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Thundersaloons 240RS John Bell/Barrie Williams
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No: 1704   Contributor: Tom Murphy   Year: 1984   Manufacturer: Nissan   Country: United Kingdom
Thundersaloons 240RS John Bell/Barrie Williams

This car was bought direct from Bill Blydenstein in the early Eighties. Bill was running the 240RS programme on behalf of Nissan at the time and his focus was on rallying. However, circuit racing was in his blood and it wasn't hard to convince him the car has credible racing potential. Lightweight, low centre of gravity and a purpose built engine made the car competitive. Its greatest asset was reliability. It could never beat the roaring V8s or turbo charged Sierras but could last the distance...30 years on and a few of us have done some more development work on the FJ24!
Picture added on 21 January 2012 at 08:47
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Update on this car. Restoration going well but chassis needs straightening. Ex blydenstein chassis prep man, Paul Bullard remembered working on the car. The customer spec was very specific. Minimum weight to be added by reinforcement. Dry sump with a full race EVO engine. This car ran in Class B quite regularly until 1988. Recent You tube video show it limping into the pits at Brand Hatch during round 1. Not seen again in another Thundersaloon race. The chassis was used in rallying though with the VRN WIA 3104. Unclear why this done as the chassis was not prepped for rallies - hence why the chassis is bent! Any information would be useful.

Added by Tom Murphy on 09 May 2013.
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