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Old 28 Oct 2022, 09:47 (Ref:4131742)   #1471
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Although the article mentions the car was fitted with Lotus Cortina suspension it looks from the front that the longer Lotus track control arms have not been fitted as it looks to me to have positive camber as opposed to the original slight negative camber.
Of course it might just be an optical illusion!
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Old 28 Oct 2022, 10:07 (Ref:4131746)   #1472
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Noted that too - the RH front looks decidedly iffy.
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Old 28 Oct 2022, 14:58 (Ref:4131802)   #1473
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Although the article mentions the car was fitted with Lotus Cortina suspension it looks from the front that the longer Lotus track control arms have not been fitted as it looks to me to have positive camber as opposed to the original slight negative camber.
Of course it might just be an optical illusion!
Would be about right, perhaps, if it lacked an engine when the snap was taken.

Or maybe it is set up for the drag strip?

I always thought the Cortina could look interesting with a Jenson Interceptor style rear hatch.

Better still for that sort of styling would have been the Mk4 Zephyr/Zodiac.
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Old 28 Oct 2022, 15:20 (Ref:4131808)   #1474
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Would be about right, perhaps, if it lacked an engine when the snap was taken.

Or maybe it is set up for the drag strip?

I always thought the Cortina could look interesting with a Jenson Interceptor style rear hatch.

Better still for that sort of styling would have been the Mk4 Zephyr/Zodiac.
Sort of like the Renault 25? Or even a Saab, the type number of which I forgot.

In a funny sort of way I've come to quite like the Mk4 Zephyr/Zodiac - the styling at least.
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Old 28 Oct 2022, 15:29 (Ref:4131811)   #1475
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I do wish more companies had built/ build Scimiter GTE type cars.

The last ones I can think of are the Alfa 156 estate and the BMW Z3 Coupe. I always thought Jaguar missed a trick by not put a “Lynx Eventer” type car into production, and Porsche built similar protypes of the 928 and 944 I think but never productionised them. Shame.
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Old 28 Oct 2022, 16:16 (Ref:4131825)   #1477
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Very interesting here, again. OK for the MG B GT.

John, in Belgium they built a kit to transform a single R25/30 into a shooting brake.

Andy, thank you for mentioning the Eventer, what a nice car, love it! Much more mods than you can expect at first glance. I road tested one a while ago, the owner had an XJ station wagon too.
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Old 28 Oct 2022, 16:23 (Ref:4131829)   #1478
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I do wish more companies had built/ build Scimiter GTE type cars.

The last ones I can think of are the Alfa 156 estate and the BMW Z3 Coupe. I always thought Jaguar missed a trick by not put a “Lynx Eventer” type car into production, and Porsche built similar protypes of the 928 and 944 I think but never productionised them. Shame.
Yes, I agree with you, the Lancia HPE was another good-looker.

I've got an Alfa 156 Spoprtwagon which I bought largely because I thought it was even better-looking than the saloon. Ironically, if I needed to carry something large it was usually my Alfasud hatchback that got pressed into service as it acrually had a larger rear opening. How I miss that little car - I should never have sold it... It is still around, currently being restored in Bristol, i believe.

A friend of mine once created three Jaguar XJ40 estate cars. It was rather a good looking car & I have a model of one of them, a car that I actually delivered to its' first owner in Sheffield. Ironically I gather it now lives in France. (Max that's a bit of my 'career' I missed off my CV! Amongst other things we also re-created Radford Coachbuilders along with Harold Radford himself to build Minis. It was short-lived but at least it was the real thing, unlike the Button farago...).

Incidentally, Radford started out by doing a variety of 'Countryman' conversions on cars such as the Bentley MkVI. Oh, and he also trimmed the interior of at least some Ford GT40's.
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Very interesting here, again. OK for the MG B GT.

John, in Belgium they built a kit to transform a single R25/30 into a shooting brake.
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I used to have an MGC GT back in 1975. Does that count ?

You wanted a Renault 30 Shooting brake?

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Like this, John? https://www.jaguarheritage.com/car/1...hooting-brake/
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Chris, where on earth did you find this horrible thing? The transformation I had in mind was a single swap of the hatch, made of fiberglass. Easy. http://25txivan.canalblog.com/archiv.../20000842.html
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While we are here, after Lancia HPE, different Porsches, Jensen Interceptor, gentlemen please dont forget THE french masterpiece… Renault Fuego!What a piece of crap!
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Old 28 Oct 2022, 17:01 (Ref:4131839)   #1484
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No, that was a later prototype produced by Jaguar themselves.
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