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Old 27th November 2014, 13:27
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All this talk of mini based GTs reminded me of a silly wee project I looked at a year or two back.

I was working on the Okrasa special at the time, and admiring the Karman Ghia roof, and wondering what I could use one on. An hour or so on the photocopier and the prit stick produced this....



I cunningly combined a standard Mk1 Mini front, a Riley Elf (my first car was an Elf) body and the roof of the Karmann Ghia (which needs to be slightly narrowed to fit the Elf body, causing a few issues with the glazing!). This drawing is to 1/10 scale.

I think it would look good in Aston sage green metalic with old english white door circles and a massive alloy filler cap.

No? Just me then..... :0)

Oh, and I saved the file as the 'Narrowspeed GT' , just to avoid obvious comparisons with the completely different Broadspeed GT, LOL

Al

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Old 27th November 2014, 20:32
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Not just you - I always fancied a Mini convertible, but based on the Elf/Hornet! I think I was inspired by a classic car article about 57 Heinz special edition Hornets - no really!!!

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Old 27th November 2014, 22:00
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Who needs photoshop when you have a Fiat 850?

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Old 28th November 2014, 06:30
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Very good WCA!!
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Old 28th November 2014, 08:53
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Mums first car when we came back to the uk
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Old 28th November 2014, 12:42
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Mums first car when we came back to the uk
...and still available, if you can afford one -

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1967-Fiat-...item462cd85f06
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Old 28th November 2014, 13:21
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"Great fun and cheap to run" says the advert, certainly not cheap to buy though!!

Well found Towed.
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Old 28th November 2014, 13:22
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or RHD:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fiat-850-S...00088326&rt=nc
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Old 28th November 2014, 20:10
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Stroll on. We swapped ours for a lawn mower and a garden bench with chairs!
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Old 1st December 2014, 16:54
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Any thoughts on the Maserati a6g/54 zagato
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Old 1st December 2014, 17:05
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Any thoughts on the Maserati a6g/54 zagato
Never really been a fan of Zagato designs, they tend towards the fussy for my taste, but this one's actually nice -



Very nice -



Oh. -



What were they thinking when they stuck granny's fire guard on the front?
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Old 1st December 2014, 17:21
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Yep that's the one. I like the back and side view . My idea is to have a the curvy shape but with a different grill. I've bin trying to find some teardrop tailights that have break lights and indicators in one. Think the companys called popbrowns rod parts. Which uses less in a chrome surround teardrop. Keeping the lines simple. I quite like the grill size on the Ferrari 250 gte 2+2. Only thing is finding something custom look that is emarked to pass the mot. Otherwise its a case of teardrop breaklights with a single indicator light at the bottom like this (!!) at the back . :-) exclamation mark looking.
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Old 1st December 2014, 17:25
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The Porsche 356 tailights are nice if turned vertical. With a indicator break light combo
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Old 1st December 2014, 17:44
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Very nice. The issue with this (as with any style) is the glazing. Brake lights and other lights from Pop Browns - Try M&M trimming in Lincolnshire (Spalding?) who now own Pop Browns and are very helpful.
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Old 1st December 2014, 17:46
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Another Maserati was the a6g/54 frua berlinetta with a quite agressive front grill almost like a chrome cobweb at the front. Probably a bit like todays audi grill that looks like its gonna suck you in as it goes along.
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Old 1st December 2014, 17:48
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The Porsche 356 tailights are nice if turned vertical. With a indicator break light combo
And still available in either U.S. all red or European red/amber styles for those with deep pockets -

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PORSCHE-35...item27effa8255

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PORSCHE-35...item27f079641f

I really like the plain, oval tail lights fitted to the Zagato, funnily enough they're the same ones used on Lancia D24's. If you find something similar do let me know as I'd be interested in obtaining some for future use.
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Old 1st December 2014, 18:38
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Front grille appears to be like belly buttons, you get innies and outies



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Old 1st December 2014, 19:03
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Would these be of any use to anyone?
You would not need deep pockets to get a pair of these

They may not have e-marks on them, but with an old enough donar that would not be required.

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Old 1st December 2014, 20:33
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They're copies though Scottie, I'm surprised at you, have you not seen fake Britain?

The ones I put up were the real deal, NOS Porsche parts at Porsche prices. Bargain...
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Old 1st December 2014, 20:38
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Yes they are copies, but not many of us have real cars either, they're all copies Mr Towed! Even your nice example. :-)
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