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Jonty

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Unusual cars
« on: March 30, 2011, 07:59:26 pm »

What unusual cars have members seen recently on the road? And I mean unusual, not just expensive exotica.

I'll start the ball rolling with an NSU TTS (couldn't tell if it was a 1000 or 1200) seen in Tod a couple of days ago. Lowered suspension, roll cage, and engine cover propped open in the approved fashion of the time. And, judging by the driver's difficulty in getting it off the line, a pretty peaky cam. A bit like this:
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Re: Unusual cars
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2011, 08:57:03 pm »

...Hi Guys...
I passed a large Rolls Royce car in Glasgow which had an unusual registration number...

It was ORG45M...A True Love Machine...


...Best Regards...Norry...
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Re: Unusual cars
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2011, 09:00:12 pm »

i once had this beastie on my tail whilst driving my Austin Healey BJ8 up the M1........

stuck in traffic he was behind me for about four miles until a gap in the traffic allowed me to pull into the middle lane......as he passed me ( i was doing 110mph ) he burnt rubber as he floored it..i never saw it again.......it was painted blue at the time, and soported a full rolls royce Phantom radiator grill, surrounds and spirit of ecstacy but had a catastophic fire soon after and this body shell is a mark 2 version without a rolls royce grill.......they objected that even though it had a RR engine, it wasn't a rolls, and a court order made him take the rad and grill off.......

see here for the story.............but boy oh boy, did that engine sound incredible........probably only doing a thousand revs as it passed me as well, lol....unbelievable.


http://www.spainvia.com/Merlincar.htm
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Re: Unusual cars
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2011, 09:07:34 pm »

you know you're following something special when you come across some very understated 6 exhaust pipes, lol. %% %% %% %% %%
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Re: Unusual cars
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2011, 09:49:29 pm »

  Wasn't that owned by a man called Dodds? Automatic transmission specialist? The engine, strictly speaking, was a Meteor rather than a Merlin, the unsupercharged tank version.
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Re: Unusual cars
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2011, 09:52:38 pm »

yeh, that's right jonty...john dodds.......he took it up the german autobahn once at 168mph..in the early 70's, and two ferarri owners wrote to RR asking when they could order one. {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)
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Re: Unusual cars
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2011, 10:34:38 pm »

Couple of pictures of the original:
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I eat my peas with honey,
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But it keeps 'em on the knife.

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Re: Unusual cars
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2011, 10:48:52 pm »

aye, that was the body that i remember.......same rego...........what a beast. %% %% %%
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Re: Unusual cars
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2011, 11:21:10 pm »

 Here is the ancestor to the Bombardier snow machines that proliferate the winter landscape over here. This one was built in 1937 when Bombardier was custom building and experimenting with his snow vehicles. This beautifully restored version was at the Beaverton custom car show last year. It ran as good as it looks.

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Re: Unusual cars
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2011, 12:25:55 am »

How about a steam-powered Austin Seven



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