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roycv

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Kit of your car
« on: August 26, 2008, 09:49:17 AM »

Hi all, the mini restoration thread reminded me of when we had a mini.  It was just an ordinary one, but I was passing Beatties (gone now, replaced by an Irish theme pub!) and saw a mini kit in the window.  I thought that looks just like our one!  It was!  Everything was correct.  The colour was a mauve or Aconite as they called it, the registration NOJ 637 M was correct.
I really wish I had bought one but I didn't, I have a feeling there may still be some touch-up paint in the garage for it, now that really would be authentic.

Has anyone else found that their own car had been 'kitted'?
regards to all Roy
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Re: Kit of your car
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2008, 11:22:23 AM »

Yes In 1972-78 i had a Renault 8 with Gordini front panel this june past my son gave me a kit of a R8 Gordini.
I live in hope of finding a model of a Renault 10 square h/light. I would love to do a model of the R10 Hillclimb/sprints car that i built from '99 to 2004 sold after my back couldn't take the G-forces of acceleration & cornering.


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Re: Kit of your car
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2008, 08:55:41 AM »

Hi Damien, the kit I mentioned had a picture of my car on the box, that is right down to the number plate for my car.  I was interested that they must have completely researched the model they depicted as they had the colour correct as well.

If you think about it the last thing that gets attached to the car is the number plate which is issued on registration, so it was not a random choice as might be assumed, by the plastic kit company.
regards Roy
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Re: Kit of your car
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2008, 09:37:20 PM »

Reminds me of a friend who designed and made his own ornamented front door. A few years later a neighbour turned up at his house  "Can you tell me how much you paid for your door?" pointing to a picture in a brochure featuring his door.
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