BaT Auction: 1959 Turner 950 Sports at No Reserve

This 1959 Turner 950 Sports is reportedly one of 183 examples produced between 1957 and 1960, and is said to have been refurbished in 2005 before spending 10 years with a friend of the seller. Power comes from a replacement 1,275cc BMC A-series inline-four paired with a four-speed manual transmission, and the car is finished in green over a red interior. Modifications include a Weber carburetor, braided stainless steel fuel lines, an aluminum radiator, and more. The was acquired by the current owner in spring 2020, and new brake pads and tires have been installed since. This Turner is offered at no reserve on behalf of the owner with a tonneau cover, partial service records, and a clean California title in the owner’s name.

No Reserve: 1959 Turner 950 Sports

The 950 Sports was introduced by Jack Turner’s Wolverhampton-based sports car company in 1957, and was redesigned for 1958 with tail fins and an updated front end. The cars featured fiberglass bodies with aluminum hoods and steel inner panel. This example is said to have received bodywork and a repaint in 2005. Features include tri-bar headlights, Talbot-style mirrors, a flip-up fuel filler, and a chrome side-exit exhaust.

No Reserve: 1959 Turner 950 Sports

Factory front and rear bumperettes have been removed. Chrome 14″ knock-off wire wheels were mounted with new Doral SDL-Sport tires in 2020. Braking is handled by front discs and rear drums, with new pads installed under the seller’s ownership.

No Reserve: 1959 Turner 950 Sports

The open cockpit is trimmed in red upholstery over bucket seats with matching carpets and door panels. An aluminum dash panel wears Balboa Bay Car Club show plaques from the 2010s. A matching tonneau cover is included in the sale.

No Reserve: 1959 Turner 950 Sports

A four-spoke Moto-Lita steering wheel with a Turner horn button frames a Jaeger speedometer and tachometer, while gauges for oil pressure, coolant temperature, amperage, and fuel level are mounted in the center of the dash. Just over 100 chassis miles are shown on the five-digit odometer, with total mileage unknown.

No Reserve: 1959 Turner 950 Sports

A replacement 1,275cc BMC A-series inline-four was fitted under previous ownership along with a Weber sidedraft carburetor, braided stainless steel fuel lines, and an aluminum radiator.

No Reserve: 1959 Turner 950 Sports

Power is sent to the rear wheels via a four-speed manual transmission. The tube steel ladder frame was finished in red under previous ownership. Additional underside photos are provided in the gallery below.

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