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Roadster 23rd August 2015 22:08

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Originally Posted by DSG4ME (Post 70573)
I spotted this car/design airbrushed (nearly lifesize) on the wall of a warehouse in Spain a few years ago. I just hade to take a photo of it when I saw it.

Its a sort of mix between a Cobra, Zagato & Austin Healey.

http://oi59.tinypic.com/33y5qa8.jpg


I think it looks pretty cool.

I like it

Roadster 23rd August 2015 22:10

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Originally Posted by gas guzzler (Post 70578)
Don't know how to take photos off other sites but Ant Anstead makes some pretty neat cars saw this one down at Goodwood a few years back. Some nice styling touches

http://www.evanta.co.uk/barchetta.htm

Yes very nice cars
The Aston grille is being replaced by a more generic shaped opening
I don't know whether Newport Pagnell have had words

GazDavies 27th October 2015 20:09

I have just got back from the cinema after watching the latest Bond movie which has some stunning cars to drool over. Not just the old DB5 and the DB10 but a car that I could not identify at the time which google tells me is a Jaguar C-X75 concept car that sadly will never be put into production.
http://www.jaguar.co.uk/spectre/inde...B&gclsrc=aw.ds

I wonder what it would cost to build something that looks similar to this, maybe using a MR2 mk2?

deggsy 27th October 2015 21:01

Ooooh I like it I want two

oxford1360 27th October 2015 21:31

I saw one at Williams (they did the development). It is absolutely stunning and perfect from every angle. Baffling why they have no plans for it.

zagmad 27th October 2015 21:55

How bout a Maserati a6g zagato rear with an a6g grand sport front.

Lucky@LeMans 30th October 2015 21:30

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Just spotted the possibility of this . DB10 on a SLK 350 base. Not sure if Chris would be happy to copy a "concept car" or not !

Roadster 31st October 2015 05:28

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Originally Posted by Lucky@LeMans (Post 72266)
Just spotted the possibility of this . DB10 on a SLK 350 base. Not sure if Chris would be happy to copy a "concept car" or not !

That looks like a good donor choice windscreen looks very close
Dump the 1000kg convertible roof and the performance and economy will be even better

Lucky@LeMans 1st November 2015 20:33

Or make the DB10 Roadster an option ?

Drummajor 2nd November 2015 07:10

Thought long and hard about this ........
MY CAR PLEASE ����

DSG4ME 5th November 2015 08:53

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Lucky@LeMans says:
Or make the DB10 Roadster an option ?
How about a DB10 style using a Jaguar XK as a base?

http://oi66.tinypic.com/2dso2ts.jpg

Car photographer 12th November 2015 13:17

Here's an intersting link for a mercedes buck for sale - wonder what Chris could do with this!!
http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C647183

IanA 12th November 2015 13:28

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Originally Posted by Car photographer (Post 72526)
Here's an intersting link for a mercedes buck for sale - wonder what Chris could do with this!!
http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C647183

... and it's just round the corner...

Country: UK
Region: Dorset
Town: dorchester

Thing is- you can get this sort of buck made from plans and laser cut for not much money these days. Delivered as a flat pack!!!

wolfie 12th November 2015 14:08

try fitting that on a z3 !!
:nono:

Car photographer 12th November 2015 15:02

Hmm Z3 no, but how about an SL 500 ;)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1996-Merce...8AAOSwHjNV-tCy

Car photographer 12th November 2015 15:04

http://www.conceptcarz.com/images/Me...-09_PBC-01.jpg

IanA 12th November 2015 15:14

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Originally Posted by Car photographer (Post 72531)
Hmm Z3 no, but how about an SL 500 ;)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1996-Merce...8AAOSwHjNV-tCy

The steering wheel and seat position would need some work but the marque is right and the price is right. That donor has 151k on it but Mercs keep their rated hp (pace TopGear) and you couldn't rag one of those and expect to live long- does the auto have a rev limiter??? (Like those Mazda V6s that I keep banging on about.)

