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Hareaway wrote:
julian wrote:
globus wrote:
Hareaway wrote:I have just purchased one of these .. should be here next week

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Is that a Barracuda?
Thats a coronet.

Hareway congrats.
Thanks
It's a Plymouth Roadrunner.383 big block
Touche, congrats anyway, you bastard. :lol:
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TBH, I've never understood why anyone would want to get a classic car and ruin it by making it look modern and plastic. Horses for courses. But to me, the chrome, whitewalls, and bus-steering wheels is what makes those old cars so special. Don't get the point of removing it all.
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Wilson's Toffee wrote:South Africa is set to produce these babies (replicas)


http://risingsunchatsworth.co.za/80883/ ... th-africa/

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Here you go... Basically, the original 1970 body shape coupled with modern tech. Interesting.

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If we're doing E-types, I think this was the ultimate:

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Not my favourite, but I did all the body in carbon-kevlar and fiberglass (apart roof and rear side panels, still original).

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Me in front of the yellow-black banana.

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This was a replica of R5 Tour de Corse we did. Funny car.

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Guess which engine we did use (the car weighted 620 kg.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGMcKJsAW3s
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julian wrote:I saw the car in the cel and instantly thought of a Coronet, didn't see the bird on the side. But now seeing both coronet and roadrunner grills of those years are pretty much identical.
Not that similar, besides the Coronet certainly doesn't have Plymouth in the grille ;)
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mr bungle wrote:
julian wrote:I saw the car in the cel and instantly thought of a Coronet, didn't see the bird on the side. But now seeing both coronet and roadrunner grills of those years are pretty much identical.
Not that similar, besides the Coronet certainly doesn't have Plymouth in the grille ;)
I know. :blush: :blush: a mix of 49years old and little screen size cel phone, thanks god I figure out it was a car.
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:lol: you seem to like your Mopar. They're my choice of classic car.
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mr bungle wrote::lol: you seem to like your Mopar. They're my choice of classic car.
Absolutely, in fact, I work for them!. :nod:
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Volvo P1800

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Just above. Is that a Capri?
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Alfa GTV

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Kid A wrote:Volvo P1800

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not being a car buff, i've been influenced by the tv, so as an audi guy, its another

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also, the one on the right
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I'm guessing this never went into production as I've never heard of it, but there was a concept Corvette Nomad station wagon! Apparently they made one and destroyed it a few years later.

I love the hardtops of this vintage.

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I used to own a Triumph Dolomite Sprint (on the right) ...... I had a brief flirtation with 1970's cars about 20 years ago (I blame those reruns of 'The Professionals' on TV) but I didn't have the skills to maintain/repair it so got rid of it fairly quickly

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it had an overdrive gearbox with a flick switch on top of the gear knob ...... great craic altogether. One wet day I was going around a roundabout (not particularly quickly) when the rear end of the dolly appeared on my left hand side and I ended up facing the wrong way into oncoming traffic!

Was the end of the brief love affair there and then, but I still smile when I see one on the road every now and then....
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Hells bells, A Dolomite. I took my dad's one (in bright yellow) down the road.

Having driven my mother's car, a Mini, I wasn't expecting the roundabout to come up so quickly.

Hammered everything, including the handbrake. We went round almost sideways.

Very lucky not to hit anything.

The young lady in the passenger seat (the Mayor's daughter) was sort of impressed.

However, she chucked me for a rower. Life's like that.
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Mid 80s Buick Regal on dubs
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When I was 17 a mate of mine had a Capri. Jammy git.
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a friend was restoring one of these
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Not a dream but reality, my first car. Loved it. Same colour as well.
Triumph Herald Coupe

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Calculus wrote:
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When I was 17 a mate of mine had a Capri. Jammy git.
I'm old enough to remember them first time around and they were shit then. Only remotely desirable Ford was this;
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When you are 17 and don’t have your own car they are f**king cool. Wouldn’t let my mate know it of course.
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I fell in love with these Morgan Plus 4s when they were new - still want one

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Red Chopper wrote:
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When I was 17 a mate of mine had a Capri. Jammy git.
I'm old enough to remember them first time around and they were shit then. Only remotely desirable Ford was this;
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The only people who say Capris were shit are those that have never driven one. Once you had 100 kilos of weight in the boot, they were fabulous.
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BlackMac wrote:
Red Chopper wrote:
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When I was 17 a mate of mine had a Capri. Jammy git.
I'm old enough to remember them first time around and they were shit then. Only remotely desirable Ford was this;
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The only people who say Capris were shit are those that have never driven one. Once you had 100 kilos of weight in the boot, they were fabulous.
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This was a replica of R5 Tour de Corse we did. Funny car.
Jean Ragnotti was one of my heros as a kid, whatever became of him?

I had the pleasure of being involved in the re-build of an ex Guy Freq. Group 4 Sunbeam once upon a time.

Good times. Will never forget the sight of Walter Rohl on the lanes of Ulster in a Quattro, or a Rallycross 205 T16 in the hands of a lunatic Finn - Allimaki?, sideways at 90 MPH changing up a gear mid bend and accelerating, flash bang!

Stage Rallying these days is dull compared to the Group B days. Compare the times, despite their modern technology the new cars are still slower.
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rfurlong wrote:I used to own a Triumph Dolomite Sprint (on the right) ...... I had a brief flirtation with 1970's cars about 20 years ago (I blame those reruns of 'The Professionals' on TV) but I didn't have the skills to maintain/repair it so got rid of it fairly quickly

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it had an overdrive gearbox with a flick switch on top of the gear knob ...... great craic altogether. One wet day I was going around a roundabout (not particularly quickly) when the rear end of the dolly appeared on my left hand side and I ended up facing the wrong way into oncoming traffic!

Was the end of the brief love affair there and then, but I still smile when I see one on the road every now and then....
There is one always parked on the main rd in Princes Risborough just around the corner from Dulux of this parish.
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BlackMac wrote:The only people who say Capris were shit are those that have never driven one. Once you had 100 kilos of weight in the boot, they were fabulous.
:lol:
They were terrible. You needed the weight to make the bastards drive straight but that messed with the braking and acceleration. You could see ***k all because of the bonnet and seating position. Not for nothing did their motorsport achievements amount to nothing. Still, an icon of the time.

Infinitely better car but total marketing failure by Vauxhall

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I had a Capri. I managed a 360 degree turn under the "Crick roundabout" going from wet to dry to wet.
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Kid A wrote:Volvo P1800

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That's a lovely motor ........to look at.
Easy to forget what piles of shit most of these 'classics' were - brakes ..sort of, no irs forget handling unless u were Roger Clark.. first Beemer I had was a 316 in late 80's got rid as was so lethal in the wet
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globus wrote:I had a Capri. I managed a 360 degree turn under the "Crick roundabout" going from wet to dry to wet.

You’d think that you’d know what one looks like in that case :?

globus wrote:Just above. Is that a Capri?
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Calculus wrote:
globus wrote:I had a Capri. I managed a 360 degree turn under the "Crick roundabout" going from wet to dry to wet.

You’d think that you’d know what one looks like in that case :?

globus wrote:Just above. Is that a Capri?
This is true but it was a very long time ago.
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Here's an interesting one. As I recall Princess Anne had one or two.

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My dad had one. Older one with the chrome bumpers.
3 liter Capri engine in a fiberglass body, so pretty quick
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I think the Scimitar inspired mad cap John Dodd
https://www.classicdriver.com/en/articl ... olls-royce

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