Adam's Probe Motor Company
Car manufacturer of Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire United Kingdom From 1969 to 1970.
Adams Probe Motor Company was a British manufacturer of automobiles in the 1960s. The brand name was Probe.
The brothers Dennis and Peter Adams, who previously worked for Marcos Cars, founded in 1969, the company in Bradford -on-Avon Wiltshire. They started with the production of automobiles and kits. In 1970 the production ended. From 1970 to 1971, WT Nugent Limited and WT Nugent (Engineering) Limited of Ayr continued production while maintaining the brand name.
This company initially produced in Bradford-on-Avon and later in Ayr. This was followed by Caledonian Motor Company of Irvine in Scottish Ayrshire from 1971 to 1972, From late 1972 Probe Limited from Edinburgh was the last manufacturer. Overall, emerged only about 20 vehicles.
The first model was initially called Design Probe Number 15, but was quickly abbreviated to Probe 15. It was striking the low height of 73.6 cm (29 inches). to get in and out of the roof could be pushed backwards. The base was a wooden monocoque. On it a body made of fiberglass. There were demands for a serial production. The concept was too extreme for that. The vehicle remained a unique piece. It still exists today and carries the British Mark LJO 948 G.
In 1969 the Probe 16 followed, sponsored by the Daily Telegraph Magazine. The Probe 16 was a small series produced by the British sports car manufacturer Adams Probe Motor Co. Only three vehicles were built and still exist today. The Probe 16 achieved a certain level of notoriety through its use in Stanley Kubrick's cult film " Clockwork Orange " from 1971. Kubrick used the car because of its extremely futuristic design at the time. The sample 16 (AB / 4) used in the film was called "Durango 95". The sample 16 also achieved a certain fame through many a prominent owner, such as Jack Bruce, the bassist of the supergroup Cream, or Laurence Laing, the drummer from Mountain.
It was slightly higher at 86.3 cm (34 inches) and a bit longer. The seats and the roof automatically move backwards when turning the key in the door lock to facilitate access. The windscreen was bent. A tuned engine from the BMC. By 1970, three or four vehicles were created.
Revised versions existed between 1974 and 1978 by Concept Developments as Centaur and between 1978 and 1982 by Mirage Developments, later MR Developments as Pulsar.
In 1970, this model appeared. It was 94 cm (37 inches) high and about 10 cm (4 inches) longer than the previous model. Now there were double doors, whereby the sliding roof was taken over. The rear was changed and the trunk enlarged. From this model created about four vehicles by Adams Probe Motor and about twelve by WT Nugent.
Adams Probe Specifications:
design Dennis Adams Technical development Peter Adams number of pieces three (3): AB / 2, AB / 3 and AB / 4 Construction year 1969 chassis from Austin 1800 engine 1800 cm² four-cylinder in - line engine ( Otto , OHV from Austin (BLMC 1800cc Mk2), expanded to 1900 cm²) lying transversely as a mid-engine Carburetor Weber 45 Race tuning Janspeed Engineering, UK body GRP Ground clearance 10 centimeters height 860 mm Factory price 3650 - British pounds , about 60,854 € (adjusted for inflation as of 2015)