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1 hour ago, bigbadbadge said:

Would love the 356 coupe , would love to give one of those a home

 

Beat me to it Chris, my thoughts exactly!

 

Unfortunately even if my SWMBO did agree (hahaha!!) don't think our house would be worth enough....!!! 🤣

 

Keith

 

 

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On 8/30/2021 at 2:05 PM, keefr22 said:

 

Maybe because he competes in it? I rallied an Avenger Tiger eons ago - they're great handling cars when set up right, equal of an Escort.... I'd happily have another as a hillclimb car, but although not as daft as Escort prices they're not far off!

 

Keith

Probably does, but it was completely and totally bog standard, wheels included. 

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26 minutes ago, Veltro said:

Probably does, but it was completely and totally bog standard, wheels included. 

 

Standard Production car class for sprints and hillclimbs - safety equipment allowed, nothing else is. :)

 

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8 hours ago, keefr22 said:

 

Standard Production car class for sprints and hillclimbs - safety equipment allowed, nothing else is. :)

 

Keith

Not familiar with competition and class rules myself, so that explains it :) It was pretty spotless I have to say, and I've always quite liked the shape of the old Avenger.

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In Filey today a very, very nicely restored 1300 VW Beetle in green on an K plate, which would date it around 1972? 

 

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Steve

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Had one of those "WTF" moments this afternoon.  In my residential road in Sleaford, a bright lime green McLaren (not sure sure which sort).  I still don't know what to think of them - desirable car, or "more money than taste/sense".

Trevor

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Oh almost forgot that i also saw a Bedford Rascal van modded to look like a VW T2 Camper Van! Have to say it looked rather good too 😀

 

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Steve

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Out checking the mail box the other day when a throaty roar brought my head up with a jerk, as a early noughties Porsche 911 Carrera in golden yellow shot past, the ones with the Boxster style headlights. Looks & sounded pretty cool I thought.

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On my way home from a trip 'up north' over the weekend, this was parked at a servo in Townsville. I'd say that it's a vinyl wrap, didn't get to speak to the owner. 

 

Copper clad Mini, Townsville.

 

Copper clad Mini, Townsville.

 

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2 minutes ago, keefr22 said:

 

Sorry, but that's just wrong....!! :fraidnot:

 

Keith

Wrong is far too mild a comment for that monstrosity . I am rendered speechless since the only words I can find to adequately describe it aren't allowed on this site .

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Apart from the questionable wrap, it seems a bit of a dog's breakfast of random mini parts through the ages.  

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7 hours ago, malpaso said:

Apart from the questionable wrap, it seems a bit of a dog's breakfast of random mini parts through the ages.  

It's an Aussie build Mini and the "mix of parts" is how they were produced (plus a Zeemax body kit).

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7 minutes ago, klubman01 said:

It's an Aussie build Mini and the "mix of parts" is how they were produced (plus a Zeemax body kit).

Trevor

I never realized they built Mini's in Australia,you learn things everyday.....As for the wrap i'm with everyone else,looks horrid but at least it isn't a Range Rover....

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Minis were built here from about 1960 or '61 until British Leyland (as it was known that week) closed down the plant in Zetland in the mid '70s. Initially they built what was called the Morris 850 (essentially the English Mini Minor), but in 1962 (I think ...) they upgraded it with wind-up windows, Hydrolastic suspension and the 1098cc "A" series engine, the last two from the Morris 1100 (also being built here at the time). They called it the Mini K, and it was not a bad set of wheels at all - my brother had one and, fitted it with a cleaned-up head, a pair of 1 1/4" SUs and extractors. it went like stink! The K in turn was "upgraded" (just a reworked front end and new tail lights) a couple of years later to what was used as the basis of the Queensland abomination we see here.

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9 hours ago, keefr22 said:

 

Sorry, but that's just wrong....!! :fraidnot:

 

Keith

My first car was a mini clubman estate in a dull green colour so I brush painted it black added white alloys bodged together a cherry bomb back box and fitted some rather splendid black bucket seats.....it looked wicked....well it did to me anyway 🙄👍

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Thanks that's interesting.  I know minis were built in other countries, but not that Aussie ones might have so many elements from different models.  All of which I recognise except the door handles!

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1 hour ago, keefr22 said:

 

I wouldn't have been anywhere near as upset if it was....!!  🤣

 

Keith

When i saw it my thought was who one earth would do that to a Mini,when i saw the Range Rover on an earlier page i just burst out laughing....

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3 hours ago, Andy J said:

a dull green colour so I brush painted it black

 

My first car was a Morris 1300 in RAF blue grey, but that didn't last long due to a complete lack of a passenger floor...!! Second car was a white Vauxhall Viva - which I brush painted two red stripes over the bonnet, roof and boot to make it look like an AC Cobra. That didn't work so I brush painted the rest of it red too!! It looked totally naff...!! 🤣

 

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2 minutes ago, keefr22 said:

 

My first car was a Morris 1300 in RAF blue grey, but that didn't last long due to a complete lack of a passenger floor...!! Second car was a white Vauxhall Viva - which I brush painted two red stripes over the bonnet, roof and boot to make it look like an AC Cobra. That didn't work so I brush painted the rest of it red too!! It looked totally naff...!! 🤣

 

K

Jeez those cars you mention are antiques i didn't realise you were that old 😂😂👍

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