Body # 1,
body only fitted to MG by Bill Weekes, whereabouts unknown
Body only, found on Singer chassis, originally on MG. Owned by Andrei Shinkarenko, QLD.
Body only, nose modified to DB3S shape, owned by Graeme McPhillip, NSW. Originally on MG TC, car restored by Eric Sale and body removed and sold to Graeme in 1995
Buchanan lightweight racing bodies
Weighing in at around 90 pounds with only one door of regulation size
and minimum interior fittings it was designed for purpose built race cars.
Additionally the bonnet was offered without a scoop for bodies fitted to a
chassis where the engine was mounted lower than standard. The body was
also available without the passenger side dash cowl and in place of an
opening boot lid a drivers headrest was fitted.
Jim Corcoran's Dorcas MG TC, the Jack Edward's HRG Holden "Godfrey Special" and the "RM Spyder" Buchanan Repco-Holden special built in 1958 by Horst Kwech sported these lightweight racing Buchanan bodies but with the hood scoops. Interestingly the works race cars all featured the standard fittings available on the production bodies.
As production went along lightweight race seats, molded off those fitted to the Porsche Spyder, and a hardtop, to meet the regulations for closed racing cars in the GT class, became available.
Buchanan Body Moulds
The consortium plan to make both fibreglass and aluminium bodies available. Replacement body panels may also become available for damaged cars. As of early 2010 bodies and parts are not yet available.
Replica serial number plaques
and a limited run of Buchanan Body badges based off the
Buchanan Cobra badge are now available.