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M19-Z42 - No 105 - No Longer a Mystery


"This car is a bit of a mystery.

The photos have been kindly made available by Ken McHugh of Brisbane, and show, on first glance, what appears to be an M19."

Or so we thought.

Turns out this is a Tutts Built M19-Z42, Builder's Number 1008.

The plate fitted also notes engine number 95774E, which my information from Fairmont suggests was built around and shipped in September 1954.

This same data notes Fairmont as shipping out a number of its QBA-E-9 series motors, as well as parts and motors for the ST2s, and M19s on broad and standard gauge.

She is a maggie powered car, but is not fitted with a generator.

The reason the front wheel looks a little smaller is that the guard is loose.

I found an old letter from QR that advises they had ten M19s in their fleet. I understand that PMG had a few as well.

I was advised in March 2004 that this car still has its original motor!

One very rare and unique car. Particularly as it has its builders plate.

Some low life "colectors" (sic) and "historians" remove these. They deserve a spanking, but then, they'd probably enjoy it!

Sick, sick sick.

Ken's Section Car Shed lists a number that are still known to exist

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