Chris Humberstone

The converters : Owen Sedanca

The converters : Owen Sedanca

Two years before Leyland launched the Jaguar XJ-S, the Jaguar dealership HR Owen came up with a coupe of its own… HR Owen had a penchant for commissioning customised Leyland products. Having enjoyed moderate success with the Crayford/FLM Panelcraft Rover P6 Estoura, their next project was altogether more ambitious: in September 1973, they presented the […]

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The converters : Chris Humberstone

The converters : Chris Humberstone

Designer Chris Humberstone first came to prominence in the early 1970s with the Jaguar-based Owen Sedanca. A few years later, his company – Chris Humberstone Design Ltd – was commissioned to design the Triplex Ten Twenty Special show car, and Humberstone went on to become the leading light of car conversion specialists Rapport International when […]

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Triplex 10-20 Special

Triplex 10-20 Special

The two-door sports coupé that thought it was an MPV… THE Triplex Ten Twenty Special was presented at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1977 to publicise the firm’s newly-developed type of Superlaminated windscreen. Based around an Alfa Romeo, the car featured wedgy 2-door coupé styling courtesy of Chris Humberstone, with a removable glass roof […]

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