RE: Adams Probe owner calls for help

RE: Adams Probe owner calls for help

Tuesday 30th November 2004

Adams Probe owner calls for help

Clockwork Orange's Top Gear restoration car needs supporters


One of Top Gear's five restoration projects is the Adams Probe -- the car driven under the lorry by Malcolm McDowell in the 1971 film Clockwork Orange. And owner Colin Feyerabend wants your help in easing the machine to the top of the list for restoration.

Unfortunately, it's in boxes in a cold dark garage and may never see the light again, says Feyerabend, who put out an appeal on the Sports 2000 Racing Car Club Web site. He adds, "With your help it can be saved from this fate and restored to its former glory. The car can then be exhibited at shows for all to admire its stunning, low-slung looks."

If you want to vote to save the Probe, call 09011 110 835 and vote for number 3 as it is the number of votes that will decide the winner. Calls cost 25p and lines close at midnight on the 12th of December.

You can also answer the competition question to win a VIP day at Top Gear: "Which Italian car manufacturer has a prancing horse as its logo". The results and winner will be announced on the 19th of December.

There's more about the car here: www.imps4ever.info/specials/centaur/probe/doodle.html

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tvrforever

Original Poster:

3,182 posts

263 months

Tuesday 30th November 2004
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kinda intriguted by the second picture...

Does she get restored as well?

And what's she doing to the driver of the car in that pic?

heightswitch

6,316 posts

248 months

Tuesday 30th November 2004
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Some cars just look better in a card board box???

ThatPhilBrettGuy

11,809 posts

238 months

Tuesday 30th November 2004
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tvrforever said:
And what's she doing to the driver of the car in that pic?


Keeping his ears warm I guess.

gary_tholl

1,013 posts

268 months

Tuesday 30th November 2004
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article said:
You can also answer the competition question to win a VIP day at Top Gear: "Which Italian car manufacturer has a prancing horse as its logo". The results and winner will be announced on the 19th of December.


I'm confused by this one! I only know of an Italian manufacturer with a dancing donkey, no prancing horses....


Gary
:coatonandrunning:

phase90

85 posts

272 months

Tuesday 30th November 2004
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The top pic is the Probe 16 and the bottom is the Probe 15.

Peter Ward

2,097 posts

254 months

Tuesday 30th November 2004
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My Adams Probe 16 is purple, not blue. And it has Whizzwheels! It always was one of my favourites.

nickwilcock

1,522 posts

245 months

Tuesday 30th November 2004
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I recall seeing the Adams Probe at the Racing Car Show in late 1968 or was it early 1969? It looked quite amazing....

But as the TG restoration project... Hmmm....

Prancing horse? My, that's a tricky one!

Alpineandy

1,395 posts

241 months

Wednesday 1st December 2004
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ThatPhilBrettGuy said:

tvrforever said:
And what's she doing to the driver of the car in that pic?



Keeping his ears warm I guess.


It's a noisey cars, So she's muffling his ears...

phase90

85 posts

272 months

Thursday 2nd December 2004
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Alpineandy said:

ThatPhilBrettGuy said:


tvrforever said:
And what's she doing to the driver of the car in that pic?




Keeping his ears warm I guess.



It's a noisey cars, So she's muffling his ears...


Not a bad way of doing it...I wouldn't mind my ears being kept warm and quiet.

griffophenia

1,107 posts

242 months

Wednesday 15th December 2004
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Ive got a probe 16, mines a red one!


Phil

nevpugh308

4,398 posts

267 months

Thursday 16th December 2004
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nickwilcock said:
Prancing horse? My, that's a tricky one!

Fool ! That's just soooo easy !!

It's Mustang ...



kdjago

51 posts

231 months

Thursday 16th December 2004
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hi does anyone have details of the probe owners club please?

JapsEyeDesign

46 posts

220 months

Tuesday 15th November 2005
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Does anybody know what happened to this car?

I take it it didn't get restored?

Does anyone know the whereabouts of it?

A phone number / email address of the guy that owns it would be beneficial....

Cheers

eccles

13,700 posts

220 months

Tuesday 15th November 2005
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quite a nice white probe sold on ebay last week for just under £3k

victormeldrew

8,293 posts

275 months

Tuesday 15th November 2005
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heightswitch said:
Some cars just look better in a card board box???
You have to remember the era it came from. Compares well to a Lagonda for instance. One of those cars the once seen never forgotten.

JapsEyeDesign

46 posts

220 months

Wednesday 16th November 2005
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eccles said:
quite a nice white probe sold on ebay last week for just under £3k


surely this was a ford pube and not the real thing?

eccles

13,700 posts

220 months

Wednesday 16th November 2005
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nope, it was the real thing, and in not bad nick.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&

ewan20

5 posts

170 months

Wednesday 30th December 2009
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Hi

for anyone interested , the Probe 16 featured on Top Gear has now been fully restored and is lying in Kent. The owner is now embarking on the restoration of a Probe 2001. Comprehensive information on the Adams Bros Probe series is held at www.probe2001.com ...... and if you have further information not already held there we'd be keen to hear from you.

Anyone know who bought the Probe mentioned in this thread that was advertised on ebay ??

cheers

Ewan

b2hbm

1,289 posts

220 months

Thursday 31st December 2009
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ewan20 said:
Hi

for anyone interested , the Probe 16 featured on Top Gear has now been fully restored and is lying in Kent. The owner is now embarking on the restoration of a Probe 2001. Comprehensive information on the Adams Bros Probe series is held at www.probe2001.com ...... and if you have further information not already held there we'd be keen to hear from you.

Anyone know who bought the Probe mentioned in this thread that was advertised on ebay ??

cheers

Ewan
Thanks for posting that link Ewan, I thought they'd all disappeared off the earth years ago. It's pure nostalgia.....

I used to own a Marcos1800, knew Colin Feyerabend back in the 70s and was fascinated by the Probes when they were at the shows. Heck, I even bought a copy of Clockwork Orange just for the durango95 scenes....

Brian

Loose_Cannon

1,593 posts

251 months

Wednesday 6th January 2010
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Gone looking for more info and see that the Probe 15 has been restored as well. Any more info on that? Last time I saw it on Ebay it was a mess with fabric side windows, but it looks superb now.