Interiors and Dashboards (interesting and awful!)

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Thanks Neil, I'll have a look at those tomorrow when I have my laptop. I've been banished to the bedroom this evening (my choice) while SWMBO watches a mushy movie!! :-D

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In one of his brochure talk throughs he did mention how the Jaguar XJS was perhaps unfairly compared to the E-type Jaguar and suffered because of it, but now was getting better with age in his opinion. Similarly the TR7 never lived up to the previous incarnations of the TR Sports Cars. It was so radically different in design, but again maybe more appreciated now than in its early days. Same designer as the Princess.

Now the perspective on this may be all wrong, a product of Twin Cam's poor camera and lighting work, but this looks good to me, it looks lower and longer, and better for it :-D
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The TR7 was dogged by several instances of catching fire, a bit like the Vauxhall Zafira, that didn't help its reputation or its sales.

The square push switches in your dash photo, I have a few of those sitting in my 'glory box' , salvaged from something I broke up in the past, can't think what.

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I think this should be a fairly easy spot, there are certainly clues in the picture!!: :-D
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I guess this is a clue, but no top of the head answers from me so I'll have a bit of a dig.

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mickthemaverick wrote:
13 Feb 2021, 17:04
I think this should be a fairly easy spot, there are certainly clues in the picture!!: :-D

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Renault 5 Turbo of some vintage :?:

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Correct Neil! 1991 to be precise :-D It's coming up for sale at the end of the month at Anglia Car Auction:

https://angliacarauctions.co.uk/classic ... -gt-turbo/

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The one I came across had orange numbers like this hence the "of some vintage" bit, but maybe that's just because it was lit up.



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Looking forward to seeing a mk 1 BX in here soon😁😁

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No spoliers guess away, clues with guesses

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BX 4TC? :)
Maybe the one you used for wheels and lights elsewhere? :-D

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A BX special.

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white exec wrote:
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A BX special.
Very special Chris this one here
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mickthemaverick wrote:
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BX 4TC? :)
Maybe the one you used for wheels and lights elsewhere? :-D
Yes well done. Its got the FCF triple crown, honoured on the wheels, lights, and dashboard threads. :-D

Some excellent gallery pics of the vehicle here of a few of them including this black one
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I found this site which has the basic story behind the BX and its development of the 4TC :)

https://drivetribe.com/p/a-car-that-cit ... YmUIkvvpUA

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To round off Porsche Taycan spotting day

https://www.frenchcarforum.co.uk/forum/ ... 53#p676953

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