I've always thought the Harrington cars were a bit odd. The lines of the back
of the roof was either too bubbly or too abrupt or too droopy. But there was
ONE I saw that I always thought was "spot on."
Ironically, it was not actually a Harrington, but someone's addition of a roof
to a stock bodied Alpine. There are pictures of it in the Alpine Horn, the
magazine of the UK Sunbeam Alpine Owner's Club - the 118th issue, October
1998. I happen to still have the issue. If anyone wants scanned pictures,
let me know.
I tried to find the owner and find out what he did. But I was never
successful. At one point someone suggested it was a roof from another car,
but wouldn't say which one. For some reason a Datsun/Nissan sticks in my
mind. I think he also welded a windscreen frame to both, for more rigidity
and less weight. The lines all work right. The rear quarter window comes to
a point in the back, like an Aston Martin GT.
Of course, I also really liked the real Le Mans Harrington Alpine, with the
scoop/covered headlights, a la XKE. Not to be confused with the production
Harrington Le Mans, with the droopy rear end and no fins.