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4. Prototype Construction

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ascort TSV 1300 Prototype Construction

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Mirek Craney and his wife hold a concept model of the Ascort.

 

The plaster mock up of the Ascort takes shape.

 

 

 

The fibreglass mould is made and a stiffening frame added to hold the correct alignment.

 

The lower body section is constructed

 

The prototype body is constructed and assembled

 

The prototype completed.

 

The prototype can be distinguished from production cars by unique features such as:

 

The prototype undergoes handling and performance testing.

 

The prototype receives acclaim in magazines articles and at the April 1959 Melbourne Motor Show

 

Ascort production (The prototype can be recognized parked in the second row with the bonnet up)