1955 Clipper Deluxe owned by Clynton & Margaret Robinson

We purchased our 1955 Clipper Deluxe from the Collier family at Barmutha, near Beechworth, Victoria, in May 2001. The car was originally sold by Kellow Falkiner in Melbourne to Mr K Steele. When he sold it in 1962 it had travelled only 7000 miles. The second owner was Mr Ian
Cottle of Box Hill who kept the car until 1972 and took the mileage up to 28 000. He then sold it to Mr Bill Collier of Barmutha, who increased the mileage over the next 20 years to 38 000. Since 1993 it had been sitting idle. However, the family had faithfully paid the full registration
each year and it still had the original number plates. It even came with the original tool kit in the boot. We heard about the car while visiting Canberra for the Centenary Rally in April 2001 so on our return to Melbourne contacted the family and arranged to check it out. Fred Dosser came too as our technical adviser and was even more impressed than we were when we first saw it. A quick tune up and some new tyres saw it ready for the road and our first Club outing was the Border Run to Wentworth in June 2001. Since then we have added more than 20 000 trouble-free miles to the clock. This has included the Bay to Birdwood a couple of times, the National Rallies in 2002 (Adelaide to Broken Hill), 2005 (Echuca) and 2007 (Toowoomba), and sundry drives throughout Victoria and into neighbouring states, sometimes on Club outings and Border Runs and at other
times just for the sheer pleasure of driving it.

1955 Clipper