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Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
« Reply #1725 on: June 02, 2019, 03:30:06 PM »
Wandered down to the annual All British Day to see some nice cars (will post some later)
Saw this non-british beastie in the car park.



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« Reply #1726 on: June 02, 2019, 04:42:31 PM »
That aftermarket scoop is plain awful on that thing.
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« Reply #1727 on: June 02, 2019, 05:43:11 PM »
That aftermarket scoop is plain awful on that thing.
Was wondering if it was covering something worthwhile or just for show.


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« Reply #1728 on: June 03, 2019, 08:45:15 AM »
A few pics from the All British Day. Heaps of Jags, MG's, Minis etc plus a couple of Rolls, and some more unusual ones like a Lotus X1 replica & Jensen Interceptor.
Apologies for the photo spam. Link below if you want to see more.

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« Reply #1729 on: June 03, 2019, 01:34:00 PM »
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« Reply #1730 on: June 04, 2019, 12:03:12 AM »
Talking about Pommie  stuff, This bloke sure can fabricate and weld .. Realy enjoying this 100e build up   
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« Reply #1732 on: June 04, 2019, 04:32:59 PM »
Have seen a couple in the flesh over the years, I like them in the fact they are survivors, But having driven the sedans, Id only keep the motor,  if the cars were plentiful, the rest could go in the skip bin ..
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« Reply #1733 on: June 05, 2019, 06:56:36 AM »
They were a very poorly built car, destined to failure.

It could have been a winner.... but came too late with so many issues.
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« Reply #1734 on: June 05, 2019, 08:46:06 AM »
This pulled up out front this morning and my neighbour over the road got in.
Will have to give him the third degree this afternoon...

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« Reply #1735 on: June 05, 2019, 08:56:31 AM »
This pulled up out front this morning and my neighbour over the road got in.
Will have to give him the third degree this afternoon...

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« Reply #1736 on: June 05, 2019, 10:55:34 PM »
As there seems to be some interest in British Leyland and predecessors at the moment, this is quite cool:



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Silverstone Auctions' sale at the Silverstone Classic understandably has a focus on motorsport, with some incredible racing cars to be sold. Arguably of greatest significance is this Metro 6R4, 34 years old and unregistered; delivered in 1986 to its first owner as a kit to avoid Type Approval, it's only covered seven miles (with just one other owner) since then. It has spent time in the Donington Museum, too. Now being offered with a £200,000 - £240,000 estimate, don't be surprised to see it go higher - there's not going to be another opportunity like this one for 6R4 fans.
https://www.pistonheads.com/news/general-pistonheads/unregistered-6r4-at-silverstone-classic-auction/40304

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« Reply #1737 on: June 05, 2019, 11:41:18 PM »
Loved the outright uggliness and brashness of the 6R4, From memory it holds a record for fastest manual gear changed acceleration time ..
Recall watching a test with a top  F1 car / driver of the day and a Rallye cross Metro [ 750 BHP ] , from a standing start and the Metro Flogged the F1 car .. It was something like 0 to 100 MPH in 3. 1/2 seconds with 5 manual gear upshifts  compared to the F1 cars semi automatic and lack of traction off the line .
Wicked sounding beast though        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zz472ocDJjc     
Just reading a standard spec Group B Metro [ 400 BHP ] did the standing 1/4 mile in 11.5 seconds with a 0 to 100 MPH of 8.2 seconds
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« Reply #1738 on: June 06, 2019, 04:16:06 AM »
What happens when you go to a Tupperware party and end up pissed.
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« Reply #1739 on: June 06, 2019, 10:01:25 AM »
What happens when you go to a Tupperware party and end up pissed.
I give up Kev!
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« Reply #1740 on: June 06, 2019, 04:03:12 PM »
 ;D
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« Reply #1741 on: June 06, 2019, 05:16:17 PM »
Bloody hell that 6R4 looks like some bogan has gone to the tip and tek screwed whatever random parts they found onto a Suzuki Alto!!! Something you would find on backyardmodsgonewrong.com

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« Reply #1742 on: June 06, 2019, 06:13:27 PM »
Bloody hell that 6R4 looks like some bogan has gone to the tip and tek screwed whatever random parts they found onto a Suzuki Alto!!! Something you would find on backyardmodsgonewrong.com
Looks like the cars we'd draw up when we were about 5.  The one in Edz's video looked much better in racing livery though.

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« Reply #1743 on: June 23, 2019, 05:22:16 AM »
Ha ha ha, at Rocky Mountain Race Week in the US, a mid 90's Cadillac Hearse ran 10:21 @ 134 mph.

That's a seriously heavy, whole lot of car to get moving.  :cup:
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« Reply #1744 on: June 23, 2019, 08:47:57 PM »
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