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I bought the silver one last year, and love it. I am maintaining a register of all cars worldwide which is accessible to 21 owners and lets us keep in touch with each other for moral support / spares / tips etc. There are two chassis number series, but the numbers are not consecutive (presumably to mask the low sales volumes), but far as I can ascertain 40 cars were actually built including the two alloy bodied cars, of which 9 are overseas. At least two cars are still owned by their original owner. 

My observations are as follows:

  • Chassis corrosion can be an issue - check carefully before you buy
  • Maintenance access is difficult, moreso than a 7.
  • Windscreens are challenging, but available with effort. You will become a very slow driver through loose chippings!
  • The car is quite a bit heavier than a 7, maybe 100kg more
  • I think the standard car is under-geared, especially the 1800
  • No one waves at you in a 21 like they do in a 7
  • Cockpit is surprisingly roomy, even with the roof up. I'm 6'2" and no issues.
  • ​You can speak to your passenger at 70 without shouting
  • They leak like 7's. Well, almost.
  • Ground clearance can be an issue because of the underslung exhaust
  • Don't try getting in or out with the roof up

Notwithstanding the above, I love mine and aim to keep it for ever. Call me if you want, or come over and have a go - I'm in Caxton, not too far from you by the looks. 07515-641889


Guy Lachlan​