Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP Worldwide > The International Automotive Scene


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 14th November 2009, 00:04   #3421
BHPian
 
Double Mac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Bydgoszcz, Poland
Posts: 148
Thanked: 4 Times
Default

'1957'? That was a typo, I believe? Personally, I had to rely on Wiki in this case.
Double Mac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th November 2009, 00:11   #3422
Senior - BHPian
 
SuperSelect's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Mumbai.
Posts: 1,806
Thanked: 216 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Double Mac View Post
'1957'? That was a typo, I believe? Personally, I had to rely on Wiki in this case.
No, the website says 1957. So does the Aug 2007 issue of "Classic and Sports Car" magazine !
SuperSelect is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th November 2009, 00:13   #3423
Senior - BHPian
 
agspins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: MH-31
Posts: 1,558
Thanked: 270 Times
Default

ID:712 guess this car..
Attached Images
 
agspins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th November 2009, 00:16   #3424
BHPian
 
Double Mac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Bydgoszcz, Poland
Posts: 148
Thanked: 4 Times
Default

ID:712 looks very much like an Ogle SX1000. Probably a 1962.

EDIT: It's alright, SuperSelect. In that case Wiki must be mistaken which wouldn't be the first time, really.

Last edited by Double Mac : 14th November 2009 at 00:17.
Double Mac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th November 2009, 11:21   #3425
Senior - BHPian
 
agspins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: MH-31
Posts: 1,558
Thanked: 270 Times
Default

What can i say ...doublemac you are bang on.

Its a 1962 Ogle SX1000 by David Ogle Limited based in Letchworth,U.K.These were manufactured between 1962 and 63.Only 66 were made.Sx1000 was based on 997cc
Mini Coopers using partof the bulkhead, floor pan, inner wings, sub-frame,suspension, steering, engine and gearbox. The remainder was all specially sourced and the body shell is of glass fibre reinforced plastic(GRP).

BMC refused to supply parts for construction. New cars were bought by clients and after six months (to avoid purchase tax) sent to Ogle where the upper body panels and interior were discarded and replaced plus an internal refit. The cars were exported world-wide, 39 remain with examples existing in Japan, Germany, Sweden, France and the USA as well as the UK where 8 remain roadworthy.

The car cost 1190 when new. Ogle were the designers for other manufacturers and industrial products, the most famous being the Reliant Scimitar which was a derivative of the Sabre and originally an Ogle SX250, a design commissioned by Daimler to re-body the ungainly styling of the Daimler SP250 Sports Coupe.
agspins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th November 2009, 10:32   #3426
Senior - BHPian
 
predatorwheelz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Delhi/Kolkata
Posts: 1,650
Thanked: 1,092 Times
Default Id 713

Make and model of this sports convertible please. Should not be very tough to guess.

Name:  elva courier.jpg
Views: 581
Size:  75.3 KB
predatorwheelz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th November 2009, 10:37   #3427
Ram
Senior - BHPian
 
Ram's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Singapore, Mumbai, Nagpur
Posts: 2,164
Thanked: 135 Times
Default ID:713 1961 Lotus Elite convertible

Quote:
Originally Posted by predatorwheelz View Post



ID:713
1961 Lotus Elite convertible
Ram is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th November 2009, 10:50   #3428
Senior - BHPian
 
predatorwheelz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Delhi/Kolkata
Posts: 1,650
Thanked: 1,092 Times
Default

No sir, its not a Lotus Elite. Though the car shape mirrors that of an elite, I thought your eagle eyes would detect the ugly bonnet hinges as well as the different wheels.
predatorwheelz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th November 2009, 12:51   #3429
Senior - BHPian
 
wasif's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Abu Dhabi (for now)
Posts: 2,932
Thanked: 339 Times
Default

Hi.

It looks like one of those small kit car manifacturers product
wasif is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th November 2009, 17:40   #3430
BHPian
 
Double Mac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Bydgoszcz, Poland
Posts: 148
Thanked: 4 Times
Default

ID:713 looks like a late 50's (possibly early 60's) Elva Courier to me. Don't ask me which 'mark' though.

