[E-Type] OT - Bespoke beauty

Have you guys seen this one?

From wwww.Telegraph.uk.com

''If you could have your ultimate car built for you, no
expense spared, what would you ask for? Malcolm McKay
samples one man’s dream

You’re working in Kuwait for an oil shipping line,
commissioning supertankers for multi-millions, but your
great love is Fifties sports racing cars. You want a new
toy, for fun road driving and the odd track day; you can
afford to indulge yourself, and another D-type replica
doesn’t do it for you.’’

Full article and photo of car: http://tinyurl.com/6ls8ab

What’s under the hood:


Ginger, 1971 SIII 2+2, 1966 SI OTS
Central Florida, United States
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In reply to a message from Ginger sent Wed 11 Jun 2008:

Mmmm…makes my fun meter, stick straight out…:)–
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Have you guys seen this one?
Full article and photo of car: http://tinyurl.com/6ls8ab
What’s under the hood:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/main.jhtml?xml=/motoring/2008/05/24/mfjag124.xml#1


Paul Wigton, steward to a '60 DKW 1000 SP, Tweety, '63 FHC!
Keenesburg, CO, United States
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Looks a lot like an Aston-Martin DBR1 & 2 from the same era as the D-type.

–chuck goolsbee
65ots, 1E10715
arlington, wa, usa
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In reply to a message from Ginger sent Wed 11 Jun 2008:

Wow…with a power to weight ratio of 5.86 lbs/HP compared to a
Porsche turbo’s of 7.28, that thing should absolutely fly. Over
one third of the weight is in the engine and tranny! Where do we
sign up for a ride?

Bill–
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Have you guys seen this one?
‘‘If you could have your ultimate car built for you, no
expense spared, what would you ask for? Malcolm McKay
samples one man’s dream
You’re working in Kuwait for an oil shipping line,
commissioning supertankers for multi-millions, but your
great love is Fifties sports racing cars. You want a new
afford to indulge yourself, and another D-type replica
doesn’t do it for you.’’


Lundabo
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Bill,
Can you say Lotus 7 clone…

http://www.angelfire.com/biz6/stalkerv6/kitcar.html

Or even a factory five cobra.

http://www.factoryfive.com/

Both cheap and go like stink. Not as beautiful I admit but for the
price differece I’d live with it :slight_smile:
pauls 67ots

Wow…with a power to weight ratio of 5.86 lbs/HP compared to a
Porsche turbo’s of 7.28, that thing should absolutely fly. Over
one third of the weight is in the engine and tranny! Where do we
sign up for a ride?

Bill
<<<<<<<<From: “Lundabo” lundabo@msn.com
Subject: Re: [E-Type] OT - Bespoke beauty


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In reply to a message from paul spurlock sent Thu 12 Jun 2008:

Good thing, too, about the FF Cobra, properly built? It’s a FAR
better car than the original!–
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Or even a factory five cobra.
http://www.factoryfive.com/


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In reply to a message from paul spurlock sent Thu 12 Jun 2008:

You should only be allowed to drive those at Disneyland! I mean,
is there any real way to modulate speed in traffic? Jeez those are
fast.

Bill–
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Bill,
Can you say Lotus 7 clone…
http://www.angelfire.com/biz6/stalkerv6/kitcar.html
Or even a factory five cobra.
http://www.factoryfive.com/
Both cheap and go like stink. Not as beautiful I admit but for the
price differece I’d live with it :slight_smile:
pauls 67ots


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Lundabo wrote:

In reply to a message from paul spurlock sent Thu 12 Jun 2008:

You should only be allowed to drive those at Disneyland! I mean,
is there any real way to modulate speed in traffic? Jeez those are
fast.

I have a video from FFR and in one scene, they are doing wheelies like
top fuel dragsters. Must be a bitch to drive on the street with only
two wheels on the ground. But think of the savings in wear on the front
tires. :wink:

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In reply to a message from George Cohn sent Fri 13 Jun 2008:

So your saying that an FFR is environmentally friendly…that may
just tip SWMBO in the right direction. :-)–
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top fuel dragsters. Must be a bitch to drive on the street with only
two wheels on the ground. But think of the savings in wear on the front
tires. :wink:


Lundabo
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