Anyone got a vintage classic car?

Sadly didn't sell at auction but the ad is still up here with photos and details of history
or it's here https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1258353
I can vouch for this car ..it would be a great car for some classic Running events it’s all setup ready ..a lot of fun these classic runs for not a lot of outlay ... most motorsport these days is out of the every man’s pocket..
 

WayneoA2

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I did have a 1975 xb ford falcon (same car in the first mad max movie ) when I lived in Oz . 351 (5.8) v8 4 speed top loader box and a 9 inch rear axle ... . . Looked like GT and went like Billy OH !
 

martin 54

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Yes It is , i had the ziebart rust treatment done as well, in late 1983 i called into falcon exhaust in taunton i was on the way home with no passengers on my coach, and i bought a stainless steel exhaust for the car £119.50 including securicor delivery, i was shown around the factory as they were making a batch for the RS and i got it a few weeks later, it was fitted november 83 and is as good as new today.
 

WayneoA2

Member
Yes It is , i had the ziebart rust treatment done as well, in late 1983 i called into falcon exhaust in taunton i was on the way home with no passengers on my coach, and i bought a stainless steel exhaust for the car £119.50 including securicor delivery, i was shown around the factory as they were making a batch for the RS and i got it a few weeks later, it was fitted november 83 and is as good as new today.
You got any more pics mate ? I had a flat front going back to when I was 19. Brings back so many memories .. . So never been welded etc or restored ?
 

martin 54

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Never had anything done to it, i bought it when i was 25 i had a mk 1 mexico before, i have four new genuine ford wings for it in the loft just in case, will have a look for more pictures.
 

WayneoA2

Member
Yes It is , i had the ziebart rust treatment done as well, in late 1983 i called into falcon exhaust in taunton i was on the way home with no passengers on my coach, and i bought a stainless steel exhaust for the car £119.50 including securicor delivery, i was shown around the factory as they were making a batch for the RS and i got it a few weeks later, it was fitted november 83 and is as good as new today.
You got any more pics mate ? I had a flat front going back to when I was 19. Brings back so many memories .. . So never been welded etc or restored ?
Never had anything done to it, i bought it when i was 25 i had a mk 1 mexico before, i have four new genuine ford wings for it in the loft just in case, will have a look for more pictures.
Oh you lucky boy... I'm well jealous
 

Rusty911

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Sold this a couple of years ago: 1934 Triumph Gloria. A big car for a (I think) 1274cc engine: overhead inlet and side exhaust IIRC, as per Rover and Royces of the period.

Four speed crash box, free-wheel (turned a wheel that pulled a cable that allowed a sprag clutch to disengage on over-run) and huge, effective, hydraulic brakes. It was the Casio keyboard vs the Yamaha Clavinova of the car world as at the time Triumph were trying to move up-market and chase down the likes of Jaguar, but coming at it with a lowly image. It looked fantastic, but was ash frame over aluminium skin (steel wings and bonnet), and was amazingly wobbly in terms of body strength.

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Currently building this Austin Seven special known as the Rod Yates Trophy: it's dragging its heels at the moment and I need to get a wiggle on.

Unlike the Gloria, this has a steel inner tub of galvanised 20SWG mild steel with a 16SWG bonded and riveted outer skin: no frame as such but once the cockpit area is wire-edged, surprisingly stiff.

Chassis will end up some four inches lower than the stock saloon, steering column raked make and so on. This is based on a Ruby chassis (1933) so like the Gloria, technically just out of being true Vintage.

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Rusty911

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Nice workmanship .. . Are you a body man ?
Sorry, it's incredibly messy there! Yes, main business is restoring early 911 shells, hence the forum name. The vintage thing is more of a hobby but is lovely to work with nice new metal I have to say: it's all much more civilised. Not only that but they were designed to be pretty much handmade, unlike the Porsches which involve lots of patterns and hammer-forming to make repair panels.
 

WayneoA2

Member
Sorry, it's incredibly messy there! Yes, main business is restoring early 911 shells, hence the forum name. The vintage thing is more of a hobby but is lovely to work with nice new metal I have to say: it's all much more civilised. Not only that but they were designed to be pretty much handmade, unlike the Porsches which involve lots of patterns and hammer-forming to make repair panels.
Liking your work. My sis had one of the last 993 targas and she was gutted when she had to sell it . . They only going up in value
 
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