COOL CLASSIC CAR SPOTTERS POST! (Vol 3)

COOL CLASSIC CAR SPOTTERS POST! (Vol 3)

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john2443

5,368 posts

175 months

Sunday 28th February
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xmyph said:
Another from NZ. Not sure this should be here as it's a newly registered replica but it did look cool. According to carjam it's a LVV "1930 HASSAN"

27000 cc - Merlin?

I liked it until I saw the woodlouse back - I suppose it's a way of getting a compound curve when you haven't got a wheeling machine, but I'm not keen.






















xmyph

1,567 posts

135 months

Sunday 28th February
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john2443 said:
27000 cc - Merlin?

I liked it until I saw the woodlouse back - I suppose it's a way of getting a compound curve when you haven't got a wheeling machine, but I'm not keen.
Yes according to carjam it is 27000cc and then there was this written on the side.




Can anyone confirm if this was a RR Merlin?

CharlesdeGaulle

16,209 posts

144 months

Sunday 28th February
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xmyph said:
Yes according to carjam it is 27000cc and then there was this written on the side.




Can anyone confirm if this was a RR Merlin?
I can't confirm if it's a Merlin, although indications are that it is, but the car is fantastically epic. What a brilliant creation.

Escort3500

7,941 posts

109 months

Sunday 28th February
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CharlesdeGaulle said:
xmyph said:
Yes according to carjam it is 27000cc and then there was this written on the side.




Can anyone confirm if this was a RR Merlin?
I can't confirm if it's a Merlin, although indications are that it is, but the car is fantastically epic. What a brilliant creation.
I know nothing about Merlins, but agree it’s fantastic. Love the rawness, and the curved treatment of the back end is great - much nicer than a boat tail or similar treatment that the builder could have opted for.

Tyre Smoke

17,112 posts

225 months

Sunday 28th February
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Wonder what it tows?

Fuel bowser I suppose.

nicanary

7,925 posts

110 months

Sunday 28th February
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Not too keen on the creator using Wally Hassan's name in vain. He of the Hassan Bentley and XK engine fame.

MarkwG

2,917 posts

153 months

Sunday 28th February
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nicanary said:
Not too keen on the creator using Wally Hassan's name in vain. He of the Hassan Bentley and XK engine fame.
Perhaps it's nothing to do with that Hassan..?

CharlesdeGaulle

16,209 posts

144 months

Sunday 28th February
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MarkwG said:
nicanary said:
Not too keen on the creator using Wally Hassan's name in vain. He of the Hassan Bentley and XK engine fame.
Perhaps it's nothing to do with that Hassan..?
And maybe it's a respectful nod in tribute. Objecting to what the genius that built it named it seems odd to me.

nicanary

7,925 posts

110 months

Sunday 28th February
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CharlesdeGaulle said:
MarkwG said:
nicanary said:
Not too keen on the creator using Wally Hassan's name in vain. He of the Hassan Bentley and XK engine fame.
Perhaps it's nothing to do with that Hassan..?
And maybe it's a respectful nod in tribute. Objecting to what the genius that built it named it seems odd to me.
I am indeed a little bit odd. Obtuse even. Objection withdrawn.

yellowjack

14,171 posts

130 months

Sunday 28th February
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CharlesdeGaulle said:
I can't confirm if it's a Merlin, although indications are that it is, but the car is fantastically epic. What a brilliant creation.
Either a Merlin, or perhaps a Meteor engine. Same 27 litres, but more usually seen powering tanks, such as the Centurion.

yellowjack

14,171 posts

130 months

Sunday 28th February
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Two interesting spots in the New Forest today.

In Barton-On-Sea I saw a 1957 W180 Mercedes-Benz 220S (LHE 7). Never seen one outside of a car show before.

Near Bashley we saw a Ford Model T too. Sadly no pictures as I was driving.

xmyph

1,567 posts

135 months

Sunday 28th February
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yellowjack said:
Either a Merlin, or perhaps a Meteor engine. Same 27 litres, but more usually seen powering tanks, such as the Centurion.
I think you could be right with the Meteor suggestion. If you look closely under where it says "Merlin" in my photo, someone has written "Meteor". According to wiki the Meteor was developed from the Merlin.

GTRene

12,084 posts

188 months

Sunday 28th February
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lol at a tow-hook on such car hahah, did not expect such.


yellowjack

14,171 posts

130 months

Sunday 28th February
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GTRene said:
lol at a tow-hook on such car hahah, did not expect such.



confused

GTRene

12,084 posts

188 months

Sunday 28th February
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yes, strangely made, one with nature ;-)

that merlin? engine, did me remember this one when we visit that guy Harry, who had some fantastic cars and a very special house, anyways, the car, this one was lovely.







me looking at the car's engine details >





me looking around it



He also started the thing and revved it, what a sound haha.

Then he said, come on, I have to show you something else, want to hear my other engine I'm working on, was also something special, but I forgot most, was I think about 13 years ago (time flies but we still have the pictures ;-) )





this was after a while (you still can see the smoke) with running engine, big flames and very very loud, what a monster machine hahah



and ow they sprayed something on it so it worked. He also had some very special cars, some hidden away (ofcourse we looked), worth more then many houses ;-) anyways, was a great day.


Deefor62

248 posts

112 months

Monday 1st March
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GTRene said:
lol at a tow-hook on such car hahah, did not expect such.

Rudimentary parking sensor perhaps?

yellowjack

14,171 posts

130 months

Monday 1st March
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Another New Forest spot for me, and again a lack of photos (sorry!)

Spotted a Triumph 2000 estate in a dark red colour. Possibly a 2500S? Hadn't seen one of these in donkeys' years, and I didn't think there were that many of them around "back in the day". So I'm presuming it's a rare beast indeed, even if it's not a particularly desirable one...

Bob CD

204 posts

120 months

Monday 1st March
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The sun brought them all out today, including me! First up was a 1945 Field Marshall tractor, popping and banging along, it's a single cylinder five litre. Starts with a 12 bore cartridge - without shot, of course. The owner's local. So was the owner of a Daimler SP250 - he's in his nineties, I think. And then a TR3. Plus my Facellia. Lovely day. Oh, and our road isn't even a B-road.

Error_404_Username_not_found

286 posts

15 months

Monday 1st March
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yellowjack said:
Another New Forest spot for me, and again a lack of photos (sorry!)

Spotted a Triumph 2000 estate in a dark red colour. Possibly a 2500S? Hadn't seen one of these in donkeys' years, and I didn't think there were that many of them around "back in the day". So I'm presuming it's a rare beast indeed, even if it's not a particularly desirable one...
I had a Mk2 2000 estate (white) back in the day. Manual with overdrive. One of the nicest cars I've ever owned. Mrs 404 wrote it off demolishing a stone pillar in Derbyshire.
In fact I had several of the big 6 Triumphs and I'm still a fan but I think you're right - I don't recall seeing many estates even then.
Edit: I even have a Mk3 GT6 in kit form right now in my garage but sadly it doesn't belong to me.

Edited by Error_404_Username_not_found on Monday 1st March 21:28

GTRene

12,084 posts

188 months

Monday 1st March
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spotted a red ferrari testarossa cabrio, at a gas station today here in Almelo, I was driving bye one a 2 lane and busy at that time, so could not take a picture, but looked very cool and out of place between all cars from people going home coming from work etc.

never seen one in the wild before.