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12 minutes ago, Windy37 said:

I don't know where Pebble Hill is , but there were a pair of red and white Quattro's parked together at Bicester. Wonder if it was them you saw ? 

Gary .

It's near Dorking, if you get a clear run it and the road beyond can be a good blat, so it seems to attract interesting stuff. If they had stayed overnight, they could have been on their way home.

Matt

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8 hours ago, keefr22 said:

 

That's what I thought when typing my reply, so just did a bit of ''research'' and there was a thread on Pistonheads about buying and repairing a crashed one. Obviously don't know how accurate the replies are, but I think this is what I was remembering;

 

"...if the tub is damaged it will need to be replaced. It cannot be repaired."

 

The only reason I vaguely 'remembered' something was I also had a passing thought of buying one many years ago, but reading up on them soon put me off (apparently, in 2010 just a new headlight for one cost £920!!)

 

Keith
 

That does make sense - the tub is the epoxy bonded aluminium and, while it's supposed to be stronger than a normal steel chassis, it's also more brittle so if it takes a really hard knock it would take an awful lot of fixing such that in some cases a new tub (if available) would be the more economic option. Pretty much the same story with an Elise too, not to mentioin any other car using the same technique.

 

Anyway, back to happier matters than crashed cars, it was a day to go on a classic car run. Also saw a few others about including a 1930s yellow Rolls Royce and  a Reliant Scimitar in Towcester, but these were from the tour:

 

1929 Sunbeam:

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And a couple for @keefr22 :) Not sure why my phone decided to focus on the MX5 instead on the first one.

 

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On 20/04/2024 at 17:54, bigbadbadge said:

Hi all

Went to the first Retro run at the Pilot Inn, Dungeness,  for a cracking Breakfsst and to see some cars, mine was still of the road being reassembled,  I have finished it today, taken out for a lovely test drive this afternoon, well pleased.

 

Gorgeous 65 Bug, stunning and for sale.

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This Horizon was awesome

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Beautiful Dino, been in the family for years and passed down to the current owner after 10 hrs off road. It is a real one, some people were doubting this but the owner confirmed it was a real one.

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George Barris style T bucket, this looked amazing.

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Gorgeous Woody on Airbags by yhe look of it, the stance was awesome as is the colour too.

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The non Woodied verdion

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Ratty Roof Chopped Moggie was cool

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Amazing C Type Replica, the work that had gone into the interior and under the bonnet was phenomenal

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Lovely 924, sat off the road for a few years which does the injection system no favours, this was now on twin 40s

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Not many of these about now, lovely Starion

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Wow what a beauty,  3 litre Capri

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My ride to the event, my mate's 49 Bug, drives really nicely,  it has a 1500 ccc engine and gearbox.

 

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Got Headcorn Aerodrome retros run in the morning , looking forward to that one.

 

Chris

Another gorgeous Dino 246, I didn't know there were that many still in the wild.  And that T-Bucket.... ooooh that T-bucket... it's so unusual to see one road-legal in this country, let alone a RHD example.  As already mentioned ad nauseam elsewhere, I'm a sucker for T-buckets - especially built to that standard.

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7 hours ago, Neddy said:

Another gorgeous Dino 246, I didn't know there were that many still in the wild.  And that T-Bucket.... ooooh that T-bucket... it's so unusual to see one road-legal in this country, let alone a RHD example.  As already mentioned ad nauseam elsewhere, I'm a sucker for T-buckets - especially built to that standard.

It was awesome to get a Dino visit, it sounded fab driving too. 

This is also the first time I have seen the T-Bucket attend  it was truly a work of art.  If you're wanting to model one Neddy, I can send you some more pics😉

Chris

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11 hours ago, Spiny said:

And a couple for @keefr22 :)

 

Thanks! That Maize yellow Mex must have been fairly close in production to mine - but mine never looked that good and is unfortunately long gone to the great scrapyard in the sky! :)

 

Some lovely pics there Spiny, the 914 is gorgeous! 

 

Keith

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7 minutes ago, keefr22 said:

 

Isn't that a Sunbeam Chris? Wasn't the Horizon the 5 door thing...?

 

Keith

Yes it was a Sunbeam, you sre correct Keith, crikey what was I thinking, I can only plead insanity m'lud🙄😉

Chris

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Spotted a 1928 Ford Model A today.

A four-door sedan and I know it's a '28 because I looked up the plate.

Really nicely restored and looking original, not overdone.

It has a vanity plate that says 'LAGER'.

Not my style, but I can't be too judgemental about anyone who drives their Model A to town to go shopping!

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This weekend there was the annual classic cars meeting during spring festival in Munich and though it was raining nearly all day I got some pictures. If you want to see more have a look here.


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Thanks for your posting @paul-muc

There are some great cars there. And on the link.

It's odd to see a Morris Traveller on German plates. Unless it's had a bigger engine fitted, I can't see it keeping up with German traffic!

The Zippert E type was a surprise. What a great way to advertise your business.

Is that a Borgward on the trailer? The yellow sticker on the door is for an American Taxi I think?