EDIT: Aha, it's a 1961 Elva Courier Mark II. Here's the original picture.

Last edited by Double Mac : 18th November 2009 at 17:45.
Double Mac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th November 2009, 18:22   #3431
Senior - BHPian
 
wasif's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Abu Dhabi (for now)
Posts: 2,932
Thanked: 339 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ram View Post
ID:713 1961 Lotus Elite convertible
Lotus never offered a convertible Elite
wasif is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th November 2009, 19:11   #3432
BHPian
 
AltoHoncho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 581
Thanked: 13 Times
Default

@ Double Mac: IMO we've another Sir Ram in the making I believe, you're amazingly spot-on everytime. Out of curiosity, please reveal more about you, is this the first forum you've contributed to or anywhere else as well. I would be definitely interested in reading your contributions elsewhere too.

OT: It feels like a con game going on, amazes me to see two people of equal capabilities and skills coexisting on the same forum perhaps like Sir Sean Connery and now its Daniel Craig (both doing the same thing).

@ Preds: Dada, You uploaded the photo without changing the name, a mouse rollover on it will reveal everything.

Last edited by AltoHoncho : 18th November 2009 at 19:17.
AltoHoncho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th November 2009, 20:40   #3433
Senior - BHPian
 
wasif's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Abu Dhabi (for now)
Posts: 2,932
Thanked: 339 Times
Default Id 714

Any takers for this car ? ID ?
Attached Images
 
wasif is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th November 2009, 22:45   #3434
Senior - BHPian
 
predatorwheelz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Delhi/Kolkata
Posts: 1,650
Thanked: 1,092 Times
Default Double Dhamaka and Nikku's Nakhre

Bang on, Double Mac. It is an Elva Courier Mk2.

Quote:
Originally Posted by AltoHoncho View Post
OT: It feels like a con game going on, amazes me to see two people of equal capabilities and skills coexisting on the same forum perhaps like Sir Sean Connery and now its Daniel Craig (both doing the same thing).
What will it take to stop you from talking nonsense all the time?

Quote:
Originally Posted by AltoHoncho View Post
@ Preds: Dada, You uploaded the photo without changing the name, a mouse rollover on it will reveal everything.
Well yeah, hehe, that was a big goof up. Good that no one noticed it before the car was revealed.

@wasif - You were partly right. The Elva courier was sold both as a Complete car, as well as in kit form for those buyers who wanted to evade the huge purchase tax barriers in erstwhile UK.
predatorwheelz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th November 2009, 23:10   #3435
Senior - BHPian
 
AyAn!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Durgapur/Calcutta/Pune
Posts: 2,166
Thanked: 847 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wasif View Post
Any takers for this car ? ID ?
This is a British built 2007 Farbio GTS..

Originally conceived in 2002 as the Farboud GT, the new Farbio GTS not only has a change of name but also a new engineering package courtesy of new owner Gem Marsh.

A healthy 384bhp is provided by a supercharged 3-litre Ford V6 (a less powerful normally aspirated version is also available), which in a lightweight carbonfibre body gives a very respectable 366 lbft/ton power to weight ratio. Expect a sub 4 second dash to 60mph, and a 175mph maximum.

Even at 72,000 the waiting list already stands at 7 months which bodes well for the future of this exciting British sports car.

Farbio Sports Cars - The Farbio GTS, GTS350 and GTS400

Last edited by AyAn! : 18th November 2009 at 23:15.
AyAn! is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The official alloy wheel show-off thread. Lets see your rims! Rtech Tyre & Alloy wheel Section 5394 22nd May 2017 19:06
2014 Octavia VRS - First Official Pics! EDIT: More pics on Page 4 prithwi-81 The International Automotive Scene 58 30th May 2015 14:27
Official Guess the Place Thread deky Shifting gears 264 23rd September 2011 19:35


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 20:01.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks