Album of known Tempest Vantique

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

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



Tempest 850 SRH949R car no 14

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

Tempest 850 G89TRA

Piks show original Crocodile bonnet

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Now looks like this .

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


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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
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
Now lives with Rob Shallcross in sunny Derbyshire
Tempest 850 NVT544P
Tempest 850 A79MKN Dave Price car , well set up car with heavy flywheel , different cam and work to head and valves.
A79MKN tempest purple
Tempest 850  A568OEW006 (4)
Disc brakes
very low with rear axle sat on top of the springs
In Bristol with Austin Pete
Tempest 850 A296MBU (the lost one)
Kitten chassi unfinished car,
engine/box/brakes/suspension all done
Tempest 850 D413RBV
John Wilks Tempest
4/1 side exit pipe ,adjustable dampers
alloy wheels luggage rack,spot lights
Mewsletter cover car
For sale 6/6/17
Tempest3 B583JAP
Tempest three wheeler using all Reliant parts
Tempest 850 EGT 205T
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Spoke wheels ,chrome bumpers
Tempest 850 ESU486
built 1990 owned by Steve Campbell , most expensive built car at time £10,000
Tempest 850 F562VFR
f562vfr tempestyellow
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
tempest F878 GEC ray brittan
Trials spec with high wings, no doors, smaller wheels and narrower body  .
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
Tempest met green
Tempest 850 J748HTP
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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 motor
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james holland tempest
Tempest L685KFR
silverghost And with a boot.
Tempest 95 RGG945R
 Stuart Halstead / Guy Stanley built car ,getting grubby with John and Jacqui Box
Austin Tempest 850
 Austin chassis with Tempest bodywork , engine and gearbox
Tempest 850 MOM106P
Tempest 850 NKC598S
County of Herefordshire-20120419-00173
Gaz Suspension
Kitten Chassis
Hardtop version
on spoke wheels (Midget)
2017 now on Cobras and a 4 into one side exit big bore .
Tempest 850 PNA697W
Tempest 850 SLM151W
Tempest 850 G999TKN
tempest g999tkn
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
Tempest 850 FIB915
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.
Tempest 850 YRP547Wtempest wittington 2013
Yoland and Roger Brown of Tempest Register fame
Tempest 850 registration ?img225
Vantique  J708MCW
Vantique  NKN602P
Tempest Cars works van /mobile advertising board
Just done its first 10k miles.
Last Vantique built
Vantique H52WCW
Reliant Parts World Ltd works van
And in a former livery.
Vantique  HBZ6572 (formerly J698CRS)looking sad , belonged to Bryan J delos Santos-Moon and then Tim Medhurst who had engine electrics and brakes rebuilt.
Just back in the fold , new roof covering and then looking for new home.
Vantique  J514UOB
Lots more hints and mentions of Tempest and Vantique ,plenty still to find , and info on these below would be great .
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
Blue van went to Ireland and has a dash fire
Have chassi numbers for another 5 cars
We have a rolling chassie here that was at Stoneleigh.