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SprintSpeciale

Original Poster:

432 posts

47 months

Monday 17th September 2012
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Sorry neutral 3, only just spotted your post. I had never heard of The Champions. Just looked it up on the net and now I am dying to find out more. Saw the SS. The leading lady looked better!

Astacus

1,915 posts

136 months

Tuesday 18th September 2012
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neutral 3 said:


You are probably aware that a White one was used in the 60s tv series The Champions starring the lovely Alexandra Bastedo.
Who now runs an animal sanctuary in Sussex. I drive past it regularly

SprintSpeciale

Original Poster:

432 posts

47 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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It's finished!










GTRene

10,602 posts

126 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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wow...looks very sweet, well done.

williamp

13,785 posts

175 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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wonderful news. Very well done. I dont need to ask you if it was worth it. Now, how long will it take you to run-in and really start using that engine??
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dbdb

2,810 posts

75 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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Superb.

VinceFox

20,022 posts

74 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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bloody hell. 10/10

RDMcG

9,761 posts

109 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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Stunning - a very impressive restoration. Congratulations.

XJ13

341 posts

71 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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Utterly beautiful - congratulations.

bruciebonuz

213 posts

117 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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Achingly beautiful. Hope to see it out and about. Brooklands on the 14th October perhaps?

_Leg_

1,398 posts

113 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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Stunning. Gimme.

mph

1,764 posts

184 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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Not exactly a restoration, but same principles apply.
















LordBretSinclair

3,191 posts

79 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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These two last sets of photos show just how achingly beautiful cars can be. To me, pure automotive art and worthy of praise equal to other forms of artistic endeavour cloud9

VinceFox

20,022 posts

74 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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Also, no doubt both were quite expensive to do. Just shows some people with money actually DO have taste.

GTRene

10,602 posts

126 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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some real craftsman work in that alu lightweight car.

SprintSpeciale

Original Poster:

432 posts

47 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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Thanks for all the kind words. Running in is 1000 miles, but it sat on the M25 at a steady 70 yesterday no problem so I can definitely go places! The real surprise is how small the car is inside. It fits me like a glove, but I am on the small side and anyone who is 5' 10" or above would struggle for sure.

It will definitely be at Goodwood soon, but not sure about 14th.

SprintSpeciale

Original Poster:

432 posts

47 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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Just realised you said Brooklands on 14th. Is it Breakfast Club equivalent?

cc8s

3,968 posts

105 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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Superb work on the SS! Luke Gilbertson, a rather good photographer, saw another in London recently


What is the Jaguar Special's full name? It is stunning!

mph

1,764 posts

184 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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cc8s said:
What is the Jaguar Special's full name? It is stunning!
The MPH Jaguar. Here's the bonnet badge to prove it wink


cc8s

3,968 posts

105 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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I can't find many pictures, please could you make a thread and fill it will snaps and pro shots? nerd