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#1 OFFLINE   Faker

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 04:27 PM

Ladies and gents... boys and girls...

I give you the Carroll Shelby Dodge Omni...

AKA a lotus - cosworth developed 2.2 turbo Chrysler Horizon!!!

Holy foook!!

This post should really be in the cars you didn't know existed thread... but I felt it deserved its own thread.

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 04:31 PM

Those bumpers though!!

 

 

 

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 05:43 PM

Safety first. When you hit a ped at eleventy kazillion miles per hour, they may survive.


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Posted 17 April 2018 - 06:08 PM

Somewhere I have a brochure for those - came as part of the paperwork when I bought a Dodge 600 years ago.



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Posted 17 April 2018 - 06:11 PM

I get the feeling Carrol Shelby would have put his name to syphilis if there had been a few quid in it for him 

 

That is a handsome looking car though  !  


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Posted 17 April 2018 - 06:14 PM

I get the feeling Carrol Shelby would have put his name to syphilis if there had been a few quid in it for him

 

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 06:18 PM

This post should really be in the cars you didn't know existed thread... but I felt it deserved its own thread.

 

Worth adding another if you don't know this either:

 

Dodge Shelby Charger GLHS

 

In other words, the Omni Coupe.  The body style that Talbot Horizon buyers never got to see.

 

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 06:25 PM

Speaking of mental Horizons:

https://rallygroupbs...talbot-horizon/

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 06:52 PM

There was a Shelby Dodge Dakota too:

 

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 07:41 PM

Whens it into Southampton then...?
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Posted 17 April 2018 - 07:57 PM

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 08:29 PM

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 08:45 PM

I don't know why the Horizon was so maligned. Wasn't actually a bad car. Can drop a 1.9 XU Pez engine in it........

 

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 08:50 PM

Fairly certain hot wheels made a model of this....

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 08:54 PM

You can get a 1/24 model of these from the States. It might be a Plymouth Horizon but the sentiment is the same.
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Posted 17 April 2018 - 10:30 PM

Wasn't there a guy in the US who had a Horizon in blue with the registation BEYOND.


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 11:21 AM

I don't know why the Horizon was so maligned. Wasn't actually a bad car. Can drop a 1.9 XU Pez engine in it........

 

Popular motor in the states. Ultimate giffer wagon over here in 1.1LE spec....

 

It did win COTY.  But British buyers heard the castanets and left them alone

 

Granted, if they actually had done a Horizon 1.6 Rallye over in France, it might have caught on.  But Sunbeam Ti wasn't selling in great enough numbers over this way as it was


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 11:33 AM

I don't think the American Omni is related to the European Horizon in any way, mechanically or structurally. I'm not even sure any of the panels are interchangeable. I don't know if this makes the American ones better (unlikely) or worse (almost certainly) or what but it does seem a strange way of going about things.


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 12:05 PM

Looks like a standard Horizon was raped by a Saab 99...


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 12:06 PM

Pretty sure a friend of mine had one of these.

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 12:07 PM

He didn't. He did have one of these though.

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 12:49 PM

I don't think the American Omni is related to the European Horizon in any way, mechanically or structurally. I'm not even sure any of the panels are interchangeable. I don't know if this makes the American ones better (unlikely) or worse (almost certainly) or what but it does seem a strange way of going about things.

 

 

That would be correct, sir.

The French Horizon has torsion bar suspension for a start, while the septic one has McPherson struts.

And as you say, no body panels are interchangeable and the body structures are completely different.

Safety, you know.

 

Looks are deceiving. Those are completely different cars stem to stern.

 

As for models, there are the Motor Max 1/24 diecasts of the saloons:

 

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With relatively little work they could be made into GLHs, with a lot of work into Simca/Talbots.

 

AMT made promos and kits of the Horizon coupe in 1/25:

 

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MPC of the Dodge Omni:

 

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And of the Shelby Charger:

 

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And of the Daytona:

 

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Also Shelby Daytona:

 

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So did Monogram in 1/24:

 

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 12:53 PM

Oh, and sadly no models were made of the Plymouth Rampage/Dodge Scamp pickups,

despite those sure qualify for the upper echelons of shite.


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 02:16 PM

diecasts of the saloons:

 

I should hope not.  They all have hatchbacks  ;-)


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 02:36 PM

Hatchback saloons, as opposed to hatchback coupes.


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 02:57 PM

He didn't. He did have one of these though.
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Posted 17 May 2018 - 06:14 PM

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 08:14 PM

Plymouth is Chrysler speak for even cheaper than the Dodge.......

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