Monday, April 10, 2017

The Mrs: 1978 Dutton Phaeton Series 1

Sometimes a picture says a thousand words.  Sometimes, a lady with hands on her hips says a million words.  Today, we've got a little of each -- and for this next car I am going to let the seller's wife take it from here:  Honey, are you comin to dinner?  Your dinner is gonna be cold -- I swear he spends more time in the garage with that '78 Dutton Phaeton Series 1 he's tryin a-sell on craigslist for $5,000 than his gran-kids, who aren't even that far from Kansas City.  Tip from Zach Z.

He gets so excited when people ask him "what's a Dutton" --cause then he can drag some poor house guest out to the garage for a 35 minute learnin' about Dutton.   Ay-ve heard the story a thousan' times, some guy named Tim Dutton started buildin kits in his workshop in England usin' Triumph Herald bits in the early 70s -- and you could buy all the parts from this guy and put it together in yer own garage.  Why you'd want to pay a bunch a money and hafta put the car together yerself is a mystery to me, cause I like my cars to be factory assembled. 

Mah husband's Dutton has been off the road since before the kids left the house -- exceptin little Jimmy, cause he come back after his problems when that poh-lease man who didn't lak his t-shirt done trump up charges at heem.  He was tellin' me about the engine the other day when I was watchin Wheel (that Vanna just neva ages a day, ooooeeee) and I was only half listnin' but I think he said it was a vee six  from some kinda German Ford, but you can see for yourself cause theres a hole in the hood.

See another oddball that just needs a new engine, new brakes, new tires, new....?
**The above conversation was entirely fictional and I hope the owner of this car appreciates our strange sense of humor at this site...if not...please submit a complaint to


  1. I like the Lotus 7 clone parts, but this needs someone way more resourceful or rich than I to bring it back to life.

  2. from the ad: The engine is now seized, the brakes are frozen, tyres are flat and there is some fiberglass gelcoat damage on the front section.
    5K seems a bit high


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