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Rick
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Obviously I don't know the history, so maybe no saloon was harmed in the creation of the following, but who can doubt the allure of a vintage 1930s/1962 racer/special over a boring Smile old saloon .........
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WOLSELEY-TOURER-RACER-BUGATTI-LOTUS-7-TYRES-FORD-ENGINE-PX-BIKES-CARS-WHY/203112509937

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Ray White



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not only that... it was "built by a top class engineering genius"

Quite sad, really.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it ugly, or is it just me...... ?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Peter_L wrote:
Is it ugly, or is it just me...... ?


Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chassis by Wolseley
Engine by Ford
Brakes by Land Rover
Bodywork by Goofy
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Ray White



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is that what they mean by diversity? Embarassed
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Miken



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ray White wrote:
Not only that... it was "built by a top class engineering genius"

Quite sad, really.


Did he need glasses?

I have to keep going back to look at it (and it's not because I like it).
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm amazed this guy's guide dog let him go in the shed, looking at those pictures.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It may not be the most elegant of cars but specials often aren't. It reminds me of a car we built at school in Germany during the 1960s. It started life as a Ford Taunus, had its body removed, was tacked together and raced round the sports field until it expired.

I bet, like the car advertised, it was far more fun than the saloon on which it was based - which is what it's all about really, isn't it?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Riley Blue wrote:
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I bet, like the car advertised, it was far more fun than the saloon on which it was based - which is what it's all about really, isn't it?


Clearly a lot of work has gone into it, fair do's, but I don't see it as superior to (presumably) the saloon car that the chassis once supported. As originality and a car's history is a big deal to me, I'd much prefer the original saloon (and I say this as someone who is also a fan of well-built specials, so long as no saloons were sacrificed any time recently in their build).

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Riley Blue wrote:
It may not be the most elegant of cars ...


Would that be an understatement by any chance?
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Miken



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any thoughts on this? Its been up for sale for ages.
https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1061354
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Miken wrote:
Any thoughts on this? Its been up for sale for ages.
https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1061354


Used for weddings eh? what a start to married life!!! I'm not surprised that it's still for sale.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Miken wrote:
Any thoughts on this? Its been up for sale for ages.
https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1061354


Hardly surprising at 48k.

One could get a decent MkIV for less.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2020 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No way to treat an Alvis ... Mad

https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1273262

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