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what is your favourite classic are , also known as a bit of exotic.

Alfa Romeo Spider Duetto or the Toyota 2000GT from the 1960s
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Ford Cortina MkIII / Nissan 240z Fairlady
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pieman99 wrote:Ford Cortina MkIII / Nissan 240z Fairlady
Lovely, very under appreciated car.
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Land Rover 101 FC - rugged good looks, immensely practical and can go like shit off a stick.

Marvellous.
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There are so many... but I can't go past the Dino

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that is a beaut danny fitz.

then Bugatti had some stunners in the 30's;


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I loved the Ford Cortina MKIII's

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As well as the Mazda RX3's

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Soft spot for the Charger

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But if I had the money and could buy a classic it would be the Corvette.....

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Merc 300 SL gullwing with red leather interior.
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as kids in south africa we played with these - were they about in the europe/australia/new zealand/america?

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Ever since watching the Italian Job its been....

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TEDS wrote:Ever since watching the Italian Job its been....
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I now have On Days Like These going through my head so here is a link to that opening sequence
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Like many of a certain age - you've got to love a fast Ford:

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But for the soon-to-be classic, it's got to be my poster car of the 90s, the Marcos Mantis

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TEDS wrote:Ever since watching the Italian Job its been....

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The Muira... as I grew up car mad and started reading motoring magazines, these things were occasionally referred to in a sort of typewritten hushed undertone. They had an aura about them :lol: and probably started the whole 'supercar' thing off, followed by cars like the Countach and the Ferrari BB512, almost mythical creatures capable of 300km/h or so but brutally impractical and expensive.
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Ferrari Dino, although it wasn't exactly a Ferrari
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I would give it all away for one of these...Jensen Interceptor
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So many but I always had a little something extra for that one:

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GDBFC99 wrote:So many but I always had a little something extra for that one:

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Mmmm....Shelby Cobra......just behind the Corvette for me.
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shame on you

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Is that a Citroën Dyane, like the one the General used to arrive in, Laurent?

A colleague of mine had one of those and we went from Norwich to Coventry in it.

I have rarely been as car sick in my life. It sort of rolled around a lot.

As I recall, you could adjust the suspension.
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Not an old car but the Vauxhall Senator was superb

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Alfa Romeo Spider Duetto or the Toyota 2000GT from the 1960s
Nice choices. Narrowly avoided buying a Boattail Duetto as a restoration project. Fiat 2 litre is a good approximation.

Favourites (if being good to drive doesn't matter)...
1. 300SL Gullwing
2. Dino
3. AC Aceca

If being good to drive does matter
1. Lotus Elise Mk1 (if it counts as a classic)
2. Datsun 240Z
3. Saab Turbo
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Gazzamonster wrote:
GDBFC99 wrote:So many but I always had a little something extra for that one:

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Mmmm....Shelby Cobra......just behind the Corvette for me.
They used to test drive AC Cobras up and down the M1. At high speeds.
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Calculus wrote:

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They never made it to Oz which is annoying.
I'd buy one now.


Triumph Spitfire for looks
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Not least because it was designed by my late Great-Uncle [/Globusmode]
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Plato'sCave wrote:Not an old car but the Vauxhall Senator was superb

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Is that the one that has two reverse gears and can do 70mph backwards?

Edit: Ignore me. I'm thinking of the Police Lotus Carlton.
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globus wrote:Is that a Citroën Dyane, like the one the General used to arrive in, Laurent?

A colleague of mine had one of those and we went from Norwich to Coventry in it.

I have rarely been as car sick in my life. It sort of rolled around a lot.

As I recall, you could adjust the suspension.
It's a DS

the Dyane was an "upgraded" 2 CV

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Invicta wrote:
Plato'sCave wrote:Not an old car but the Vauxhall Senator was superb

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Is that the one that has two reverse gears and can do 70mph backwards?
Not the Lotus Carlton? 70mph in first gear, I'd add that to my list.
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Pat the Ex Mat wrote:
Calculus wrote:

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They never made it to Oz which is annoying.
I'd buy one now.


Triumph Spitfire for looks
I had two of those. One in Mimosa yellow (the name of my yacht) and one in Inca yellow.

You could stand in the engine bay, there was so much room.

The rear suspension was a funny bit of kit.

I liked the button on the gearstick which flicked it into "overdrive".

I took the former wife and daughter to the south of France in one.

Daughter was in a "Moses basket" in the back.

You'd not do that these days.
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Not the Lotus Carlton? 70mph in first gear, I'd add that to my list.
Yep, you're right.

Zagato has to be a contender for best looking car ever
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Citroën Traction Avant
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One of the most beautiful cars ever produced, though perhaps not yet old enough to be a classic:
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Something a bit older, and part inspiration for newer models
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This car is pretty cool ...

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1954 OSCA MT4
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kiap wrote:This car is pretty cool ...
It is. What is it - a Bristol or something?
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It is... and it looks like a Bambino through the driver's window.
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This Jag
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