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On 5/18/2019 at 10:21 AM, MorrisItalSLX said:

A Nissan Pintara with a few blue ovals stuck on, courtesy of the Button Car Plan.

Yeah I thought it looked vaguely Nissan. 

CA20E is the same engine as our injected bluebirds. 

The other engine, KA24, is an earlier 8v that eventually gained 16 valves and went into things like Navaras and US 200SX (240SX over there).

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49 minutes ago, AnthonyG said:

I noticed a circa 1990 Iveco SWB van today on Polish plates. Apparently a edition known as a ‘Basil’ (the sticker was in exactly the same place and style as the ‘Daily’ one normally goes). 

Pretty sure most Ivecos are "Fawlty" .

 

/Cavcraft

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SUB-TITle: Worst Attempt To Fool People Into Thinking a Beach On the Detroit River, Michigan Is a Tropical Hawaiian Beach 

Image result for camaro with fake wood paneling.........yes that's Detroit in the background. A one-off dream car/concept car promoting the 1967 Camaro called The Waikiki; with fake wood paneling, forced smiles and the smoggy haze of a grim northern town. Surf's not up yet -- but they got a hula-dancer goin'! Don't you wish you could be part of that scene?

 

What say any of you? I think it's pretty boss myself...if only how it would piss-off Chevrolet fans if it showed up at a car show. To them it would be like a Corvette with a trailer hitch or Elvis in a kilt. Apparently it had Vauxhall Viva or Renault headlights and okra-colored shag carpeting. Curbside Classic did a story about the fotoshoot a few years ago.

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Ever wished you could tow a caravan and boat behind your mini van whilst transporting an elderly gentleman and two women with unfeasibly tall hair? 

Not possible i hear you cry!

Fear not, step right this way sir!

https://www.ukcampsite.co.uk/articles/view.asp?id=937

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Ford - Zephyr AWD

 
Production Years: 1952-1972
Country: Great Britain
Number Produced: 22

During the mid 1960s, Ferguson LTD was conducting research, design, testing and evaluation of All Wheel Drive systems for passenger cars. This, however, was not the only item of interest to Ferguson LTD. Ferguson was also interested in anti-lock braking systems, which arose from innovation in the aeronautical field. This prototype car, a 1968 Ford Zephyr, was one of the Ferguson vehicles used as proof of concept for AWD and ABS in automotive applications. There were a total of 22 AWD Zephyrs commissioned by the British Police. Today, only two of these cars exist; one resides in a museum in New Zealand, and the other one sits in Tampa Bay Auto Museum

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^ Zephyrs engine and all* terrain tyre  (I didn't know they had the spare wheel stowed under the bonnet either).

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^ This police Zephyrs interior 

Ferguson LTD was also conducting these same types of tests with the Ford Mustang.

 

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Ferguson's converted a 69/70 Mustang (still exists), 70/71 hemi cuda, at least 3 MK1 3.0 capris ( ford still own one), 1 MK3 3.0 Capri, triumph stag,a 3.0 scimitar, 2 pos 3 vauxhall royale/ Opel senator s( ibelieve one was an estate too) at least one survives, unfortunately the MK3 Cortina est (3.0 V6) didn't get past design stage .

The zephyrs were 3.0 V6 normally reserved for zodiacs,rumour has it that ford had two zodiac estates converted one used as a tow/chase car by boreham competition dept.

The introduction of the range rover killed of the lucrative police market as it fullfilled all there needs at a cheaper price.

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^ Wow, that takes me back.

Reminds me of this.

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The Corgi rally Hillman Hunter. It had little flip down jack things so you could take the wheels off (and lose them). There was a little sheet of decals to stick on it too.

The toolbox on the roof had an opening lid but unfortunately the tools inside were fixed in position. They were a bit tiny anyway. Swivelling 'searchlights'.

All these cars in the pics are missing the spare wheel from the roof.

Mint complete ones are worth quite a lot these days. My one got smashed flat with a hammer around 1979, just to see what it would look like.

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17 hours ago, egg said:

What a find! If a vehicles name reflects it's looks Smack cannot be a higher 'compliment'. Or it's a description of the substance abuse the designer partook in before putting pen to paper. It's worth seeing it from different angles...

 

 

 

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The bloke on the right can't believe what's turned up in his carport.

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