Cars you didn't know existed...

Cars you didn't know existed...

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triumph-ant

154 posts

198 months

Thursday 9th April 2020
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SunsetZed said:
Just stumbled across this when sorting through old photos. I *think* the photo was taken in Bournemouth in about 94 or 95, anyone know which kit it is?

DVLA says it's a Karma.

BFleming

2,688 posts

106 months

Thursday 9th April 2020
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triumph-ant said:
DVLA says it's a Karma.
Yup, Karma GT. Think Ferrari Dino & 308. Then look at this. No resemblance, your honour!!!
Some info here: http://karma.tribbeck.com/about.html

SunsetZed

1,234 posts

133 months

Thursday 9th April 2020
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BFleming said:
triumph-ant said:
DVLA says it's a Karma.
Yup, Karma GT. Think Ferrari Dino & 308. Then look at this. No resemblance, your honour!!!
Some info here: http://karma.tribbeck.com/about.html
Thanks both, very interesting. A beetle engine is hugely disppointing!

Fast Bug

9,159 posts

124 months

Thursday 9th April 2020
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SunsetZed said:
Thanks both, very interesting. A beetle engine is hugely disppointing!
You've obviously never experienced a tuned Beetle then biggrin

SunsetZed

1,234 posts

133 months

Thursday 9th April 2020
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Fast Bug said:
SunsetZed said:
Thanks both, very interesting. A beetle engine is hugely disppointing!
You've obviously never experienced a tuned Beetle then biggrin
Not from a performance perspective, I was thinking v6 noises would suit the car

Crook

5,495 posts

187 months

Thursday 9th April 2020
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Haven't been through all the pages but have you had the Fiberfab "Jamaican"?


Hugh Jarse

3,400 posts

168 months

Thursday 9th April 2020
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Wow that is the perfect rear end, basically the automotive equivalent of Jane Fonda in Barbarella.
Front end nowt special, buit then again not too bad either.

Crook

5,495 posts

187 months

Thursday 9th April 2020
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On that subject, some of their adverts probably not too PC these days.

threespires

3,712 posts

174 months

Thursday 9th April 2020
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I found these Jaguars on line


ajprice

19,821 posts

159 months

Thursday 9th April 2020
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threespires said:
I found these Jaguars on line

Nice, but I suspect photoshop on both. The 3 people behind the E Type don't have any bodies through the windows (or they may be on the other side of the hedge, but I don't think so). The tree behind the XJ's C-pillar disappears in the window too, the C pillar is a bit flat and smooth looking compared to the reflections in the body side too.

Hugo a Gogo

22,912 posts

196 months

Thursday 9th April 2020
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threespires said:
I found these Jaguars on line

that's Düsseldorf, Oberkassel, in the background they are setting up the 'Großte Kirmes am Rhein' funfair

I also think it's photoshopped wink

Hobbes003

58 posts

17 months

Thursday 9th April 2020
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An XJ40 coupe was built as a one-off:


Lotobear

2,926 posts

91 months

Thursday 9th April 2020
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triumph-ant said:
DVLA says it's a Karma.
Bad Karma

John Locke

1,142 posts

15 months

Thursday 9th April 2020
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BFleming said:
Yup, Karma GT. Think Ferrari Dino & 308. Then look at this. No resemblance, your honour!!!
Some info here: http://karma.tribbeck.com/about.html
The design was also brought over from the US and manufactured by Perry Automotive from Brightlingsea, Essex, together with some 427 Cobra replica shells, a Pantera copy and possibly others. As far as I recall, Perry folded in the early 1980s.

Fane

1,166 posts

163 months

Thursday 9th April 2020
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Firstly, my apologies for the vagueness of this, but... About 2 years ago I was given a Jaguar Drivers Club (or possibly Jaguar Enthusiasts Club) magazine to read. In it was an article about a 2 door Jaguar X Type prototype / mule that had found its way out of the factory into the hands of a club member. I've tried googling it to no avail.

It was actually quite a good looking thing, for an X Type.

tog

3,926 posts

191 months

Thursday 9th April 2020
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Crook said:
Haven't been through all the pages but have you had the Fiberfab "Jamaican"?

Someone on Classic and Sports Car mag's social media team must be reading this, as they've just posted picture on their Instagram of the Fiberfab from their article of a few years ago. Hello!

Doofus

14,631 posts

136 months

Thursday 9th April 2020
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A Manchester(?) dealer had an A-H Jamaica for sale a couple of years ago.

saaby93

27,764 posts

141 months

Thursday 9th April 2020
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tog said:
Someone on Classic and Sports Car mag's social media team must be reading this, as they've just posted picture on their Instagram of the Fiberfab from their article of a few years ago. Hello!


poing

8,743 posts

163 months

Thursday 9th April 2020
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Hugo a Gogo said:
threespires said:
I found these Jaguars on line

that's Düsseldorf, Oberkassel, in the background they are setting up the 'Großte Kirmes am Rhein' funfair

I also think it's photoshopped wink
As a former regular visitor to those parts you got me more interested in the background than the cars! A rather wonderful blast from the past.

Red Devil

12,394 posts

171 months

Friday 10th April 2020
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saaby93 said:
tog said:
Someone on Classic and Sports Car mag's social media team must be reading this, as they've just posted picture on their Instagram of the Fiberfab from their article of a few years ago. Hello!
I reckon the Datsun 240Z borrowed a few cues from that. Ditto Ferrari for the front end of the 308/348/355.

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