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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 8:58 pm 
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Talk of lottery wins on the mystery part thread has got me thinking!

You can pick your top 5 cars and keep any/all Dolomites you currently own and buy additional ones without penalty on the list!

Here's mine:-

1) 1967 Iso Grifo Lusso

2) 1966 Pontiac GTO (400 4bbl, pas, pb, turbo 400 trans and locker diff options)

3) Vauxhall Lotus Carlton

4) Holden Maloo Ute (6.6 supercharged)

5) Triumph 2500S Estate with Skyline running gear (probably have to build this myself!)

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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2020 1:28 pm 
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1. Ferrari 250 gto
2. Ferrari 250 swb
3. Ferrari 250 gt
4. Ferrari 250 lm
5. Aston Martin DB6

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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2020 3:46 pm 
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1. Lotus Cortina mk1.

2. Triumph 2500S.

3. Shelby Mustang.

4. Ariel Atom.

5. My old mk1 Mexico.

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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2020 7:32 pm 
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Five cars in no particular order. Today’s list, subject to change by tomorrow!!

Gullwing

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356A

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GTA

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TR5

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Merak

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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2020 1:12 am 
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In no particular order

1- Jensen Interceptor

2- Lotus Carlton

3- Avenger Tiger

4- Triumph 2.5 pi mk1

5- Early 1970's Datsun/Nissan Skyline 2000 GT

And keep all that i already own.

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1979 1500 SE T reg
1979 1500 SE V reg
1980 vermillion 1500hl W reg
1975 green 1500tc auto P reg
1971 wedgewood blue 2000 auto mk2 J reg
1979 Sandglow 1500HL auto V reg
1972 valencia blue Toledo 2dr K reg
1973 Brown Toledo 2 dr L reg
1977 white Datsun 100a f2 S reg
1988 Toyota Tercel 4x4
1999 Toyota Corolla vvti est
because one triumph just isnt enough


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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2020 11:52 am 
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1. Jaguar D-Type
2. Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Spitfire 80
3. Triumph Stag Mk II automatic in Magenta
4. Triumph 2k (not fussed about exact spec) Mk II estate in Slate Grey
5. BMW E30 323i estate in red with black chrome

Since I'm rich there's also going to be a sensible daily driver:
6. Electric BMW 3 series estate when BMW get around to building it.

And my freebies:
All the fleet restored obviously.
The Vermillion 1500 converted to full electric drive with air-con.

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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2020 10:12 pm 
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250 GTO
RS1800 BDA rally car
A top spec Range Rover, but made reliable
911 RSR rally car
Lotus Cortina race car

...and if we're allowed an additional runaround something like a Maserati Quattroporte :)


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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2020 10:31 am 
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Jaguar E Type
Jaguar Mark 2
Rover P5B
Porsche 911 (930)
Bugatti Veyron

I could go on...


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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2020 9:50 am 
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I think a lottery win for me would be more about facilities than cars. A nice sized unit with a lift and some decent space.
My car choices would be quite modest.

If I didn't have to work and I had plenty of space a TR3 for full restoration would be nice. And I'd get somebody to sort the bodywork and paint out on the Spitfire.

Then I'd pick something out to build a nice hill-climb car. Something bought specifically for a class like U2 "Modified Classic, Specialist Saloon and Sports Cars built up to 31.12.1975"

And then it'd be a VW T2 campervan and a V6 Golf or a MK I Golf GTI

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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2020 6:53 pm 
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Well, YES! attached to my counry estate and besides the 10 car garage (at least) I'd want a facility big enough to accomodate another 6 or 8 cars with 3 or 4 lifts, (2 and 4 post) a pit and dedicated paintspraying, fabrication and bodywork facilities. Then i'd employ me a skilled bodyman/fabricator and a painter to help turn all my mad schemes into metal reality. Maybe take on an interested apprentice or two to learn from us oldsters before we're all dead!

I'm not really interested in megabuck supercars like Ferrari, Lambo, Porsche etc, even old stuff, let alone the latest offerings, I want to build loony tunes one offs, like a Stag Targa estate and a mid engined Audi V8 powered Skoda Rapid. As well as the Skyline/2k estate and the Carledo Shooting brake. When they are done, i'm sure i'll have thought of something else that NEEDS to become reality!

All the money in the world wouldn't persuade me to hang up my spanners and just PAY someone to do it all, i'd have to stay involved, but I also know my limitations, so I would get someone to do the bits i'm less skilled at!

Steve

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'78 Sprint Auto with Vauxhall Omega 2.2 16v engine (The Dolomega)
'72 Triumph 1500FWD in Slate Grey

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 Post subject: Well.....
PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2020 7:17 pm 
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Saab 99, early two door converted to twin headlights
and lightly modified as in
a Duratec 2 litre using Omex EFI driving the back wheels




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 Post subject: Re: Well.....
PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2020 8:00 pm 
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Quote:
Saab 99, early two door converted to twin headlights
and lightly modified as in
a Duratec 2 litre using Omex EFI driving the back wheels

Ian.
Ok I can see the Saab, I had a 75 99 Combi coupe myself (which I loved) and the twin heads (US spec?) are much prettier than the stock fishbowls. I can even see RWD, my 99 was more than a bit understeery and without PAS as it was, a bit of a handful on fast roundabouts.

EFI definitely and OMEX if that's what floats your boat, but why in the name of all that's holy would you want that disaster of a Ford Duratec when Saab make a more than adequate 2 litre 16v engine (moreover, one that will bolt to an Omega gearbox for RWD) in the B206?

Sorry, off topic I know, just couldn't help myself! if I win and you don't, it's that mad, i'll get my guys to do it for you!

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'78 Sprint Auto with Vauxhall Omega 2.2 16v engine (The Dolomega)
'72 Triumph 1500FWD in Slate Grey

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 Post subject: Aye,....
PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2020 10:07 am 
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Omex are supplying they 2 litre engines (which they have built) as OE to car manufacturers,
mated to MT75 gearboxes.
They engines are light and employ a timing chain.




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