Chassis Number  - AB/4

Registration

JFB 220 H

Model

Probe 16

Owner

Colin Feyerabend  (april 2010)

Location

Kent. England

Notes

Chassis number AB/4. This is the car that was used in Stanley Kubrik’s Film, Clockwork Orange and  that appeared on BBC’s Top Gear Programme in October 2004.  It was silver originally, yellow for a short time and is now orange. Previously owned by Robin Gibbons , Mr Lyndon-Dyke (London),  then  Pollock Auto Showcase in the USA who sold it to Colin Feyerabend in 1987. On its return to England it sat in the Midland Motor museum for a few years .  Now fully restored  for Colin by Club Autosport Ltd.  

 

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AB/4

Terry Smith

At Brands Hatch 1970

In the Adams' Workshop at Bradford on Avon. Photo by Klaus 1971

AB/4 Early Days, Clockwork Orange & Doldrum Days

Registration

PWV 222 H

Model

Probe 16

Owner

Phil Karam (april 2010)

Location

Ottowa, Canada

Notes

Chassis number AB/3. This is the car that was exhibited in the 1969 London Motor Show where it won the design award as the best British styling exercise

Originally owned by Jack Bruce, the bassist, then by drummer Corky Laing, then by Canadian Dr Clyde Kwok who owned it from 1973 to 1983  and carried out a full restoration. In 1979, Dr Kwok reckoned it was worth $100,000. Phil Karam purchased it from Dr Kwok in 1983

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Phillip Karam : photo by M ark Ettinger 2010

Chassis Number  - AB/3

photo supplied by Terry Smith

AB/2 Through the Ages

AB/3 Early Days

AB/3 Restored

Photo by Phil Karam
Goodwood 2011, photo by Andrew Wright

AB/4 Restored in orange

The Wilde Probe (Probe 16 derived)

Photo supplied by Ian Tompsett

Registration

460 STG

Model

Wilde Probe

Owner

unknown

Location

unknown

Notes

Adapted by the Adams Bros,from the first Probe 16 body shell, to take VW beetle floor pan for a  project that fell through. Completed by Jonathon Wilde.

Clockwork Orange Durango 95 Peter Adams Dennis Adams  Probe 16  Probe Motor Company  Wilde Probe Probe 60 Goodwood 2011

The Max Harris Probe 60  (Probe 16 derived)

Photo supplied by Ian Tompsett

Registration

RWH 895

Model

Probe 60

Owner

scrapped

Location

Car Graveyard in the sky

Notes

Robert Harris  bought the moulds for Probe 16 in July 1973 through an advert in Exchange & Mart from motor trader from Swanley and built the car as a one off. It had a Marcos windscreen and a VW floorpan. Robert ran the car for 10 years. Colin Feyerabend bought the car and  the bits of mould in 1996. The car was then broken up, with The VW floor pan being used for a beach buggy . The registration plate is now on a Mercedes  500 SEL (June 2012)

 

Link to Probe 16 Diecast Models Page

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Probe 16 Document Viewer ~ Archive of media articles

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Chassis Number - AB/2

Registration

MJO 145 H

Model

Adams Probe 16

Owner

David Farmer & Phil Karam (april 2010)

Location

Canada

Notes

Chassis number AB/2. Originally owned by Jim Webb, the American singer songwriter.  David Farmer  located the car quite by accident some time in the 1980s when he came across an ad for a car that  "looked like a Ferrari" and had been featured in the film: A Clockwork Orange.  He  inquired about the asking price and was told that the car could no longer be sold as the wheel spline had broken while it was being towed, was left on the street in Los Angeles, and had been subsequently towed to an impound yard. None the less, he pressed the man to meet him at the impound yard and he relented. There sat the car, an absolute wreck,but indeed the same style of car that was used in the movie.He offered the man any leftover money out of $200 once the impound fees had been paid. This worked out to be $20. He took it home to the Antelope Valley where he kept it for over 20 years, before entering into a restoration agreement with Phil Karam.


Currently in very poor condition and awaiting restoration.

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