I've forgotten the name of the nice looking car in the last two pictures. (There's a yellow there one too) But wasn't it based on Opel parts? 

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1 hour ago, Pete in Lincs said:

Thanks for your posting @paul-muc

There are some great cars there. And on the link.

It's odd to see a Morris Traveller on German plates. Unless it's had a bigger engine fitted, I can't see it keeping up with German traffic!

The Zippert E type was a surprise. What a great way to advertise your business.

Is that a Borgward on the trailer? The yellow sticker on the door is for an American Taxi I think?

I've forgotten the name of the nice looking car in the last two pictures. (There's a yellow there one too) But wasn't it based on Opel parts? 

 

'53-'54 Chevy, I think.   The one next to the E-type is a Monteverdi 375L.

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The stockcar has a history as taxi (Hell Cab Co). The sticker at the side shows the taxi fare, 1,50$ initial charge, 25c per 1/5 mile. The rear bumper says Jackson GMC. The car looks like a Borgward but it's not.
The last pictures show a Monteverdi 375L, Jaguar E-Type (4,2 ltr. I think) and an Iso Rivolta "Lele", the yellow one. The motors initially were Chevrolet V8 (5,8 ltr.). Later, about 1972, they changed to Ford.
The Monteverdi has a Chrysler motor.

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Came across this today whilst working on a farm, no one was around so I've got no idea what it is as the writing on the radiator badge had faded too much.  There was a new set of ht leads on the drivers seat so someone's got plans for it

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On 4/21/2024 at 7:33 PM, Toftdale said:

It's a Honda City Turbo, which reminds me I must get around to finishing mine😁.  If you look on the dashboard there is a brochure for the motocompo, a collapsible moped that could fit in the boot - Andy. PS great photos looks like a great day out.

As advertised by Madness On tv in Japan

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On 4/22/2024 at 2:52 AM, Spiny said:

That does make sense - the tub is the epoxy bonded aluminium and, while it's supposed to be stronger than a normal steel chassis, it's also more brittle so if it takes a really hard knock it would take an awful lot of fixing such that in some cases a new tub (if available) would be the more economic option. Pretty much the same story with an Elise too, not to mentioin any other car using the same technique.

 

Anyway, back to happier matters than crashed cars, it was a day to go on a classic car run. Also saw a few others about including a 1930s yellow Rolls Royce and  a Reliant Scimitar in Towcester, but these were from the tour:

 

1929 Sunbeam:

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And a couple for @keefr22 :) Not sure why my phone decided to focus on the MX5 instead on the first one.

 

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Was excited seeing a V12 Vantage S behind the 914 but realized it was a Roadster (which is not as pretty as the coupe) so it kinda lost its attraction. The Fulvia Sport Zagato, ChromaFlair Tuscan S and that Mercury Silver Alpine A110 GT though... absolutely love them all.

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10 hours ago, Tyas said:

Was excited seeing a V12 Vantage S behind the 914 but realized it was a Roadster (which is not as pretty as the coupe) so it kinda lost its attraction. The Fulvia Sport Zagato, ChromaFlair Tuscan S and that Mercury Silver Alpine A110 GT though... absolutely love them all.

 

What is probably the best thing about Sunday is that all of those (including that 95 year old Sunbeam) drove 100 miles or so plus getting to the start and finish and including a couple of laps of Milbrook's Alpine Circuit. Sadly this year it was my turn to navigate 😪

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This is a bit of a cheat, but I "spotted" these in a photo album. I used some AI remaster function on my phone that seemed to improve the images. 

This was our MG Magnette saloon,the family car all through the 60s and more. 

Many epic holidays, tours and runs out for picnics. Don't see too many of them now...

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This was a cool car, even with a roof rack and loaded. My Dad traded in his Hillman Minx to get this 👍

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I saw another Ford Model A today, two in one week is unusual to say the least...

This one was a 2-window Fordor, a funeral car I think.

It had fancy door handles and what I can only describe as vases inside on the C-pillars.

They had nice flower arrangements in them too...

 

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I suppose you could say this is the local Halfords Car park  meet on a Saturday afternoon 

nice LJ

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nice L34 SLR 5000

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a tribute to the A9X  my fav of all the Holdens 

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 Another  SS apparently  this was a genuine mule for the A/C trials by GM

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Nice Mk1

 

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Another Mk1  Z Tech powered

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A VK big Banger  in Brocks colours  (mmm from the  timid Vauxhall Viceroy do mega machines arise)

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not a bad few spots just for getting some oil and filter 

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11 hours ago, chrisr57 said:

I suppose you could say this is the local Halfords Car park  meet on a Saturday afternoon 

 

Good stuff, love the LJ!!!

I wasn't going to post it because I didn't get a photo, but I visited a panel beater friend last week- a bit of an understated job description as he does incredible restoration work- and he had just finished a genuine LC GTR XU-1 Torana that had about 5cm completely missing all around the bottom of the body.

The end result is amazing- the floor wasn't attached to anything at the outer edges and the sills were completely gone, and you can't see where he welded in all the hand-made sheet metal.

Magnificent car, I'll try to get some pics when it's finished.

 

 

 

 

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