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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-28-2009, 02:17 PM Thread Starter
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Weber 45 DCO3


I really need a pair of the above if anyone has any available let me know.


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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-29-2009, 09:30 PM
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Hi Theo,
45 DCO3's were used on 1957 Ferrari 500 TRC's. Ferrari made 16. I owned #702, twice. I do not think you will easily find 45's. 40's are expensive, but more common, if any of the DCO3 series is common today.
What will you use these on?
If you are thinking of 45 DCOE's, it's a whole different story.

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Hi Gordon,
Thanks for the info, I want them for a friend he needs them for his C-type... infact that's a lie! - A man has a set of 58 DCO3s (last pair $45,000!) that he bought for his C-type but they're too large - he said he would swap them for a set of these 45s. But if you say they're gonna be harder to find than the 58s I might not bother!

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Last pair of 40 DCO3 I saw on eBay fetched around 1300 GBP. If you're in the UK, contact Andy Heywood at Bill McGrath Maserati, as he knows a guy who is making repros of early sandcast Webers. Jim Stokes Restorations might know something too. Plenty of people in Europe who can help if you're patient (like this company). Good luck ...
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Brilliant stuff thanks a bunch for that. I contacted Rene at partscollector as I thought they would be the best candidate for such a rare request but yet to hear a reply. I'll get in touch with Bill Mcgrath


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Hi again,

OK, thanks to those who helped but the 45's are near enough impossible to locate, but he would do it for 6 40 DCO3's. If anyone has some for sale let me know!


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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-17-2019, 11:35 AM
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This is a very rare and unique opportunity to purchase the following items and the original cast box for recreating DCO3 carburettors.

Please also read how I was involved with the project it's very important and adds province to the listing.

1 x Complete Recreation Weber DCO3 sand cast carburettor never used carrying all the original recreation parts, see pics - 1, 2, 6, 8, 9

1 x Complete Recreation Weber DCO3 cast box that I had made, see pics 3

1 x DCO3.COM web domain, which I was the first to purchase in 2013.

4 x Partly machined Recreation Weber DCO3 sand cast carburettor bodies, they have been hipped and never used see, pics - 5

6 x Un-machined Recreation Weber DCO3 sand cast carburettor bodies they have been hipped never used see, pics - 7

10 x Un-machined Recreation Weber DCO3 sand cast carburettor tops they have been hipped see pics - 5

10 x Un-machined Recreation Weber DCO3 sand cast carburettor jet cover's, they have been hipped (with and without EW logo's) see pics - 5

There are enough brass parts that were made by hand to produce a pair of recreation weber DCO3 sand casts carbs, floats etc see pics - 8 & 10

All the drawings and information I have, including information on where to get things hand made. spun etc like the trumpets. Supplied are all the specialist drills used to manufacture and a host of other parts that I had made in bulk due to costings, which will have been enough to make 20/30 DCO 3 recreations in total, as this was the original business model. Pics 3, 8 & 10

Due to knowing Dave of DWR a number of discussions were held about the project. His input was invaluable and a number of "modern" updates/tweaks were into in to consideration to make these more adaptable than the original DCO3's. I am happy to discuss this with a person who is very kee to purchase only.


How I can prove this is legitimate and genuine.

My Grandfather was Gordon Unsworth famously know for building TATTY TURNER and running team turner, so you could say it's in my blood. He owned the first motor accessory shop in Derby in the 60's after running another successful business with Alan Smith of Alan Smith Racing 1977Ltd importing all kinds of cars including ISO Grifo etc.

He was a dealer for all carburettors manufactures, Leyland ST dealer etc. After my father split from Gordons daughter Lesley, he set up Derby Auto Accessories and Tuning Ltd, and become synonymous with tuning. Sadly after Gordon's sudden death took over the dealership for all carburettors including Weber.

Brought up with racing and rallying and for many years ran all the rolling road tuning at the family workshop. After the family decide to move away from motorsport due to dads retirement.

Now just working on classics etc and for some very influential and famous people, I found my self at the inaugural Grand Prix de Monaco Histoique running a 57' 250TR & 250F Piccolo, then Goodwood with Graham Hills 64' 250GTO a 63' for spares and the 57' 250TR. I have been blessed to work on so many of these iconic vehicles I lose count, O and there was Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

I decide to remain in classic and historic refurbishing carbs and did 100's for people all around the world inc and for BJ AC/DC fam. I managed to regain the Weber dealership and retained after much persuasion the Weber dealership in Derby although not supplying to the public.

I was approached by a one of may Aston Martin rebuilders customers about manufacturing a recreation of the DCO3 sand cast. After many hours spent and cost this person vanished, luckily I had everything except the cast box which I decided to pay for at much expense. Then I was sidetracked into and new engineering project which saw me move totally away from cars.

So now I have decided to give someone the chance to own this what I believe to be a piece of history and make some money from, If you are reading this you know that an original pair are VERY RARE and fetch upwards of 15/20k + I have lots of pics and happy to answer any questions.

Payment will be deposit within 1 hour of the listing ending which will be 5% of the total the price and the rest by bank transfer. Shipping will be tracked signed and fully insured at your expense but have put 500 in the shipping to be sure. Most carriers charge 15ish for 7000 of cover, it will be the weight of them all that will be expensive.


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You would have to pry them out of my cold dead hands... but good luck in your search,,

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Im Looking to seel them Tom
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