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essex2visuvesi

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Anyone here know about kit cars
« on: June 18, 2012, 09:55:46 AM »

I know there is a few petrol heads on here so maybe someone here can help
Trying to source some information on an old kitcar for a colleague and not having much luck as yet



Its based on a 76 Ford Taunus (Cortina)
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Re: Anyone here know about kit cars
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2012, 10:43:28 AM »

Its an eagle kit car see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0UytZVGc_g
Note the matching headlights, door handles, and bonnet.

The Eagle may have been copied from the Nova see ..http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automotive_Design_and_Development.
and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purvis_Eureka  Evidently there were many variants sold/built around the world...
The Nova power unit was also commonly a rear mounted flat four VW Beetle engine and some of the Eagle variants were fitted with
the same engine

Hope this helps . . .

Richard
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Re: Anyone here know about kit cars
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2012, 10:46:43 AM »

Top man!

Thanks for that :)
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Re: Anyone here know about kit cars
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2012, 10:58:22 AM »

Nearly bought a Nova when they were being built/marketed in Mirfield. Fortunately common sense prevailed as the lid would have been a problem in our climate, bad enough getting in a conventional car in the rain. "Special" seats were available in Mirfied, De Lorian had just closed operations. Trying to see over the dash line and keeping you head down from the lid made it an ideal static posermobile. Bonito (GT40 look alike) was a better bet.

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