THE TEAL REGISTER
Car type……. type 35 2 seater
Current Owner Paul Durban, T.O.C., son of Norman
Previous owner Norman Durban, Teal Owners Club Deceased 2017
Original owner As above, builder,
Current engine Triumph 6 cylinder, bored out to 2.7 ptrs
Body type Aluminium, 2 seater
See skyblueteal.com, Teal of the Week 42
When Bob Jones decided to sell Teal Cars in 1996, it was Norman Durban who purchased the company name, together with the right to build Teal Type 35s; this is Norman’s personal Teal, known as April after the registration plate RPA1L. Norman had been a long-time Teal enthusiast, and took his Teal April on many a cross-Europe sporting rally, such as the Liege-Rome-Liege, participating with his son with some success. Hence he became known as ‘Stormin’ Norman’ to the rally enthusiasts.
April was fitted with a 6-cylinder, triple SU Triumph 2500cc engine which gave her good pulling power; the front suspension was given a cleaner, simpler line, and it was hoped Teals such as April would continue to be built and sold…
Publicity was excellent, but a combination of problems for Norman Durban about this time, not least the introduction of more rigorous safety requirements under the Individual Vehical Assessment, meant that few Teals were built beyond 1998, when Bob Jones completed building the Teals for which he had taken orders.
Last Updated on 9 months by David Brown