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    Classic Cars In Pictures

    With the restoration of my Lotus Elan approaching its end I've had little else on my mind. I know a lot of you are petrolheads, but how many of you have classics? I would love to see some photos!

    Mine is a 1967 Lotus Elan S3 Coupe S/E.

    Here it is right after the respray. It was red when I bought it, but originally it was yellow. This is Wedgewood Blue, which was a colour offered by Lotus in period.



    And the freshly rebuilt engine going in next week. 150bhp on 95 octane; not too bad for a 40 year old 1.6!


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    8) 8) very nice indeed.

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    Yes very nice. I love that period blue. Good choice and a change from the more usual yellow! 8)

    Here is my little classic. Bought it when I was 16, had it 15 years now :) Dates to 1962, and not so many of the coupe's around these days...


    Herald Coupe 1962 by nick_esders, on Flickr


    My car Tammy by nick_esders, on Flickr


    Moto Lita by nick_esders, on Flickr

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    Full-on Old Fart mode:
    Here's my daily car (and caravan - ducking below desk in anticipation of incoming):

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    Quote Originally Posted by unclealec
    Full-on Old Fart mode:
    Here's my daily car (and caravan - ducking below desk in anticipation of incoming):
    Greetings Uncle Alec - saw some of your posts on another watch forum - have you had a better welcome here at TZ? BTW look forward to reading more from you 8)

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    Oh and liking all 3 examples above

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    My 944, 25 years old this year:




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    "saw some of your posts on another watch forum - have you had a better welcome here at TZ?"

    Different forums (fora?), different values, different attitudes. Welcome from people 'on the ground' has been good on both.
    Sorry, a bit off topic.

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    My 1972 911 'Hot Rod'


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    And my 3.8 Mk2 Jag.........


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    Here's my Mk1 and the latest project.




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    And my 89 R107 300Sl, had him for the last five years and think his a keeper......

    At a Goodwood breakfast club:





    After it's first full detail:



    And with it's 80's tastic Motorola GSM Brick....


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    Re: Classic Cars In Pictures

    need more pics and details of that mk 1 please

    cheers,mick

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    My Vitesse, taken at Goodwood last week.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mickylall
    need more pics and details of that mk 1 please

    cheers,mick


    It's been full restored using period mods all except the engine. I've used bike injection and DTA management. 200bhp @ the wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markdotreed
    My Vitesse, taken at Goodwood last week.


    I used to have a Vitesse in the 80's. I couldn't afford to maintain it. The rotoflex couplings used to fall in bits... Oh and it used to break rocker arms but still ran on 5 cylinders until I could get back to the scrappy.

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    Gone but not forgotten...
    Paul


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    Some beautiful cars here 8) Here's my recent addition. 1975 Opel Kadett Coupe GT/E



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    Quote Originally Posted by sjvickery
    And my 3.8 Mk2 Jag.........

    Fab :thumbright:

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    My 2CV ......



    Cheers :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by triumph coupe
    Yes very nice. I love that period blue. Good choice and a change from the more usual yellow! 8)

    Here is my little classic. Bought it when I was 16, had it 15 years now :) Dates to 1962, and not so many of the coupe's around these days...


    Herald Coupe 1962 by nick_esders, on Flickr
    Absolutely gorgeous - I do have a soft spot for Heralds and I must say I have only ever seen one other coupe "in the flesh" as it were. Heralds have a nice turning circle too as I recall! :)

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    Some really nice classics guys, I Just sold my VW Karmann Ghia 1972 vintage and I miss it already !


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    My beast's 20th birthday was last week!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Egger
    Some really nice classics guys, I Just sold my VW Karmann Ghia 1972 vintage and I miss it already !


    Just stunning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Egger
    Some really nice classics guys, I Just sold my VW Karmann Ghia 1972 vintage and I miss it already !


    I have a soft spot for KGs

    My old 1966


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bootsy
    Quote Originally Posted by Egger
    Some really nice classics guys, I Just sold my VW Karmann Ghia 1972 vintage and I miss it already !


    I have a soft spot for KGs

    My old 1966


    That's a beauty and my Birth year which is the type I really wanted as they have the better shaped bumpers, rear lights and front indicators.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dapper
    My 2CV ......



    Cheers :)
    What an unusual Deux Chevaux. Can you explain the wheel trims for me? :)

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    My 1967 Alfa - this on a trip through Italy in 2005.


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    Sold my TR6 last September after 10yrs ownership; have to admit I miss it. However, my rather small garage influenced the decision as it isn't big enough to work on the a car in comfort. Doing any maintainence was a real pain because of this; given a double garage I may have kept the car or swapped it for another classic.

    Some nice stuff displayed on here......I particular like the Mk2 Jag.

    Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by Egger
    Some really nice classics guys, I Just sold my VW Karmann Ghia 1972 vintage and I miss it already !

    That's a smart Karmann Ghia. Me and the missus keep toying with the idea of one.

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    Younger than most in this thread, but the M3 is 25 years old this year. Mine is an '88 Evo II and is currently being put back to mainly standard trim.


