10081 JJ 5608 These pretty drophead coupes were marketed by Charles Follett and demonstrate the elegance of coachwork design during this period. This well known car belongs to past AOC President Derek Bradbury. The coachwork is a slight mystery since it carries no number, but is similar to VDP designs of the period. Occasionally Charles Follett had his designs constructed by other coachbuilders for customers demanding higher quality, and this one may well have been built by Thrupp & Maberly. The boot lid and rear wing shape are typical of their designs.
The first owner was A.B.Briscoe of Newmarket and thereafter the car had several owners until Derek Bradbury bought it in 1973. Derek restored the car carefully after discovering it in poor condition and saved it. This photo was taken in Breamore Hants in July 1983.