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That instantly reminded me 

29 minutes ago, rob Lyttle said:

Parked outside the garage I frequent. The proprietor is a devout petrolhead, with various Fords and a Cobra regularly getting some attention. 

But this..... Well..... 😎

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 That instantly reminded me of a day in 1968 when I was working at Luton Flying Club. Heard an interesting engine note outside the back door of the hanger, stuck my head out and there was a Ecurie Ecosse coloured D-type burbling past en-route to the covered vehicle storage area with a tweed suited driver who was presumably going to fly off somewhere for a few days. 

 

Sorry, you will have to humour this old git, but it was certainly a very different world then!

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5 minutes ago, Kiwidave4 said:

Sorry, you will have to humour this old git, but it was certainly a very different world then!

Those were the days, when old race cars were just out of date and people lusted after GT40s, Lola T70s and Ferrari 512s for their scuderias, and you could by a D-Type or 250GTO for next to nothing…

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M.

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Is that a real D-type?  DVLA says first registered in 1963.  🤔

 

Today's head scratcher: registration number 1 EAR on a 2011 Qashqai.  Must be worth* about 100 times what the vehicle itself would fetch.  * not to me, I think it's daft.

 

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I went out to see the fall colours with the Elements Owners Club. The leaves have only just started to change colour as it's been a very warm fall. Grabbed this pic at one of the rest stops we took. Ours is 8th from the left, the only one in Root beer metallic.

 

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On 13/10/2023 at 18:14, rob Lyttle said:

Unlikely, isn't it? How many were built and how many survived the racing scene?? 

I'll ask next time I'm in.... 

 

But I'd def settle for a lookie likey of this standard 🤩

 

I agree, most likely a replica, but the thought of using a 1963 E-type as a donor vehicle...  how the other half live, I suppose.

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5 hours ago, Six97s said:

but the thought of using a 1963 E-type as a donor vehicle... 

Well, viewing from here and now that would be a reckless kind of activity I guess, but there was a time when a rough and ready E-type, bent or poorly treated, was not expensive to pick up . Those back axle assemblies were commonly being upcycled for instance. 

And if you can make one of THESE from a scrapyard find, you must surely qualify as Recycler of the Year award 🤩

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Not sure if this qualifies as a “spot of the day” but I just wanted to put the word out for a fabulous classic car collection that I got to tour yesterday in Southern CA. The Nethercutt Museum in Sylmar, CA (just north of LA) is open to the public on Thurs - Sat, admission is free and a guided tour is available with advanced reservations for $10 USD (highly recommended). It was the first auto museum my wife enjoyed because it also included a vast collection of music boxes and large antique “orchestrions” which they demonstrate during the 2-1/2 hour tour. The cars are mostly classic American makes with many concourse d’ elegance winners (about 260 cars total). Most of the cars are not roped off allowing visitors to get up close and inspect (without touching!!!). If you’re ever in the LA area, I highly recommend a visit, cheers, Johnspacer.png

 

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7 hours ago, nearsightedjohn said:

If you’re ever in the LA area,

 

I wish! :)

 

No idea what any of those cars are but they all look in fabulous condition - I really like the yellow one!

 

Great pics John!

 

Keith

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Two carbuncles and something a bit more interesting; all today from deepest, darkest Dorset. First a weird hunch-backed fibreglass Z3 thing:

 

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Then another Z3, this time trying to be a 507:

 

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And then a rather nice shortened Bentley Mk VI limousine body atop what looked to be something more recently constructed. The Mk VI is what was often used as the basis for those god-awful Mallalieu things, so I imagine its chassis is still on the road somewhere, looking bogus and nowhere near as nice as it would have been if left alone! Yes, I do have a strong opinion on those.

 

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On the A17 in the rain on Friday, overtaken by a “patinated” DeLorean, very much not reaching 88mph. Surprisingly small, low and wide… I’m not sure I’ve seen one driving around before, only at shows. Saw it a bit later going the other way in a funeral cortege.

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M.

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Our roadside barn holiday cottage seems to have been on the route of a local classic car drive this morning… Morris Minor, Ford Anglia and Austin A40 trio, usual Jaguar and MG suspects, Camaro and Mustang, Porsche 356 coupe… but the highlight for me was a beautiful Lancia Fulvia Coupe in dark blue…

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M.

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One of the last sunny weekends of this autumn. I had a tour with my immaculate and very rare Mitsubishi Colt of 1991 🙂.
The first car, that got my attention, was a huge Bentley in front of me, looking like the Blower. I've seen only the back and the side of the car, so I can't say. The driver took the country road at normal speed, which is 100 km/h (about 62 miles per hour). Then a silver 911 of the first generation, later an open, modern version of the car, very broad, very muscular. An original Mini, very small, compared to the successors. An open Mercedes 450 SL. And, very rare and most fascinating, an Alfa Romeo 4C. This was the second time, I ever spotted one.
 

@nearsightedjohn:
Beautiful cars, beautiful pictures. I've copied the Mercedes.

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