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    Just a baby compared with some, but she is 21 this year

    Andy


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    Quote Originally Posted by Andyg
    Just a baby compared with some, but she is 21 this year

    Andy

    So what is the engine in that RUF then?

    That badge is a little tease...

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    Quote Originally Posted by markdotreed
    My Vitesse, taken at Goodwood last week.

    That is a beauty :drunken:

    My fist car was a 13/60 Herald Convertible and I always wanted the Vitesse MKII. Had a chance of one but the insurance was waaaaaay too much at the time. Still toy with the idea of getting one but they are so expensive now. Although that TR5 in your pic is one of my favourite all time cars - would love one of those if the numbers ever came in.....

    Have an '85 2.0 Veloce Spyder (but no good pics)



    Love that MKI Escort as well. Had a few MKII RS2000 in my time but never a MKI :cry:

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by a900ss
    Quote Originally Posted by Andyg
    Just a baby compared with some, but she is 21 this year

    Andy

    So what is the engine in that RUF then?

    That badge is a little tease...

    Not the full fat CTR or BTR unfortunately, just on that has breathed on by RUF. Now delivering just shy of 300bhp - enough for me. The RUF 18" Speedlines, Aeropack and suspension just make it a bit more drivable if a tad more uncomfortable :D


    If I ever win the lottery would have it made into a BTR 465 Bhp while I ordered my CTR 3. Oh to dream :drunken:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimum
    Quote Originally Posted by Dapper
    My 2CV ......



    Cheers :)
    What an unusual Deux Chevaux. Can you explain the wheel trims for me? :)
    They're spun S/S 'hub caps'.........




    ........based on the classic 1950s American custom car accessory 'Moon Discs' 8)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Andyg
    Quote Originally Posted by a900ss
    Quote Originally Posted by Andyg
    Just a baby compared with some, but she is 21 this year

    Andy

    So what is the engine in that RUF then?

    That badge is a little tease...

    Not the full fat CTR or BTR unfortunately, just on that has breathed on by RUF. Now delivering just shy of 300bhp - enough for me. The RUF 18" Speedlines, Aeropack and suspension just make it a bit more drivable if a tad more uncomfortable :D


    If I ever win the lottery would have it made into a BTR 465 Bhp while I ordered my CTR 3. Oh to dream :drunken:

    Andy
    Andy
    And that iconic badge will mean a lot to petrolheads when you overtake them.... 8)

    Enjoy it.

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    Another baby in comparison -
    My 1989 Rallye Golf, 1 of 5000 built to homologate the MKII Golf for group A rallying in the late 80s


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    My Clubby at Spa in 05



    and in the studio for a "Total 911" photo shoot

    Andy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arbington
    Quote Originally Posted by Egger
    Some really nice classics guys, I Just sold my VW Karmann Ghia 1972 vintage and I miss it already !

    That's a smart Karmann Ghia. Me and the missus keep toying with the idea of one.
    Gorgeous, glad/shame it wasn't on SC. I`d be in even more debt..... what engine did it have ? Any interior shots ?
    Always had a soft spot for VeeDubs since going with my old man at the age of 7 to pick up a brand new 1500 Beetle.
    I remember the reg and often fantasise about seeing it come up for sale if it hasn't been scrapped.

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    I knew we'd get to see some beautiful cars :D A real eclectic bunch too.

    I used to live in the States and had a '68 Oldsmobile 442. Drove it down the coast from Seattle to LA in 2001. I loved it, but it was a pig of a car and handled like one. So when I moved to the UK I got a Mini Cooper S as a complete polar opposite to the Olds. Keeping up with the rust on that thing was a full time job, so when I rolled it down a hill in the North York Moors I decided to fulfil a dream and get the Elan.

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    Here's one of my Healey at Goodwood last Sunday...


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    And here's one of my Aston taken at a photoshoot when it was featured in Classic Cars Magazine last year...


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    stunning,one of my all time favourites :love4:

    edit - i meant the healey but i'd take the aston at a push :D

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    A lot of very tasty metal indeed - keep them coming please.

    Andy

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    Okay, only two (small) wheels. My 40 year old Honda Z50A.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MonkeyBoy
    Okay, only two (small) wheels. My 40 year old Honda Z50A.
    Ah ha, hence your name :D Never ridden one of these but they do look fun.

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    I dont have a classic any more :(

    But heres 2 of mine that are missed

    My 1967 912



    1956 lowlight ghia



    Would love to have another project one day

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    So many lovely Karmann Ghias, but I rarely ever see them on the road. What gives?

    I did see two lovely pre-73 Beetles on the road on Saturday. One of them seemed quite highly modified.

    My Lotus shares the garage with my father-in-law's '57 AC Ace Bristol. A stunning car.

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    Here's the current fleet:

    1988 924S (stripped-out, track suspension, adjustable dampers, brakes and some other stuff):



    1967 MGB GT (130 bhp 1950cc engine, 5-speed 'box, cage, uprated everything else):



    1958 Healey 100/6 (mostly fitted out now, lots more aluminium in it now, uprated engine and 'box going in this month, should be back on the road in April/May)









    1998 MX5 1.6 (currently standard but off to BBR for a 210 bhp turbo conversion):

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