RE: LB Specialist Cars STR | PH Readers' Cars

RE: LB Specialist Cars STR | PH Readers' Cars

Sunday 15th May

LB Specialist Cars STR | PH Readers' Cars

Think this replica Stratos looks good? Wait until you hear it...


The Lancia Stratos is such an unmistakeable piece of automotive design that you’d be forgiven for thinking this was the real thing. But in fact, it’s a LB Specialists Cars build, a company based in Nottingham and run by Craig and Lydia White. They make a Stratos homage “so exact it fits all the original lights and latches”. The one you see here is owned by PHer Jim Crosby, and, as you're about to see, it makes for quite a Readers’ Car. 

Jim took delivery of the car just this year; in fact, you're witnessing his first drive on a sunny day (classic Scotland). Fitted with a 330hp Alfa Busso V6, the LB Specialist Stratos is every bit the hero - which it needs to be when you consider that Jim's other cars are an Ultima and a Ferrari 360 Spider...

With way more power than the original and a sub-one tonne kerbweight, Jim’s car is fiercely fast, and can be heard for miles. The attention to detail shown really is second to none; it was a pleasure speaking with him about his car and well worth crashing the PH drone to see it in action. We hope you enjoy Jim’s story as much as we did...


Read Jim's Readers' Car thread here

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British Beef

Original Poster:

1,784 posts

142 months

Saturday 14th May
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I would take this over any modern day super car or hyper car. Just look at it!! Simply stunning (even if a dog to drive).

Ray_Aber

294 posts

253 months

Saturday 14th May
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What a gorgeous car! And the noise.....

A great story. A good way to start the weekend.

pidsy

6,980 posts

134 months

Saturday 14th May
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Incredible thing. I’d have one in a heartbeat.

curvature

201 posts

51 months

Saturday 14th May
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Stunning and what a nice chap.

That's brightened up my Saturday morning in the office.

usualdog

148 posts

140 months

Saturday 14th May
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Great stuff

borat52

452 posts

185 months

Saturday 14th May
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His ultima is also absolutely beautiful.

Andy665

2,990 posts

205 months

Saturday 14th May
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Really good video, great car and a very grounded, relatable owner

eddiesheanon

57 posts

193 months

Saturday 14th May
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More of this!

GTRene

13,203 posts

201 months

Saturday 14th May
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great video, liked it, nicely done, great sound from the car also, a lovely Stratos.

sideways man

1,063 posts

114 months

Saturday 14th May
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Enjoyed the video. Pleasure to hear such an enthusiastic owner, more of these please.

NGK210

1,716 posts

122 months

Saturday 14th May
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Wonderful car and a fine fella – do they have a PH thread?
Great wee film - it’s like an early Petrolicious, but without the toe-curling pretension and arrogance.
We need a director’s cut – ie, longer version – please.

Dombilano

380 posts

32 months

Saturday 14th May
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Now that's a proper 3 car garage

smilo996

2,041 posts

147 months

Saturday 14th May
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With way more power than the original and a sub-one tonne kerbweight and if the chassis can take it then that really is a complete hero.
Brings to mind Monkey's Pirelli classic rally vid from a few years ago.....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXgWWNJVdYA&t=...

Also, thanks to PH for a great vid. Day brightener.

Edited by smilo996 on Saturday 14th May 13:39

FaustF

477 posts

131 months

Saturday 14th May
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Ben, Harry, Jim.

Superb, thank you for this, wonderful video and an amazing car.

There's been a gap in the market since petrolicious went mad and this is filling it nicely. Captures what we love about motor cars so we'll, its the story, what they mean to us and how they make us all feel.

Marvellous

jbforce10

351 posts

152 months

Saturday 14th May
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British Beef said:
I would take this over any modern day super car or hyper car. Just look at it!! Simply stunning (even if a dog to drive).
Apparently the Lister Bell STR is not a dog to drive (unlike the earlier Hawk replicas).

https://youtu.be/Xvs5jRi4h80


Ben Lowden

4,398 posts

154 months

PH Marketing Bloke

Saturday 14th May
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Thanks all! Glad you like it. For those that haven't seen our other Readers' Cars videos, this is now the fourth. You can see the playlist on our YouTube channel here.

NGK210 said:
Wonderful car and a fine fella – do they have a PH thread?
Yes apologies we missed the link (now added to the article), which you can see herebiggrin

NGK210

1,716 posts

122 months

Saturday 14th May
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Ben Lowden said:
Yes apologies we missed the link (now added to the article), which you can see herebiggrin
TY smile

Zonda01

2 posts

6 months

Saturday 14th May
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Having owned the 1977 Lancia MonteCarlo I would have loved to have your car back then.
Nowadays I content myself with a 3 litre inline6 convertible but wish you great times, Sandro Munari would approve. A great car to fulfil a dream. Have fun

tighnamara

1,731 posts

130 months

Saturday 14th May
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Great video, interview and CAR.

Water Fairy

4,056 posts

132 months

Saturday 14th May
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Oh dear Lord yes please! That ticks every box and then some. What thing clap