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Any Rochdale owners on here?

Any Rochdale owners on here?

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alolympic

Original Poster:

493 posts

109 months

Sunday 9th October 2011
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Hi,
Lots of discussion around Gilberns on here - which I do like - but just wondering if there are any other Rochdale owners on here?

calexfr

5 posts

61 months

Thursday 3rd November 2011
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Steffan

10,350 posts

140 months

Thursday 3rd November 2011
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One of the few Kit Cars I have not owned. Good Post!

An outstanding car with a remarkable longevity.

Simply the best of its time.

When I get through the seven Kit Cars I am building/rebuilding/refurbing I will look at buying a Rochdale.

My only reservation was, from memory, (I was driving when they were made), there was never a Roadster model. And I have always loved Roadsters.

Probably why I never owned one.

But a brilliant car widely respected then and now.

calexfr

5 posts

61 months

Wednesday 16th November 2011
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You have the Riviera but perhaps 50 cars produced :
http://www.motorbase.com/pictures/contributions/bu...

Steffan

10,350 posts

140 months

Wednesday 16th November 2011
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calexfr said:
You have the Riviera but perhaps 50 cars produced :
http://www.motorbase.com/pictures/contributions/bu...
To my knowledge never seen one.

Is it a roofless Olympic or a separate development? Are there any about?
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calexfr

5 posts

61 months

Thursday 17th November 2011
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It's a different car, look like (a little) an Olympic but it's an another shape based on the GT.

http://www.rochdale-owners-club.co.uk/riviera.htm

Pistom

2,216 posts

71 months

Tuesday 27th December 2011
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The Olympic Phase 2 is one of the most beautiful cars I've ever seen.


hal 1

374 posts

161 months

Thursday 29th December 2011
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Ex owner here, rescued a GT from a breakers a few years ago ( 20+ ) !! ditched the completely gone chassis and replaced with an altered Triumph Herald one, last heard of in France somewhere i believe.

rallycol

58 posts

148 months

Wednesday 5th December 2012
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I think I know where there is one abandoned.

Q Car

40 posts

102 months

Monday 17th December 2012
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Hmmm, would you be willing to provide any details as to where the car that you know is abandoned?

Pistom

2,216 posts

71 months

Monday 11th November 2013
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Well, I've abandoned all hope of owning one. They are now going for silly money. Good on anyone who has one. They are pretty though so no surprise.

the pips

111 posts

51 months

Monday 11th November 2013
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Ex-owner of a British Racing Green GT. 10HPL, where are you now? It was my first car and I thought it was coolest thing in creation. Well, after a Lambretta it probably was! Side valve Ford, 3 speed gearbox and rod operated brakes. Shocked myself when I realised I bought it 40 years ago!

3304hl

28 posts

59 months

Friday 31st July 2015
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Living in Vancouver, b.c., and I have a Phase 2 in need of a total rebuild.
We are an odd lot out here on the left coast of the colonies, as there is a second one on Vancouver Island as well!