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magpies

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1,792 posts

67 months

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Sunday 19th February 2012 quote quote all
I rallied this in the eighties.....fun but not competitive as the running gear was standard 1600 x flow -

Skyedriver

5,095 posts

167 months

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Sunday 19th February 2012 quote quote all
magpies said:
I rallied this in the eighties.....fun but not competitive as the running gear was standard 1600 x flow -
Just a guess knowing your location, but, Albemarle? Don't recall the car mind so just a guess

magpies

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Wednesday 22nd February 2012 quote quote all
yep that was Albermarle...for those that don't know, it is to the west of Newcastle, north of the A69 (on the Military Road) still in MOD hands, very few events there these days..

Skyedriver

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Thursday 1st March 2012 quote quote all
Used to marshal there on a rallies, Sprinted a Clan Crusader there back in the 80's
Member of Tynemouth & District MC back then

magpies

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Thursday 1st March 2012 quote quote all
I'm member of Whickham &dmc
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toby9980

65 posts

71 months

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Monday 26th March 2012 quote quote all
Hi magpies

Do you know what ever happend to your car or where it is now?

I also have a GTT

Toby

magpies

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Monday 26th March 2012 quote quote all
I sold the Piper on some 25 years ago....no idea what happened to it. I was a member of the Piper Club at the time and did tell the purchaser about the club.

While I had mine I also knew of a late car being built in Yarm by someone - don't think it had been registered at the time....he fitted a BDA engine, so will have been quite quick!!. metalic green I think? not sure if he ever finished it. But looked great - perfectionist stuff, everything polished.

Piperman

5 posts

30 months

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Thursday 29th March 2012 quote quote all
Hi, I used to own that car in 1986/87.
I picked it up free from someone in Stafford or Stoke on Trent!
Alas, I moved house and didn't have space for it so I sold it to art restorer Tim Cable in Suffolk.
A fellow old Piper Club member, John Malley, has kindly identified it for me as last being heard of going to Holland in 1995. He has much more info for me, but is away for a few days. I'll update when I know more. How I wish I'd MADE space for it!

Piperman

magpies

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Friday 30th March 2012 quote quote all
Hi Piperman
how close to getting it on the road did you get?

Skyedriver

5,095 posts

167 months

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Sunday 1st April 2012 quote quote all
magpies said:
I'm member of Whickham &dmc
Did the Shaw, think it was last year (or the year before) when it started from Morpeth.
I was in the passenger seat of the PV544 Volvo.
Is Darkie Lewis still in Whickham?
Looked at A piper back in the 70's in Killingworth, leaky roof, round healights in square orrifices, decided against it, maybe a wrong move....

toby9980

65 posts

71 months

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Monday 2nd April 2012 quote quote all
Hi all

Been a little busy over the past few days.

magpies - I also know another owner of your very car. He is looking into trying to trace it. Would be good to try and find all those missing pieces. I have been trying to track down an early car that was last believed to have gone to auction in Scotland and not sold. It was also an early A-Series engined car.

Skyedriver - Was it silver by any chance?

Skyedriver

5,095 posts

167 months

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Tuesday 3rd April 2012 quote quote all
toby9980 said:
Hi all

Been a little busy over the past few days.

magpies - I also know another owner of your very car. He is looking into trying to trace it. Would be good to try and find all those missing pieces. I have been trying to track down an early car that was last believed to have gone to auction in Scotland and not sold. It was also an early A-Series engined car.

Skyedriver - Was it silver by any chance?
It was a very long time ago, it may have been but orange/yellow seems to ring a bell. Might hae been a patchy mix waiting top coat
The lightw were round sticking above the body as the "hole" was square. The removable roof panel sat proud, the guy was older than me, seemed uninterested in the car or finishing
Was a house on the lakeside in Killingworth

Piperman

5 posts

30 months

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Friday 6th April 2012 quote quote all
Toby, I think that other person is me, Martin!
And the car is with Wim Van Steijn in Holland in his large collection of GRP British cars. He reckons to be fitting a Martin V8! A shame as I think these rare cars should be kept pretty original.
I'm awaiting a an email from him . He has also joined the facebook Piper group.

Electron

398 posts

104 months

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Monday 11th June 2012 quote quote all
Does this one still exist ??



magpies

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1,792 posts

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Tuesday 12th June 2012 quote quote all
the Piper club would know - google them

toby9980

65 posts

71 months

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Wednesday 13th June 2012 quote quote all
Hi guys

The Piper Club has been dissolved but I am pretty sure it still does but cant think of the owner now

aczak

2 posts

33 months

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Friday 15th June 2012 quote quote all
Hi, The car is mine.

The Piper club has now reformed under a new group of people, if interested please contact me.

magpies

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Thursday 26th December 2013 quote quote all
More old pictures of the 'rally' car








magpies

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Thursday 26th December 2013 quote quote all
It was yellow when I purchased it.

While in my possession I took it to the Piper Club and they sorted the sagging rear chassis - a common fault I believe.

spyder dryver

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