RE: De Tomaso Longchamp | Spotted

RE: De Tomaso Longchamp | Spotted

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helix402

5,529 posts

137 months

Thursday 10th October 2019
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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

14 posts

61 months

Thursday 10th October 2019
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Very Fulvia in the style.

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

Love it !

rawlo

14 posts

127 months

Thursday 10th October 2019
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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

286 posts

57 months

Thursday 10th October 2019
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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

820 posts

43 months

Thursday 10th October 2019
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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

2,310 posts

156 months

Thursday 10th October 2019
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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

11,313 posts

55 months

Thursday 10th October 2019
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helix402 said:
Here you go:




Light source:



Or:

I want to know what the exciting new rules were?

helix402

5,529 posts

137 months

Thursday 10th October 2019
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This is the pinnacle of exciting rules:


MikeGalos

252 posts

239 months

Thursday 10th October 2019
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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

2,550 posts

100 months

Thursday 10th October 2019
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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

5,529 posts

137 months

Thursday 10th October 2019
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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

2,550 posts

100 months

Thursday 10th October 2019
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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

3,674 posts

129 months

Thursday 10th October 2019
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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

810 posts

198 months

Friday 11th October 2019
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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

25,365 posts

213 months

Monday 14th October 2019
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He sold it wink