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Old 17th June 2004, 20:54   #1
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Default The Barchetta Scorpion! (A Caterham Replica made in India!)

There's one guy in Bangalore who built a Cateraham look alike called the Barchetta, he fabricated the whlole body, ensured the wheel base was the same as a 118NE, bought an old 118NE, threw away everything except the engine and drive gear, tuned it up, and bolted it on. Runs on the orginal 118 registration
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There is a similar one in Bangalore called the Barchetta build on an old II8NE -sits in Cooke Town
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...and I get a PM from mathew57, the creator of this machine or rather two of them. I gad seen the blue one sitting in my house a couple of times when he visited my neighbour. Anyway, here are the pics and Mathew had difficulty uploading them. I will let Mathew doe the rest of the talking
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Old 12th August 2008, 20:18   #4
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Some Construction Pics

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ajmat is it ok to run with the older registration like that ? Coz doesn't this have to be endorsed in the RC book and also what about the insurance ?

BTW a real stonker I must say. Hats off to you mathew.
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ajmat is it ok to run with the older registration like that ? Coz doesn't this have to be endorsed in the RC book and also what about the insurance ?

BTW a real stonker I must say. Hats off to you mathew.
naanu gothilla, RTO yella adjust maadi
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naanu gothilla, RTO yella adjust maadi
Please don't kill it before it attains classical language status

Nice job on the car. I guess only the FIAT Barchetta was not a true barchetta.
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@ ajmat- go easy on the kannada
I havent spoken any kannada in 6 years, but I still remember enough to cringe at that sentence.

Back to topic-
1.that car looks lovely.
2.why does it say suzuki twin cam on a 118NE engine?
3.where is mathew57?

Like most of us tbhpians,I have a whole encyclopaedia worth of questions to ask him.
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Oh boy, that is a looker. Where is the owner? Looking forward to the build stories.
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awesome!! ajmat sir, how much did it cost the owner totally?
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Whoaa ! looks killer - out with the story Mathew57.
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God!! Where did this thread come from? Ajmat, ask for this car. Three days holiday coming up.
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that egine looks like the suzuki twincam GT engine.
Excellent work!!!
love too see it in person..
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Thats one sweet looking machine! Brilliantly executed work Mathew. Please do give some more, actually lot more details about it!
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She is beautiful!Wow

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that egine looks like the suzuki twincam GT engine.
Excellent work!!!
love too see it in person..
Me too!
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