Madabout Kitcars Forum

Madabout Kitcars Forum (http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/forum/index.php)
-   Sammio Builds and discussions (http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=17)
-   -   Once upon a time ... (http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6147)

lancelot link 29th October 2016 14:59

Once upon a time ...
 
Found this picture I haven't seen before of S*mmio Numero Uno ....The car that started it all ......

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y18...pyder_01_1.jpg

Weirdly , the unpopular ' German front ' has grown on me a bit and doesn't look as bad as I remember ....

oxford1360 29th October 2016 18:40

Quote:

Weirdly , the unpopular ' German front ' has grown on me a bit and doesn't look as bad as I remember ....
That's exactly what I thought when I looked at this picture. It does look rather good.

molleur 29th October 2016 19:33

I still think it's ugly!

Mister Towed 29th October 2016 19:57

...needs to be seen from different angles for best effect -

http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/...pss6fi1nrd.jpg

http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/...psyupxzx1r.jpg

http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/...ps8fknv5xf.jpg

Etc...

lancelot link 29th October 2016 21:14

Quote:

Originally Posted by molleur (Post 83918)
I still think it's ugly!

The Lancia front was definitely the more popular and the cost of sloping Beetle headlights didn't help either ...but if you squint - quite a bit ...ok ..a lot !! there is a hint of early 50's Ferrari 375MM about it ... the original intention was to build a 550 style car with a grille opening as my whole build leant towards the 550 styling in the early stages ...

I love that colour by the way ...very Astonian and that picture shows it very well ...That car had a heat formed M&W 550 Screen fitted which was a nice piece of kit but a bit pricey at around 130 from memory ...I am looking at heat formed screens for the next one and Chris at Tribute has pointed me towards someone who can do it for me ...

DaveP 30th October 2016 08:47

It does grow on you the longer you look. If you kiss it does it turn into a Austen Princess ?

I may have mixed loads of metaphors there .....

phil9 31st October 2016 06:21

no not for me ugly ....were is that car now ......colour very aston... that was at le mans ,....years ago its the car that started me on this road...

lancelot link 31st October 2016 08:33

Wish I knew where it was Phil ...I'd like a shot at buying it back ..it's been Sorned since 2011 , so it's sitting somewhere unloved ...

It was an early car , with the slightly different chassis and had a Spitfire engine fitted ... It was very crude as it was my experimental car and had some non-production features ...

Alpha 1st November 2016 21:23

1 Attachment(s)
I still think that the mk1 bonnet had a lot of potential - just a few days ago I came across a mock up I did of the 'german' bonnet with the headlights set back a few inches and covered with perspex...

lancelot link 1st November 2016 23:32

That's an interesting pic Alpha ...

I played with skirted rear wheels originally ...


http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y18.../nickr1005.jpg

Mister Towed 2nd November 2016 07:21

Better front with the faired in lights, reminds me of the Le Mans Spitfire -

http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/...psdsrpqhl4.jpg

http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/...pstfefvczg.jpg

Not keen on the spats though, so I've, erm, photoshopped (whatever that is) a mock up of a more classic design for the Sammio, which could work -

http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/...ps21f9dc5c.jpg

You could even scale it down and sell it as a biscuit tin...

garyh 2nd November 2016 08:44

I have one in red...


All times are GMT +0. The time now is 09:13.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright Madabout Kitcars 2014