This was unidentified but
thanks to Roger Dudley we now know !
What a surprise to see my old car on your site.
Its registration was 833 GJH.
I bought it in the early 70's from the local garage. I
was told about the car by a mechanic and I had to
collect it within the hour or it was going to the scrap
metal yard next door to the garage. This I did. I paid
Although I had been reading Hot Car magazine for years I
could not find out much about the car. I wrote to the
original owner and did get a reply but not much
interest. He was a Vauxhall engineer and had built it
with a Vauxhall engine. It had an independent rear
suspension ( Triumph?), with 2 large tubes for the main
chassis. I did have it running in the yard on a few
Due to the lack of information I did not do much with
the car. Somebody said that it might be a Buckler and I
wrote to Malcolm Buckler on the Isle of Man (I think).
This must be where you got the photo from. He confirmed
that it was not a Buckler but that it was a Microplas
In the early 80's I purchased a caravan and needed the
money and I sold the car to a young lad from near Woburn
for £150:00 + an old 105E Anglia.
I understand that he virtually rebuilt it but then it
caught fire whilst he was working on it and was
destroyed. (I have not had this confirmed however)
Finally at 6:30 AM one Sunday morning last year I had a
phone call from an old man who asked me if I still had
the car. He was the original owner/builder. I got more
info this time about the build than I did when I wrote
to him originally.
The numbers on the side were I understand, due to it
being entered in the Woburn speed hill climbs organised
by the Sporting Owner Drivers Club.
This car is the one that I really regret selling - but
The dogs name was Carlo - he's long gone as well!
Ps I found the site as I was looking for trials cars. I
think that it was a trials Buckler that I nearly bought
in Leighton Buzzard in the 70's
Ps I have attached a photo of NAC 344 taking part in a
SODC trial in a gravel pit near Leighton Buzzard in the