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As Jim will confirm, another FCF spooky strikes!! Bob bought a new Renault Wind Gordini when they first appeared. Jim had never heard of them before Bob told him about it at lunch on Wednesday. I only know about them because of his ownership so how weird is it that it comes to your notice Neil within 48 hours of Jim discovering them!! :-D
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mickthemaverick wrote: 17 Mar 2023, 10:38 As Jim will confirm, another FCF spooky strikes!! Bob bought a new Renault Wind Gordini when they first appeared. Jim had never heard of them before Bob told him about it at lunch on Wednesday. I only know about them because of his ownership so how weird is it that it comes to your notice Neil within 48 hours of Jim discovering them!! :-D
Referenced and catalogued in the official FCF Spooky thread!
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Morgan Plus 6 today, quite striking and of fairly recent 2019 vintage. With the delve into the straight six from Michel's bits yesterday, wonder what Morgan use under the bonnet here.
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mickthemaverick wrote: 17 Mar 2023, 10:38 As Jim will confirm, another FCF spooky strikes!! Bob bought a new Renault Wind Gordini when they first appeared. Jim had never heard of them before Bob told him about it at lunch on Wednesday. I only know about them because of his ownership so how weird is it that it comes to your notice Neil within 48 hours of Jim discovering them!! :-D
Now that is proper spooky!
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NewcastleFalcon wrote: 17 Mar 2023, 18:45 Morgan Plus 6 today, quite striking and of fairly recent 2019 vintage. With the delve into the straight six from Michel's bits yesterday, wonder what Morgan use under the bonnet here.

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Not that difficult to find, under the bonnet is a BMW B58 Turbocharged In-line Six Cylinder Engine.

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NewcastleFalcon wrote: 17 Mar 2023, 19:58
Not that difficult to find, under the bonnet is a BMW B58 Turbocharged In-line Six Cylinder Engine.

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Bit of a rarity, made in Sussex https://gracesguide.co.uk/Elva

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Elva's were originally made in Bexhill-on-Sea..... the birthplace of British motor racing. I kid you not.

"Birthplace of British Motor Racing

In the spring of 1994, Brian Hazell's hard work finally paid off. Following years of researching and compiling information and many trips to London to submit evidence, the RAC officially recognised Bexhill-on-Sea as the Birthplace of British Motor Racing."
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That is gorgeous :D
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Thanks for the comments Bobins/Jim

These days there is a tremendous amount of information available, very easy to find. As well as loads of information about the little known car company Elva, we have images, random links to Bexhill and its claim as the "Birthplace of British Motoring", and yes moving pictures.

With those sports cars, this is what they were built to do. Just dip in and get a flavour. I don't think I have ever red-lined a car in all my motoring career, but have a look at the tacho on that little Elva Courier. Definitely not pootle and preserve mode, more give it as much stick as it can stand, and you get the vroom vroom too.

Only 5 Mins...stay to the end for the "race" or just dip in for a bit of the sound.



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TR7...I prefer some of their other colours but its a striking shape, usually not mistaken for any other, (yesterdays rusty wrecks thread post excepted), and sometimes even the benefit of a tartan interior :-D Anglia Car Auctions 1st/2nd April Est £4,000-£5,000.

https://angliacarauctions.co.uk/classic ... onvertible

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NewcastleFalcon wrote: 23 Mar 2023, 09:17 TR7...I prefer some of their other colours but its a striking shape, usually not mistaken for any other, (yesterdays rusty wrecks thread post excepted), and sometimes even the benefit of a tartan interior :-D Anglia Car Auctions 1st/2nd April Est £4,000-£5,000.

https://angliacarauctions.co.uk/classic ... onvertible
There is a video now.

I have to say, my local lot WB and Sons, from the point of view of potential buyers do the most thorough walk round videos and start-ups in the classics auction world. This video in comparison is awful, a nice car, decent story, way off being effectively presented and the vendor could have spent a bit of time cleaning up that engine bay and the boot.



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Further to our mention last week I spotted this pretty Renault Wind today! :-D
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Getting as common as muck now Mick!
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I think this is the way to go open top motoring!! :-D
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