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Tamiya ask you to pick three cars for their next 1/24 scale kits, what would you pick.

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Series 1 E-TYPE Jaguar coupe (I'm amazed Tamiya's never done this especially as they did the MkII Jaguar).

 

 

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Hmmm...

 

Road cars, Triumph Stag, Rover P5B Coupe and Lancia Beta HPE

F1 cars, Williams FW08B (yes, the one with 6 wheels), Williams FW18 and Braun BGP 001

WEC cars, Audi R18 TDI, Audi R18 e-tron Quattro and Bentley Speed 8!

 

Mind you, why not 1:12 for any if the above :D

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Another vote for the MkI and II Lotus Cortinas.

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Definitely a Mk 1 Lotus Cortina! Complete with engine as well...

How about a 1/6th scale Norton Commando complete with proper wire wheels.

Or a more modern 1/6th scale Triumph Speed Triple? I live in hope, though not holding my breath,

 

Alan.

 

P.S. Oops! 1/24th cars. I would still like those bikes anyway!

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Mine?

 

Aston Martin DB7 GT Coupe - my all time favourite dream car?  How could they not!

 

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MGB GT - Aoshima did the soft top in 24th and very good it is too, but we could do with the GT.

 

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1974 Ford Consul 4-door.  'cos we're the Sweeney and we haven't had any dinner!

 

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Edited by The Wooksta!
Joyless fascism

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That Consul, there's a Morris Traveller in the background!

 

I saw a Consul near to Mablethorpe on someone's driveway.

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I thought the Sweeney cars were Ford Granadas? 

Doesn't the Consul variant have a more fast back shape?

I would buy one, whatever they're called.

 

Kit and real life 1:1 if I had the cash....

 

My friend's dad had one, just like the one in the picture; that was a Granada. 3 litre I think. Very smooth, nice seats, lovely car for around 1974.

 

1/24 by Tamiya?

 

Yugo (any)

Austin Allegro

Talbot Samba

 

 :fool:

 

TonyT

 

 

 

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18 hours ago, The Wooksta! said:

1974 Ford Consul 4-door

My dad had one of these in the late 70's early eighties

Wonderful old bus.

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17 hours ago, TonyTiger66 said:

Doesn't the Consul variant have a more fast back shape?

No, it was the Granada that was available as a fast-back.

If I recall, there was a Granada estate version as well.

 

Cheers, Alan.

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I can't remember if anyone else has said this.

How about a 3-Litre Capri Mk1.

 

Our GP had one when I was still at school.

 

Cheers, Alan.

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I had a quick read as I was bamboozled. 

 

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Granada_(Europe)

 

It says ' at first, lower range models were called the Consul'.

 

I need to rewind my life. I'm 51 and have always known all of them as the 'Granny'. As a kid, that's what the Sweeney cars were. If I remember rightly, the idea for 'Life on Mars' started with the words:

 

Ford Granada.

 

I had a Cortina Mk III (a four litre Australian variant) until 2 years ago (TD XLE in gold with black vinyl roof). Lots of grunt; great in a straight line, not so good on mountain passes, but I loved it.

 

Be they Consuls, Granny's, Cortys or Corsairs, all would be welcome in 1/24. ;).

 

T

 

Edit: Seems from '75 onwards they were all called 'Granada', which makes sense with the Sweeney ('75) and my mate's dad's high end of the range '74:

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/classiccars/8892180/The-Sweeney-classic-Ford-Granada.html

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The Granada fastback or coupe

was a European 2 door model with

LHD and was not sold in England.

I used the wooden doortop trims off

one on my 2 door Ford Taunus back

when I served in Germany.

 

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I seem to think Revell did a Morris traveller in 1/46 scale years ago I know they did a Rover 3:5 and an Austin hot rod and Jaguar 2:4 ltr that looked

like Morse's.

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A Bedford QA ice cream van

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Datsun 240Z

Mk.1 Ford Capri

Gene Hunt's Quattro

 

Trevor

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7 hours ago, Pete in Lincs said:

The Granada fastback or coupe

was a European 2 door model with

LHD and was not sold in England.

 

 

Oh yes it was sold in the U.K. Not just England. Are you confusing it with the Taunus coupé?

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The actual Sweeny Granada used to park near our house when I was a kid as the driver "George" lived up our road!

Edited by injidup

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Well, I never saw a RHD one before!

You live and learn.

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Bring back Vinyl roof's and glass sunroof's I say! With all this seventies retro colour's some manufacturer's should be brave enough.

When I first met the wife's Grandad he had an immaculate black Vauxhall VX 490 with a cream vinyl roof chrome trims and white

walled tyres a proper Mafia staff car.

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On 05/04/2017 at 0:58 AM, injidup said:

Ebbro Lotus 72 plus Tabu Gold Leaf decals already exists.

I imagine the same for the 917 but from Fujimi.

 

Some very underwhelming choices here. I know it's all wishful thinking but Cortinas????

 

Assuming those offerings meet my exacting standards,  I'm changing the bid to a 2001 Ford Focus Black,  and a Rover 214Si.

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15 hours ago, stevej60 said:

Bring back Vinyl roof's and glass sunroof's I say! With all this seventies retro colour's some manufacturer's should be brave enough.

When I first met the wife's Grandad he had an immaculate black Vauxhall VX 490 with a cream vinyl roof chrome trims and white

walled tyres a proper Mafia staff car.

 

The vinyl roof was a favourite form of protection for the dreaded tin worm ... And I remember those Aussie TD Cortinas with the Falcon straight six engine - understeer personified!

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I'd be into some famous pikes peak cars. Starting of course with the winged Quattro and ending with Loebs  Peugeot 208.

 

Then there's the Ken Block Mustang. But I might tackle that myself.

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On April 10, 2017 at 7:03 AM, Admiral Puff said:

 

The vinyl roof was a favourite form of protection for the dreaded tin worm ... And I remember those Aussie TD Cortinas with the Falcon straight six engine - understeer personified!

 

I had to peel the beige vinyl roof off my Chrysler Centura 4.0l when rusty water stared leaking out the stitching. They hadn't painted the roof at all. Orbital sander, red ox zinc chromate and two coats of exterior acrylic texture with a roller. 😎

As to the poll. 

Chrysler E39 Charger (Bathurst)

MG TC

Toyota 2000GT

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