COOL CLASSIC CAR SPOTTERS POST! (Vol 3)

COOL CLASSIC CAR SPOTTERS POST! (Vol 3)

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Still Mulling

12,819 posts

180 months

Wednesday 22nd March 2023
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Oh wow! What a spot! smile

DickyC

50,435 posts

201 months

Wednesday 22nd March 2023
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Nice old boy who seemed to own the car wanted to talk about anything but the car.

hehe

Still Mulling

12,819 posts

180 months

Wednesday 22nd March 2023
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DickyC said:
Nice old boy who seemed to own the car wanted to talk about anything but the car.

hehe
I just check HowManyLeft: that's because the car doesn't exist. hehe

DickyC

50,435 posts

201 months

Wednesday 22nd March 2023
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Still Mulling said:
DickyC said:
Nice old boy who seemed to own the car wanted to talk about anything but the car.

hehe
I just check HowManyLeft: that's because the car doesn't exist. hehe
If that's a UK registration on a US pattern plate, it's not current either.

frown

Mellow Yellow

895 posts

265 months

Wednesday 22nd March 2023
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DickyC said:




Nash Airflyte behind the shops in Heaton Moors.
Saw its sibling at Beaulieu last year, 4dr Ambassador. Looks like the one above is also an Ambassador if you zoom in on the side, any experts able to explain the Airflyte/Ambassador overlap ?


fourfoldroot

596 posts

158 months

Wednesday 22nd March 2023
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Lovely E-type 2+2 S 1.5 visiting Chatsworth today.




Doofus

26,776 posts

176 months

Wednesday 22nd March 2023
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I'm a big classic car lover; embedded in them for many years, but the E-type, particularly in coupe form, is not a looker IMO.

swisstoni

17,599 posts

282 months

Wednesday 22nd March 2023
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Doofus said:
I'm a big classic car lover; embedded in them for many years, but the E-type, particularly in coupe form, is not a looker IMO.
The E-Type pictured (2+2) is the worst looking variant of the lot, to be fair.

DickyC

50,435 posts

201 months

Wednesday 22nd March 2023
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Doofus said:
I'm a big classic car lover; embedded in them for many years, but the E-type, particularly in coupe form, is not a looker IMO.
nono

It has to be the two seat coupe. Everything else was wrong. Particularly the 2+2.

ETA swisstoni got there first.

PomBstard

6,920 posts

245 months

Thursday 23rd March 2023
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TR4 and BGT in Brookvale today…



The Triumph had an odd rear window in that it was rigid, and the roof needed a couple of targa panels - haven’t seen that arrangement on one of these before

CRA1G

6,644 posts

198 months

Thursday 23rd March 2023
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PomBstard said:
TR4 and BGT in Brookvale today…



The Triumph had an odd rear window in that it was rigid, and the roof needed a couple of targa panels - haven’t seen that arrangement on one of these before
That's a "Surrey Top" quite popular in the early 60's.


PomBstard

6,920 posts

245 months

Thursday 23rd March 2023
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^ That’s the bugger!

fourfoldroot

596 posts

158 months

Thursday 23rd March 2023
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PomBstard said:
TR4 and BGT in Brookvale today…



The Triumph had an odd rear window in that it was rigid, and the roof needed a couple of targa panels - haven’t seen that arrangement on one of these before
Interesting roof rack arrangement attached to the Surrey top mounting points. Can’t think that it would take much weight.

PomBstard

6,920 posts

245 months

Thursday 23rd March 2023
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Surfboards don’t weigh much…

Yertis

18,287 posts

269 months

Thursday 23rd March 2023
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CRA1G said:
That's a "Surrey Top" quite popular in the early 60's.

OK actual TR nerd time – everyone refers to the 'Surrey Top' but the 'Surrey Top' is strictly speaking just the canvas bit and its associated sticks that go between the 'backlight' (ie the glass rear window and frame) and the windscreen. The alternative to the fabric Surrey Top is called (imaginatively) the 'Roof Panel'.

It's shame Triumph didn't pursue the idea for the TR6, it's a much nicer solution than the TR6 hard-top.

RATATTAK

11,792 posts

192 months

Thursday 23rd March 2023
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Yertis said:
It's shame Triumph didn't pursue the idea for the TR6, it's a much nicer solution than the TR6 hard-top.
Agreed, but surely it'll fit a TR6 ?

droopsnoot

12,248 posts

245 months

Thursday 23rd March 2023
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Doofus

26,776 posts

176 months

Thursday 23rd March 2023
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RATATTAK said:
Yertis said:
It's shame Triumph didn't pursue the idea for the TR6, it's a much nicer solution than the TR6 hard-top.
Agreed, but surely it'll fit a TR6 ?
Revington certainly do one that fits 5s and 6s.

TR4man

5,273 posts

177 months

Saturday 25th March 2023
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In Crewe this morning.




TR4man

5,273 posts

177 months

Saturday 25th March 2023
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A bit of an oddity seen in Audlem today.