Cars you didn't know existed...

Cars you didn't know existed...

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threespires

3,459 posts

164 months

Sunday 5th April
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Killeen K16
"the Killeen K16, also known as the Springbok K16 and it is one of many projects by Tom Killeen, a former Jensen engineer and draughtsman who passed away in 1991."

Link -
http://maximummini.blogspot.com/2012/12/urban-lege...

And his Imp based Scorpion

Link -
https://www.imps4ever.info/specials/scorpion.html

saaby93

26,625 posts

131 months

Sunday 5th April
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threespires said:
Killeen K16
"the Killeen K16, also known as the Springbok K16 and it is one of many projects by Tom Killeen, a former Jensen engineer and draughtsman who passed away in 1991."

Link -
http://maximummini.blogspot.com/2012/12/urban-lege...

And his Imp based Scorpion

Link -
https://www.imps4ever.info/specials/scorpion.html


There's quite a bit of Clan Crusader in that - maybe it's where you end up if you begin with an Imp.

Hugo a Gogo

22,654 posts

186 months

Sunday 5th April
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Astacus said:
gingabloke said:


Both built by Bill Carter.
yep, definitely reminds me of




but the idea of my toes being that close to the car in front would give me sleepless nights

Edited by Astacus on Saturday 28th March 16:08
Clearly never driven an old VW van

Composer62

410 posts

39 months

Sunday 5th April
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Red Devil said:
F1GTRUeno said:


From Touring Superleggera's FB page. Presumably based on the Maserati Granturismo.
yes - https://www.topspeed.com/cars/others/2018-touring-...
The convertible appeared the following year - https://www.topspeed.com/cars/car-news/the-2020-to...

Veeayt said:
Isn't it a Mustang in drag?
There are indeed Mustang elements in the design. See the second link above. smile
Jay Leno did a piece on it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FghvF5iHp0

threespires

3,459 posts

164 months

Sunday 5th April
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Red Devil said:
Good find.

threespires

3,459 posts

164 months

Sunday 5th April
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Liege on the Kyrle trial April 2004


ajprice

17,367 posts

149 months

Monday 6th April
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The canopy cars from a few posts back got me thinking of a kit car, I've been looking around trying to think what it was called. I've found it now, the Vindicator F4



I think it's based on a Mondeo V6, specs are hard to find.

Matt Cup

1,720 posts

57 months

Monday 6th April
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Strange name, even stranger looking car. Paint it purple and it’d be perfect for Dick Dastardly.

Matt Cup

1,720 posts

57 months

Tuesday 7th April
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More of a Tuning Division is not heard of than the car I didn’t know existed.

Triumph Acclaim Avon Turbo



https://www.aronline.co.uk/cars/triumph/acclaim/av...

Courtesy of this fella’s thread here.

https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&...

Hub

4,734 posts

151 months

Tuesday 7th April
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Matt Cup said:
More of a Tuning Division is not heard of than the car I didn’t know existed.

Triumph Acclaim Avon Turbo



https://www.aronline.co.uk/cars/triumph/acclaim/av...

Courtesy of this fella’s thread here.

https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&...
Talking about tarted up Hondas, I was browsing a coffee table 'worst cars ever' book or something recently and they had one I'd never heard of, the 'Rapport Ritz'. A Honda Accord with some aerofoil nose that rises when the headlights are on, ruining the aerodynamics, and a posher interior for twice the price of the original car.



https://www.aronline.co.uk/the-converters/rapport-...

Matt Cup

1,720 posts

57 months

Tuesday 7th April
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Slam that to the ground on some 13x10 alloys, bolt on arches, an oil cooler hanging out of the front, with a crazy exhaust and you have the perfect bozosoku car right there.

Fastpedeller

2,895 posts

99 months

Tuesday 7th April
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ajprice said:
The canopy cars from a few posts back got me thinking of a kit car, I've been looking around trying to think what it was called. I've found it now, the Vindicator F4



I think it's based on a Mondeo V6, specs are hard to find.
That's the owner/designer in the blue top standing behind it with - Very pleasant guy. last time a saw the car (at Stoneleigh kit car show) it was bronze colour.

Red Devil

11,997 posts

161 months

Wednesday 8th April
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Fastpedeller said:
That's the owner/designer in the blue top standing behind it with - Very pleasant guy. last time a saw the car (at Stoneleigh kit car show) it was bronze colour.
His name is Peter Gallop. The F4 has appeared on PH before - https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&...

Matt Cup said:
Paint it purple and it’d be perfect for Dick Dastardly.
Close, but no cigar. smile

Here's a later one of the car and Peter (pink T-shirt). Belvoir Castle Classic Car and Motorcycle Show July 2018.



Walk round video from that show - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PoxWjir0aiY

In the video it the narrator says the car does have Mondeo parts. The engine is a 3 litre 24V Duratec.
Normally Vindicator used a Sierra as a parts donor car for their Sprint, Shadow, and Vulcan models.
The F4 though is unique.

Like many small volume specialist manufacturers Vindicator is no longer trading.
https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/0709255...




Doofus

11,558 posts

126 months

Wednesday 8th April
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I lament the decline and probable demise of the kit car industry. Some say it's all about replicas, which it isn't; and others say it's just badly built shoddy heaps which, again, it's not. But there's no two ways about it, when it comes to original design, most kit car manufacturers were hopeless.

Jimmy Recard

16,561 posts

132 months

Wednesday 8th April
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Hugo a Gogo said:
Clearly never driven an old VW van
You don’t see enough cab over/cab forward vans any more. I’d quite like a Bedford Rascal

CanAm

5,338 posts

225 months

Wednesday 8th April
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Jimmy Recard said:
You don’t see enough cab over/cab forward vans any more. I’d quite like a Bedford Rascal
Probably for the same reason that F1 cars now have the drivers' feet behind the front axle line.

andburg

3,647 posts

122 months

Wednesday 8th April
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CanAm said:
Jimmy Recard said:
You don’t see enough cab over/cab forward vans any more. I’d quite like a Bedford Rascal
Probably for the same reason that F1 cars now have the drivers' feet behind the front axle line.
crumple what?

Shakermaker

11,233 posts

53 months

Wednesday 8th April
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Jimmy Recard said:
You don’t see enough cab over/cab forward vans any more. I’d quite like a Bedford Rascal
Yeah, really easy to drive aside from no power steering, and more space than you'd expect. I miss mine in a strange way, it was such a quirky thing

Doofus

11,558 posts

126 months

Wednesday 8th April
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Shakermaker said:
Yeah, really easy to drive aside from no power steering, and more space than you'd expect. I miss mine in a strange way, it was such a quirky thing
I only drove one once, and I remember having to brake hard whilst going down hill.

Frightened the crap out of me.

HTP99

16,253 posts

93 months

Wednesday 8th April
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Doofus said:
Shakermaker said:
Yeah, really easy to drive aside from no power steering, and more space than you'd expect. I miss mine in a strange way, it was such a quirky thing
I only drove one once, and I remember having to brake hard whilst going down hill.

Frightened the crap out of me.
Used to drive one regularly as a parts delivery driver, great fun and driving one is a good lesson in how to maintain one's speed, just don't think about what would happen if you crash when gunning along the M25 towards the M23 on that slightly downhill section!

Actually just remembered I almost got taken out by an artic, I think I may have been in its blind spot!