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Old 12-08-2013, 12:32   #301
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Thats a lovely new toy Capt. Fred....
This is a couple pictures of our ride from this years Peking to Paris Rally...we did it in a friends 1936 MG SA....thats me on the ground in Mongolia looking at a dodgy differential...The blue 38 ford is one in France I fancy.
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Thats a lovely new toy Capt. Fred....
This is a couple pictures of our ride from this years Peking to Paris Rally...we did it in a friends 1936 MG SA....thats me on the ground in Mongolia looking at a dodgy differential...The blue 38 ford is one in France I fancy.
Bunches of wows....what a dream...across the Continent in a '36 MG.
I gotta sit down!
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Old 13-08-2013, 09:11   #303
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It was a blast...but lots of repairs!...got second in our class and a Gold!
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My daily ride,
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Old 16-08-2013, 21:25   #305
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By the way, putting in some years keeping English cars running is excellent preparation for cruising - learning to coax function out of cantankerous, poorly engineered, poorly made, and expensive machinery is an invaluable skill for a cruiser
I'll second that wholeheartedly, and like MacG I loved the Triumph 2000 as a driver's car. Sticking to the British theme, I've owned and worked on an RMF series Riley, two Triumph Heralds, a Hillman Husky wagon, two Morris 1500's and also maintained a girlfriend's 1973 Leyland Mini.

Of course, the first time I drove an Alfa Romeo I was corrupted and never went back. One Alfasud, one 1964 2600 sedan, a 1979 GTV 2.0 and an Alfa 33 on that theme. There was also a little blue Fiat 128 for a while.

Other cars have included a 1981 Porsche 924 Turbo (had that for 9 years, lovely to drive), a 1988 Honda Legend (again one of my favourites) and a 1989 BMW 750i V12. I'm sure I've forgotten a few others, there was at least one Mercedes and a slew of motorcycles starting with a Bultaco Metrella road racer.

Current ride is a practical 1994 VW Transporter which does double duty as a camper and carry-all for lugging stuff back and forth from the yachts. I don't really lust after cars like I used to, although if an ASA 1000 GT came along I'd have some serious problems resisting it.
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Old 27-08-2013, 02:29   #307
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Some nice cars...very cool!
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My obsession with p-cars has started to wane since I got my Cal 34. Im sure its only temporary.
My current baby is a 1996 993 porsche black/classic grey pss9's 6 spd.
Gone but not forgotten, 3 930 turbos, 1975 rs spec track car, 1980 sc targa, 2002 c4s, 2013 wrx sti,2012 wrx,(boring compared to raw power of the 930's), 1969 2002 bmw, 1961 tr3, 1963 m.b. 220 seb coupe, 1967 tr4, 1955 chevy 210 2door street racer.
My favorite was my 1986 red/black 930 turbo with RUF i/c,headers,k-27 turbo with zork tube...bad azz.
Dont know which is more expensive boats or p-cars...love them both.
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I did end up buying that 38 ford in france…now in the process of sorting her out for the 2016 Peking to Paris rally... but before that a buddy and I will drive her from Germany to Sweden for "The Power Big Meet" which is advertised as the larges car show in the world…anyone in the area July 3 to 5 would be fun to see…my buddy has been before and says it a big party...
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This is the 38 Back when men were men and cars were ships!
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Ive owned built and had some awesome toys. 1956 austin healy 100/6 25000 original miles sold it with 29356 miles. 1994 viper rt10 1990 mustang 600 rwhp. A 1982 factory prototype ford Mustang 2 seater convertible. Rebulit the car for 2 years including fuel injected 397 vortec mondo supercharger. Kawasaki gpz 750 I put a turbo and NOS on. Built pro drag cars road racing cars. I planned on running in the gumball 2000 rally but sometimes life and death show up

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Ive owned built and had some awesome toys. 1956 austin healy 100/6 25000 original miles sold it with 29356 miles. 1994 viper rt10 1990 mustang 600 rwhp. A 1982 factory prototype ford Mustang 2 seater convertible. Rebulit the car for 2 years including fuel injected 397 vortec mondo supercharger. Kawasaki gpz 750 I put a turbo and NOS on. Built pro drag cars road racing cars. I planned on running in the gumball 2000 rally but sometimes life and death show up

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My brother and I ran into the same issue... That darn life... We were gunna use our tricked out TR8 for the race....
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... and in case we might have missed anything you might eventually see in Hemmings, here's my short list of the fun ones I've had. Please note that if I'm off a year or two on their age, it's because the car wasn't documented, or I didn't give a rip at the time:

'59 Austin-Healy 100/6 BN7 (2-seater)
'62 MGA 1600
'61 Alfa-Romeo 2600 Touring
'55 Panhard Dyna Z
'35 Darmont-Morgan 3-wheeler
'37 Panhard-Levasseur Sans Soupapes
'49 MG-TC
'62 Jag MK-2 3.8
'87 Jag XJ-6
'80 Citroen Mehari 4x4
'81 Alfa-Sud
'79 Lancia HPE
'80 Lada Niva
'49 Harley Knucklehead
'56 Citroen Traction Lourde (6-cyl)
'63 Citroen DS Pallas
'66 Peugeot 403 convertible
'65 Panhard 24 CT
'79 Triumph TR-7
'87 Yamaha V-Max
'62 Falcon
'61 Chevy Impala convertible
'82 Lancia Thema
'86 Fiat Uno Turbo
'84 Camero IROC Z
'87 Jeep Grand Wagoneer

I've still got the following stuffed away in the south of France:

2000 MB SL320
2001 Alfa 156 Selespeed Sportwagon
1989 Lada Niva 4x4

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My first car was an MG 6cyl from 1939 followed by an XK 120 of early '50's followed by a Delahaye 320 of 1949. It was impossible to move around Amsterdam with that car so I bought a Sunbeam Alpine Tiger of '66 after that came a Ferrari 250 GT. That car I kept for a long time but was impractical to move around. It took 1 hr to heat the car up till the oil in the gearbox was hot enough to shift around. For daily driver I used a Mercedes 220 SE, followed by a NSU RO 80, Triumph 2000, Alfa 2600, Lancia Gamma Coupé 2500 injection, Alfa Romeo Berlina 2000, AR 1600 Zagato, Olds Toronado, 2x1966 Corvette Stingray, Jag Mk2 3.8, Daimler Sovereign 4.2, De Tomaso Deauville, Bentley S2, finally driving the more modest Volvo 262C Bertone and thereafter the AR 166.
There were many more cars till 2007 when I bought a 12 cyl XK which I gave to my son recently. His daily driver is a VW Touareg (similar car to Porsche Cayenne). Now I don't drive anymore .....
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I have a '59 MG A that I restored from scratch in Colombo in 1991. I moved it to Perth in 1996 and the now the daughters all drive it.
At different times I also owned and/ restored whilst in Colombo a 1949 Austin 12/4, a couple of Riley RME's, a few Morris Travellers and a beautiful MY Y tourer. A couple of the, went to friends in the UK and sadly I couldn't bring more than one when I moved to Oz.

I also had a wonderful Morris 1000 convertible called Lucy which I drove all around Sri Lanka for a few years. Being allowed to drive Lucy was the only reason then nice girl from Scotland that met tin he Colombo Swimming Club one Sunday would go on a date with me. We will be married 25 years in May so it was with it all in all.
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