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Old 18 Sep 2020, 17:46 (Ref:4003608)   #16
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It certainly wasn't that much.
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Old 18 Sep 2020, 19:20 (Ref:4003644)   #17
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Old 18 Sep 2020, 19:30 (Ref:4003645)   #18
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I possibly missed the syntax of the underlying metaphor.
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Old 18 Sep 2020, 21:06 (Ref:4003673)   #19
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Having been racing cars and bikes since the late 60s up to 2014 I would advise just what the others have said and buy a ready made car. However before you go throwing all those 50 quid notes away on some advertised "little gem" do some investigation from others in the racing fraternity and find out if it is that "little gem" or a huge money pit ! Personally I have built and raced several very successful cars over the years, but I am a trained mechanic and have ran my own business complete with thousands of pounds worth of tools/ramps/chassis straightening gear and everything needed to do it. Have you thought about sharing a car with someone else or hiring a drive ? Whatever you choose to do I hope you enjoy it.
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£750 was the asking price for mine, I could only afford £630, but fortunately it was accepted.



I can't edit my older post but I meant 'As a first car I wouldn't recommend doing anything I've done! The Tornado being the prime suspect in that regard.
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Old 20 Sep 2020, 20:29 (Ref:4005182)   #21
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Once again, many thanks for all the excellent advice and actually taking the time to look after a greenhorn. May I say, zefarelly, with hindsight I am sure you are glad you rescued that Cortina from its sad fate.

Ultimately, I would love to have a race going Alfa 2600 Coupe, because I have an emotional / nostalgic attachment to this particular model through my grandfather but it seems that is a pipe dream and a long way away.

As I have said before, I would not wield a spanner and convert / maintain a car anyway. Therefore, an important consideration is a garage that can look after it. Here too, Kev Kivlochan gave me a few interesting hints. In due course I think I will ask the community in a dedicated thread about whom they might recommend.
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So it wasn't a Lotus ?
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Old 21 Sep 2020, 06:42 (Ref:4005251)   #23
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My understanding is its a GT.
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The badge on the rear right flank is GT not Lotus.
If you look on the opening post of the 'Historics on the Hill' thread it's changed colour.
I think it was an ex-Willment works car.
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The badge on the rear right flank is GT not Lotus.
If you look on the opening post of the 'Historics on the Hill' thread it's changed colour.
I think it was an ex-Willment works car.
Yes I am familiar with Joe's car as I have driven it at Goodwood and Spa, however I didn't know that it was like that when he first bought it.
My greatest regret was buying a genuine LC and flogging the engine and box and scrapping the rest of the car back in the 70s !! it needed a front wing and a door but was still drivable !!!
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Once again, many thanks for all the excellent advice and actually taking the time to look after a greenhorn. May I say, zefarelly, with hindsight I am sure you are glad you rescued that Cortina from its sad fate.

Ultimately, I would love to have a race going Alfa 2600 Coupe, because I have an emotional / nostalgic attachment to this particular model through my grandfather but it seems that is a pipe dream and a long way away.

As I have said before, I would not wield a spanner and convert / maintain a car anyway. Therefore, an important consideration is a garage that can look after it. Here too, Kev Kivlochan gave me a few interesting hints. In due course I think I will ask the community in a dedicated thread about whom they might recommend.
Too bad you can't go with the Alfa. It's a beautiful car that would be the best choice, but it is what it is...
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I bought a Porsche 924 off eBay for £160 and turned it into a "race car". I use the inverted commas deliberately. I sold some spare parts that came with it to help finance the build and sold the whole lot for £850 after we'd killed it at Snetterton.

Would I do it again? Never. I'd buy a ready made one it's far cheaper financially and emotionally. Having said that I've got a daily driver that I'm using for hill climbs, and Lord knows what'll happen to that
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So it wasn't a Lotus ?
No, you can clearly see theGT badges on the side.

Not the first one to have a green stripe painted on it!
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The badge on the rear right flank is GT not Lotus.
If you look on the opening post of the 'Historics on the Hill' thread it's changed colour.
I think it was an ex-Willment works car.
I wish it was Peter, as far as I know, and I have it on pretty good authority, most of them were destroyed and/or sold of for club competition, rallying mostly. None survive. WIlment did modify road cars to a similar spec to a Lotus with a tuned 1500 push rod engine, and period road tests are most favourable. There may be a few of those around.

THere are very few GT race cars, only 2 pre airflow in the UK I know of, and 2 airflow, several in Aus and a few in Scandinavia. Willment only ran them in 1963 and Jack Sears won the championsip in them ( and some points in a Galaxy ) they were redundant thereafter.

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something like this would get You started at budget level
try and see if You like it
if so, flog and upgrade

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