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Nice condition 1968 Lotus Elan
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Slightly ropey MX5 but makes a change from too shiny examples
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A rare sight
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Might as well plonk this here - a cracking video about one man's passion for Triumphs and how he built a business around them :)

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https://www.ewbankauctions.co.uk/Cars-M ... 2022-09-20

Auction in a place I have never heard of

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Hands up if you know which County its in :?:


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I do and I'm sure bobins will too!! :-D
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Indeed I do :) I know I've been there but can't for the life of me remember why :-k
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This is unusual



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A beautiful looking car that, with a hint of MGA about the line swooping from front to rear wings.

I hope it's had a lot of strengthening underneath to compensate for the removal of the roof. A thought. Is this monococque or chassis construction?
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Paul-R wrote: 02 Sep 2022, 20:33 A beautiful looking car that, with a hint of MGA about the line swooping from front to rear wings.

I hope it's had a lot of strengthening underneath to compensate for the removal of the roof. A thought. Is this monococque or chassis construction?
wiki has this to say Paul, the later ZB would logically be Monocoque construction too.
The Magnette ZA was announced on 15 October 1953[4] and debuted at the 1953 London Motor Show. Deliveries started in March 1954. Production continued until 1956, when 18,076 had been built.[2] It was the first monocoque car to bear the MG badge.
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A duo of left-hand drive open toppers...

Hands up have you ever seen a Triumph TR8 in the flesh?
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If you go with the flow of the active threads today you will see where this popped out

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viewtopic.php?p=730686#p730686 (Whatsthisthen :?: )

viewtopic.php?p=730687#p730687 (French Concept Cars-links (& other makes too which aren't French))

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Not likely to see one on the roads

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NewcastleFalcon wrote: 13 Sep 2022, 17:32Hands up have you ever seen a Triumph TR8 in the flesh?
Yes I have but not for a long time. It would have been at one of the Motor Shows in the NEC I'm sure. Incidentally, JRT were very particular in calling what I suppose is the same beast the TR7 V8 until they eventually realised how foolish that was I suppose.
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A 1961 Porsche 356 B, the last Porsche which registers any interest from me. It's a 60's sports car and its yellow!

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Looks lovely in yellow :D
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