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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:06 pm 
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Few more rare / random cars spotted this week on my travels

Vx Carlton CDX in immaculate condition
Triumph Dolomite
Fiat Punto Mk1 Convertible. (can't remember ever seeing many back in the day)

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:22 pm 
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Saw a BMW Z1 in London, near Victoria


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:48 pm 
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A 2CV dolly in yellow and red


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:23 pm 
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I can see a Carlton CDX from here, oh wait - its mine! :)


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:03 pm 
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Saw a Silver Mantra outside Aldi in Burscough. Looked very tidy.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:17 am 
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Bertone X1/9 (according to Wikipedia, Fiat stopped manufacture in 1982 with Bertone taking it on until 1989 - never knew that) outside our local garage today when I was having a new tyre fitted. Commented that I was sure it was there last time I visited them - cue rolled eyes from the manager, apparently the owner has spent a fortune on restoring the car but has a habit of letting minor mechanical issues escalate into major catastrophe before calling on the professionals (coolant leak turning into a full on headgasket repair for example).

Should have taken a photo, really nice condition.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:04 pm 
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i love an x-19 what a sweet little car i had one with a euro kit and deep dish compomotive alloys looked a bit like this one http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C902862

back when you could buy them for not alot o moneys fantastic handling cant remember the last time i saw one actually driving about

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:02 pm 
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Todays random car was an Astra Mk3 Vert.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:27 pm 
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Saw a really rare car disappearing through our village yesterday, a Jensen Interceptor. I have not seen one since the 60s. It was a saloon only 50 or so made, preceded the 541 and had a 4 litre 6 cylinder Austin lorry engine which was also used in the Sheerline and Princess. Looks a bit like an Austin A40 sports only a lot bigger, made in the early 50s. Pity I was walking and could not catch it.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:01 pm 
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I saw a red De Tomaso Pantera on Tuesday morning in Stockport town centre of all places.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:29 pm 
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I saw a red De Tomaso Pantera on Tuesday morning in Stockport town centre of all places.


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Nice spot. I think I've only ever seen one of those in Matchbox reproduction format (mine, 35+ years ago)?

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:04 pm 
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pantera because you iz worth it
i love a pantera the first big engined car i sat in while someone revved it up

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:28 pm 
Pantera and earlier mangusta have always been lottery cars for me. Detroit muscle in a hand cut Italian suit...although even that is not quite true as pantera was designed, if memory serves, by Tom tjaarda.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:53 pm 
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Detroit muscle in a hand cut Italian suit......


That's exactly why a Jensen Interceptor does it for me. Ideally, a series 1, and preferably an FF

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:09 pm 
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Detroit muscle in a hand cut Italian suit......


That's exactly when a Jensen Interceptor does it for me. Ideally, a series 1, and preferably an FF


Nah, C-V8, British suits are better :lol: , and it would have been even better looking if they had figured out how to make the headlights work with Perspex covers.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:21 pm 
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Eternal optimist wrote:
gbn wrote:
Detroit muscle in a hand cut Italian suit......


That's exactly why a Jensen Interceptor does it for me. Ideally, a series 1, and preferably an FF


Nah, C-V8, British suits are better :lol: , and it would have been even better looking if they had figured out how to make the headlights work with Perspex covers.


I know what you mean about the C-V8; it's a fabulous thing.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:23 pm 
I also much prefer cv8, brutal Brit. Even the older big six engined cars went well. I never really got the interceptor, always preferred the big Chrysler engined Bristols. In reality, having the choice would be wonderful. What about the forgotten Anglo American hot rod, the Gordon keeble?


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:43 pm 
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I also much prefer cv8, brutal Brit. Even the older big six engined cars went well. I never really got the interceptor, always preferred the big Chrysler engined Bristols. In reality, having the choice would be wonderful. What about the forgotten Anglo American hot rod, the Gordon keeble?


Yes terrific car. 99 made iirc 327cu in (5.4 litre) 300hp Corvette engine and manual box.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:15 am 
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gbn wrote:
Detroit muscle in a hand cut Italian suit......


That's exactly why a Jensen Interceptor does it for me. Ideally, a series 1, and preferably an FF


I’m with you there.

I actually pulled up beside what looked like a Series III parked outside Ducati Glasgow a couple of months ago.

Spotted AP Racing calipers and 17” wheels. Turned out it was one of the restored Jensen Interceptor Rs.

Very nice car, but ££££££s!

http://www.jensen-sales.com/interceptor-r/

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:58 am 
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Re. The upgraded Interceptors - here's a fun fact - one of the family members of the family who own the company who do the conversions lives a couple of villages away from me - he runs a GM 900 as a daily, and I bought a 99 off him about 20 years ago.

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