LCC Rocket prices?

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MrVert

4,397 posts

240 months

Friday 23rd March 2018
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Composer62 said:
andy97 said:
Am i right in thinking that Mark Knoppler had one, and didnt he race it in Monoposto for a while?
Not sure about Mark Knopfler but I know Jay Leno has one which he loves.

He did a review of his just recently..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gw43m0TVsZE&t=...
Just watched that...what a superb piece of engineering! Would love to add one of these to the stable, however doubt one will ever be available!

Just soooooo lovely smokin

stefan1

977 posts

233 months

Friday 23rd March 2018
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BERNEV said:
I hope you won't be disappointed. Your car features....
On a point of order (and geekiness) if yours is the white/blue one then it is R040/002 I think (from memory - I'm not at home to check up) in the same way mine is R048/010. R002 belongs to no less than Gordon Murray.
Indeed, thanks for the correction. Here is the chassis plate LCC040/R002.



And whilst I am at it, here are a few pictures of some of the lovely details on the car.







This is the fuel cell that is inside the chassis frame, where normally the second seat would be.














PAUL500

2,653 posts

247 months

Sunday 25th March 2018
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Great concept, but they should have had Peter Stevens cloth it, imagine how superb it would have looked then. Murray is a great engineer but not the best stylist!

Ligne

327 posts

157 months

Saturday 7th April 2018
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MrVert said:
Just watched that...what a superb piece of engineering! Would love to add one of these to the stable, however doubt one will ever be available!

Just soooooo lovely smokin
Don't give up hope, they do come up occasionally. I'm lucky enough to have one too.

Ligne

327 posts

157 months

Saturday 7th April 2018
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BERNEV said:
Rather late to the thread but Rockets are in short supply but I can confirm that the long awaited book is just about ready. I started it in 2011. Worth the wait though as it has details of all 48 cars (the original 46 and the 2 Chris Craft pulled out of the hat in 2016-17). Which means that R013 is the only one missing from the running order of R001-R049.
Great news. Looking forward to getting a copy!

Andy665

3,643 posts

229 months

Friday 18th September 2020
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Thread resurrection but I believe Porter Press are due to release the book in Oct 2020

Alipapa

9 posts

45 months

Friday 18th September 2020
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I ordered the book.

Have been looking for a Rocket for more than 2 years, and too bad I didn't know Damian was selling his until I watched his video...

yzr500

204 posts

104 months

Friday 18th September 2020
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Back in the day Chris would have a fast Sunday drive in a rocket down the lanes near his house in Pudding Lane Loughton lovely quick car with that Yamaha 1000 motorcycle engine most of the order books were rock + roll stars .

stefan1

977 posts

233 months

Saturday 19th September 2020
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Yes, great to see the book will be shortly be on sale. I still absolutely love mine (and some may have spotted it featured in the Carfection video review by Henry Catchpole last year).

Alipapa

9 posts

45 months

Monday 21st September 2020
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I saw that video! thanks for letting them shot the video so people like me who still hasn't got a chance on even seeing one can enjoy a unique piece of motoring history.

BTW, let me know when you are reading to part way with the car scratchchin

456mgt

2,504 posts

267 months

Monday 21st September 2020
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Isn't the real issue for these that Caterhams, radicals, Atoms etc. exist? I know it's not the same thing, but similar principle of add lightness and install some ridiculous powerplant!

LaurasOtherHalf

21,429 posts

197 months

Thursday 8th October 2020
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Anyone else had a delivery this week?






Alipapa

9 posts

45 months

Saturday 24th October 2020
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ordered on Book depository, but the status remains "Awaiting publication"

Equus

16,980 posts

102 months

Saturday 24th October 2020
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Alipapa said:
ordered on Book depository, but the status remains "Awaiting publication"
Says the same on Amazon.

You need to order directly from the publisher.

My copy is on its way (currently sitting in DHL's Cambridge depot, according to their tracking smile).

LaurasOtherHalf

21,429 posts

197 months

Saturday 24th October 2020
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Presume everyone used the facebook discount code with Porter Press?

Ligne

327 posts

157 months

Friday 6th November 2020
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Received my copy this week and will have a serviced and MOTd Rocket back in the garage in the next few days! driving



Edited by Ligne on Friday 6th November 22:24

stefan1

977 posts

233 months

Saturday 21st November 2020
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Ligne said:
Received my copy this week and will have a serviced and MOTd Rocket back in the garage in the next few days! driving



Edited by Ligne on Friday 6th November 22:24
Also just received my book too. It's absolutely fantastic; a joy to read the backstory and see how the car came to life. And it is beautifully produced. A huge congratulations to Clive Neville, the author, for a fantastic job.

Once lockdown ends I will definitely want to take mine out for another cold, winter blast.....

MrVert

4,397 posts

240 months

Saturday 21st November 2020
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Just watched a few videos of these wonderful little machines....

I don't think I have ever wanted a car so much....

If any of you can post up some photos it would give everyone on here a real treat.

Just about perfect in my eyes thumbup

Szulc

22 posts

113 months

Wednesday 25th November 2020
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Looks like the book will be available on amazon December 22nd? Marked as 130 USD and free shipping, basically same price after factoring currency conversion for international buyers.


https://www.amazon.com/dp/1913089142/ref=cm_sw_em_...

Love the pictures you have all posted, I especially like the look of that owner's edition! One day I hope I can order/buy my own Rocket and join the club, I think there are only 2 or 3 cars in North America- all red.


Edited by Szulc on Wednesday 25th November 04:02

Rocket.

1,517 posts

250 months

Friday 27th November 2020
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Looking forward to reading my book but I have to wait as it's a Christmas present.

The Rocket has a big place in my car life and some fantastic memories. Chris Craft is my Uncle and I was lucky enough to work on the launch of original car when I was 19 and then later own one from 2007 until 2015, drove about 2000 miles a year in it all over Europe.

In the end I could no longer justify keeping it and was sad to let it go. It's still the best fun you can have on 4 wheels. Well done to Clive on finally getting the book published!

I recently found these pictures I took in back in 1991 of the original prototype I think taken just prior to the launch event.









Edited by Rocket. on Friday 27th November 22:49