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Thanks Andy. So mine probably are Ford then, sure I recognise them from the '70s...


Not worth starting anything now...🍺

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4 hours ago, Andyww said:

they are only used on a few other cars such as the Aston Martin Lagonda and some London taxis.

Hah! Talk about a spectrum of exotic cars..!


I tempted fate...now my Esprit V8 IS in bits...(sob)

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No, a bloody good design by Williams Towns, that would go on to influence a lot of other car designs.

He also designed the stunning 1969 Aston DBS / V8 that was produced for 20 years until 1989.

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As a fan of old 80's tech and have a business which is in this area I am a big fan of the game-console dash on the Lagonda which everyone else seems to hate. The fact it is unreliable to me would be a challenge!

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As long as its a car digital clock thats fine :)

 

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Here's another of William Towns' efforts...……………………..

 

 

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Margate Exotics.

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@Andyww how often do you go to the departure lounge Andy? Am abroad so missed this month but planning to go for the September meet. Went last month or month before for the 'best of British' where we were still nearly outnumbered by the American contingent...my Esprit, an Excel and an elan +2 were the only Lotus reps on the day though couldn't find the owners of those. Pete


Pete '79 S2

LEW Miss September 2009

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TBH Alton is a bit of a trek from me, so I dont go there regularly. I might not be there next time. The Black Swan car meet is much more local, this Sunday.

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Group 5 car, not sure if it is still for sale,  Looks like a batman car,  nice design but colour and wheels  let it down imo, still nice to see these cars still competeing 

 

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53 minutes ago, silverfrost said:

Group 5 car

Is that the snowplow series? :hrhr:

 

Nice find.

 

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On 06/08/2018 at 08:23, Chillidoggy said:

Here's another of William Towns' efforts...……………………..

 

 

Hustler_H6_-_Flickr_-_exfordy.jpg

Not really, that's one kit car builder's DIY efforts at building this original which is a lot more concept-car-ish;

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William Towns ploughed his own furrow for sure but he gave us some unforgettable designs, and who wants to be the same as everyone else anyway?

 


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IMG_5029.thumb.PNG.d02e7347293b8523a6c529240922a22d.PNGWas that in Lost In Space?

 

Well, some loose similarities! 

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On 12/08/2018 at 12:11, silverfrost said:

 

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Do you have a link for that??

Looks like a cool project.

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18 minutes ago, GTK said:

Do you have a link for that??

Looks like a cool project.

it was for sale in belgium a couple of months ago... maby its still for sale i dont know

 

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On 14/08/2018 at 00:45, GTK said:

Do you have a link for that??

Looks like a cool project.

I dont see it for sale anymore.

The ad however said the following:

This bizarre Lotus Esprit Thundersaloon has been running in Sweden and Denmark. Respectively in the Thundersaloons and special salons. Engines were Chevy with Kinsler injection and a Hewland FG400 and later BMW V8. Suspensions are from a March F3000, part of it is missing

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I hope they did not let it leave the factory with those skinny back wheels :P


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On 16/08/2018 at 02:14, silverfrost said:

I hope they did not let it leave the factory with those skinny back wheels :P

...and baldy tyre. Must be running slave wheels during assembly.

The staff are showing complete faith in that body hoist!

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