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P5BNij

11,517 posts

83 months

Saturday 14th May
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rat rod said:
P5BNij said:
Well played RR, a '57 T-Bird sounds very you - let's hope the V5 thing sorts itself out in good time. When I bought the Maser last year the new V5 came back in about a week, I was pleasantly surprised. (just been stripping the front grille today so I can repair the mesh and repaint it).

I don't know, with you lot selling and buying more cars I feel a bit bereft..... must be my turn again soon perhaps...? hehe
Doesn't matter when you buy a yank as long as you do at some stage,

Probably got my ex/wife to thank for getting me into them when she cleaned me

out and that's all i could afford bearing in mind how cheap they were back then.

Garage size seems to be your main problem which dictates the length of the yank

you buy ,lucky there is some decent compact muscle cars out there,

Was going to ask you whether you were going to the Auto Italia show at

Brooklands but just googled it and it was 2 weeks ago, confused

Use to be on top of the show
scene but with Covid canselling events over the

last 2 years i've lost my way a bit.

I may go to the Beaulieu auto jumble over the weekend and got the El Camino booked in

for next weekend 's Retro Rides show at Goodwood for 2 days then the Mopar and American show

at Brooklands on the 29th of this mouth. Going to try to get to as many shows as possible this summer.

Me and my dad came across another damaged Facel Vega 11 crashed by Charlie Drake in the New Forest

they really are a top celebrities super car in their day, My dads mate bought the 4 door Excellence with the

Lincoln Continental suiside doors ,totally outrageous tank of a car .

Funny you should mention St Georges hill ,I was there on Wednesday ,the guy selling the T/bird lives in the road

running next to it ,i think Tom Jones and Engelbert lived there to , Need to be a Billionair to buy a house there now. rolleyes







Edited by rat rod on Friday 13th May 22:07
Beatles John and Ringo were pretty much next door neighbours in St.Goerge's Hill. One of many Beatles stories is of John sitting in his back garden hearing a police siren coming down the lane, half stoned at the time he became paranoid thinking they were on their way to bust him, so he quickly buried his stash of LSD under a statue in the garden. He moved out in '68 when he divorced Cynthia and shacked up with Yoko, the rumour is the stash is probably still there!

I was going to post some more nostalgic yank pics but I've just looked at the clock and it's time for me to go to work wink



Motorama

273 posts

195 months

Saturday 14th May
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aeropilot said:
newsatten said:
Yep I hope he uses it , but he may be a voyeur?
Just likes to look and own something a tad unusual,
As I said it’s Buckinghamshire way so I guess it make the odd show etc
He's only a few miles from Motorama, and only 45mins or so from Brooklands, so he might turn up at the Yank show at Brooklands in Sept, or Blenheim for the Rally of the Giants in July, as that's only 45mins or so from where he is as well?
Same for any of the Bicester Heritage Scrambles, as that's only 45 mins or so from where it is now.






Edited by aeropilot on Wednesday 11th May 14:35
This afternoon at a little show a few villages over from me





newsatten

1,982 posts

91 months

Saturday 14th May
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Marvellous, glad he’s out and about with the old girl
Do miss it, but hey ho times change,
I’ll give it a few more weeks before I decide what I’m doing,

P5BNij

11,517 posts

83 months

Saturday 14th May
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Motorama said:
aeropilot said:
newsatten said:
Yep I hope he uses it , but he may be a voyeur?
Just likes to look and own something a tad unusual,
As I said it’s Buckinghamshire way so I guess it make the odd show etc
He's only a few miles from Motorama, and only 45mins or so from Brooklands, so he might turn up at the Yank show at Brooklands in Sept, or Blenheim for the Rally of the Giants in July, as that's only 45mins or so from where he is as well?
Same for any of the Bicester Heritage Scrambles, as that's only 45 mins or so from where it is now.






