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lancelot link 8th June 2018 14:59

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Originally Posted by Lucky@LeMans (Post 95444)
The "inspired by" market will do well, the rebody style of build will be the future. IVA will slowly kill the traditional "build from the ground up" style kits in the end.

Agreed ..it's already strangling them ...very difficult to build an authentic retro styled car based on new regulations ...My friend in Holland has had his business affected greatly by currently changing regulations ...it's happening everywhere ...cars like the MEV Replicar try their best , but a whole rear panel full of various different coloured tail lights ..amongst other concessions they have to make ..just doesn't do it for me when trying to create a retro looking vehicle ...

Its a real shame but we can't stop it ..

Mister Towed 8th June 2018 15:12

Hint of Fenari 308/Lancia 037/TVR wedge about DNA's buck to me.

tricky360 8th June 2018 16:22

if i showed you guys the build photos of the 250 california when it was at the same stage as this car ,you wouldn't believe it was the same car (250)

brian knows what hes doing, this car will evolve as its being built,
there's no definate shape to follow like if your copying an already excisting car on the market. they do a bit, stand back have a look ,then might change the whole thing.
the base idea was the bmw 328 hommage but it will change as they go along and if the guy whos funding it likes what he sees, and what he wants.

Mister Towed 8th June 2018 17:39

...just like Peter Wheeler's dog then.

https://www.tvr.co.uk/models/tvr/chimera-400hc

Jaguartvr 8th June 2018 19:16

I could never understand why they sold so many more Chimaeras than Griffiths.

molleur 8th June 2018 20:27

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Originally Posted by Jaguartvr (Post 95453)
I could never understand why they sold so many more Chimaeras than Griffiths.

Movie cars?

Jaguartvr 9th June 2018 05:40

Not over here, you still see quite a few Chimaeras but a Griff is a rare sight nowadays.

Barber 15th June 2018 18:39

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Originally Posted by Jaguartvr (Post 95453)
I could never understand why they sold so many more Chimaeras than Griffiths.

Me too. The Griffiths was (is) TDB.

smash 26th June 2018 05:48

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Well.... I like it! But then I always liked the Alfa SZ. Looks like a concept version - very similar to a pic on deviant art.

tricky360 26th June 2018 17:59

https://goo.gl/images/iCps1G

smash 26th June 2018 19:06

Ah ok. Well I still like the look of it - grp looks mint

Biggles 16th October 2018 19:22

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Originally Posted by molleur (Post 95454)
Movie cars?

You've lost me there, could you explain?

Biggles 16th October 2018 19:25

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Originally Posted by Jaguartvr (Post 95453)
I could never understand why they sold so many more Chimaeras than Griffiths.

They marketed the chimaera as the cruiser/boulevardier and the Griff as a hairy arsed brute! Under the skin they were the same from about '95 IIRC apart from the smaller engine options for the Chim.

Jaguartvr 16th October 2018 20:15

Griff also had 4.0 and 4.3 as well as the 5.0.

never sold in the US but appeared in quite a few films.

Biggles 16th October 2018 20:48

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Originally Posted by Jaguartvr (Post 97143)
Griff also had 4.0 and 4.3 as well as the 5.0.

never sold in the US but appeared in quite a few films.

Ah ok, never seen a griff in a film, only a Tuscan in Swordfish. IIRC from mid 90s griffs were 5 litre only and more expensive, the 4s were early on precatalyst, few were 4.3 bigvalves and v sought after now...., hence why loads of 4 litre chimaeras were sold (I’m on my second).

Munky 11th February 2020 19:01

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These were posted on another forum. Itís looking pretty special and I think set to make a hit at nationals.

One things for sure, with DNAs attention to detail and the nice little trick the car has, I can see this being a big hit!


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