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  1. That’s a prototype of one for Lotus. We are doing a few for them - camel, JPS, Goldleaf and the classic green and yellow.
  2. And after many many years of hibernation while I was out and about in the world, a temporary resettlement in UK requires the old girl back in my life: a call was made (sorry Ceri, I needed her back really quickly), transportation arranged, and it came down from Scotland. and now with a new battery, it is blasting around the grounds preparing for an MOT next week and being pushed into duty as client fetching limo / photo prop. still love the old thing - hope it loves me back…
  3. Around the same time I passed over a Renault 18 TX from a garage in Market Deepinh. Insurance too much. Basic trim 2.0 was perfect. But 1.3 Base Escort was what HillHouseHammond would let me have at that age. Those TX spec cars are mythical now.
  4. Clarus and Magentis also made bugger all impression here.
  5. Not an Aurelia or Appia GTE type?
  6. Optional on VdP later. Same switches as Peugeots, Scimitar SS, Samba cabriolet and you got 4 of them in mid term Montego VdP before flush fitted ones took over. Think Ambassador had the option of 4 as well. Somewhere in the garage I have one with only 1 arrow on it (rear deactivate). Found it on a car park floor. Always wondered how it got there.
  7. trusty 528i having a paddle. Served me well. current steed and one of the few cars I have had from new. 161k up and faultless. wish I had a pic of the Scorpio. Loved that thing.
  8. I think we were both thinking of the C1G. Weren’t the 810 and C1G related somehow?
  9. Did that engine make it into the TC? Always thought the TC was 1108. That 1237 was only available in the GTC model we never got. Great to see a TL surviving. The trims look like the ones on a Phase 1 TXE we had back in the 80s. Like the R18 TX, I knew they existed but had yet to see one except in a brochure.
  10. The only XJ40 wings I had were still attached to the XJ12 so I deny all!! I recognise Pete M, Minimad, Jon and think that’s wuvvum’s head at the back there, but I can’t put names to the other faces.
  11. Big grilles always make me think of Cisitalia, but the rear is wrong.
  12. I used to get from my hotel to the airport in these - just taxis you hail and jump in the back of and squeeze in with about 20 people.
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