Edited by aeropilot on Wednesday 11th May 14:35
This afternoon at a little show a few villages over from me

Nice to it see out and about wink

The Maser Indy next to it is rather nice, a ‘72 with the 4.7 quad cam V8, quite rare in RHD too cloud9

rat rod

3,917 posts

42 months

Saturday 14th May
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P5BNij said:
Nice to it see out and about wink

The Maser Indy next to it is rather nice, a ‘72 with the 4.7 quad cam V8, quite rare in RHD too cloud9
Trust you to notice the Indy rolleyes

I honestly didn't see it , They must be the best buy amongst the Italian classics .

Motorama

273 posts

195 months

Saturday 14th May
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P5BNij said:
Motorama said:
aeropilot said:
newsatten said:
Yep I hope he uses it , but he may be a voyeur?
Just likes to look and own something a tad unusual,
As I said it’s Buckinghamshire way so I guess it make the odd show etc
He's only a few miles from Motorama, and only 45mins or so from Brooklands, so he might turn up at the Yank show at Brooklands in Sept, or Blenheim for the Rally of the Giants in July, as that's only 45mins or so from where he is as well?
Same for any of the Bicester Heritage Scrambles, as that's only 45 mins or so from where it is now.






Edited by aeropilot on Wednesday 11th May 14:35
This afternoon at a little show a few villages over from me

Nice to it see out and about wink

The Maser Indy next to it is rather nice, a ‘72 with the 4.7 quad cam V8, quite rare in RHD too cloud9
The Indy belonged to a friend of a friend, very nice car, he’s had it some time I believe, local car as well

newsatten

1,982 posts

91 months

Sunday 15th May
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Haha I thought I’d was a Matra Bagheera !
Obviously my Italian isn’t much good!

Down at Hythe all day yesterday, lovely sunny perfect day ,
I look I’ve just come back from Spain!

So RR how does the Chevy go? You pleased with it?
Going to view a Europa in the week, need to see if I can actually get in and out if one !
A deal may also be on with the Plymouth?
We’re getting closer, it would seem to be a nice level car,
But bog stock A body’s here are 20K tops.
If I brought it I’d ditch the bench seat , but that’s pretty much all I’d have to do ?????
Err yeah right …….

rat rod

3,917 posts

42 months

Sunday 15th May
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newsatten said:
Haha I thought I’d was a Matra Bagheera !
Obviously my Italian isn’t much good!

Down at Hythe all day yesterday, lovely sunny perfect day ,
I look I’ve just come back from Spain!

So RR how does the Chevy go? You pleased with it?
Going to view a Europa in the week, need to see if I can actually get in and out if one !
A deal may also be on with the Plymouth?
We’re getting closer, it would seem to be a nice level car,
But bog stock A body’s here are 20K tops.
If I brought it I’d ditch the bench seat , but that’s pretty much all I’d have to do ?????
Err yeah right …….
Do you know how hard it is to find bench seats for these yanks,

All these years of doing resto-mods with bucket seats and now apparently

bench seats are back in fashion, try finding one for a 55 Chevy in any condition.

Good news on the Plymouth front not quite sure about the Europa though,

sorry P5BNij i know you like them think a Griffith 500 is more you if getting away from yanks (for a while)

Sorry there i go again spending your money. rolleyes

Haven't collected the Camino yet ,the guy i bought it from serviced it and checked it through

so ready to go but he's been in Pendine since Thursday and not coming home till Monday.

Looks like Wed/Thurs will be collection day ,spoke to the original owner who imported it from the States

and he would have bought it back had he'd know it might have been up for sale especially now it's got

all the upgrades, mlght bore you with a list of them when i finally get it back.

How a mention of a Bagheera gets into conversation on a yank forum i don't know ,

only this one, I had probably the best one in the UK, didn't buy it out of choice ,another accident .

mad bonkers cosy 3 seater interior , half the fun was that nobody knew what it was and still don't .

