Its amazing what you find if you look hard enough

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Its amazing what you find if you look hard enough

Post by toomanysabres » Wed Mar 25, 2015 11:38 pm

Finally after 25 years of searching archaeologists discover a new species previously unknown in the UK.
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Re: Its amazing what you find if you look hard enough

Post by philhoward » Wed Mar 25, 2015 11:41 pm

That's the second time I've seen that car in 20 years...


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Re: Its amazing what you find if you look hard enough

Post by toomanysabres » Wed Mar 25, 2015 11:44 pm

Not out in the sunshine though. Its a whole 20 feet from where you saw it.


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Post by philhoward » Wed Mar 25, 2015 11:46 pm

First time in natural light, granted. I think the Six was still in bits at the time? You'd just rebuilt the carbs as I recall?


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Post by toomanysabres » Wed Mar 25, 2015 11:57 pm

That would have been the pair of HIF6's ready for the six which in the end fouled the bonnet so not used.


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Re: Its amazing what you find if you look hard enough

Post by Roger Pennington » Thu Mar 26, 2015 2:31 am

20 feet in 20 years! I think that's even slower than "glacial" progress! :lol: I've seen it a couple of times, and it's always looked fairly entombed - it must have taken some unearthing? :) Now it's out in the light, it doesn't look too bad at all.


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Re: Its amazing what you find if you look hard enough

Post by tanuki » Thu Mar 26, 2015 7:37 am

You are right Roger ... 1 foot/year is way slower than the speed of a glacier :lol:
Toomanysabres ... maybe you should consider changing pseudo ... how about 'SoManySabresThatOopsILostOneInTheGarage' :wink: ?
Nice car :D ... which reminded me of Jef Neef's Sabra when I saw the belgian sticker at the back - and also the color, must have been popular in those days ! -
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Re: Its amazing what you find if you look hard enough

Post by MikeyBikey » Thu Mar 26, 2015 7:51 am

See that would look great just driving as is. Obviously a bit of hidden recomissioning.... , say the brakes to start with, but to leave all of that patina...


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Re: Its amazing what you find if you look hard enough

Post by toomanysabres » Thu Mar 26, 2015 10:05 am

No gearbox is a bit of an issue. I know who 'stole' it. Otherwise its original as its the Belgian dealer demo car never sold. 45787 Km from new.


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Re: Its amazing what you find if you look hard enough

Post by philhoward » Thu Mar 26, 2015 10:12 am

That's a lot of km for a demo??


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Re: Its amazing what you find if you look hard enough

Post by toomanysabres » Thu Mar 26, 2015 10:17 am

Its what I was told, no paperwork only a small customs document which identified it as legally into Belgium from Israel.


Now: '62 Sabre 4, '63 Sabre Six, '65 SE4, '00 BMW E38 740i sport.
Prev: '53 ZephyrZodiac, '64 Sabra GT, '68 Elan S3SE, Mk3 Cortina 2000GXL, Mk4 Cortina 2000 Est, 3 SE6a's, 2 SE5a, SE4a Turbo, 1800Ti.
Company: Cav SRi, Cav SRi 130, Honda Concerto 1.6 (yuk)

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