The Parsenn was designed by Keith Steadman in 1949 for Jeremy Fry (Of Fry's Chocolate and cousin of Joe Fry of the Freikaiserwagen). The name derives from a favourite skiing area near Klosters in Switzerland. It was a particularly light car with a space frame of narrow steel tubes, loosely based on an Iota. Partly as a result, it suffered from some vibration related breakages and the pair reengineered the rear to create a separate sub frame for mounting the JAP engine and gearbox. The engine enjoyed the attentions of Robin Jackson, allegedly to the point that non of Mr Prestwich's product remained.
Suspension was by rubber, in torsion at the front and rubber rings in compression at the rear supporting a swing axle. The Parsenn went well in hill climbs and sprints where it competed regularly in the hands of Jeremy, Keith and later Denis Poore.
The Parsenn still exists in the hands of the Fry family.
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