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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy928tt View Post
    See, to me that is just all wrong, the front wheel drive drivetrain should be behind the driver (not infront of the front axle) chain drive the rear wheel and leave the front clean and uncluttered for the driver to sit in the middle so he can sight those front wheels right onto the apex (not understeer past it) Like Tripod's cars but with a car drivetrain rather than a bike one. If absolutely necessary put the passenger between driver and engine, Like Gordon Murray's Rocket.

    The beauty of going tricycle is that there are less ADR's to deal with, HVAC etc
    Yeah, nah. This is how you do a 3 wheeler.

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    I've sort of wanted a Lister XJS since I found they existed.



    http://hanabi.autoweek.com/sites/def...?itok=HpPceAiO

    Though they're probably the worst thing in the world. 604hp from an 80's Jaguar. What could go wrong?

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    Are you optimistic or pessimistic about the end of the world?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cal View Post
    ^right you are.
    Ha. For once. I believe the makers plate listed the colour as Castrol Green to get around advertising laws at the time.
    Quote Originally Posted by 1uz-zte View Post
    You're not exactly Mensa material yourself there champ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Purple View Post
    I've sort of wanted a Lister XJS since I found they existed.
    CTS had one for sale last year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Purple View Post
    I've sort of wanted a Lister XJS since I found they existed.



    http://hanabi.autoweek.com/sites/def...?itok=HpPceAiO

    Though they're probably the worst thing in the world. 604hp from an 80's Jaguar. What could go wrong?
    Couldn't be any worse than owning a Valiant could it?????

    Oh, and now you have me trawling gumtree looking for suitable valiants that need a new home.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cal View Post
    CTS had one for sale last year.
    I'm not THAT baller. Though normal XJS + fibreglass + LSA has some appeal to it.

    CL/CMs are still cheap, do it! One of my patients was temporarily in custody of a fairly mint CxC he inherited in a will so I almost had another one recently. Fortunately his sister sold it to someone for $1k, otherwise I'd probably be sleeping in the garage by now.

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    The sharp edges in the Lister XJS arches have always bugged me, they'd be at least 150% hotter if they were curved instead of looking like a bodgy cut and shut of the original arch.
    "Where can we get hold of a Vincent Black Shadow?" "Whats that?" "A fantastic bike," I said. "The new model is something like two thousand cubic inches, developing two hundred brake-horsepower at four thousand revolutions per minute on a magnesium frame with two styrofoam seats and a total curb weight of exactly two hundred pounds."

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    ^wow I've never noticed that before. Yeah that was a shit idea wasn't it.

    In red, it's horrendous.



    Less noticeable in black.

    Last edited by Cal; 02-03-18 at 12:03 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cal View Post
    ^wow I've never noticed that before. Yeah that was a shit idea wasn't it.
    Clearly the thought of 600hp of XJS meant all the blood drained from your eyes. :P

    The "LeMans" Bonnet and spoiler/raised tail lights are repulsive.
    "Where can we get hold of a Vincent Black Shadow?" "Whats that?" "A fantastic bike," I said. "The new model is something like two thousand cubic inches, developing two hundred brake-horsepower at four thousand revolutions per minute on a magnesium frame with two styrofoam seats and a total curb weight of exactly two hundred pounds."

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    But doesn't 600hp from an '80s Jag trump dodgy '80s automotive fashion????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Purple View Post
    I'm not THAT baller. Though normal XJS + fibreglass + LSA has some appeal to it.

    CL/CMs are still cheap, do it! One of my patients was temporarily in custody of a fairly mint CxC he inherited in a will so I almost had another one recently. Fortunately his sister sold it to someone for $1k, otherwise I'd probably be sleeping in the garage by now.
    My ultimate car is sadly out of reach, I have always wanted a CH CxC 2 door, but sadly with only 500 made, and tonsley parks general build quality they are mostly gone, and those that are left don't get advertised and are well outside what I can justify for an old Valiant.

    I just like the idea of a 2 door coupe that is larger than the 4 door sedan it was based off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by big_pete View Post




    Nopics' brother has a '63 split-window with a modern LS7 and a 6-speed. I should grab pics. I think I prefer the split-window look?

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    this was pretty cool from a reality car show - split window Corvette hard top


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    Spotted on a truck today.







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    Why do I want this for some reason?

    It's so trashy it's awesome! 1970's AMX represent. 1000hp Hellcat probably helps too.







    https://ringbrothers.com/1972-amc-javelin-amx-defiant

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    Chin spoiler is a bit busy, but otherwise mint.
    "Where can we get hold of a Vincent Black Shadow?" "Whats that?" "A fantastic bike," I said. "The new model is something like two thousand cubic inches, developing two hundred brake-horsepower at four thousand revolutions per minute on a magnesium frame with two styrofoam seats and a total curb weight of exactly two hundred pounds."

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    What is in between the tail lights?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cal View Post
    haaaawtttt!!!.

    Best car on this page so far by miles.
    .... because every driver experiences the destructive potential of the effortless surge of power available through the smallest of body movements.

    Dr Hoon
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    DrNick is king!!!! No, Mark Webber is now! Long live the king!... hold on a minute mate, Ricci is in charge now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Purple View Post
    ringbrothers.chopshop
    I think they've ruined the lines of the Javelin, and the bonnet is just horrible!
    Lots of minis & mokes including a G13b powered Sports Sedan, a couple of Swift Gtis, a Goggomobil, Porsche 928S, Polo Gti, BMW 540i, a WRX and a few others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliffordcliffs View Post
    What is in between the tail lights?

    Some of those that work forces are the same that burn crosses.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DSMAZDAGTR View Post
    Spotted on a truck today.




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    Spotted this the other week - didn't get closeups though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliffordcliffs View Post
    What is in between the tail lights?
    Fuel filler.

    "Where can we get hold of a Vincent Black Shadow?" "Whats that?" "A fantastic bike," I said. "The new model is something like two thousand cubic inches, developing two hundred brake-horsepower at four thousand revolutions per minute on a magnesium frame with two styrofoam seats and a total curb weight of exactly two hundred pounds."

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    They moved the front wheels and wheel arches forward, and that spoiled the balance a bit for me.
    This is serious mum!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 31GUN View Post
    They moved the front wheels and wheel arches forward, and that spoiled the balance a bit for me.
    That's what it is, I was thinking there was something wrong with it but couldn't put my finger on it.

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