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 Post subject: V8 trackday car anyone?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 10:22 pm 
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Couldn't resist putting this up. Newly listed in NZ on TradeMe. Really good value too at 2500-3000UKP equivalent.

http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/special ... 573001.htm
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I've raced against this at Triumph Club Sprints at Taupo, goes and handles well and I think is very nicely presented. Definitely faster in a straight line than my race Sprint. However, modified as it is I doubt it would ever be allowed in any of the 'classic' series I race in. A lot of fun for someone at a really good price.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 7:48 am 
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Listing has now gone so looks like it sold in under 24 hours. As I said. very good value!

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 11:03 am 
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What v8 does it have?

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 10:08 pm 
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I should have saved the description, but never thought it would sell so quickly and the listing disappear.

It has a Leyland P76 4.4L V8 motor, Holley carb, Celica 5 speed g'box, Valiant LSD and a cut down Falcon rear axle and wheels, from memory.

It will be interesting to see where it turns up next or if it just disappears into a black hole never to be seen again as so many race cars seem to.

If you Google 'Dolomite P76 V8' there's a bit more that comes up about Nigel's (ex) car.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 11:59 pm 
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Why can no one sell me such a car in the UK and for that sort of money :cry: :cry: :cry:


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:52 pm 
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Why can no one sell me such a car in the UK and for that sort of money :cry: :cry: :cry:
Cos over here, there are no P76s to take engines from, nor Valiant LSDs or Falcon axles. And Celica RWD gearboxes are not exactly 2 a penny either! Though it does seem cheap by British standards, one doesn't know how rough it might be from 1 picture. It was obviously very good value though cos it sold immediately.

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