Good luck with the Plymouth ,back to a manual again.thumbup





Edited by rat rod on Sunday 15th May 09:43

newsatten

1,982 posts

91 months

Sunday 15th May
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Haha
Yeah maybe?? I’d definitely bin the bench!
Obviously keep it safe and sound, but I throw my cars around, very dodgy with a bench ?? Specially if my wife’s on board, fabulous when ones 20 and got a smoking hot babe though bounce


But at my age I’d definitely need some support!
Nah done the TVR thing, enjoyed it but not again,
But the thought of a proper stick car which I’ve wanted for ages is a very appealing prospect,

I’ll just sit tight for now but I suspect if after punting the Duster about this summer and it doesn’t sell then I’d definitely be in with a chance ,
I’d go to 21 but that’s absolutely tops, as it will still fit into our budget,

I just looked into my very empty car hole and thought
Boll—s hehe

rat rod

3,917 posts

42 months

Sunday 15th May
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newsatten said:
Haha
Yeah maybe?? I’d definitely bin the bench!
Obviously keep it safe and sound, but I throw my cars around, very dodgy with a bench ?? Specially if my wife’s on board, fabulous when ones 20 and got a smoking hot babe though bounce


But at my age I’d definitely need some support!
Nah done the TVR thing, enjoyed it but not again,
But the thought of a proper stick car which I’ve wanted for ages is a very appealing prospect,

I’ll just sit tight for now but I suspect if after punting the Duster about this summer and it doesn’t sell then I’d definitely be in with a chance ,
I’d go to 21 but that’s absolutely tops, as it will still fit into our budget,

I just looked into my very empty car hole and thought
Boll—s hehe
Nothing worse than a empty toy cupboard ,well there is,a empty toy cupboard alone with a empty bank account,

been there never want to go there again , 2 years of making do banghead

Always found myself missing lots of things when there are no funds available, lost count of how many times i have said

" I would have bought that if i had the money" then soon as you get some the market seems to dry up

on what you are looking for, soooooo easy to get impatient and buy something only half right only to find a

week or two later something that's almost perfect gets listed.done it so many times ,still do.

"STOP LOOKING IN THE GARAGE" mlght help,it's not there nono



Edited by rat rod on Sunday 15th May 12:37

P5BNij

11,517 posts

83 months

Sunday 15th May
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Motorama said:
P5BNij said:
Motorama said:
aeropilot said:
newsatten said:
Yep I hope he uses it , but he may be a voyeur?
Just likes to look and own something a tad unusual,
As I said it’s Buckinghamshire way so I guess it make the odd show etc
He's only a few miles from Motorama, and only 45mins or so from Brooklands, so he might turn up at the Yank show at Brooklands in Sept, or Blenheim for the Rally of the Giants in July, as that's only 45mins or so from where he is as well?
Same for any of the Bicester Heritage Scrambles, as that's only 45 mins or so from where it is now.






Edited by aeropilot on Wednesday 11th May 14:35
This afternoon at a little show a few villages over from me

Nice to it see out and about wink

The Maser Indy next to it is rather nice, a ‘72 with the 4.7 quad cam V8, quite rare in RHD too cloud9
The Indy belonged to a friend of a friend, very nice car, he’s had it some time I believe, local car as well
I still think Indys are very underrated cars, even with the trident badges on most people have no idea what it is (easy to mistake for a Bagheera though! hehe). Back in June 2010 I went down to a classic dealer near Marlow to look at a Mk2 Mini Cooper (which I ended up buying) and parked next to it was a RHD metallic bronze Indy which just oozed continental glamour in spades, it needed work as it had been unused for several years but I couldn't take my eyes off it....



I kept the Cooper for a year then sold it to a mate who has since spent £15k restoring it, it seemed ok to me but having spent its first forty years living in Cornwall had some serious rot under the shiny old English white paint. He keeps teasing me asking if I want to buy it back off him wink

I still want an Indy. I still want a Urraco. I still want a Dino 308GT4. I still want an Espada. I still want a yank V8. Good 'ere isn't it....?




newsatten

1,982 posts

91 months

Sunday 15th May
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[quote= rat rod]

Nothing worse than a empty toy cupboard ,well there is,a empty toy cupboard alone with a empty bank account,

been there never want to go there again , 2 years of making do banghead

Always found myself missing lots of things when there are no funds available, lost count of how many times i have said

" I would have bought that if i had the money" then soon as you get some the market seems to dry up

on what you are looking for, soooooo easy to get impatient and buy something only half right only to find a

week or two later something that's almost perfect gets listed.done it so many times ,still do.

