the Saratoga Automobile Museum, Winter 2013-14… ‘Remade in America’ exhibit.
*Featured: “As Is Photography Group” – March 28, 2014