Alex Wishart from Durban, South Africa built his first 500 in the early 1950s. The chassis was derived from Cooper and JBS, using lower wishbones and upper transverse leaf springs at both ends. It featured a BSA engine which he removed from a wreck in Rhodesia, over 1,200 miles from his home town!
Wishart Mk II
Alex built a second car which was more Kieft inspired. It had wishbone front suspension with a coil over spring/damper arrangement and a swing axle at the rear and was powered by a Norton. This car has been restored and raced by Mark Palmer.
Cartoon reproduced with kind permission of Murray Leyden.