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    ^^^ Is that chap smoking a cigar while drifting a Roller??
    Now that's regally cool!!

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    1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 NART




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    That looks familiar...

    "Fortunately, I'd taken a spare Gearbox, Turbo, Actuator, Banjo Connector, Steering Rack, Driveshafts, ECU, Wideband sensor, 57-51mm silicone reducing elbow and a Copper Banjo Washer." - Nige

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Mac View Post
    That looks familiar...
    Giovanni Michelotti repeating himself, innit
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Mac View Post
    That looks familiar...

    Beat me to it Neil
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    Quote Originally Posted by N/B View Post
    I was just reading about him in Octane magazine. He designed over 1200 cars, sometimes completing his work very quickly. I'm guessing that Scimitar was one of his faster efforts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Benz View Post
    Beat me to it Neil
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Mac View Post
    My dad very nearly bought a Scimitar SS1 back in the day. They had just been released, but the deal breaker was they could only offer the 1300, and my dad wanted the 1.6. Sadly there was a waiting list for the bigger engine and he bought a Cavalier instead. Would you believe there was a Reliant main dealer in Billingshurst back then? It was directly opposite Malaya garage, the local Porsche main dealer. Oh how times have changed!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Benz View Post
    Would you believe there was a Reliant main dealer in Billingshurst back then?
    I'm guessing it was a similar size to the Morgan dealer in Cranfield, i.e. very very small.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Mac View Post
    I'm guessing it was a similar size to the Morgan dealer in Cranfield, i.e. very very small.
    Three car showroom if memory serves. Had a petrol station though. Used to do the smurfs. Can't remember what fuel brand that was.
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    Three car showroom if memory serves. Had a petrol station though. Used to do the smurfs. Can't remember what fuel brand that was.
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    Usually quite a fan of older Chevy stuff from a design standpoint, but I think they made a hash of the '76 Chevrolet Monza. General Motors' John DeLorean nicknamed it the "Italian Vega", citing styling with a strong resemblance to the Ferrari 365 GTC/4.







    They took it racing



    Oldsmobile also did a variant with another familiar GM name, the Starfire Firenza



    I would of course climb over all of the above to get to an Opel Manta or a Monza.
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    Meanwhile...

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    If the whole world was filled with just animals and David Attenborough, it would be a beautiful place. Unfortunately, it's been overrun by 7.7-billion assholes.

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    Apparently, this is a Mitsuoka Orochi


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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Benz
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    1992 Venturi 400 GT

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    I've always liked the Ventuti Atlantique. I replaced a leaking fuel tank in one some years ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by autohabit View Post
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    ^^^ Is that chap smoking a cigar while drifting a Roller??
    Now that's regally cool!!
    Looks like a very young Steve Sutcliffe of Autocar/Evo fame

    Very cool shot
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    1970s Nürburgring. Pre Acid House, pre Internet Smiley Face!


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    Quote Originally Posted by autohabit View Post
    Modern version

    If the whole world was filled with just animals and David Attenborough, it would be a beautiful place. Unfortunately, it's been overrun by 7.7-billion assholes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Benz
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Benz
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    Swiss specification F40 - Anybody know the story behind this?




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    Spoiler chop!

    Amazing how much it impacts the look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by autohabit View Post
    Swiss specification F40 - Anybody know the story behind this?
    No, but I can boogie/google. I guessed it was a homologation issue, and it is:

    This scan is taken from an article by Marcel Massini in Issue 70 of Cavallino (published August/September 1992).

    It refers to the obstacles that were encountered by the importers of the F40.

    Swiss law states that "the height between the rear deck and the spoiler must not exceed eight centimeters" thus making the standard F40 illegal and any F40s that were in Switzerland would have been so on foreign or dealer plates.

    This problem was dealt with by one of the official Swiss dealers (Symbol Automobiles SA) who fitted an alloy panel at the beginning of the vertical sides of the rear spoiler that curved upwards from the rear deck forming an "architectonic elevation of the rear deck".

    This made the gap legal and thus the F40 fully legal for the Swiss market.

    A Swiss company also decided that, in order to overcome this technicality they would cut off most of the vertical attachment and lower the the horizontal piece closer to the rear deck.
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    Ruined. You see lots of Swiss-registered F40s, and others with huge spoilers, these days, so either they relaxed the rule or everybody else just ignores it.
    If the whole world was filled with just animals and David Attenborough, it would be a beautiful place. Unfortunately, it's been overrun by 7.7-billion assholes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joel View Post
    Ruined. You see lots of Swiss-registered F40s, and others with huge spoilers, these days, so either they relaxed the rule or everybody else just ignores it.
    Switzerland have since changed to accept EU Type-Approved vehicles, so it's no longer an issue. However, if your car is modified, it's a whole different story...
    "Fortunately, I'd taken a spare Gearbox, Turbo, Actuator, Banjo Connector, Steering Rack, Driveshafts, ECU, Wideband sensor, 57-51mm silicone reducing elbow and a Copper Banjo Washer." - Nige

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Benz
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    "Fortunately, I'd taken a spare Gearbox, Turbo, Actuator, Banjo Connector, Steering Rack, Driveshafts, ECU, Wideband sensor, 57-51mm silicone reducing elbow and a Copper Banjo Washer." - Nige

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    Quote Originally Posted by N/B View Post
    What is this? The prancing horse badge says Ferrari, but it's not any production Ferrari. And what is wrong with the gear knob?
    If the whole world was filled with just animals and David Attenborough, it would be a beautiful place. Unfortunately, it's been overrun by 7.7-billion assholes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joel View Post
    What is this? The prancing horse badge says Ferrari, but it's not any production Ferrari. And what is wrong with the gear knob?
    It's a 1960 Ferrari 250GT Berlinetta Speciale Bertone (Enrico Wax Prototype)

    "The interior featured rolled, pleated and fully adjustable folding seats, an unique “pistol grip” gear lever, electric windows and full fitted luggage. A particularly unique interior design feature is the central placement of the speedometer and tachometer, which predated the similar design found in the 250 GT Lusso by three years!"

    so you're right, not a 'production' Ferrari.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Benz
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