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    and they're not Jaguars!







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    Astons of course .I have to go back a little further, I've been watching your victory by design videos and I'm in love with the Aston Ulster !
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    I've been watching your victory by design videos
    I watchedthe Aston video again last night myself. I continue to be astonished by what he pulled out of the barn at the 49:30 mark of that video. . .
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    Lots of beautiful vehicles emerged from Tickford street - saw lots 'cos I lived round the corner....

    But, in the interests of fairness - How to make a volvo look svelte.
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    +1 Paul. I love the BRG.

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    I was going to post a Bristol but the design and mechanicals were pinched from a 1937 BMW.

    1948 Bristol Model 400 Wallpaper Image 1024x671


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    I love the Stag:



    But only with the Rover (nee Buick) V8 under the bonnet:

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    If we are going curvy, I'll put forward the MGA .A really pretty and understated bit of design .
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    If we are going curvy, I'll put forward the MGA .A really pretty and understated bit of design .
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    Pollocks...... add an apostrophe if you like.





    And in you don't like curves.
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    I've always been fond of the MG A, too. A girlfriend, before I knew her, owned an A. She'd sold it to help pay college expenses, and always kinda lamented it. From her stories, the car had the typical British roadster quirks, but the coachwork on those cars is beautiful IMHO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donn View Post
    That's not even a pretty Healy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norman Bernstein View Post
    My vote for the most beautiful car ever made: the 1936 Delahye type 135M:
    I think you should start a thread titled, " The Most Beautiful French Cars". At which point I will post pics of old Talbots and the Bugatti 57SC Atlantic.
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    Okay, back to Beautiful English cars. . .







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    More than you ever wanted to know about the MG A. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MG_MGA
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    So beautiful.

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    I am not a fan of MGA's. But this one is awesome. Anybody know the colour code?

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    I should not argue these are indeed fine cars but a 1960 bugeye sprite will always have a place in me heart, When a young lad my father came home and grabbed me and said we are going to get a car, Seems in the Carpentry trade he found a client with a bugeye in a barn that said, take it if you wish, We hauled out out and my father started working on it and taught me many things, 3d gear was out so we took out the trans and he showed me the broken teeth and ordered a new gear, Well at 17 that car was a dream come true sept the dream was soured a bit by the British wiring system, If i remember it was a 6 volt system, The car continually broke down but i think it was the most funnest car i ever drove in, Now tis true it might not have been the prettiest thing around but she grew on ya.

    It was like this one only rusted out with a duck taped top.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan McCosh View Post
    That's not even a pretty Healy.
    THIS is what a Healey looks like.


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    I do like the Sunbeam.

    Another favourite of mine from that vintage - the Shelsey Crossley; it even has electric light!




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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan Gibbs View Post
    I love the Stag:



    But only with the Rover (nee Buick) V8 under the bonnet:

    I had one. Three days after I got it I broke the tranny. Three weeks after I got it, it overheated and warped a head. Great coach, ****ty drivetrain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ron ll View Post
    THIS is what a Healey looks like.

    Of course.

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    Too easy. I was at a Jaguar event once, where they had lined up every car they had produced starting with the SS100. I remarked that everyone seemed to look a tad worse that the previous--a sort of backhanded observation on how striking all their cars have been.

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    Deep left field

    - School librarian had one - a lightness that ford never recovered.

    And the Europa
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donn View Post
    I like my 3Ks, with a more upright windscreen, wing vents and exterior door handles.
    The windscreen is folded down in the photo. Real British cars have ropes, not door handles. Also, no roll-up windows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Craig-Bennett View Post

    Game over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donn View Post
    Tell that to Rolls and Bentley.
    I have. Also--no umbrellas shoved inside the door rack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    Game over.
    Pfffft!!! Not even close to game over. . .

    Lets take it to overtime.

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    I must just be an organic kind of guy.

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    My first car--of course it's beautiful. Well, actually, mine was yellow.

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