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Got the lady a 1.0 Eco Fiesta recently, with all the trimmings.

It's ridiculous compared to what I've worked on.

Silly things like the mirrors fold in when you shut it.

The reversing camera is a serious bit of techno.

Too early to get the auto parking system in but that's up the line.

Plus. We'd like an auto and that's not up for grabs yet.
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xbgo1 wrote: Bollocks, I had a lotus cortina my Uncle had a Dino there was no comparison.
Performance specs on Dinos consistent e.g
http://www.carfolio.com/specifications/ ... ?car=37070
7 sec 0-60

Interesting that Lotus Cortina specs are all over the place. I guess that comes down to how much versatility it had and the number of people who tweaked with them for stuff like rallying and tintops. So yes, if you had an early, std spec, the gap would be obvious in a straight line. Dinos still sh*t though.
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Torquemada 1420 wrote:
xbgo1 wrote: Bollocks, I had a lotus cortina my Uncle had a Dino there was no comparison.
Performance specs on Dinos consistent e.g
http://www.carfolio.com/specifications/ ... ?car=37070
7 sec 0-60

Interesting that Lotus Cortina specs are all over the place. I guess that comes down to how much versatility it had and the number of people who tweaked with them for stuff like rallying and tintops. So yes, if you had an early, std spec, the gap would be obvious in a straight line. Dinos still sh*t though.
0-60 in 7 secs was pretty rapid in the 60s. Pretty much the same as a 4.2 litre E type.
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ovalball wrote:
Torquemada 1420 wrote:
xbgo1 wrote: Bollocks, I had a lotus cortina my Uncle had a Dino there was no comparison.
Performance specs on Dinos consistent e.g
http://www.carfolio.com/specifications/ ... ?car=37070
7 sec 0-60

Interesting that Lotus Cortina specs are all over the place. I guess that comes down to how much versatility it had and the number of people who tweaked with them for stuff like rallying and tintops. So yes, if you had an early, std spec, the gap would be obvious in a straight line. Dinos still sh*t though.
0-60 in 7 secs was pretty rapid in the 60s. Pretty much the same as a 4.2 litre E type.
Dino was very much end of 60s and more common variants early 70s?
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Torquemada 1420 wrote:
ovalball wrote:
Torquemada 1420 wrote:
xbgo1 wrote: Bollocks, I had a lotus cortina my Uncle had a Dino there was no comparison.
Performance specs on Dinos consistent e.g
http://www.carfolio.com/specifications/ ... ?car=37070
7 sec 0-60

Interesting that Lotus Cortina specs are all over the place. I guess that comes down to how much versatility it had and the number of people who tweaked with them for stuff like rallying and tintops. So yes, if you had an early, std spec, the gap would be obvious in a straight line. Dinos still sh*t though.
0-60 in 7 secs was pretty rapid in the 60s. Pretty much the same as a 4.2 litre E type.
Dino was very much end of 60s and more common variants early 70s?
Still compared pretty well, especially for a 2.4 V6. The Lamborghini Espada a 3.9 Litre V12 (1969) did 0-6o in 7.8 secs. The Miura (1971) 6.7 secs.
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ovalball wrote: Still compared pretty well, especially for a 2.4 V6. The Lamborghini Espada a 3.9 Litre V12 (1969) did 0-6o in 7.8 secs. The Miura (1971) 6.7 secs.
Never driven a Miura and doubt anyone is ever going to let me either. :(
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I saw this exact car on the road yesterday. It was majestic

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The model is over 20 years old so can be classified as a classic.

This 911 is a thing of beauty.

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That's only a 911 in shape :lol:

and it is a thing of wonder. Singer do this 'reimagined' thing with Porsches. They're off the scale. I was looking this thing up last night... it's insane.
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fudge your rules old man.

Didn't want to start yet another car thread...
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The Native wrote:fudge your rules old man.

Didn't want to start yet another car thread...
Hey, I'm not knocking it at all. It's a banging cool car. Nice to see the thread bumped, I'd forgotten it.

There's a company called Lister that do similar things with Jags...

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and there's a movement in the States converting classic cars to all electric drives with updates to all the right things that is turning out some insane cars.
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A 911 just looks like a more aerodynamic VW beetle. Now a mk1 cortina, that's a thing of beauty
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https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-44826858

John Surtees’ 1957 BMW 507 sells for £4m
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The Native wrote:The model is over 20 years old so can be classified as a classic.

This 911 is a thing of beauty.
Can Rally too. :nod:


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Sinkers wrote:https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-44826858

John Surtees’ 1957 BMW 507 sells for £4m
@bonhams1793
#SaleUpdate The 1957 BMW 507 Roadster bought for World Champion motorcyclist and racing driver, John Surtees CBE, sold for £3,809,500!
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A thing of beauty....



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The original matchbox car...

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I love what Rob and his team do at Singer. Homage/interpretation/ultimate version across all models; whatever you want to call it. Fantastic. He’s not ripping collectible or rare shells / engines to do it either.

My own 74 is coming back from a full engine rebuild on Thursday; 2.7 RS engine, newly tuned Mfi injection system and Supersports exhaust, she will fly 😊s
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Ugly. That’s what that is.
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Still ugly.
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This is a beauty:
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The BMW 507. From when BMW still knew how to make a good looking car. Apparently John Surtees 507 was just auctioned off at Goodwood for £4 million.

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-44826858
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Druid wrote:A thing of beauty....



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Always loved Delahaye 135s

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1967 Alfa Romeo Tipo 33
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My Dad bought one of these to teach the four siblings to drive.

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Sandstorm wrote:Alfa GTV

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That's just simply stunning.
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I love the old Aston V8

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Was at the Goodwood festival of speed yesterday and fell in love with this 1948 Porche

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feckwanker wrote:
Sandstorm wrote:Alfa GTV

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That's just simply stunning.
Sadly it looks like this now:

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kiap wrote:Image
1967 Alfa Romeo Tipo 33
That thing is horny as f-ck. Geeezus. :shock:
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Kiwias wrote:My Dad bought one of these to teach the four siblings to drive.

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My father preferred it as office car above some much bigger vehicles. Loved the thingy.
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Mog The Almighty wrote:
kiap wrote:Image
1967 Alfa Romeo Tipo 33
That thing is horny as f-ck. Geeezus. :shock:
Ridiculous engine in those things.

2.0L V8, 10,000 RPM redline, >225 bhp. In 1967!

About $10million for one.
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kiap wrote:Image
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That's the best looking car I have ever seen.
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Torino 380w

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