1949 TA14 Drophead Coupé by Carbodies.





 May 1972                                                            “Samantha” in 1980.


 Coachwork by Carbodies of Coventry.

Owned by David & Marilyn Jobson-Scott, Abbotsham, Devon.

Car number 23461 & body 373 of only 396 made. Dispatched on 11th August 1949.

1892cc 4 Cylinder Overhead Valve Engine, with single 1.5” SU Carburettor.

Respray and Extensive Refurbishment in 1980. 

New Hood made in 1993. Engine & gearbox rebuilt as new in 2002. Stainless Steel Exhaust.


Mileage from new: 273,000. 


          Samantha was purchased by David when at University in 1964 and was used as an everyday car until 1974, when a 1961 Alvis TD21 assumed that role. After that, she was used extensively all year round for touring in the United Kingdom and Europe. Her penultimate Continental touring trip was through Spain in June 2009, extending down to the Costa del Sol  and staying in the Paradors. A total of almost 2,000 miles in temperatures of 44 C most of the time. She took part in the Nick Walker Tour of Britain in June 2011. In June 2012 we did a trip to Josselin in Brittany.


Recent holiday trips include:

1994      Spain and France.

1995      Southern Ireland.

1996      Italy.

1997      France  (Loire & Champagne).

1998      France (South West).

1999      Northern Spain and Portugal.

2000  Eastern States of USA.                                                         2,700 mile USA tour, October 2000.

2002      France (Burgundy).

2005    Switzerland.

2006    Spain & Portugal.

2007    France, returning from Northern Spain.

2009    Southern Spain.

2012    Josselin in Brittany.


  Wedding on 9th September 2002.                                 Palace Hotel, Gstaad. “Week-End des Veterans” .

        Saunton Sands Hotel.                                                             “Concours d’Elegance” 26th June 2005.

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