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    8C 2300 Monza.

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    Looks great.
    Looks used rather than polished beyond perfection.
    But please adjust the mirror and close the bonnet (hood) catches.

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    Allard L



    Allard Siverstone



    Allard P2 Safari



    1954 K3



    J2XMk11 driven by Roger Allard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    8C 2300 Monza.

    Late Model "T" or "A" Ford tail light there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    I was there.
    Didn't see the Type 22 I used to own in the film though.
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    1935 Hispano-Suiza K6 Cabriolet







    If I sold the house I could afford the wheels and the radiator grill.
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    No pushrods....

    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

    I'd rather look back at my life and say "I can't believe I did that" instead of being there saying "I wish I'd done that"

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    No time to take a pic dammit but I swear on a stack of Beaded Wheels that I saw a naked D-type Jag on Deans Ave in Chch today. Nothing but the main body work, no lights, no trim etc...sounded like it needed a tune....but very nice
    We don't know how lucky we are....

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    When finished .

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    A very unusual car.... a Porsche RS61 Spyder
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    An original Alfa Tipo 33, race car that did not sell nor compete, one of eighteen built. Then converted by the factory into a street car.

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    Errmm- Yes please, Santa!

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    Alfa converted five of them, at the time they were one of the most expensive street legal cars for sale on the planet, with a list price of $21,000.00.





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    Clearly a nice car for those who fancy those things. I guess the question isnwhatbthe costs nay be. Generally the cost of restoration exceeds market value.

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    That Alfa

    All of a sudden a 2 liter V8 sounds like the best idea ever....
    We don't know how lucky we are....

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    My son has taken a real liking to an MG Midget race car at the garage he does work experience at on Tuesdays. He's now trusted to move it in and out of the workshop, primarily I suspect because he's the only one agile enough to get in and out of it.



    It's only powered by a slightly enlarged A series 1275 (up to 1310cc I think). Since it's basically the same car as a Healey Sprite, it should be possible to fit a Jag 3.8...



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    most radical mg racecar ever?
    ken miles' flying shingle

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    Sheesh.... page six of the bilge. Slack lads, slack.....

    I passed a plastic car on Saturday.

    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

    I'd rather look back at my life and say "I can't believe I did that" instead of being there saying "I wish I'd done that"

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    One of these ?

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    Be wary of your critics, at peace with your decisions, and work hard to be a better man.

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    Lot 135

    1957 Ford Thunderbird # 98 Factory Racing Car "The Battlebird"

    Sold for $280,500


    Est. 350 bhp, Hilborn fuel-injected 312 Y-block V8 engine, Jaguar four-speed manual transmission, Halibrand QC rear end, lightweight aluminum body panels, heavily modified suspension, braking, cooling and exhaust systems. Wheelbase: 102"

    Peter De Paolo Engineering, a Long Beach, California based race shop subsidized by the Ford Motor Company, got the job of preparing two T-Birds, later dubbed “Battlebirds” by the media. Famed racecar constructors Jimmy Travers and Frank Coons were in turn retained by De Paolo to carry out most of the actual modifications.



    “Battlebird” Specifications



    Extensive use of aluminum to replace standard T-Bird steel components in order to save weight was employed. This included the door, hood and trunklid skins, head- and tail-lamp housings, side-vent doors, passenger side tonneau cover and a beautiful streamlined full length driver’s side head fairing. Heavy duty stock car type suspension, steering and brakes were adapted as well as a dual exhaust system, with tail pipes being faired into the rear of the rocker panels. The lightweight Halibrand magnesium road wheels with 3-eared knock-offs were fitted with Firestone racing tires. The original interior was completely removed and replaced with a single lightweight racing seat located behind a small six-gauge instrument pod that replaced the original dashboard layout.



    The #98 “Battlebird” was powered by a highly modified Hilborn-injected 312 Ford Y-Block V8 with magneto ignition. No suitable American 4-speed transmission existed in 1956, so a Jaguar XK120 unit was adapted, as well as a Halibrand Quick-Change rear end. Removal of bumpers and liberal hole-drilling in steel components was also undertaken by the De Paolo team. Weight distribution was improved by moving the engine back six inches and placing it four inches lower. The end result was essentially a “full-race” American automobile that still looked like a 1957 Thunderbird but had very little in common with its normal showroom relative.



    A Sports Cars Illustrated (July 1957) article entitled “Ford’s 400 Horse T-Birds” said it best: “Performance wise the ’Birds were little short of being domestic Ferraris. On second thought they should have been – for each of these finely engineered cars must have cost more than $20,000!”



    The “Battlebirds” on the Track



    Specifically constructed for the highly publicized Daytona Beach two-way flying mile speed runs, the two cars made their first appearance on February 9th, 1957.




    - The only remaining “Battlebird”

    - Driven by Chuck Daigh and Marvin Panch at Daytona in 1957



    The “Battlebirds”



    Ford’s Thunderbird series, which debuted in 1955, was designed more as a stylish and fast boulevard cruiser than an out-and-out sports car. However in late 1956, perhaps sensing the early V8 Corvette’s potential as a track weapon, Ford decided to build and race two Experimental Class 1957 T-Birds

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    One of these ?

    Nah.... it says Chevvie. Early Corvette.

    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

    I'd rather look back at my life and say "I can't believe I did that" instead of being there saying "I wish I'd done that"

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    A 1953 'Vette, if I am not mistaken.

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    Does look to be an early one... with the same windows as this - but Chevvies aren't my area of expertise

    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

    I'd rather look back at my life and say "I can't believe I did that" instead of being there saying "I wish I'd done that"

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    1948 Frazer Nash
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    Nice wheels...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoeyawl View Post
    Nice wheels...
    The car they're on ain't too shabby either!
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    Atomic Samba "Maratuech 300cc, 1925

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    Calling Amish Rob !
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    Calling Amish Rob !
    Dude! Just clicked here and thought of you! I have a planned trip to the swap meet tomorrow for what I hope is the final pice of the car's transmission bits, so I can finally get it rolling.

    Maybe I need to look for an old bike to serve as a donor for a triplanecarcycle...

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    Everything old is new again.

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