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Post by DARK STAR » Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:16 pm

Incorporating latest details, here is the list before it changes again.
First in registration number order ...
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Post by DARK STAR » Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:17 pm

part two ...
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Post by DARK STAR » Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:46 pm

Before I post the chassis number version here is yet another Coupé for sale.
I'm not sure that it is a current ad, as it is the same as in 2015 :roll: but the site seems to have been updated fairly recently and other cars listed are actually for sale ... Andrew Collins' for example.
http://www.classiccarshq.co.uk/ads/sale ... auto-1968/
This is a strange machine which has over the years had Audi 5 cylinder, Alfa Romeo and now a Chevy engine which looks a bit overloaded.
The chassis 'bracing' in the engine bay might explain the angle of the front wheels (this photo is not in the ad 8) ).
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Post by DARK STAR » Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:48 pm

PS chassis 0786


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Post by DARK STAR » Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:58 pm

Here is the chassis number list (without update of the orange car :wink: )
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Post by DARK STAR » Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:59 pm

part two ...
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Post by DARK STAR » Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:27 am

Anyone know what this was ?
What it IS is clearly written on the side.
Unsold on eBay recently.
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Post by gtcse8 » Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:33 am

I saw it, it was IIRC a Diesel landy chassis with Coupe body/doors


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Post by DARK STAR » Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:32 am

Apparently a Ford Ranger, whatever that might be.
Someone had the bright idea of putting two wrecks together to make ... another wreck :roll:


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Post by DARK STAR » Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:43 am

Found it.
The shell was for sale by Tribute Automotive (Scimitar kit car builders) earlier this year at 850 sterling.
It looked in pretty sound condition, what a shame to cut it up.
I wonder how much the pickup builder paid for the privilege.
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Post by Roger Pennington » Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:07 pm

DARK STAR wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:43 am
The shell was for sale by Tribute Automotive (Scimitar kit car builders) earlier this year at 850 sterling.
It looked in pretty sound condition, what a shame to cut it up.
I wonder how much the pickup builder paid for the privilege.
Weren't they the sellers for the "pickup" too? Some of the backgroiund in the two sets of photos looks very similar?


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Post by DARK STAR » Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:26 pm

The thought had crossed my mind.
In which case I wonder what sort of a botch-up they made with the chassis :|
What a waste.


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Post by scimjim » Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:18 pm

I expect the chassis went under a Formosa? Actually a very nice looking kit IMHO.


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Post by DARK STAR » Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:38 pm

I'm not interested enough to look it up but is a Formosa based on a Coupé chassis ?
Because obviously a GTE chassis is not the same.
And Coupés are much rarer than GTE's ...


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Post by scimjim » Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:47 pm

I believe Tribute started using Triumph Herald or Spitfire chassis but Scimitars are much cheaper and handle better. The Formosa (by Gary, not Tribute) has been built on a GTE chassis but a coupe would probably be nearer the original Triumph dimensions.

The car was advertised and he bought it to use the chassis. The remains of the car were advertised widely and no-one bought it - it might look rubbish to you and I but he can do what he likes with it :D


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Previous: SE5, 3 x SE5a, 2 x SE6a, 3 x SE6b, GTC, 2.9i GTC, 3 x 1600 SS1, 1300 SS1, Mk1 Ti Sabre, Mk1.5 CVH Sabre, TI SS1 (snotty), 1600 SS1 (C686CCR).
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