Specials & Sports Cars

Using Ford Sidevalve Components


Dolphin 1
Dolphin 2


Dolphin Coachwork, 35 Rosslyn Hill, Hampstead, NW3

Dolphin 4

I doubt if the Dolphin was ever built. Certainly no picture ever appeared other than this line drawing. It was advertised for a few months at the start of 1961 in Motor Clubman and Special builder magazine.   The shells were to be made for Dolphin by Peasmarsh Reinforced Plastics of Guildford, Surrey. They would be available with either high fin or swept down rear and in two or four seat versions.
The 7`6" Mk1 and Mk2 would be supplied ex works for an estimated £99 and £106. The shells would be available in six colours, fully trimmed with all edges fully returned and weather sealed. Double skinned doors with pockets would be hinged and locked and the one piece forward hinged bonnet would be held in place by chrome plated spring clips. The boot was also to be hinged and locked and the headlamps recessed into the wings and covered by perspex blisters. A front bulkhead and dash board were to be provided as were one or two head rest fairings to the customers choice plus a wrap-round perspex windscreen. Hardtops were to be made available as was a GT version for early 1962 complete with gull wing doors.

Dolphin 5
Sounded like it would have been a smart shell, but were any built? None are known to exist.