Re: Should we call our sport car Argyll
29/09/09 13:12 Filed in: Forum
You will see on this site that there was an attempt to bring back the Argyll name for a sports car produced in Lochgilphead in Argyll, during the 1970s.
The car was the brainchild of Bob Henderson, a tuning specialist, and rally driver Andrew Smith. The initial inspiration came from the Davrian sports car that Andrew had rallied. The final design was much bigger than the Davrian and had V8 power.
The prototype was seen on a few rallies and was also exhibited at the Scottish Motor Show. I’m not sure how many, if any, Argyll GTs were ever sold and the company closed in 1990.
You can see a picture of the Argyll GT on the findararecar
You would have to check on whether the Argyll GT people have any claim on the Argyll name. If they don’t it would simply be down to balancing the use of a name with such a great heritage from the early part of the 20th century, against the lacklustre business story of the 1970s version.