Car photographer 12th November 2015 17:17

I didn't literally mean that one - just an idea really, as they seem to be dropping in price a bit now :)

redratbike 12th November 2015 21:02

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Originally Posted by IanA (Post 72528)
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Thing is- you can get this sort of buck made from plans and laser cut for not much money these days. Delivered as a flat pack!!!

Where from???l

redratbike 12th November 2015 21:05

http://3dengineers.co.uk/bucks-and-formers/

IanA 12th November 2015 21:08

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Originally Posted by redratbike (Post 72540)
Where from???l

Google is your friend here... try "car body buck". Edit- Ah- you already did!!!

"Once your work is completed, the buck can be stored flat taking up minimal space. You could give it to the client, but if you store it yourself you will be the first port of call should any further work be required. This especially applies to racing vehicles that may need regular repair work.

The cost is not as great as you would think and stage payments are available. In fact what we do should not really be called a cost, as it normally ends up saving firms like yours time, money and hassle."


Check this one out !!!

WorldClassAccident 16th November 2015 18:10

From : https://revsinstitute.org/the-collec...e-carrera-gts/

The 904 was produced because Porsche needed a new instrument to continue winning two-liter
Grand Touring Championship races for the 1964 season. Regulations now dictated a 100 unit minimum
production. This worried Porsche since never before had the factory sold more than 35 or so of any single
race car. So the 904 was designed to be streetable too.

Ferdinand “Butzi: Porsche III – Ferry’s eldest son who, at 28, was heading Porsche’s new styling
department – designed a fiberglass (GRP) body that was bonded directly to the sheet metal chassis’ side rails.
Given the size of the production run, the body/frame assembly was contracted out to aircraft
builder Heinkel. Unfortunately, the “spray and chopper gun” manufacturing system gave inadequate control
over body panel thickness. Thus a 904 was usually vastly heavier (from 100-200 pounds) than its
homologated weight-which tended to irritate purchasers. Height of the 904 was a mere 42.0 inches, which
made getting into it difficult for a sizable driver. Yet, despite all, the car was a winner.

Porsche 904s took on Ford, Ferrari and Abarth at the Targa and finished one-two in the GT
Class. At Le Mans, while five of a dozen Ferraris retired, Porsche’s record with the 904 was five
entries, five finishers in the top twelve. Among races in which the display car competed in 1964
were Bad Nerrenahr, the Targa Florio and the Nurburgring 1000 km.

In addition to the structural problems of the body and the 904’s unforgiveness of driver error,
its gearbox was a handful, its engine obsolete. But the car’s charisma was everlasting. While other
superannuated Stuttgart competition cars lay forgotten in fields, back garages or dusty corners of
racing shops, the 904 became the first collectible racing Porsche. Its “flying buttress” rear window
inspired Pinninfarina’s mid-engined Dino GT for Ferrari and Bill Mitchell’s styling for Corvette.
Some say the 904 was the most beautiful Porsche road car ever built.

So it was badly built with dodgy mechanicals. I spent around an hour at the NEC Classic show looking around this and discussing with the Porsche stand guys. This is not a replica.
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-k...113_131152.jpg
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-U...113_131210.jpg
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Y...113_131225.jpg

IanA 16th November 2015 20:10

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Originally Posted by WorldClassAccident (Post 72599)
Some say the 904 was the most beautiful Porsche road car ever built.

Ferry Porsche signed an agreement with the Aldington family, appointing AFN Porsche (London) Limited as sole concessionaires for Porsche cars in the UK, based at their Falcon Works premises, London Road, Isleworth, Middlesex.

When I was a lad I used to cycle the mile or so from my house up to their showrooms. I remember the first road-going 904s coming in.

Incidentally- 100m along the road was the bodyshop that produced aluminium bodies for the AC Ace. the bare chassis would be brought over from Thames Ditton and the newly bodied cars driven back on trade plates.

landmannnn 17th November 2015 18:11

I know it has been done in the past, but surely this could be done on a van platform?



https://strawdogs.files.wordpress.co...ge-deora-2.jpg

Not a proper car, a custom job from the 60's. Those of a certain age will remember the Deora with two surfboards amongst their hotwheels collection.

