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On 14/04/2024 at 22:12, Windy37 said:

The classic Ford scene is very buoyant indeed. 

 

Unfortunately - if it wasn't I might be able to afford one....!! 🤣

 

K

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Just now, cmatthewbacon said:

 

b) In what sense is that an Imp?

 

best,

M.

 

 

In the 'silhouette' sense as per a 70's special saloon....!! :)

 

It's this little beast;

 

 

Keith

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Side on it looks like an Imp and that's all that was needed in the Special Saloon days! 🤣

 

He can't trace any history of the shell but the guy he bought it off 'thought' it was originally produced to actually be built as a Special Saloon racecar. Kev built all the spaceframe and designed the engine and transmission installation himself - and the engineering is quite exquisite, I wish I could do stuff as neatly in 1/24 plastic!

 

Unfortunately he had a major off, rolling it several times at - ironicallly enough - a sprint at Llandow. So today was a shakedown after a long rebuild, both for the Imp - and Kev!

 

I just noticed in the video that he's actually modified the front arches and they now blend much more smoothly into the body.

 

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This is from last week but I was asked to hold off until they had posted the car themselves, which I see they have. 

You may remember I posted a neglected Triumph 2000 and a Carlton estate here a while back. One evening last week, as I was driving past them, a recovery truck was pulling up. I surmised that someone had finally come for the Triumph, which they had, but.....

By the time I drove back past an hour later, they had pulled this out of the tiny adjacent lock-up.

Eighteen feet of rust and rat droppings arranged in the shape of a 1971 Buick Electra.

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Matt

 

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45 minutes ago, Farmer matt said:

This is from last week but I was asked to hold off until they had posted the car themselves, which I see they have. 

You may remember I posted a neglected Triumph 2000 and a Carlton estate here a while back. One evening last week, as I was driving past them, a recovery truck was pulling up. I surmised that someone had finally come for the Triumph, which they had, but.....

By the time I drove back past an hour later, they had pulled this out of the tiny adjacent lock-up.

Eighteen feet of rust and rat droppings arranged in the shape of a 1971 Buick Electra.

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Matt

 

Nothing but fresh air under the bonnet, judging by the stance, but still a very cool car.

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The block was still in there, but everything above the head gasket had been removed. The stance is more due to the rear tyres had yet to be inflated. Last taxed in 1979, don't know how long it had been in the garage.

I stand corrected on the year, I went by it being a J- plate.

 

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Well then, two unexpected classics today.

First was a VH Valiant ute. It was Chrysler orange with the Valiant R/T 265 Hemi colour scheme used on the Valiant R/T Charger. I'm not sure if this paint was an original option, or if the "six-pack" triple Weber carbs were available on the utility, but it looked good!

My dad had a VH ute as a work vehicle in the early 70s. It was the base model, definitely not with triple carbs, but it certainly didn't lack for power.

It also had the most useless suspension on any vehicle, ever. Apparently they just increased the diameter of the torsion bars to cope with the loaded pick-up bed without doing any other calculations and it didn't work out well.

It would spin the wheels hopelessly on the level on short, damp grass- no grip at the back whatsoever and I don't think the utilities sold very well.

Chrysler Australia marketed the VH passenger cars very effectively compared to the stodgy Holden and Ford marketing of the day, but I get the impression they appealed to younger people who mostly couldn't afford to buy them.

If I remember correctly, Pamela Stephenson featured in some of the TV ads, before she departed for the UK and even greater fame.

Dad was a reasonable but rather upright person, so he was quite annoyed when his younger colleagues did donuts in his official government Valiant, which is about all it was good for, and very happy when it was replaced by an HG Holden! So much so that he bought the HG when it was sold off, and I learnt to drive in it. But I digress...

 

Next spot was a pleasant surprise- there's a new farm filter service operating in my area, delivering and fitting oil and hydraulic filters on-farm.

I saw their service vehicle today, a beautifully restored Series 3 Landrover short wheelbase utility.

It looks great with a logo on the doors that's in a suitable style for the age of the vehicle.

Slow and uncomfortable for sure, but I'd try them for filters just because of their choice of transport!!!

 

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Overtaken on the M3 southbound this afternoon by a beige / pale grey Porsche Cayenne or Macan(?).  With NO plates front or rear (or trade plates as far as I could see). 

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If I'd realised how rare they are (5 in the UK apparantly) I'd have grabbed a shot, but one of these was parked at the station today - 007 Land Rover Defender:

 

https://media.landrover.com/en-gb/news/2021/09/new-land-rover-defender-v8-bond-edition-inspired-no-time-die

 

Must admit to being more shocked at the price in the article than the car itself though!

 

 

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13 hours ago, Spiny said:

If I'd realised how rare they are (5 in the UK apparantly)

 

There's one very similar to that running around locally, but if there's only 5 genuine ones in the UK I reckon it's a copy cat! :)

 

Keith

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22 hours ago, Spiny said:

If I'd realised how rare they are (5 in the UK apparantly) I'd have grabbed a shot, but one of these was parked at the station today - 007 Land Rover Defender:

 

https://media.landrover.com/en-gb/news/2021/09/new-land-rover-defender-v8-bond-edition-inspired-no-time-die

 

Must admit to being more shocked at the price in the article than the car itself though!

 

 

Thats very coincidental as I spotted this last week, not sure its an official model though. 

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Not sure technically if these are true spots, but I'll post them anyway.   My Caterham had a cold starting issue, so I've been at a specialist getting it repaired today (it turned out that the rubber mount the throttle bodies attach to was slightly perished allowing air to be drawn in), but she's all fixed and better than ever 😀👍.  I won't bore you with hundred of Caterham pics (but trust me I could 😀).  However this lovely Renault Alpine was parked outside

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About 100 yards up the road there is another specialist,  can you guess the Marque? 

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Saving the best till last

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All in all a good day and it even stayed dry for the drive home - Andy 

 

 

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I visited no.1 son's yard yesterday

I think he's paying his foreman too much

The foreman lives next to the yard and at it was a new orange Porsche Cayman

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Heaven!  I count four Dino 246GTs there.  I've never seen that many in one place before.  Beautiful, beautiful cars.

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17 hours ago, Toftdale said:

About 100 yards up the road there is another specialist,  can you guess the Marque? 

 

I'm not a particularly Ferrari fan, so can someone enlighten me as to what the yellow thing is? I thought it was an F40 at first glance but it doesn't look right....?

 

Keith

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1 hour ago, keefr22 said:

 

I'm not a particularly Ferrari fan, so can someone enlighten me as to what the yellow thing is? I thought it was an F40 at first glance but it doesn't look right....?

 

Keith

Its a 348 Koenig https://collectingcars.com/for-sale/1990-ferrari-348-ts-1, quite a rare beast, if you like that sort of thing

 

17 hours ago, Vesa Jussila said:

I like this Alpine and Ferrari 330 (I assume it is).

I think its a  365 gt 2 + 2 https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Paris_-_Bonhams_2015_-_Ferrari_365_GT_2%2B2_Coupé_-_1968_-_002.jpg and I definitely like that sort of thing - Andy

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The first Humber Bridge , Hull classic meet of the year was held tonight (Friday) . Very well attended with all sorts on show . Here’s a few I know some of you will find interesting . 
Firstly after raving about my white Nova GTE I had in the 90s in another topic on here , look what was on show ! Not my old one , sadly , but near identical 

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Nothing special really , but just , well , special 

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Something for @Toftdale

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Finally , just magnificent and that engine !

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Gary .

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