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Post by Roger Pennington » Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:14 am

Late Saturday afternoon at the Silverstone Classic, some of the Jaguars had a track parade. I was walking back to our stand, when I saw the cars coming back in. One of them was a car that I'd never seen for real before. Perhaps more notable for it's rarity, than it's beauty, it was the one-of-a kind PMG Rapport Forte Estate. It actually struck me that it's styling has quite a lot in common with the stillborn Scimitar Se82 project. You can read more about it here.

Having been auctioned a few years ago, it now appears, from the registration, as though it lives in Switzerland.

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Post by Alan SS1 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:05 pm

yep rarity before beauty?
cross between Lotus front bonnet, volvo 480 doors, truckman top and cortina back end

and a couple of those Nissan figaros in background of first shot (common as ducks wi bare feet?)


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Post by guybetts » Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:42 pm

Looks like the tailgate was lifted straight from a mk.1 Astra estate. And the top green colour too :shock:


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Post by Alan SS1 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:03 pm

maybe a bit bonkers?
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and NOT cheap


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Post by cannonball » Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:06 pm

It was on the Skyfall run which passed through Inverness at the weekend along with a few others.
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Post by Roger Pennington » Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:18 am

Alan SS1 wrote:
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Coincidentally, one of those Carver Ones turned up at Southern Classics' most recent show. You're right about the cost - apparenty lack of demand at 30,000 euros resulted in the manufacturer going bust!


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Post by cannonball » Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:38 am

There was also one of those Carvers in orange at the Brodie Castle show last Sunday, reg T123UFO, didn't bother with a photo.



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Post by Alan SS1 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:53 pm

cannonball wrote:
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There was also one of those Carvers in orange at the Brodie Castle show last Sunday, reg T123UFO, didn't bother with a photo.
same one :-)


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Post by Alan SS1 » Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:11 pm

Maclaren of some exotic sort,
Number plate 1 HG or HG 1, does that count as a double post?

first one I've seen in ABZ

then a Ferrari with 'non personal plates', cheap skate :wink:


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Post by David Tew » Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:02 pm

Spotted in Iceland last week. :shock:
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Post by CNHSS1 » Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:11 pm

Seeing as it's mid engined, I can only assume it's to keep his luggage 'cool'...


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Post by scimjim » Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:39 pm

A very tidy light blue Vauxhall Calibra on our way back from Curbs today - didn’t get close enough to see which model.


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Post by scimjim » Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:19 pm

I went to a local body shop for a repair quote on my daily and they had a gorgeous Mercedes W110 200 and TWO Iso Rivolta coupes :shock:


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Post by David Tew » Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:46 pm

A well-used 1955 A30 spotted in a nearby village. It certainly has patina and I love the messages on the rear. Still with trafficators as well!
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Post by scimjim » Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:52 pm

A Proton Saga this morning. I think the last time I saw one was in the 80s when my mum bought an Alfa Romeo and the garage was also a Proton, Seat (Ibiza had just come out) and Isuzu (Piazza turbo) dealer.


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