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    Default Classic Cars.

    Morning all.

    Being the tree hugging hippy who knows very little about cars, especially old 'uns, I've decided as a winter project to get a classic, with the intention of reinvigorating it as an electric vehicle, possibly as a lead in to a new business venture modifying older cars.

    I've seen a few VW Beetles, Porsche 911's and a Jaguar E-type that have been converted, but I fancy doing something a bit more leftfield.

    https://youtu.be/AJLdzRJdKrs

    What I need your input for is "that car".

    What, without spending a fortune would make a good project, say up to £20-25k, for the donor vehicle, but less if she's "the one" .

    She must be a looker, be big enough for a 6ft+ bloke and his similarly tall wife.

    I quite fancy an Inspector Morse Jaguar or a trusty Land Rover Defender, but the young doctor fancies something racier, she reckons a TVR or a Mercedes convertible, however the Mercs seem to go for daft money.

    I'm not worried about individual cars for sale, or how much work needs doing on the car, just your ideas of what a tasty classic is.

    So there you have it, a simple request, give me your inspirations.

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    Austin A70 or something in this vein, such as an Oxford or Morris. You get often find these with good body work waiting for engine refits. But you're going to replace completely.



    Or the more hard-to-come-by Hillman Minx, which is love to have



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    Classic Mercedes-Benz‘s go for insane money (more so here) and you’d gut the value by modding one.

    Left-field suggestion - how about an old MX-5?

    Donor vehicle cheap as chips, and they’re solid cars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chriscl View Post
    Classic Mercedes-Benz‘s go for insane money (more so here) and you’d gut the value by modding one.

    Left-field suggestion - how about an old MX-5?

    Donor vehicle cheap as chips, and they’re solid cars.
    Not as daft as it sounds Chris.

    I've already considered a high mileage Porsche Cayman for exactly the same reason.

    Just not sure me and the young doctor would fit in an MX5, they're proper tiny.

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    Why not go for a classic Yankee guzzler?
    https://www.classiccarsforsale.co.uk...derbird/121240


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    Audi quattro.
    VW Corrado
    RS2000
    Capri

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    Lancia.

    Always a lancia.


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    Capri.... you can stick your gay batteries in it and still have room for one of your birds horses to roam in the engine bay.

    Your welcome.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith View Post
    Not as daft as it sounds Chris.

    I've already considered a high mileage Porsche Cayman for exactly the same reason.

    Just not sure me and the young doctor would fit in an MX5, they're proper tiny.

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    How tall is she?

    I used to have an MX-5 (the original NA version) and there was plenty of leg room for taller passengers (a mate who was over six feet fitted in anyway). Although elbow room might be an issue.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Aitor KarAndy! View Post
    RS2000
    Sacrilege!

    An RS2000 should be powered by a Ford Pinto and nothing else.

    Granted, with a couple of massive Weber DCOE 45 carbs bolted onto the side.


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    Quote Originally Posted by chriscl View Post
    An RS2000 should be powered by a Ford Pinto and nothing else.
    And driven by Bodie and Doyle


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    Quote Originally Posted by Harvey View Post
    And driven by Bodie and Doyle
    No doubt we will be linked with them at some point.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    No doubt we will be linked with them at some point.
    Both an improvement on Murphy.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Harvey View Post
    And driven by Bodie and Doyle
    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    No doubt we will be linked with them at some point.
    They’re too Professional for our shabby outfit.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Harvey View Post
    And driven by Bodie and Doyle
    Roger Albert Clark was the master


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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    No doubt we will be linked with them at some point.
    Good. We've really lacked professionals in recent years.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wes' Organ View Post
    Both an improvement on Murphy.
    This chair im sat on has more movement than Murphy.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    This chair im sat on has more movement than Murphy.
    That'll be your bowels.


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    Quote Originally Posted by george lyall View Post
    That'll be Bowels.
    Didnt Clough sell him to Orient for 100k?


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    Part of the enjoyment of having an old classic car is being able to hear that engine noise and throwing it around abit. Seems totally wrong to rip out its soul and stick a battery in there.

    If your a hippy what about a camper or something of that ilk? Plenty of room to fit the batteries, if it is a demo model they are always head turners.


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    This is a real old thread sadly neglected.

    Going through some old pictures I came across this from the last time I was in Stuttgart (Chris's ground I know).
    I always wanted this model and the body work on this example was superb and the little engine really purred. The upholstery was best in class really.



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    The body work does look superb to be fair.


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    And the car?


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    Pristine imho

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    Ooooh, any excuse to post "Dougall"
    My first car in 1990 - a 1967 Mini "non-woody" traveler. Cost me £50 from a bloke in Donington and it broke down on the drive home, had to find a phone box and call my dad to come and tow me the rest of the way - he was not pleased




 

 

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