RE: De Tomaso Longchamp | Spotted

RE: De Tomaso Longchamp | Spotted

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helix402

4,990 posts

128 months

Thursday 10th October
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AMGSee55 said:
Loving that white Consul (Granada) with its 1700cc V4. 75 hp vs 1200kg.....definitely one for cruising rather than hooning biggrin
It certainly wasn’t made for Sweeney style power slides!

Alex-86

6 posts

52 months

Thursday 10th October
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Very Fulvia in the style.

Great mix between the tiny/agile italian and american muscles !

Love it !

rawlo

13 posts

118 months

Thursday 10th October
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sparkyhx said:
Cotty said:
Not a huge fan of this, although I do like the Mangusta, Pantera and this Vallelunga



Edited by Cotty on Wednesday 9th October 13:48
Is that a fuel tank in the front? yikes
laughlaugh

AMGSee55

159 posts

48 months

Thursday 10th October
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RicksAlfas said:
sinbaddio said:
I need a car that has 'acqua' and 'benzina' on the gauges cool

Any suggestions for sub £5k?
Most old Alfas?

And even older Alfas - 'scuse poor pic quality but you get the gist.



Jon_S_Rally

583 posts

34 months

Thursday 10th October
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Well, I must say that I have never heard of these until now. What an odd car. It has bits (quite literally in some cases) of all sorts in it. The lights are obvious, but the lines in places echo other cars.

I kind of like it, but maybe not £60k like it. I bet it would be a laugh to drive though. A real oddball, but cool.

Turbobanana

1,494 posts

147 months

Thursday 10th October
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There was a collection of classics found in a barn in Suffolk in 2010, which included one of these. I remember the cars going to auction in Bury St Edmunds (I lived nearby at the time) and causing quite a stir.

https://www.eadt.co.uk/news/classic-cars-discovere...

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/news/7350226/...

Edited by Turbobanana on Thursday 10th October 16:41

Shakermaker

9,785 posts

46 months

Thursday 10th October
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helix402 said:
Here you go:




Light source:



Or:

I want to know what the exciting new rules were?

helix402

4,990 posts

128 months

Thursday 10th October
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This is the pinnacle of exciting rules:


MikeGalos

248 posts

230 months

Thursday 10th October
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Cotty said:
Not a huge fan of this, although I do like the Mangusta, Pantera and this Vallelunga



Edited by Cotty on Wednesday 9th October 13:48
I'd completely forgotten about the Vallelunga until last month when I pulled up next to one at a traffic light. Really nice in person.

mintybiscuit

2,302 posts

91 months

Thursday 10th October
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I bid on a Longchamps about 14 years ago at a local auction.
It had a great file and was in cracking condition.
My max bid was £11100.
I lost it by £ 100. I was a little disappointed.

I have been collecting everything De Tomaso since I was a child when I saw a picture in TOP TRUMPS 1977 smile



helix402

4,990 posts

128 months

Thursday 10th October
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mintybiscuit said:
I bid on a Longchamps about 14 years ago at a local auction.
It had a great file and was in cracking condition.
My max bid was £11100.
I lost it by £ 100. I was a little disappointed.

I have been collecting everything De Tomaso since I was a child when I saw a picture in TOP TRUMPS 1977 smile


The Top Trumps price was “about £11000”

mintybiscuit

2,302 posts

91 months

Thursday 10th October
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Unfortunately, I didn't have 11k when I was 14 !

The auction was at Lacy Scotts in Bury st Edmunds.


TR4man

3,421 posts

120 months

Thursday 10th October
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I have to say that I like it, probably more so if it had it's bumpers fitted and the original steering wheel in place of that wooden abomination.

Yes, a bit like an SL but more exclusive.

gruffgriff

689 posts

189 months

Friday 11th October
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dinkel said:
My mate Phil had one:


And yes, first PH Sunday Service in Feb 2007 and after a cracking Dawn Raid / London Tunnel Run. Amazing day.
Immediately I thought of Transmitter man!

dinkel

25,011 posts

204 months

He sold it wink