A new uncompleted Teal has been passed to David Ward by his friend Dave who luckily has ‘semi-inherited’ the lovely car, which requires some work before being roadworthy – but what a beauty!  New TOW161










        This will be new Teal of the Week No 161 






           NEW TEAL OF THE WEEK No.162 



Purchased from a garage owner in Kent by Graham, this rather neglected Teal (outside under a tarpaulin, with plants growing through it) is a major new discovery which will need considerable work to put it back on the road, but new owner Graham is determined that this will be done. Bravo, Graham. 







           New TEAL OF THE WEEK No 162.


Comment:  If two ‘new’ Teals can be found in April/May 2020, 30 or 40 years after they were built, how many others may be out there, in Britain and the Continent?   An exciting prospect.


On the way to a new exhaust !





We have recently (May 2020) heard the sad news that  fine Teal engineer and constructor Mike Hall died last year. From his photo archive we  saw this Teal that had not been known widely in the Teal world, but may have belonged to Tony Byrne from Surrey.  She’s here with Mike Hall.









This is Teal of the Week one hundred and sixty three; I suspect that there are many more out there, both in  the UK and on the Cntinent. Happy hunting!    B.C. June 2020 





Teal of the Week number 164  –  and then some !


Here’s the story

A little to the North of Monterey, in the woods of Pacific Grove, Henri the Painter was building a boat.

Now, Henri liked boats, and delighted in the building of them, but was really afraid of the sea.

So Henri took a long long time not to finish his boat, because each time he got near to finishing, he became agitated, broke it down and started over.

 Now, what, I hear you ask, has this got to do with Tealing ?  Well, listen up and I’ll tell you.

In June of 1990  Tealer Les Grice bought a part build from Bob Jones, and started in to build it up.  Comes the summer of 2020, and Les still hasn’t quite finished.

Now I don’t suppose Les was afraid of Tealing.  Many of us are in love with the idea of building a magnificent car, owning it, polishing it, and all the good stuff fiddling and fettling  –  everything short of driving it.

It strikes me that Les falls into that category, deriving a great  deal of enjoyment from his project, without ever getting around to driving it !

Arrives August of 2020, and new TOC Member Nick Godfrey  takes it on, aiming to finish it very soon.


Without a doubt, this has to be Teal of the Week number 164

This is how Nick tells the tale.  

La Grande Arrivée . . . more or less
As you know I am completing the build of my Teal 
I am building it to the current IVA (individual vehicle approval) regulations, blunting edges ,seats with headrests etc-etc and I’m not looking forward to the arduous and expensive test
I have just been refreshing my knowledge of the procedure for registration when I stumbled across the regulations for reconstructed Classic vehicles.   (Reality strikes ! …Ed)

I bought the unfinished T35 last August from Les Grice who purchased the kit new himself on the 9/6/1990

Thats right he has been building/ storing it for 30 years

The drivetrain of Marina 1800 (MGB) engine four speed box and modified Marina axle had all been fitted but no brake lines or wiring. Alloy body fitted and painted

First job was to remove the body to fit brake pipes and wiring loom and collapsable steering column

Custom exhaust, new dash, and instruments, hand brake, triangulated seat belt mountings, and new alloy floor and seat area panels

Currently planing on the body back on in two weeks

Building to IVA spec then may make some period changes

to follow are some images

Could possibly be a Teal ?

Looking quite like a Teal !


Absolutely a TEAL !!!!!                                                                                                                                                              More of the same, no doubt about it, it’s a TEAL.





                                                                                                                      Looking good !







Body back on, hooray 













And finally, the proof of the pudding, August 2023, star of the show at Nick’s local show.






Teal of the Week number 165



Another “barn find”, or at least one from the garage of a deceased Owner, who had spent several years nearly getting it running.    Then along came Teal Owners Club Member James Cave, and the rest is history.  And here’s the history, starting in 1987

Alan Debes original build 1987 Extract from Teal Owners Club Newsletter

2003 Rebuild, Barry Cook.Extract from 2003 Teal Magazine








Current Owner TOC Member James Cave  Sept 2022 

Former owner TOC Member Peter Bertram from 5/12/2006 to Sept 2022

Former Owner Neil Wainwright, Ladyfield,Worksop from 2/9/2004 to 5/12/2006

Former Owner  TOC Member Barry Cook, High Peak SK23 6EJ  from 22.1.2002 to 2/9/2004 Aug 2003 see TOC Newsletter

Builder 1987 Alan Debes,  Buxworth Stockport (At this stage a 2.0 Ltr Pinto engine) See TOC Newsletter issue 2



Barry Cook, The Croft Whitehough, Chinley,  acquired the vehicle on 22/01/2002 (I presume from Alan Debes although that is purely supposition)
Neil Wainwright of the Haycroft, Castle Farm, Ladyfield Worksop S80 3JN acquired the vehicle on 02/09/2004 (I have copy of his V5 that suggests there were 4 former keepers- but I presume that would also include former keepers of the original 1975 Morris Marina owned by Alan Debes)
Kenneth Peter Bertram, Ashcroft, Stafford Road Eccleshall, ST21 6JP acquired the vehicle on the 05/12/2006

And kept on fettling it up to his death in around 2021

Last Updated on 10 months by David Brown