Steeds broadspeed xjc

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aeropilot

15,308 posts

157 months

Tuesday 23rd January
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Fabulous....... cloud9


Halmyre

6,337 posts

69 months

Tuesday 23rd January
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Love those ETC Jaguars - a definition of 'Rolling Thunder'. BMW got Alpina to help sort out the oil surge so they would have some decent opposition to compete against. Then just as the dry sump engine was accepted, Leyland pulled the plug. If they had hung in for a bit longer they would have started to return results. I saw one of the cars at a hillclimb at Doune some years ago - it was like having an oil tanker in a fish pond!

grumpy52

3,408 posts

96 months

Thursday 25th January
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I went to the British round of the ETC just to see the jags race .
At copse the lead jag went sideways and was so nearly collected by the other jags running 2nd and 3rd .
I seem to remember all the cars had problems.

4rephill

3,312 posts

108 months

Saturday 27th January
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The big cat in action "back in the day": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8l_Bz_OHhxg

For those who thought/still think it was a manual, the cars slight roll-back @ 1:40 says auto gearbox to Me.

Halmyre

6,337 posts

69 months

Saturday 27th January
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4rephill said:
The big cat in action "back in the day": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8l_Bz_OHhxg

For those who thought/still think it was a manual, the cars slight roll-back @ 1:40 says auto gearbox to Me.
The ETC cars were definitely manual; the Steed car, and all the other Broadspeed replicas, were auto (although a few might have been converted later).
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tortop45

424 posts

90 months

Saturday 27th January
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The steed car wasnt a replica it was the real deal...A broadspeed...

Edited by tortop45 on Saturday 27th January 20:43

BlackGT3

1,413 posts

140 months

Friday 2nd February
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I heard today that Cheshire Classic have unfortunately gone into administration and the work force was given notice today.

aeropilot

15,308 posts

157 months

Friday 2nd February
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BlackGT3 said:
I heard today that Cheshire Classic have unfortunately gone into administration and the work force was given notice today.
Ouch.......not good, for all parties concerned.

neutral 3

2,609 posts

100 months

Tuesday 6th March
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What a shame re Cheshire Classics folding. I inspected a CSL that they had for sale a while back. for a client. The staff there were nice people and great to deal with.

As for the XJ12 winning in ETC, yes, i was a huge fan of these back in the day, but it needed a very special car, to be able to match, let alone beat the much lighter, superbly developed CSLs. Plus of course BMW also had some of the best drivers then available.

andyps

7,758 posts

212 months

Tuesday 6th March
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BlackGT3 said:
I heard today that Cheshire Classic have unfortunately gone into administration and the work force was given notice today.
Their website still makes no mention of this, are they in administration?

droopsnoot

5,455 posts

172 months

Wednesday 7th March
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I'd guess that if they have some outside company updating the site, they may well not wish to incur the cost of making changes, though it's a bit strange that there's nothing on their Facebook page either. I'm not sure on the rules on exactly where they have to declare that they are in administration, if indeed they are. I know someone who worked there, but apparently he'd left some time ago.

P5BNij

1,970 posts

36 months

Wednesday 7th March
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droopsnoot said:
I'd guess that if they have some outside company updating the site, they may well not wish to incur the cost of making changes, though it's a bit strange that there's nothing on their Facebook page either. I'm not sure on the rules on exactly where they have to declare that they are in administration, if indeed they are. I know someone who worked there, but apparently he'd left some time ago.
At least one of their cars still being advertised for sale, albeit with a slight drop in the asking price - The Series 3 Espada is still up for grabs under the company name on carandclassic.com.

Sebring440

401 posts

26 months

Wednesday 7th March
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droopsnoot said:
it's a bit strange that there's nothing on their Facebook page either.
P5BNij said:
At least one of their cars still being advertised for sale, albeit with a slight drop in the asking price - The Series 3 Espada is still up for grabs under the company name on carandclassic.com.
And if the business is in administration and everyone sent home, who would be updating Facebook and any internet advertising, I wonder...?

http://www.bm-advisory.com/bm-advisory-facilitates...




V8 Fettler

6,239 posts

62 months

Thursday 8th March
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neutral 3 said:
What a shame re Cheshire Classics folding. I inspected a CSL that they had for sale a while back. for a client. The staff there were nice people and great to deal with.

As for the XJ12 winning in ETC, yes, i was a huge fan of these back in the day, but it needed a very special car, to be able to match, let alone beat the much lighter, superbly developed CSLs. Plus of course BMW also had some of the best drivers then available.
Jaguar needed reliability, when it was on-song it was uncatchable.

https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/16252/lot/336/ , includes mention of setting a new lap record from a standing start at the Nurburgring ETC round.

mph

2,049 posts

212 months

Thursday 8th March
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BlackGT3 said:
I heard today that Cheshire Classic have unfortunately gone into administration and the work force was given notice today.
What a shame. They sold a car for me a few years back and were great to deal with.

andyps

7,758 posts

212 months

Friday 9th March
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Sebring440 said:
And if the business is in administration and everyone sent home, who would be updating Facebook and any internet advertising, I wonder...?

http://www.bm-advisory.com/bm-advisory-facilitates...
That confirms they were in administration. I have certainly seen examples where the administrator has updated the online presence to reflect the changed status of the organisation.

thurleigh5

51 posts

94 months

Wednesday 14th March
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Stumbled across your post. I thought the Broadspeed XJCs had far more charisma than your American musclecars. THANKS!

xjc

2 posts

12 months

Wednesday 28th March
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Does anyone know where I maybe able to source a set of the deep dished Kent alloy wheels that were fitted to Steeds car or someone that could make up a replica set ?
Alternatively a set of wheels that were fitted to the race car or suggestions of a wheel that would look ok on a Coupe fitted with a Broadspeed body kit.
Any suggestions or info would be much appreciated.
Thanks
Dave

Wacky Racer

29,308 posts

177 months

Wednesday 28th March
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