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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Flaneur, Nov 24, 2020.
YES, RUST... The yellow one was like the Flintstones car, you could see the road through the rust hole of the floor
For me--a Mini-Cooper. It's a riding lawnmower with a roof and a very dull blade.
A pal of mine owns a place that does full frame-off restorations from true authentic/vintage to completely modern appointments on vintage vehicles, e.g., disc brakes, a modern drive train, and air conditioning in a '63 Ford pickup. They replace every bolt, nut, and screw. Every vehicle they sell--they fully own and work up themselves; no resales/consignments.
I've been very good this year, so please click here and put it in your sleigh for me.
A friend had a Le Car back around 1980, and he lent it to me for a couple weeks while he toured Europe. I had a blast driving that little rollerskate, and I loved that giant foldback sunroof. (I lived in Miami at the time.) I told him to sell it to me when he was done with it, but when that time came (surprisingly soon, with only 60k on it), he sold it quickly. I suspect that legendary Gallic engineering bit him at a bad time, and it had to go.
That's fine. I can't help but notice I haven't seen a R5/Le Car on the road in near 25 years now.
I've always been interested in Sunbeam Tigers. They used to be relatively cheap for the hobbiest.
PCA guy here too (aircooled, but I love the new ones). I think Porsche likes to brag that some crazy percentage of the GT3s they sell end up on track... 80%+ iirc.
While we're on unobtainable track-focused P-cars, here are a couple I saw in France five years ago
I've seen a half-dozen or so Tigers, but never a Le Mans coupe. Pretty dang cool.
renault 5..i had the ts version...fun car pretty rapid thing...would have another tomorrow if i could find one
would LOVE an AC Cobra...or an XK150
totally out my price range....we can but dream....oh well
Last November on my Birthday, my son, 35 now, gave me a few cool diecast metal muscle cars as I said ( we live with him) more than a few times:
" Well I'll never have money for the real thing; I'd be happy with the models!'
NOTE: We don't know anything about cars, and are the least mechanical/ handy men in the world- but we both dig muscle, Sport and vintage cars, so I've turned into a bit of a collector, on the cheap, but afraid a monster had been created:
Here are two cool ones I just got, this Birthday ( thanks, Mike!)
1957 Chevy Bel Air
Ain’t PCA great? Can’t wait to get back to normal activities. I have a set of tires I need to burn up Nice pic of the 919 too.
Recently I saw one of those track Camaros (ZL1 I think?) in a parking lot. I asked the owner “what’s your fastest lap at Sebring?”. He kinda sheepishly told me he didn’t track the car. I told him that was a shame because that’s what the car was made for. I also told him to go get some instruction before he killed himself and/or others
Well, I'll certainly never own one of these:
Just because you post the picture of a Yugo Zastava, I'll post these pictures of a brave Moskvitch, that I took in July 2019 in Uzbekistan, while travelling from Bukhara to Samarqand...
1956 Porsche Speedster
semaphore turn signals
My best friend got the Speedster from a junkyard for a Cannon 35mm body plus $800.
He is a Porsche mechanic so he had good access for parts, etc.
I helped him do the restoration.
VERY cool car.
The VW was our daily driver at his bike shop.
We would make parts runs from SA to Austin to pick up parts.
The semaphore turn signals are funky but they work.
Another cool car.
At one point we put a Porsche 356 motor in the VW. Fun!
Had a chance to swap my '64 Olds 442 straight across for a very nice '62 Corvette, 327/300, 4 speed. Didn't do it. Regretted it ever since. This would have been circa 1968 or 69.
Came close to buying one in the UK and shipping it home but didn't. Wish I had pulled the trigger.
I saw one in a local parking lot in the last year. Owner loved it but it was rusting faster than he could keep up. He was enjoying the ride. I love cheap Renaults, the R 4's and 5's especially.
I had a 78 Ford Fiesta, a POS for sure but it was alive and fun.
used to throw 5 am newspapers out of a very similar mopar in 1970 el paso
440 magnum with 2x4 barrel carbs just ripping up the neighborhood streets
because of the 4:11 rear end it would only go 90 mph but it would get there in one block
Dont blame you mate...who wants a boxy rustbucket in hearing aid beige
ooo...moggy traveller.....great things
1098cc bmc A series engine....lost count of the numbers of those engines ive rebuilt
1275cc marina version goes in there nicely...with marina gearbox...use marina brakes and you got a good car that will keep up with modern traffic....and you can put mini cooper twin SU carbs on with an LCB manifold for exhaust...boosts BHP quite a lot...even on original engine...go like the proverbial off a stick...a real "sleeper"...give boy racers a shock pulling from traffic lights