Go to Ultimatecarpage.com

Go Back   Ultimatecarpage.com forums > Automotive forums > Classic cars

Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 10-31-2005, 01:33 PM
henk4's Avatar
henk4 henk4 is offline
Supporting Member
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 27,310
Rozenburg, Holland
Piper P2

Piper P2

Piper was the product of the George Henrotte, who in 1966, became the owner of Campbells Garage in Kent. The logo of that garage showed a Scottish pipe player, and the name was born. For technical design work he was joined by Bob Gayler, who had worked for the Weslake company before.

Enter Brian Sherwood who started to take a vivid interest in the company and became one of the main financiers. The company started on designing 2 seater race-cars, and after a number of years the GT that had been constructed as a racing vehicle was to be further developed as as a road going sportscar. Unfortunately Sherwood was killed in a road accident in 1969 and the company did not survive and folded.

Two company employees had formed their own company and after a while restarted activities, and the GT was fully reworked although the basic shape remained the same. The Piper P2 was offered in 1971. Engine options were a 1600 or a 2000 version of the Ford Cross flow engine. Most owners choose the 1600 cc version. Some changes were also made during early production, including the legally mandatory changes to make the headlights pop-up units.
In spite of its qualities, sales started to dwindle in 1973, certainly not helped by the 1973 economic crisis. The last chassis, nr.92 left the factory in early 1974.

Shown here is a P2 at the Zolder Historics in 2003

More info and pics to be found here.

Attached Images
File Type: jpg Piper-2.JPG (1,023.5 KB, 55 views)
File Type: jpg Piper-1.JPG (976.0 KB, 22 views)
File Type: jpg piper-3.JPG (974.0 KB, 41 views)
"I find the whole business of religion profoundly interesting, but it does mystify me that otherwise intelligent people take it seriously." Douglas Adams

Last edited by henk4; 10-31-2005 at 02:02 PM.
Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:26 AM.


1998 - 2019 Ultimatecarpage.com