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Classics dwarfed by moderns

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72twink

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896 posts

163 months

Tuesday 13th November 2012
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Following my suggestion and a couple of positive posts (and to save cluttering the spotted thread) here we go, there might be some crossover but here you can spot your own. So to get the ball rolling ..........

My AC 3000 at work with a tall Polo and a vast Focus



And on Le Shuttle in my brothers example - the dash top level with the bumper on a Fezza 360


real4star

7,032 posts

58 months

Tuesday 13th November 2012
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People are allways suprised when I point out that Dads LWB [109"] Series 2 Land Rover Station Wagon (which I borrow as often as possible) is shorter than a Mondeo estate smile and tiny compared to a LWB Transit.

Mini's are the best example... especially parked next to their BMW built namesakes.

Neal

JulesV

1,789 posts

145 months

Tuesday 13th November 2012
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What a great looking car! I love these, I remember looking at them when i was a kid at a garage close to where I lived which was a Lancia, Lotus and AC dealer.

paulodivichio

27 posts

79 months

Tuesday 13th November 2012
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real4star said:
Mini's are the best example... especially parked next to their BMW built namesakes.

Neal


Too right! My "real" mini and a mates BMW mini!

72twink

Original Poster:

896 posts

163 months

Tuesday 13th November 2012
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JulesV said:
A garage close to where I lived which was a Lancia, Lotus and AC dealer.
Where was that?
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Skyedriver

6,650 posts

203 months

Tuesday 13th November 2012
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My Volvo 940 Estate looks small compared to many 2012 cars like the Peugeot 40whatever it is

JulesV

1,789 posts

145 months

Tuesday 13th November 2012
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72twink said:
Where was that?
Wych Cross Garage near Forest Row. They used to have rows of Lancia Beta Coupes, HPEs and Spyders. 3000MEs and the full range of Lotus. My dad bought a yellow Esprit S1 from them.

jon.b

167 posts

123 months

Tuesday 13th November 2012
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JulesV said:
72twink said:
Where was that?
Wych Cross Garage near Forest Row. They used to have rows of Lancia Beta Coupes, HPEs and Spyders. 3000MEs and the full range of Lotus. My dad bought a yellow Esprit S1 from them.
Nothing more exotic than a row of Fords at that garage now....
Www.ac-cars.com

daemonoid

171 posts

69 months

Tuesday 13th November 2012
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Mine was small to begin with, it's even dwarfed by smart cars...


_Leg_

1,771 posts

132 months

Wednesday 14th November 2012
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Other way around here.....click for bigger pic.


wibble cb

1,442 posts

128 months

Wednesday 14th November 2012
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not a modern, but suits the thread...



LiamB

7,334 posts

64 months

Wednesday 14th November 2012
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I reckon my Mini could fit inside that Audi..



Crosswise

367 posts

107 months

Wednesday 14th November 2012
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Edited by Crosswise on Monday 31st July 15:03

b2hbm

973 posts

143 months

Wednesday 14th November 2012
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or how much the MX5 has grown compared to the Elan ?



mph

1,912 posts

203 months

Wednesday 14th November 2012
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I don't see any reason why modern cars have to be so large.

The next time you're in your modern car have a look at the amount of space between you and your passenger and between you and the door.

My guess is that almost all cars could be reduced in width by at least six inches without any issues.

Many of our roads were built when cars were much smaller and aren't really suitable now.

And don't get me started on the retards that make 95% of car parking spaces the same dimensions as they were in 1931.


JimmyJam

1,776 posts

140 months

Wednesday 14th November 2012
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Copied again from last thread, slightly unfair comparison though!...

joe58

711 posts

72 months

Wednesday 14th November 2012
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JimmyJam said:
Copied again from last thread, slightly unfair comparison though!...
Slightly unfair as a correct period Phantom is over 6 meters(same as the current one). The ghost is 5.4 meters.

smile

MantaMike

385 posts

172 months

Wednesday 14th November 2012
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The 3 Series has grown somewhat over the last 20 years!




dartissimus

548 posts

95 months

Wednesday 14th November 2012
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Missisissimus, at one time banned me from taking the boys in the Dart on the motorway.
Passing a Range Rover at 80 does give a slight reminder of mortality.
But, on the plus side, only 60" wide, (1524mm to you moderns)

shoestring7

5,602 posts

167 months

Wednesday 14th November 2012
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