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Here's a car which warrants an appearance on several of our threads but I'm just going to put it on two, this one and favourite colours. I think I would be sorely tempted to swap my MX3 for this had it been RHD!! :-D
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Here is a really classy way of open top motoring :-D
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Official BMW press release and pictures of a one -off convertible electric Mini. Well speculated to form part of the Mini Offering from 2025. The more variety on offer the better. Now who is going to revive the Triumph Spitfire electric :?: Who owns the Triumph brand, and the old drawings... :?:

Mini showcases electrified open Air fun of the future.
https://www.press.bmwgroup.com/united-kingdom/article/detail/T0402288EN_GB/mini-showcases-electrified-open-air-fun-of-the-future
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Never stopped and noticed one before, nice enough rear
Never stopped and noticed one before, nice enough rear
Nothing spectacular but nice enough, leather interior and decent colour
Nothing spectacular but nice enough, leather interior and decent colour
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I always like seeing a SAAB Convertible, maybe the back could do with a bit of elongating and squashing down a bit as they appear a bit podgy in the rear-end department.
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Not going to lie, I want an Ami Buggy. It's open air (if not open-top) motoring :-D

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NewcastleFalcon wrote: 03 Aug 2022, 12:06 I always like seeing a SAAB Convertible, maybe the back could do with a bit of elongating and squashing down a bit as they appear a bit podgy in the rear-end department.

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More like this perhaps? :-D
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I'm not so sure the hood needs lengthening a touch now I'd say!! :-D
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mickthemaverick wrote: 03 Aug 2022, 12:26
NewcastleFalcon wrote: 03 Aug 2022, 12:06 I always like seeing a SAAB Convertible, maybe the back could do with a bit of elongating and squashing down a bit as they appear a bit podgy in the rear-end department.

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More like this perhaps? :-D

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I'm not so sure the hood needs lengthening a touch now I'd say!! :-D
I think following it through to its logical conclusion you could end up with something which looks a lot like the Jaguar XK8

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Of course neither of those are that far removed from my original Celica Convertible, the only car I have ever owned for 18+ years!!
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So basically we all want these....
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I might have been tempted by the Mustang but definitely not the Oldsmobile, which I see comes with its own petrol pump :-D , but the fact is the steering wheel is on the wrong side on both so no good for me!! :-D
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I think it could be better on the other side, no chance of worrying about a wing mirror clash on the nearside
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Watching 'Antiques Road Trip' last night, they were using a Rolls Royce convertible, I think that style betters any of the competition.
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Gibbo2286 wrote: 04 Aug 2022, 09:59 Watching 'Antiques Road Trip' last night, they were using a Rolls Royce convertible, I think that style betters any of the competition.
Not the greatest pic of it Gibbo, but I see they kicked off that week in Coupland in Northumberland....never heard of it :-D Looked it up, just of the A697 North of Wooler and just off the road between Wooler and Kelso on which we are regular travellers on our days out.

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and on an antiques road trip theme I have spotted this on a few different occasions, one of which was when they used it for Antiques Road Trip
NewcastleFalcon wrote: 06 Mar 2020, 20:19 Spotted this again yesterday......I think it may well be getting used for one of those Antiques Road Trip things with potentially Philip Serrel behind the wheel.
NewcastleFalcon wrote: 06 Mar 2020, 20:30 Flashed past too quick this comfirms it was a saffron Yellow Triumph Herald 13/60 not a vitesse.

Philip Serrell and Timothy Medhurst on an Antiques roadtrip to Northumberland and the Borders

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