Mister Towed 17th November 2015 19:28

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Originally Posted by landmannnn (Post 72612)
I know it has been done in the past, but surely this could be done on a van platform?



https://strawdogs.files.wordpress.co...ge-deora-2.jpg

Not a proper car, a custom job from the 60's. Those of a certain age will remember the Deora with two surfboards amongst their hotwheels collection.

Good grief, at first sight I thought that was the Merlin engined 'beast' facing right.

Tribute Automotive 17th November 2015 20:33

Quote:

Originally Posted by landmannnn (Post 72612)
I know it has been done in the past, but surely this could be done on a van platform?



https://strawdogs.files.wordpress.co...ge-deora-2.jpg

Not a proper car, a custom job from the 60's. Those of a certain age will remember the Deora with two surfboards amongst their hotwheels collection.

I'm not sure the word "Spooky" really does this justice, as I have just this second listed my truck for sale on ebay........

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3814695476...84.m1555.l2649

zagmad 18th November 2015 22:35

I wonder how a Ferrari 275 back end up to the A pillar and a vev 2 Aston front would look

Roadster 19th November 2015 07:03

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Originally Posted by zagmad (Post 72645)
I wonder how a Ferrari 275 back end up to the A pillar and a vev 2 Aston front would look

How about cobra front 275 rear?

DSG4ME 20th November 2015 10:27

Something like this would look good ;-)

http://oi63.tinypic.com/2itoqdu.jpg


Maybe Z3 based...... in Coupe or Convertible.

WorldClassAccident 20th November 2015 11:09

Almost like this then

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/0H...=w1624-h914-no

but hopefully cheaper

Roadster 20th November 2015 16:25

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Originally Posted by DSG4ME (Post 72684)
Something like this would look good ;-)

http://oi63.tinypic.com/2itoqdu.jpg


Maybe Z3 based...... in Coupe or Convertible.

that's a David Brown isn't it?
Its built on a Jag XK base - prices are dropping on these

zagmad 24th November 2015 19:37

How about a Ferrari 250 gto drogo.

zagmad 25th November 2015 16:17

Id like to see what can be done with a mk2 mx5. The light area seems easier to have the lights set back. Possibly the California

zagmad 29th November 2015 14:09

Id like to see if dsg4me could show how a fiat Dino back end would look on a Alfa Romeo junior. Allowing for window sizes to be level . Or fiat Dino with an Alfa junior front eg, A pillar onwards.

DSG4ME 30th November 2015 10:59

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zagmad: Id like to see if dsg4me could show how a fiat Dino back end would look on a Alfa Romeo junior. Allowing for window sizes to be level . Or fiat Dino with an Alfa junior front eg, A pillar onwards.
http://oi64.tinypic.com/2ekruo0.jpg

WorldClassAccident 30th November 2015 11:29

Almost there already :-)

http://img2.sprzedajemy.pl/540x405_s...d-29382322.jpg

zagmad 30th November 2015 13:23

I do like the Dino but would like a sleeker side window. Has a 70's muscle car look with detail and proportions of an Italian classic.

Roadster 30th November 2015 18:14

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Originally Posted by DSG4ME (Post 73042)

would look better if you use alfa junior zagato front end

https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/i...KZxZkNcFDJ6ZOw

zagmad 30th November 2015 20:12

Call me mad but I've recently found a company does fibreglass replacent parts for the Alfa Romeo junior bertone. And another that does bits for the Dino. A mix of both on a car with a sleeker window line and roof line would look awesome. I'm waiting for some panels to arrive. If they are good quality ill see how they look on my donor. Possibly with the swb roof line. Roof skin,door skin,bonnet etc.

Roadster 30th November 2015 22:01

Quote:

Originally Posted by zagmad (Post 73055)
Call me mad but I've recently found a company does fibreglass replacent parts for the Alfa Romeo junior bertone. And another that does bits for the Dino. A mix of both on a car with a sleeker window line and roof line would look awesome. I'm waiting for some panels to arrive. If they are good quality ill see how they look on my donor. Possibly with the swb roof line. Roof skin,door skin,bonnet etc.

You are mad "zagmad" :)

what happened to the work in progress - I liked the original aston wide mouth and the back was looking promising


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