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  1. Well that's a lovely thing! Well bought
  2. How the hell can you proportion a car so terribly that the front doors look like an afterthought?
  3. DS Aside, I don't really find anything else remotely enticing I'm afraid. Yes, it's shallow, but I really like the way the Alfa looks, I like the interiors, and I quite like the way they drive truth be told. Granted the 156 drives a bit better, but its also a bit more long in the tooth. I did snoop at the Rover 820 for sale, if I wanted something I couldn't just jump in and drive to work every day, without worrying about a hard to find spare part failing on me, then I'd be more tempted, but I'd still envy the chap in the 159.
  4. I tend to carry shopping, myself, the wife, and perhaps a few friends. My commute I carry my laptop bag. I've a van for the other stuff.
  5. I've already got an estate but now I have a van, it's sort of redundant.
  6. I'm musing. It's that time of year when I start to think about buying something stupid, even though the car I'm using is perfectly fine. My recent adventures with an Alfa MiTo have got me looking at "what else" could I get for the same sort of money. Right now, I'm being very tempted by an Alfa 159, which I think is possibly the best looking saloon car on the road today. I mean Christ, just look at the magnificent bastard of a thing. What does the shite-mind think is the best looking saloon on the road today.
  7. That was basically my thinking. I could break down what I need from a rotten one fairly quickly and buy the chassis and body, and build it over time.
  8. I've no interest in buying a car someone else has made. But I've always wanted a Cobra and a 32 ford three window, currently I have neither. It's a cobra I'm looking to buy a donor for, and I don't think I'd have it finished any time soon, or even have the parts or shell and chassis for a while but seeing that there's a builder on my doorstep (there's actually two, Gardner and AK), has kind of rekindled the idea of building a replica of a dream. And yeah I know the AK chassis is a box job but I bet it still drives nicer than a real one would. 😅
  9. Is the geometry different? I'm looking at the cheapest way into a single donor kit vehicle at the moment using Jag Axles.
  10. So the Jag XJ40 and the X300 share a lot of suspension and brakes stuff, the whole lot being removable on lovely cages and subframes, which I guess is why they're so popular in the hotrod and Kit Car world. Is the 308 more of the same?, I've never really looked under them, so don't know what ratio diffs they use, if the brakes are different, if parts are interchangeable etc?
  11. Yeah they do a few a year, the summer ones are meant to be really good. I think they're quite well done, yeah. I mean there's stuff I'd do a different way if I was making the cars, but I'm not, they are.
  12. Ah yea, the XKSS Plastic Cobras at AK Sportscars in Peterborough by davedorson, on Flickr Plastic Cobras at AK Sportscars in Peterborough by davedorson, on Flickr Plastic Cobras at AK Sportscars in Peterborough by davedorson, on Flickr Plastic Cobras at AK Sportscars in Peterborough by davedorson, on Flickr
  13. Plastic Cobras at AK Sportscars in Peterborough by davedorson, on Flickr Plastic Cobras at AK Sportscars in Peterborough by davedorson, on Flickr Plastic Cobras at AK Sportscars in Peterborough by davedorson, on Flickr Plastic Cobras at AK Sportscars in Peterborough by davedorson, on Flickr Plastic Cobras at AK Sportscars in Peterborough by davedorson, on Flickr
  14. Sunday was grotty. I woke up early as my cat is rather poorly at the moment and I was expecting a call from the vet with the details, unfortunately the poor sod's liver isn't doing very well and we might need to put him to sleep, he's only 5 and a half and we've had this little fella since he was born, his mum and dad are two of our other cats, and his sister lives with us too. He's very much a part of the family :(. A friend messaged me asking if I was planning on coming to the AK Sportscar Open day, they were worried that no one was going to turn up, due to the ran, but that seemed to clear up by about 11am, so rather than stew in my own juices, I decided it's probably best I do something with the day, get some free food in me and head over. For those who don't know, AK Sportscars are a Peterborough based outfit, who make AC Cobra Replica's on their own Chassis, with a GRP shell that they make themselves too. They supply both their own pre-built cars, going through the hard work of the BIVA for you, or they allow people to make their own kits, using a donor vehicle and they assist with getting it all done and registered. I'm a massive Cobra Fanboi and I'm never going to own a real one; even if I could did, I'd have to keep it all standard, and to be honest as much as I like all that stuff, I'd want to use it regularly, so the kits, to me at least make sense. The Cobra market is a bit of a difficult one, they offer the cars with any smallblock V8, 1ufze Lexus's have been used, Rover, Ford, SBC, and of course the LS Engine, which is probably the most sensible choice, as it gives you a load of power, reasonable fuel use for a performance car, and there's a good parts support line for them. Anyway, enough of that.. Plastic Cobras at AK Sportscars in Peterborough by davedorson, on Flickr Plastic Cobras at AK Sportscars in Peterborough by davedorson, on Flickr Plastic Cobras at AK Sportscars in Peterborough by davedorson, on Flickr Plastic Cobras at AK Sportscars in Peterborough by davedorson, on Flickr Plastic Cobras at AK Sportscars in Peterborough by davedorson, on Flickr Plastic Cobras at AK Sportscars in Peterborough by davedorson, on Flickr Plastic Cobras at AK Sportscars in Peterborough by davedorson, on Flickr Plastic Cobras at AK Sportscars in Peterborough by davedorson, on Flickr Plastic Cobras at AK Sportscars in Peterborough by davedorson, on Flickr Plastic Cobras at AK Sportscars in Peterborough by davedorson, on Flickr Plastic Cobras at AK Sportscars in Peterborough by davedorson, on Flickr Plastic Cobras at AK Sportscars in Peterborough by davedorson, on Flickr Plastic Cobras at AK Sportscars in Peterborough by davedorson, on Flickr Plastic Cobras at AK Sportscars in Peterborough by davedorson, on Flickr Plastic Cobras at AK Sportscars in Peterborough by davedorson, on Flickr Plastic Cobras at AK Sportscars in Peterborough by davedorson, on Flickr Plastic Cobras at AK Sportscars in Peterborough by davedorson, on Flickr Plastic Cobras at AK Sportscars in Peterborough by davedorson, on Flickr
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