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    Oddities & abominations 'crafted' from (or on top of) other cars

    The Creative Cars range of 'exotics' from the late 1980s would have to be an obvious starting point, as well as an easy target.

    Street Machine article covering the CC range:
    https://www.streetmachine.com.au/fea...blowin-gaskets

    A visual overview of these unforgettable 'classics':



    CC's weren't the first nor the last to do this sort of thing - there's got to be plenty of others which can be added to the 'hall of fame'.

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    Purvis Eurerkas were one of the mainstream Beetle conversions in the 70's/80's - have they become sort of respected now?

    Noticed two on carsales, not exactly cheap, and both well looked after:
    https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/pur...srcx=makemodel

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donald Trump View Post
    The Creative Cars range of 'exotics' from the late 1980s would have to be an obvious starting point, as well as an easy target.

    Street Machine article covering the CC range:
    https://www.streetmachine.com.au/fea...blowin-gaskets

    A visual overview of these unforgettable 'classics':



    CC's weren't the first nor the last to do this sort of thing - there's got to be plenty of others which can be added to the 'hall of fame'.

    One of those Ferrari/Celica things in the link used to go to Jamboree a just be in show and shine. Not racing. his was about 10 years ago.

    Some of them look ok if you had never seen what they are based on, but once you see what they are based on they just look wrong and melted.
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    wonder how many of the MG TD replicas they sold (with VW beetle underpinnings)?



    or why such a thing even existed, I can't imagine an MG TD was expensive back then
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stix Zadinia View Post
    wonder how many of the MG TD replicas they sold (with VW beetle underpinnings)?
    or why such a thing even existed, I can't imagine an MG TD was expensive back then
    So many 'conversions' seemingly had to be mounted on VW Beetle chassis' back in the day - were people just giving Beetles away back then, or were their retained values next to nothing anyway?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donald Trump View Post
    So many 'conversions' seemingly had to be mounted on VW Beetle chassis' back in the day - were people just giving Beetles away back then, or were their retained values next to nothing anyway?
    cheap to buy easy to remove the body and have a chassis with floor
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    probably a combination of not much value, there were lots of them, and the fact that the body just unbolts from the floor pan/chassis and is a complete drivetrain. made registration easier too, because the 'chassis' number is stamped above the gearbox
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    I've seen one of those Ferrinos in person. Was out the front of Garry Blogg's on Paramatta Rd, about 25 years ago.

    Still had 'Celica' on the dash...
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    In short, some cunt at test and tune had a 250cc honda turning to 11ty and it sounded porn. Do that.

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    Sounds like a mere oversight?

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    Chick i was in the Air Force with in the early 90's (nopics) had a Poraga in red and at the time it didnt look as crap as they now seem.
    The Celica Ferrari's where less common but still saw a few back then.
    Like stated you can unbolt the whole body and still drive a Beetle around as a floor with wheels etc so bolting a body on was as easy as could be.
    I always thought the Eureka was one of the better looking examples of the time. A few got a Rotary dropped into them for some extra Zoom Zoom.

    Surely the best would have to be the Meyers Manx though? These had a shortened Beetle chassis under them which meant if you let them run out of rego into the 90's you would struggle to get them re-regoed and the
    later knock off buggies where built on full length chassis' but they didnt look right.

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    Oh and that Glammar on the WB Statesman is all kinds of fubar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brewdles View Post
    In short, some cunt at test and tune had a 250cc honda turning to 11ty and it sounded porn. Do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigshipengine.jpg View Post
    Chick i was in the Air Force with in the early 90's (nopics) had a Poraga in red and at the time it didnt look as crap as they now seem.
    The Celica Ferrari's where less common but still saw a few back then.
    Like stated you can unbolt the whole body and still drive a Beetle around as a floor with wheels etc so bolting a body on was as easy as could be.
    I always thought the Eureka was one of the better looking examples of the time. A few got a Rotary dropped into them for some extra Zoom Zoom.

    Surely the best would have to be the Meyers Manx though? These had a shortened Beetle chassis under them which meant if you let them run out of rego into the 90's you would struggle to get them re-regoed and the
    later knock off buggies where built on full length chassis' but they didnt look right.

    Dad had one when I was born, in Canberra. Meyers still do the original bodies, and the later LWB, for standard pans. Iirc they only do the short bodies as replacements for original cars. I recall a couple of mobs were looking into doing purpose built shortened pans for the original bodies.

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    Oh and that Glammar on the WB Statesman is all kinds of fubar.
    But it was enought that Rolls Royce took Creative Cars to court and forced them to change a few things, the original Glammar had a grill that looked exactly like a Rolls Royce one.
    Incidently, I'm pretty sure the glammar kit didn't fit the WB statesman. Totally different body behind the B pillar compared to the HJ-HZ.

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    Ah yes, factory LWB ute with Jaykab ambo booty.
    Nope, not factory. Yes Holden was involved in an ambulance ute project but it was shelved pretty early in the VQ days. These things were a nightmare and Holden instructed dealers not to touch them, or the Commodore stretch wheelchair cabs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irsa76 View Post
    But it was enought that Rolls Royce took Creative Cars to court and forced them to change a few things, the original Glammar had a grill that looked exactly like a Rolls Royce one.
    Incidently, I'm pretty sure the glammar kit didn't fit the WB statesman. Totally different body behind the B pillar compared to the HJ-HZ.
    Found a Wheels article on this:


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    Iirc, the legal action against CC was done by the local importer, who happened to have both Ferrari and Rolls Royce at the time.

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    Seemed like a solid business plan...
    Quote Originally Posted by brewdles View Post
    In short, some cunt at test and tune had a 250cc honda turning to 11ty and it sounded porn. Do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Vegana. View Post
    Seemed like a solid business plan...
    That's the thing isn't it?

    Was also thinking about Purvis, and their business model relied entirely on a stream of Beetles being available, and never drying up.

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    21 million Beetles built, and one of the largest aftermarkets around, I don't think there's going to be a shortage of donors.

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    More the concept of buying cheap shit, and tarting it up as something more expensive.

    Besides the novelty factor, and the occasional mis-guided fool, I couldn't imagine there'd be much of a market for them.
    Quote Originally Posted by brewdles View Post
    In short, some cunt at test and tune had a 250cc honda turning to 11ty and it sounded porn. Do that.

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    I wish Iíd kept the ad ... but when I was at Red Book we were starting to compile info on the NZ market & had heaps of copies of a bunch of classifieds.

    There was a motorhome for sale, and it was a serious ad, where someone had built what was best described as a mini Swiss chalet on top of the frame. It had windows at all levels, mustíve been split-level inside over about 5 levels.
    Really wish Iíd kept the ad!

    Imagine the back half of this, but the full length of a normal bus, and the design was more Swiss chalet than Victorian colonial ...



    ... except the above was obviously done for steampunk reasons, the thing I saw advertised was a Real Thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stix Zadinia View Post
    nah people probably won't be childish fucks in this one



    wonder how many of the MG TD replicas they sold (with VW beetle underpinnings)?



    or why such a thing even existed, I can't imagine an MG TD was expensive back then
    Are they the TD-2000 cars? In the late 80's/early 90's T-series MG's were relatively expensive as it was probably close to their peak period of ownership, before all the people who loved them in the 1950s retired. TD's were the least loved and least pretty of the series but more practical than a TC for daily driving

    My old man has a TD undergoing a 40 year restoration.

    I like the guy who dropped a Morris Minor onto a Silvia underpinnings. http://sxoc.com/vbb/showthread.php?2...riendly-though
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