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Discussion in 'General Banter' started by Nodzed, Feb 11, 2020.

  1. Nodzed

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    Fairly easy one for some of you.

    This is my mates, he's had it 28 years, restored it once now in the process of doing it again.
    Make & Model??

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    TVR 2800.
     
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    Nope
     
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    It’s the TVR shape. So it’s then either the 2500 or 3000. Early giveaway is the side grill.
     
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    TVR Grantura depending on age. Could be S1 or S2.
     
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    NIce TR3 in the background, looks like one I had, except mine had the "smallmouth grill.
     
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    And a Frog Eye, an E-Type (XKE) (I learned that from the film "Convoy") and a Healey 3000 and what looks like a TR6. Some classic metal there Tom. I have seen all of these at The Car-B-Q at Clermont Fl. on a Saturday night right at the foot of the Citrus Tower on US27.

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    Back in the 60s I started Timing and Scoring for the SF region SCCA. Lord, the cars I got to see up close and personal!! Even got a ride in a then-new and exotic Porsche 904 at one track. What a great time to be a sports car fan. Everything from Xk-120s to Siatas and Fiat Abarth Bialberos! Some cars I'd never heard of. Seeing those classics in the photo posted brought back some great memories...
     
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    Back in the 60s I started Timing and Scoring for the SF region SCCA. Lord, the cars I got to see up close and personal!! Even got a ride in a then-new and exotic Porsche 904 at one track. What a great time to be a sports car fan. Everything from Xk-120s to Siatas and Fiat Abarth Bialberos! Some cars I'd never heard of. Seeing those classics in the photo posted brought back some great memories...
     
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    Back in the 60s I started Timing and Scoring for the SF region SCCA. Lord, the cars I got to see up close and personal!! Even got a ride in a then-new and exotic Porsche 904 at one track. What a great time to be a sports car fan. Everything from Xk-120s to Siatas and Fiat Abarth Bialberos! Some cars I'd never heard of. Seeing those classics in the photo posted brought back some great memories...
     
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    The 'small mouth' would be a TR3 the wider one is a TR3 A.
     
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    The E type is a series 3 V12.

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    Not a particularly nice version.
     
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    Is that the one with the big bulbous "fastback"? The early 60s E types had such a great tapered fastback that was absolutely gorgeous.
     
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    Yep the one that was ruined for the US market
     
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    The early 4.2 litre E Type was considered the best variant, with better torque, gearbox, cooling,comfort and room than the original 3.8 litre.
    The wheelbase was stretched by 9" when they introduced the 2+2, where the roofline was made more 'bulbous' to facilitate rear headroom.
    The series 3 was built with the longer wheelbase.
    Personally, I'd love one, a mid blue roadster with tan leather and manual gearbox.

    :drinks:

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    I nearly bought a 61 convertible, BRG with manual gearbox in 1968 when I retutned from the Army. We'd agreed on the price, I arranged to pick it up a few days later, and the guy got a better offer from someone else and sold it. I was not very pleased...
     
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    I hate that Tom, when I'm selling a car of my own, or one owned by a friend, when I give my word on a deal the deal is done. There are people out there with a very different view on this, sadly.:(

    Tony.