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fourfoldroot

184 posts

35 months

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Wednesday 26th September 2012 quote quote all
BobbyMel said:
Dad's old Armstrong Siddelly
Ooh,snap,my dads Armstrong in 1964


iangrier

7 posts

92 months

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Wednesday 26th September 2012 quote quote all
Zingari said:
Is that Christopher Biggins with SM?
It is Biggins - well spotted. Here he is showing Stirling Moss how to negotiate a blocked nose.


eccles

8,280 posts

102 months

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Wednesday 26th September 2012 quote quote all
iangrier said:
Zingari said:
Is that Christopher Biggins with SM?
It is Biggins - well spotted. Here he is showing Stirling Moss how to negotiate a blocked nose.

Shame Moss isn't in a proper Jag, not one of those horrible (IMHO) kit cars.

RichB

28,098 posts

164 months

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eccles said:
Shame Moss isn't in a proper Jag, not one of those horrible (IMHO) kit cars.
What is it?

DickyC

13,972 posts

78 months

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Wednesday 26th September 2012 quote quote all
RichB said:
eccles said:
Shame Moss isn't in a proper Jag, not one of those horrible (IMHO) kit cars.
What is it?
Comes up as an XK if you quiz it.

A kit wouldn't, I'd venture.
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williamp

12,064 posts

153 months

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Wednesday 26th September 2012 quote quote all
This thread gets better and better. thanks everyone. Love the old Mercedes lorry: I grew up with models of these. For some reason, they were what my Dad would buy. I'm sure other toys were available!!

And those racing cars. In a few years time I'll show my photos from 90s racing circuits. They should look properly old then! Keep it up everyone

16VJay

194 posts

99 months

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Wednesday 26th September 2012 quote quote all
eccles said:
Shame Moss isn't in a proper Jag, not one of those horrible (IMHO) kit cars.
Looks like an XK120 Drop Head Coupe.....

HQB

127 posts

30 months

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Thursday 27th September 2012 quote quote all
16VJay said:
eccles said:
Shame Moss isn't in a proper Jag, not one of those horrible (IMHO) kit cars.
Looks like an XK120 Drop Head Coupe.....
I think the reason something looks "wrong" is because it has been modified during restoration so has incorrect wheels, wrong shape rear wheel arch and non standard side windows when compared to an original, untouched car.confused

eccles

8,280 posts

102 months

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Thursday 27th September 2012 quote quote all
HQB said:
16VJay said:
eccles said:
Shame Moss isn't in a proper Jag, not one of those horrible (IMHO) kit cars.
Looks like an XK120 Drop Head Coupe.....
I think the reason something looks "wrong" is because it has been modified during restoration so has incorrect wheels, wrong shape rear wheel arch and non standard side windows when compared to an original, untouched car.confused
Excuse my ignorance, but I thought the XK's with that big thick windscreen surround were kit cars. (autotune aristocat?)

LotusOmega375D

2,378 posts

33 months

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Thursday 27th September 2012 quote quote all
The thick frame open model is the Drop Head Coupe with a retractable roof (look behind Biggins).

The cleaner looking thin framed model (as launched) is the Open Two Seater or Roadster which had a completely detachable tent-like roof, but obviously cleaner lines when removed.

That just leaves the Fixed Head Coupe with its elegant curved rear roof line which was subsequently lost on the XK140 and XK150 Fixed Head Coupes

RichB

28,098 posts

164 months

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Thursday 27th September 2012 quote quote all
16VJay said:
eccles said:
Shame Moss isn't in a proper Jag, not one of those horrible (IMHO) kit cars.
Looks like an XK120 Drop Head Coupe.....
Which is why I asked, also the lack of spats make it look different.

thepawbroon

362 posts

64 months

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Thursday 27th September 2012 quote quote all
7ss said:
dycecooper said:


Aberdeenshire
Far aboot? Does that road still exist like that?
Hello,

Not sure if anyone else has answered - I think that is the "Devil's Elbow" on the A93 - just below the Ciarnwell Pass / Glenshee Ski Centre on the Blairgowrie side. You can see it on google maps. I think the lower hairpin still exists as part of a wee car park / picnic spot. It's been 4 year since I was last up that road, so I don't remember the details.

I just did a wee google and found this:

"The Devil's Elbow was the name given to the steeply climbing double hairpin bend on the old road through Gleann Beag near its highest point at the Cairnwell pass. In the space of 5 miles (8 km) the height above sea level doubles from 335m (1100 feet) at Spittal of Glen Shee to 670m (2200 feet) at the highest point on the road from Blairgowrie to Braemar. The old road was bypassed by a wider modern road without such dramatic hairpin bends in the 1960s.

Concrete blocks can still be seen in the vicinity which formed part of a World War II defensive line intended to prevent German invaders moving south from a landing in NE Scotland."

And this link - a short TV feature on that section of road. I've not watched it yet...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/landscapes/devils_el...

cheers,

neutral 3

1,781 posts

50 months

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Friday 28th September 2012 quote quote all


1967 Oro Gold Maserati Ghibli 4.7, taken 1974 at High Beach Essex

neutral 3

1,781 posts

50 months

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Friday 28th September 2012 quote quote all


Circa June 1982, Chingford. My first road car a 72 Daytona Yellow Capri 3000GT. How i wish i kept that car.

neutral 3

1,781 posts

50 months

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1969, Waltham Abbey Gun Club, ( Now the Swallow ? Hotel ) sitting on the bonnet of my Late Dads first E, a 67 B R Green Series 1 FHC, ( LFL 670F Where Are you now ? ) with his good friend Paul.

cat220

991 posts

95 months

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Friday 28th September 2012 quote quote all
Great picture, nice memories!

Alex10391

21 posts

53 months

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Saturday 29th September 2012 quote quote all
smokingtyre said:
This photo was taken when the car was new in 1985/86.

Love that!

xrtsi

2 posts

18 months

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Friday 5th October 2012 quote quote all
neutral 3 said:


Circa June 1982, Chingford. My first road car a 72 Daytona Yellow Capri 3000GT. How i wish i kept that car.
Priory Avenue?

Brilliant thread this, I must scan some of my dad's Riley at the weekend, he'd like this thread!

mikial

1,684 posts

142 months

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My old Tiger 260, circa early 1970 `s ...if I remember correctly I`d nudged a lamp post in Redhill , Surrey.

I eventually part exchanged it for a 1972 440 Dodge Challenger .

mikial

1,684 posts

142 months

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Another shot of the same car, great memories of this car for me.
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