Album of known Tempest Vantique

Tempest E378NCK prototype no 1 ,registered 88 as Tempest  , 2″ slimmer than later cars , trailed by Robert Porter and recently rediscovered by Dave Smith.

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2019 now with regalvanised chassis ,rebuilt engine,brakes, springs….

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Tempest 850 B826VBU Jonathan White’s car has  been off the radar long time

 

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Tempest 850 SRH949R car no 14
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1st kit by John Box ,Disc brakes with stainless carriers. sump guard
Gaz suspension all round adjustable ride height and damping.
four into one exhaust Tempest ,big bore side exit exhaust.
New hood ,side screens, tonnage cover by Andy Taylor
14″ Morris wheels
4.5:1 axle option

Andy Gambrell happy owner 2019

Tempest 850 G89TRA

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before bonnet/nose cone/light change and substantial weight reduction
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Piks show original Crocodile bonnet

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Now looks like this .

Registered as Tempest convertible PLG 1990  with galvanised Fox chassis

Tempest upgraded with
Disc brakes with stainless carriers
Gaz suspension all round adjustable ride hight and damping.
four into one exhaust manifold ,big bore exhaust.
bench seats by Andy Taylor
Rostyle wheels ,fiberglass boot liner skin + opening “boot” lid , jack +tool mounts/tray , rests for drivers passengers feet , dropped in spare wheel , locking fuel cap , ported head, Rebel race inlet manifold , electronic ignition , Sports air filter +carb needle , tow bar with trailer board plugs hidden underneath ,door pockets, phone pockets , wrapped rear springs , steel encased fuel lines……

TEMPEST 950 WOB164T

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WOB 164T Tempest 950 with factory option Chrysler Sunbeam engine.
5 link suspension
Mechanical anti roll
Compomotive wheels
Electronic ignition/fan/fuel pump
powder coated chassie
Belonged to Ian Beveridge 2017
Tempest 850 MOI2409
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15″ spoke wheels
Four branch Tempest exhaust
Servo Brakes
Andy Taylor door cards and seats
Well know car ,lived in France ,featured on Spanish TV
lived with Rob Shallcross who added lots of stainless , moved on in 2019 to Richard Mather for £10,000
Tempest 850 NVT544P
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Dave Pierce car
 lots of good stuff , uprated suspension
4 branch
14″ wheels +4;1 diff
Kitten chassis
Reliant Kitten convertible 1976
now with removable side screens , updated grill, standard rear lights
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Tempest 850 A79MKN Dave Price car , well set up car with heavy flywheel , different cam and work to head and valves.
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Tempest 850  A568OEW
registered as  Reliant Tempest ,body type  sports 1983 PLG
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Disc brakes
very low with rear axle sat on top of the springs
In Bristol with Austin Pete
Tempest 850 A296MBU (the lost one)
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Kitten chassi
engine/box/brakes/suspension all done. nearly finished , with new take on the remote gearchange, in the capable hands of Nigel in Sunny Cotswolds
Tempest 850 D413RBV
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John Wilks driving.
4/1 side exit pipe ,adjustable dampers
alloy wheels luggage rack,spot lights
Mewsletter cover car
Reliant Rebel remote gearchange set up
Tempest3 B583JAP
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Tempest three wheeler using all Reliant parts
Tempest 850 EGT 205T
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Spoke wheels ,chrome bumpers
Tempest 850 ESU486
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built 1990 owned by Steve Campbell , most expensive built car at time £10,000
Tempest 850 F562VFR
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John Box demonstrator “Very Fast Reliant”
Owned by Dave Smith then Howard Wadsworth.
Tempest 11W1115 First Tempest (former registration of F562 VFR?)
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Tempest 850TT F878GEC
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Trials spec with high wings, no doors, smaller wheels and narrower body  .
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Modified by John Bamber  has  ‘A’series engine, type 9 gearbox, BMC 5 link rear axle with coilovers, Ford front hubs with disc brakes and Rover rear drums with 15″ wires
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Tempest 850 H102DKH
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Tempest 850 J748HTP
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Factory built car with discs , Taylor interior  , seat squabs for more leg room , 4/1 exhaust.
Tempest Raptor LRP594P
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Later model Tempest by John Box and last four wheeled Reliant.
the very last Fox chassis made by Beans
Tempest A417GDC with BRM 850 ohc motor
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james holland tempest
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Tempest L685KFR
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silverghost And with a boot.
Tempest 95 RGG945R
on Kitten chassis  registered as Tempest (Reliant approved build)
Morris axle and anti tramp bars.
missing the 950 engine and in need of a lot of work .
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 Stuart Halstead / Guy Stanley built car ,getting grubby with John and Jacqui Box
Austin Tempest 850
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 Austin chassis with Tempest bodywork , engine and gearbox
Tempest 850 MOM106P
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Tempest 850 NKC598S
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Gaz Suspension
Kitten Chassis
Hardtop version
on spoke wheels (Midget)
Martyn Seymour car
Kitten chassis +reg 1977
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2017 now on Cobras and a 4 into one side exit big bore .
Tempest 850 PNA697W
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Tempest 850 SLM151W
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Tempest 850 G999TKN
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Dave Smiths car to 2001 , then used by Ian and Chris Lawson for production car trials.
Winning Association of Central Southern Motor Clubs Clubman Championship 2002,
with two overall wins,a few first and second in class awards.
Class win in ACSMC championship 2003 with Chris winning the Clubman championship
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Tempest 850 TEX912R
class win in the 2000 Association of Central Southern Motor Clubs Trials Championship, and a third in the RACMSA National Championship the same year by Jack Williams.
Now lives in Hay on Wye with a stable of other Reliants .
Tempest 850 YRP547W
with Yoland and Roger Brown of Tempest Register fame
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Andy Shaw Tempest nearing completion
Regal rear diff centre , 5 point linkage , disc brakes ……….
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Vantique  J708MCW
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now looking very sad
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Vantique  NKN602P no 10
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Tempest Cars works van /mobile advertising board
Just done its first 10k miles.
Last Vantique built, goes out every day.
Reliant Kitten Van Historic
Vantique H52WCW
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Reliant Parts World Ltd works van
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And in a former livery.
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New look again in 2019
Vantique  HBZ6572 (formerly J698CRS)looking sad , belonged to Bryan J delos Santos-Moon and then Tim Medhurst who had engine electrics and brakes rebuilt.
Fox chassis
Vantique light van PLG 1992
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Just back in the fold , new roof covering ,hood lining and possibly looking for new home.
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Hughes removal van in York G180LCK
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Vantique  J514UOB
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Lots more hints and mentions of Tempest and Vantique ,plenty still to find , and info on these below would be great .
Green van no 9 J176OCK
Chiswick auctions had one parked up out front
Meant to be a Vantique sat in a garden, somewhere in Birmingham?
Blue van went to Ireland and had a dash fire
One in Co Armage H255PUK
Blue van poss at factory pre registration
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bust lugging carpets in 1997 where is she now ?
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MNC104P Tempest kit no1  Joe Boulderstone-Salthouse  Tempest Registrar 2004
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Meant to be a Vantique sat in a garden, somewhere in Birmingham?
Blue van went to Ireland and has a dash fire
Have chassi numbers for another 5 cars
We have a rolling Tempest chassis here that was at Stoneleigh.