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#1 Guest__*

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Posted 21 September 2007 - 12:39 AM

Was checking out a Maserati on a car site for a mate, found this wonderful thing:

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Rover 827 SLi Limousine

Pretty dreadful eh! It's all about the details - I especially like the hubcaps, my dad had the same ones on his J-reg 214. I suppose Alan Partridge would be ferried around in this back in his "Knowing Me, Knowing You" heyday. The two-tone paint is also pretty dire, colourcoded bumpers, lovely.

Just £2500 (!) will secure you this level of prestige.

#2 OFFLINE   chester drawers

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Posted 21 September 2007 - 01:51 AM

Aha! Looking at the Rover's colour scheme I’m wondering if the coachbuilders were commissioned to build a dual purpose (weddings & funerals) vehicle? :)

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Posted 21 September 2007 - 08:51 AM

That's woeful! I hate seeing Mk1 Rover 800s retro-fitted with Mk2 Rover 200 grilles. :x

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Posted 24 September 2007 - 10:20 PM

That is tame. :roll: I was going to B&Poo for some timber at weekend and all I could see in my rear view was a PINK STRETCHED HUMMER!!!! :shock:

What kind of sick, depraved individual thought these were a good idea??
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#5 OFFLINE   Volksy

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Posted 25 September 2007 - 10:25 AM

How about 2 of these...

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Posted 25 September 2007 - 11:09 AM

How about 2 of these...

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http://i6.ebayimg.com/05/i/000/b7/72/08a...

Wow. Never seen one of those before. Presumably Renault's answer to the CX Prestige?

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Posted 25 September 2007 - 11:18 AM

For me, this one wins hands down....

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Posted 25 September 2007 - 06:51 PM

25 Limo is a very rare beast,got the Brochure etc on it,and my mate has one in the U.K,i think its the only one to exist over here,lots of work involved for a few inches!

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Posted 25 September 2007 - 07:06 PM

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Ssangyong does stretch. 8)

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Posted 25 September 2007 - 10:00 PM

ive seen a robin stretched and some bloke raced it on a oval track smashed it to bits
old fords never die they end up on ebay

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Posted 25 September 2007 - 10:11 PM

For me, this one wins hands down....

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Posted 07 December 2007 - 06:58 PM

A few more of BL's hideous "coachbuilding" partnerships with Coleman-Milne & Woodhall-Nicholson...

Starting in the 80's, and this is just.... NO!.... only 8 made, thankfully - been 1 bangered that I know of:

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Presumabley this monstrosity was the predecessor:

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Been a couple bangered - there was a white one on the road in north shropshire that I used to see regularly in the late 90's

And finally, before that, stop-gap model austin "in that blandcrab actually looks kinda cool" shocker FTW!

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Only one has been banger raced that I'm aware of, way back in 1999 - so there must be some more hiding out there somewhere!

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Posted 07 December 2007 - 07:06 PM

When I moved to Oxford in the mid '80s the Lord Mayor had a black Princess stretch limo as his official car, with the numberplate FC1. I remember thinking at the time that it was one of the most oddly-proportioned cars I'd ever seen.

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Posted 07 December 2007 - 07:15 PM

I used to work as a mechanic for the council were we had a couple of stretched Colman Milne Mk2 Grannies. Where they put the extra bit it they extend the twin pipe exhaust system and it was all a bit shoddy so when one needed replacement I thought I could do better. So I adapted a Beford TK down pipe filled it with wet sand, heated and bent it to shape, made up fittings, it was the nuts. Unfortunaley with the Lady Mayoress on route to a function it became completely stuck fast on a speed bump due to my extreme engineering :)

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Posted 07 December 2007 - 07:16 PM

austin "in that blandcrab actually looks kinda cool" shocker FTW!

http://www.austin-rover.co.uk/images/wn1...

Nice! was there ever a streched 3 litre....
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Posted 07 December 2007 - 07:18 PM

I hope that the incident brought home to the Lady Mayoress, and indeed to the rest of the Council, what a f***ing stupid idea speed bumps are?

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Posted 07 December 2007 - 07:18 PM

Re Stretched Austin 3-Litres: Yes there were some produced but no idea of numbers produced.

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Posted 07 December 2007 - 07:21 PM

I hope that the incident brought home to the Lady Mayoress, and indeed to the rest of the Council, what a f***ing stupid idea speed bumps are?

They were relatively rare then but it must of registered

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Posted 07 December 2007 - 07:43 PM

Ultimate stretched shite, Checker Aerobus, give me an acre and I'll turn it around :lol:
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Posted 07 December 2007 - 07:45 PM

Afraid the only picture of a 3-litre limo I can find is a banger one - there's been about 3 of them raced I believe, and I think around 8 were made but not sure... there were also coachbuilt estate, ambulance & hearse versions, all mega rare - the ambulances were used for "high speed transfer" of patients between hospitals in the days before the air ambulances.

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About 3 years ago I was down on the south coast with a mate picking up a well shagged HA Viva for 50 quid to banger race, and we were priviledged to see a 3-litre limo, hearse & ambulance all parked up together behind the blokes workshop - although the place had a banger connection, I don't think these were heading for the track, although they would have needed work to go back on the road... not sure what happened to them, but I hope they survived.

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Posted 07 December 2007 - 07:48 PM

Ultimate stretched shite, Checker Aerobus, give me an acre and I'll turn it around :lol:
http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/7157/...

Yeah they are pretty cool - never thought I'd see one in the Uk, until last month...

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I know the bloke who raced it, and he said the car had been parked up in the coventry area mouldering away for some time before he managed to get hold of it for racing.

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Posted 07 December 2007 - 07:55 PM

There's a landcrab limo in a scrappy near me. Apologies for the shite phone pic...

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Here's a some seen out and about...

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Posted 07 December 2007 - 08:32 PM

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Posted 07 December 2007 - 08:36 PM

I used to own a stretched convertible mini reg was JDH 66J...wish I still had it as I have no pics of it what so ever :(

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Posted 07 December 2007 - 08:37 PM

There's a landcrab limo in a scrappy near me. Apologies for the shite phone pic...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v651/r...

Is that a Humber Hawk/Supersnipe next to it? quality scrappy by the looks of it of the sort I thought had long gone, any more pics?
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Posted 07 December 2007 - 08:42 PM

The other cars there were a Westminster, a Daimler Conquest and about 8 Rover P4's including an old Cyclops one. I have got a few pcs which I'll bash up in another thread when I get a minute.

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Posted 07 December 2007 - 09:00 PM

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And something a bit more impressive:
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Posted 07 December 2007 - 09:15 PM

Takes a bit of work to make then not look like they're sagging in the middle - even if they actually aren't, I think there's a bit of a visual trick needed in the roofline.

This one's a bit on the angular side:

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Glenfrome were trying to get Nissan's approval, but it wasn't forthcoming due to Type Approval issues (I have some correspondence about it). I haven't yet heard of one for definite, even on the track.

I saw a 3-litre ambulance in Ipswich years ago, parked up in a multi-storey. Possibly saw it again in PC a while later. I did get a very poor pic (and this was way pre-Autoshite) but it'll take some finding.

Some stretchies at the 2001 Firecracker:

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Posted 08 December 2007 - 10:23 AM

And something a bit more impressive:
http://img.drive.com.au/drive_images/Edi...

Impressive indeed. Is it one of those "magic eye" jobs?
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Posted 08 December 2007 - 01:08 PM

I know I'm repeating myself, but some of the stuff that gets bangered really does make me weep. Hpowever, here's a couple of stretchies from my spots:-
A mk 4 Zody quite local to me.
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and a '57 Chevy from the RR show.
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