The John Pope Special


This monstrous mutant is something to behold. We suppose it was a nice idea. Take a dinged up DBS Vantage V8, strip off the body and replace it with a bulging piece of Bedford steel. Add a hi-spinning turbo to each bank of cylinders, so that the engine produces close to 900 HP.

There you have it – an ugly-beautiful, howling monster conceived as if on Dr Frankenstein’s slab.

The car competed in something called, apparently, the Tricentrol Super Saloon Championships in the mid seventies and is now for sale, fully road legal.