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Old 14 Nov 2019, 18:42 (Ref:3940614)   #76
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A lot to do with what the car is eligible for, Will. How many race series / flagship events can you do with a 1999 STCC?

And spares for a Cob / Griff / E Type are plentiful as new ones are being built. Where would you go for Renault STCC spares?
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Old 14 Nov 2019, 19:15 (Ref:3940621)   #77
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Was aware of a couple of those answers, just if any others so cheers.

There is a lot of club series it could run in and a couple of Super Tourers have done so.

Christ knows on the last one.
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Old 15 Nov 2019, 08:28 (Ref:3940690)   #78
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I've built a few 1400 Gordini engines, its impossible finding parts for those . . . . there must be a chateau deep in France somewhere with all the Renault bits hidden away!
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Old 15 Nov 2019, 13:58 (Ref:3940750)   #79
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Interesting discussion but consider a few things when it comes to TVR or the odd choice in historic racing.

- Selection of the cars, some grids apply criteria which are not as clear as the writting there is in their regulations and which can result in one car being allowed while yours will not, specially when it comes to the TVR and some organisers. You don't want the plastic silly thing to disrupt the establishment.

- Others will run specific minimum weight, wheel sizes, etc. which will in fact neglect the advantage you may have through proper period specification and which may cause troubles in terms of pads over the distance or tyres as well.

And to be honest, remember the history and books. Nobody could beat a Cobra by the end of 1965, they were long established as the best, be it the roadster or coupe. GM had stopped its effort with the Gran Sport which is a prototype anyway, they were not interested, just like an E-Type never one any major International Competition in its days. Ferrari only did well with the GTO until the American landed in Europe.
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Old 24 Nov 2019, 08:43 (Ref:3942502)   #80
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Does anyone know anything about this car or seen it in action
Maybe a PM
http://www.albionmotorcars.com/forsa...00-gt-fia-1961
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Does anyone know anything about this car or seen it in action
Maybe a PM
http://www.albionmotorcars.com/forsa...00-gt-fia-1961
Beautiful.... and love the look of the engine!
But I know nothing of it historically.

Is this the same car, sold at auction in 2012 at Silverstone? (for a lot less than the current asking price)
https://www.silverstoneauctions.com/...500gt-race-car
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Old 24 Nov 2019, 12:16 (Ref:3942541)   #82
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A lot to do with what the car is eligible for, Will. How many race series / flagship events can you do with a 1999 STCC?

And spares for a Cob / Griff / E Type are plentiful as new ones are being built. Where would you go for Renault STCC spares?

Could perhaps get the Dacia Logan version of the Renault. Presumably cheaper ...?
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Beautiful.... and love the look of the engine!
But I know nothing of it historically.

Is this the same car, sold at auction in 2012 at Silverstone? (for a lot less than the current asking price)
https://www.silverstoneauctions.com/...500gt-race-car

Based on the write up it has to be the same car. Couldn't possibly be two of them could there?



(Although these days who knows ...)
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Old 24 Nov 2019, 13:51 (Ref:3942557)   #84
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Nice car and something different.


I think it must be the same car - even the written descriptions are very similar.



Typical classic car dealer trick of advertising in a glossy magazine and quadrupling the price! Oh, I beg your pardon, it's got 2018 seat, tanks, HTP etc. - that must be why the price has spiraled.
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Old 25 Nov 2019, 11:17 (Ref:3942715)   #85
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I was keen to see this car race, and how the Weber45 set-up worked on his engine... but it only appeared once, at Oulton Gold Cup meeting as I recall, practised but did not race. In my opinion, Silverstone Auction's £37,400 was all the money for a nearly undeveloped car.
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I was keen to see this car race, and how the Weber45 set-up worked on his engine... but it only appeared once, at Oulton Gold Cup meeting as I recall, practised but did not race. In my opinion, Silverstone Auction's £37,400 was all the money for a nearly undeveloped car.
Yes, the current advertised price is daft in my opinion! But, who knows......
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One car not mentioned yet which appeared in this years RAC TT Celebration at Goodwood , although it may not be welcome in many other places , is the Tojeiro EE . Possibly rarer than the Elva , the Buick engined car ran with the leaders while it lasted . I have seen it mentioned elsewhere that cars competing in the TT are required to be FIA compliant . Was that the case with the Tojeiros ?
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The EE from what Iíve learned is one of two originally built, and apparently had HTP papers when last sold. Iím guessing it will be categorised as a GTP car, rather than GTS, which will put it in the same class as GT40s etc?
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Old 25 Nov 2019, 14:50 (Ref:3942752)   #89
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The Tojeiro competed at this year's Silverstone Classic in the RAC TT Pre '63 GT race albeit in the Invitation class .
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The EE from what Iíve learned is one of two originally built, and apparently had HTP papers when last sold. Iím guessing it will be categorised as a GTP car, rather than GTS, which will put it in the same class as GT40s etc?
In fact it's a Two-Seater Racing Car as it is, a prototype sportscar basically as GTPs have to be based on a car in the process of Homologation by a Manufacturer and of course this does not meet period Appendix J production and/or Homologation criteria.

The fact that a car takes part in the RAC TT Celebration and its FIA compliance is open to interpretation I would say but just like series which let the cars run according to what they want to look at...
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