Cars you didn't know existed...

Cars you didn't know existed...

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Shakermaker

11,233 posts

53 months

Wednesday 8th April
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HTP99 said:
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!
Ha, well I know that section pretty well and did it a couple of times in the Rascal.

More amusing was bringing it up the A303 and the maintenance of speed up some of the hills was very much the order of the day. Really bizarre how some people will completely ignore any opportunity you give them to overtake though, even when the coast is clear and I was flat out at 32mph in places, people would just slow right down and follow me rather than use the empty lane to go around.

Hobbes003

32 posts

7 months

Wednesday 8th April
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Shakermaker said:
Ha, well I know that section pretty well and did it a couple of times in the Rascal.

More amusing was bringing it up the A303 and the maintenance of speed up some of the hills was very much the order of the day. Really bizarre how some people will completely ignore any opportunity you give them to overtake though, even when the coast is clear and I was flat out at 32mph in places, people would just slow right down and follow me rather than use the empty lane to go around.
I'm grateful vans have mostly gotten to the point where that's no longer an issue. The campervan I occasionally use (Fiat Ducato 2.8, chipped to 155 bhp) will maintain its speed up any incline I've come across. Its predecessor (1980s VW LT 28) was dreadful by comparison.

SunsetZed

1,141 posts

123 months

Thursday 9th April
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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?


triumph-ant

141 posts

188 months

Thursday 9th April
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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

2,080 posts

96 months

Thursday 9th April
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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

1,141 posts

123 months

Thursday 9th April
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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

8,192 posts

114 months

Thursday 9th April
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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

1,141 posts

123 months

Thursday 9th April
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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

5,317 posts

177 months

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


Hugh Jarse

3,269 posts

158 months

Thursday 9th April
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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

5,317 posts

177 months

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

threespires

3,459 posts

164 months

Thursday 9th April
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I found these Jaguars on line


ajprice

17,367 posts

149 months

Thursday 9th April
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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

22,654 posts

186 months

Thursday 9th April
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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

32 posts

7 months

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


Lotobear

2,054 posts

81 months

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

John Locke

555 posts

5 months

Thursday 9th April
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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

1,134 posts

153 months

Thursday 9th April
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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

3,719 posts

181 months

Thursday 9th April
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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

11,558 posts

126 months

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