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Dearest people of the U.K. ...... Hello from "Ahmericuhh"

Dearest people of the U.K. ...... Hello from "Ahmericuhh"

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claytonhenry

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20 posts

44 months

Tuesday 28th January 2014
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Admittedly, I am a dedicated fan of Top Gear(UK Version)and have subsequently developed a fondness of many of the cars that you guys have. Its not that i don't like American vehicles, its just that the majority of them have become monotonous. I like the idea of the compactness of your vehicles and i think that they would be very enjoyable on the track (if per chance you could find one here) Either way i have been looking through this forum for quite some time and finally decided to introduce myself and say hello. Below are my vehicles. They're large, bulky, do not stop well and have horrible gas mileage. However, they still manage to put a smile on my face.

claytonhenry

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20 posts

44 months

Tuesday 28th January 2014
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Hairbrakes

8,571 posts

81 months

Tuesday 28th January 2014
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Hello and welcome to Pistonheads!

That is a gorgeous Super Bee you have there! if you want something light, nimble and the complete antithesis of the average American car, I suggest looking at Lotus, Caterham or Ariel cars smile

claytonhenry

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20 posts

44 months

Tuesday 28th January 2014
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Well thank you my uncle gave it to me. He drove it throughout school. As you can see by the front left fender its in need of some body work still. We had it sitting in the garage with things piled all over it and I finally talked him into letting me have it. I'm done with the engine but after the cam, heads and carb, I estimate it gets around 8mpg. So its beautiful until you pass a gas station. Haha. But yes your right I would absolutely love a lotus but honestly have never seen one in person. I had a 944 for a while but when the engine blew it would have cost nearly 4 times the price of the car to fix it. So I took out the engine and replaced it with an lt1 I purchased for cheap. It was so much fun until I was rearended by a Mexican in a Buick .......sigh... I really love the Alfa type cars as well but they're extremely rare here as well. Haha

R I C H

62 posts

66 months

Tuesday 28th January 2014
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If you fancy a Lotus this dealer's not too far from you: http://wirewheel.com/LOTUS.html
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claytonhenry

Original Poster:

20 posts

44 months

Tuesday 28th January 2014
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Well...... Looks like I'm going to Florida haha.

claytonhenry

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20 posts

44 months

Tuesday 28th January 2014
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Out of curiosity I searched and found a dealer in Atlanta also. How much do you think maintenance would be relitive to Mercedes or BMW

catman

1,707 posts

96 months

Tuesday 28th January 2014
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Welcome, Cousin! That is a beautiful car, even at 8 mpg!

Tim

TREMAiNE

2,792 posts

70 months

Tuesday 28th January 2014
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Very, very nice.

But in all honesty you really do need to swap it for one of these:


Chicane-UK

3,860 posts

106 months

Tuesday 28th January 2014
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That Super Bee is glorious... love it.

TameScrapman

179 posts

46 months

Tuesday 28th January 2014
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TREMAiNE said:
Very, very nice.

But in all honesty you really do need to swap it for one of these:

Why bother with that when you could have this fantastic piece of British engineering, it'll save you 25% on tyre costs too,



JDMDrifter

2,552 posts

86 months

Tuesday 28th January 2014
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Is that a Dodge Coronet super bee? If it is you my man are a legend and I am very jealous!

Stu R

21,408 posts

136 months

Tuesday 28th January 2014
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Welcome. Love the 'bee.

AC43

5,434 posts

129 months

Tuesday 28th January 2014
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Welcome!

I must admit that when I first started visiting the States in the late 80's I was gutted to find that everyone wasn't tooling around in massive V8 land barges muscle cars and that the Toyota Camry was the No 1 top seller. It was so wrong. I love that car!


swisstoni

5,476 posts

200 months

Tuesday 28th January 2014
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Wow, your uncle drove a Super Bee to school. When I was a kid I used to look at the Brady Bunch's massive station wagon and think if only I lived in the USA.
We didn't even have a car!

Dave Hedgehog

9,599 posts

125 months

Tuesday 28th January 2014
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claytonhenry said:
my man

RicksAlfas

7,973 posts

165 months

Tuesday 28th January 2014
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Cool car. I went to America once. I might have met you.
Is Clayton Camp your real name, or your stage name?

claytonhenry

Original Poster:

20 posts

44 months

Tuesday 28th January 2014
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Yes sir it is. Its not the big 440 but its still the big block 383 which is a 6.2ltr big block but its still fun. I honestly thought most of you would make fun of it haha. My predetermined "topgear" judgements where incorrect haha.
And I've never seen the three wheeled cars. are they easy to flip? It would be fun to try lol. The top car would be fun with the 113 hp hyabusa engine in it lol

claytonhenry

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20 posts

44 months

Tuesday 28th January 2014
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Haha you probably have... and its my real name where did I see you at?

RicksAlfas

7,973 posts

165 months

Tuesday 28th January 2014
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I was just kidding. It's what many Americans say when they find out you are English.
"Hey, I met John from London. Do you know him"?
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I saw your name on your profile.
beer