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  1. Inspired by a comment in the Miniature thread: what's your favourite concept car? Something produced as a one-off, that might not even have an engine, that was wheeled into various new-car shows for a while, possibly forgotten about, possibly scrapped, possibly modelled in miniature. Mine, unsurprisingly, is the 1955 Lincoln Futura. I wonder why?
  2. All the American cars I've had have had PAS, PB, electric this-and-that, so the actual driving of them is no problem. Once you're used to hugging the kerb, that is... @dollywobbler can back me up here, he took Huggy out for a drive. In the Lake District! That Galaxie will be nearly as big as Huggy. Just remember to keep left, hang back from obstacles and if you make a decision, stick to it. If you've driven anything bigger than a Sprinter on a fairly regular basis, you'll be fine.
  3. I saw that stripper, and wondered if it was the Jaywick car. What little I can see of the back end doesn't look crumpled enough, could it be someone's stripped another 1960 flat-top? I'll have to do a DVLA check for SCB 989, which belonged to a friend of mine at art college 45 years ago.... Edit: so I did that, and it comes up untaxed since 1994. It also showed up white, whereas I last saw it in blue, and with an engine of 5722cc where it used to be 4639. So it probably isn't the car shown above, and certainly wasn't the Jaywick car as it was RHD.
  4. I have quite a soft spot for these, as there was a 4 door sedan festering away on a driveway in the late 70s, in a part of Southport I probably wouldn't have been around if I hadn't gone to art college. Also the great Ed Bishop drove one in an episode of UFO giving us the history of "his" organisation. DO paint, absolutely; preferably not black but you know... your choice. It'll be a knicker-dropper when it's done! What he said.
  5. eddyramrod

    Rozzer Shite

    Not just me then... In Southport in the early 80s we had a mk2 Escort Popular, same as the local pandas, except it was red and registered JUM 47V. It struck me as odd that one of our local copcars was registered out of town (Leeds) and on a short plate too, so of course it stayed with me.
  6. That 1987 Red Line mag has gone on my Watch List, to send to my mate in Cyprus. It's just up his street; last time I saw him he had one of those Covin "Porsches."
  7. I haven't visited one in over four years, but at that point the answer was a resounding Yes. Also, prices? They were already laughable, and if they follow ebay it's only getting worse.
  8. I don't know how I haven't spotted this thread before, but WOW!
  9. This just showed up on my Facebook so I thought I'd share it...
  10. Well that's nothing short of magnificent! Thank you
  11. Speaking as an habitual moustache-wearer: that's a doozy!
  12. You might imagine I like this car... You'd be right!
  13. The copcar is a 1966 Plymouth... I had one once!
  14. (Months later...) Yeah I have, haven't I? I do like variety, always have. Unfortunately as the old cars get older, it gets harder to find something "different." Or at least, makes finding them more expensive. And, thank you everyone for the comments on here. It's nice to think someone is enjoying my words.
  15. Bronze is actually in contention, but one of my teachers had a white one, that I rode in once, so white is still top of the list, at the moment.
  16. This is a to be period piece, IIRC. Back in the 70s and 80s many Capris were given the kind of treatment described. Ditto Escorts, Cortinas, you name it, especially Fords. I know, I was there. Not doing such things myself, but certainly reading about, and associating with, people who did. Nobody back then imagined these things would rival small houses in terms of price, 40 years later! I am writing a sitcom with three friends, and they have accepted in principle that a classic car might be involved. However I am the only person who "sees" the car in the scenes we write (tbf it's mostly in the background and is hardly ever seen moving) and who cares about what the actual car might be. Current contender is a 1975 Sunbeam Rapier, preferably white. Most readers, and this is a harsh reality for someone like me to admit, will not care about almost all the details of the car. "A beautifully-painted customised Ford Capri" is quite enough description for most people until a specific detail is needed, eg "Sarah dug her cigarettes from her bag. Jim spotted her action and reached with his left arm to stop her. 'I don't want you smoking in here,' he said. 'Look at all the fake-fur on the doors and dash; imagine how that could burn.' Sarah nodded her understanding and put her cigarettes back." @Missy Charm: good luck!
  17. Actually I like that. I'd almost be tempted to have a run up there and view it, given that it has three days left. Almost. Heart says have a go, head says don't be so silly.
  18. Any scale will work: 1/18 preferably, but 1/43 and even 1/64 would be fine, I'm only going to paint it. Nobody thought of the film yet? Do you need more clues?
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