"STOP LOOKING IN THE GARAGE" mlght help,it's not there nono




Lol
I know !
I am getting better though,
Ive got my name on a pair of custom rifles coming from the US, they should have been here on the 19th of last month?
I’ll give it awhile longer if they don’t materialise in the next fortnight I’ll bail,

Which will make getting another toy far easier to get around my wife!
She’s not anti me getting a car but doesn’t want me out in the garage ever waking minute like I was doing the RT!
And I’ve promised her I absolutely won’t buy a proper turd again!


newsatten

1,982 posts

91 months

Sunday 15th May
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RR this your new 57' lovely looking car, has it got any power to the brakes and tiller??


P5BNij

11,517 posts

83 months

Sunday 15th May
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RR is Dan Tanna and I claim my five pounds first prize.... wink




newsatten

1,982 posts

91 months

Sunday 15th May
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I never noticed the Vagas car had a early none porthole hardtop and a continental kit , which was 56 only !
So I guess it’s was a bittzer even then !
As Trigger so eloquently observed “ you live and learn”

P5BNij

11,517 posts

83 months

Sunday 15th May
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Neither did I....



Mind you in most of the episodes he drove it without the hardtop wink

Since we're talking TV motors, Robert Urich also drove a sweet looking '65 / '66 Mustang fastback in 'Spencer For Hire'...




rat rod

3,917 posts

42 months

Sunday 15th May
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You guys are ganging up on me rolleyes

Thought i got away with that one as the seller took the ad down obviously not quick enough

You guys should be in the police forcecop .

Yes that's the one ,wanted white or the turquoise blue and ended up with the colour i didn't want.

Think we spoke about why are they always in red with white hard tops a few weeks ago.

As i said the seller offered me the car from my wanted ad and i said got a car thanks but a few days later

he listed it on C&C with better photo's and i got excited so thought i'd better go and have a look .

With the white interior and white walls i'm going to paint the hard top red to tone it down a bit.

A set of Kelsey Hayes wire wheels come next although the wheel trims look be easier to clean..


rat rod

3,917 posts

42 months

Sunday 15th May
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newsatten said:


RR this your new 57' lovely looking car, has it got any power to the brakes and tiller??
Yes has both but keep fit windows,

Has a hood as well as the hard top ,

The white one in the auction only had hood but no frame $3K in the States

and the manual white car i looked at had the frame but no hood ,

not that i'm that bothered it's just you could get caught out miles from home

and end up like a drowned rat by the time you get home (no pun intended)

Not a cool look.smokin

rat rod

3,917 posts

42 months

Sunday 15th May
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P5BNij said:
RR is Dan Tanna and I claim my five pounds first prize.... wink



Ye the mini- me Dan Tanner , Now looking for a warehouse to live in.

newsatten

1,982 posts

91 months

Sunday 15th May
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rat rod said:
newsatten said:


RR this your new 57' lovely looking car, has it got any power to the brakes and tiller??
Yes has both but keep fit windows,

Has a hood as well as the hard top ,

The white one in the auction only had hood but no frame $3K in the States

and the manual white car i looked at had the frame but no hood ,

not that i'm that bothered it's just you could get caught out miles from home

and end up like a drowned rat by the time you get home (no pun intended)

Not a cool look.smokin
thats nice, and yep having a canopy is nice, but put it up if it looks like rain? dont wait till its starts as lifting it into place is a mission!
And i love the colours, and youll never have the top on so does it matter what colour it is hanging in your garage!

hehe



and i say hanging as they weigh a ton! you'l never fit one single handed without a winch system.................................