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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

Post by daviemck2006 » 03 Apr 2017, 17:27

Id love a triumph stag. One is on my list if i can ever afford a good one. I think they are amazingly beautiful and stylish cars.

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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

Post by elma » 03 Apr 2017, 17:40

GT6 is the one for me, followed by the Spitfire. I can see the attraction of the Stag too but my money is definitely for the GT6

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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 03 Apr 2017, 17:52

More open-toppage James. I have to say in my 40 odd years of motoring I have never had an open-top car. The nearest I have got so far is my Triumph GT6 with its Webasto Sunroof. Unfortunately all I have got right now of the GT6 is the well oil-stained Haynes Manual!

Another spot for me on Sunday, and one I am well-familiar with, getting its first outing of the year a DRK three-wheeler, again in a gorgeous blue, based on a Renault 4, one of only 59 built. Bit info about the DRK here http://www.3wheelers.com/drk.html.

Now he just flashed past but I am 90% sure he had the full flying helmet and goggles on!

Yes I'm awarding myself 50 points for that!

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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

Post by elma » 03 Apr 2017, 18:00

Take 60, the goggles are a bonus.

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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 03 Apr 2017, 18:12

Thanks James, not sure how authentic he went, but this little set is estimated at £100-£150 with the gauntlets thrown in :-D. I bet he did have the "gloves" too, I mean if you are going for the helmet and goggles it would be unusual if you didn't complement it with the gloves!

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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

Post by elma » 03 Apr 2017, 19:08

I've a set of those goggles that I forgot to return when I had a go in a Tiger moth. My teddy sometimes wears them when he gets bored.

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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 03 Apr 2017, 19:30

Possibly the most widely available "open-toppage" car in the UK is the SAAB convertible in all its incarnations. Saw one just now down the shops!

List of 300+ for sale on gumtree at various prices. Now there's probably a reason this is up for sale at a full eye-watering two hundred and fifty pounds (no MOT, no V5 (at the mo!) and a slightly rough looking background to the picture) but it looks lovely in yellow!

https://www.gumtree.com/p/saab/saab-9-3 ... 1225234460

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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

Post by myglaren » 03 Apr 2017, 21:10

^Youngest daughter had a bright yellow one we called "The Bananamobile".
Middle daughter had an almost new blue one and now has a black one.

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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 04 Apr 2017, 15:15

I don't know if it is a classic car, but I recently spotted a BL Allegro estate in Bournemouth;
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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

Post by CitroJim » 04 Apr 2017, 17:11

Oh yes, an Allaggro is definitely a classic - a classic illustration of what went wrong with BL in the 70s...

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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 04 Apr 2017, 17:48

Geograph has a handful of Maxi pics on......yes they did come in this colour!

Vintage 1970 Austin Maxi, Dungeness
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Quite an interesting Geograph square that, featured on POTD before....if you went to the top of the lighthouse this would be the view you would get of the "Maxi" car park and surrounding area.

Dungeness station from the Old Lighthouse
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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 05 Apr 2017, 12:49

More open toppage today I will have to describe it as beige Morgan, a refreshing change from your reds and your greens.

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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 05 Apr 2017, 13:21

...I think in Morgan circles it could well be described as Royal Ivory rather than beige.

I did like this example from a thread on Morgan colours...
From talkmorgan.com....Traditional Morgan Colour Samples

"Ivory body with Nut Brown wings and caramel interior" you could just about eat it....

Care to have a peek?
http://www.talkmorgan.com/ubbthreads.ph ... #Post18184
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Post by mickeymoon » 05 Apr 2017, 15:29

NewcastleFalcon wrote:More open-toppage James. I have to say in my 40 odd years of motoring I have never had an open-top car. The nearest I have got so far is my Triumph GT6 with its Webasto Sunroof. Unfortunately all I have got right now of the GT6 is the well oil-stained Haynes Manual!

Another spot for me on Sunday, and one I am well-familiar with, getting its first outing of the year a DRK three-wheeler, again in a gorgeous blue, based on a Renault 4, one of only 59 built. Bit info about the DRK here http://www.3wheelers.com/drk.html.

Now he just flashed past but I am 90% sure he had the full flying helmet and goggles on!

Yes I'm awarding myself 50 points for that!

Regards Neil
I own a DRK! Here I am prepared for a wintry blast up the M1 to Newport Pagnell a couple of years ago

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And here is "Jessica" parked with one of my many Xantias

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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 05 Apr 2017, 15:47

Excellent! It got a bit of an airing on this very thread a while ago, page 69, a pheonix from the ashes?

The chap who I know who has one, remains totally immersed and enthusiastic about his purchase, and its definitely a head-turner.

https://www.frenchcarforum.co.uk/forum/ ... start=1020

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