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Old 2nd March 2010, 07:12   #1
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Pleased to be part of BHP. I have been fascinated by Indian car history so this gives me a good insight to the motoring scene there.

I am what you would call "mature" though now verging on senile. I work in the Civil Engineering field, am self employed and contract to various consultants in Auckland, New Zealand. I occassionally trade in motor cars & have at present:

1968 Jaguar Mk2 2.4
2001 Mercedes C200 Sport Hatch
1998 VW Polo 1.6

I have a love of classic cars, fine wine, fine food, fine women & fine dogs, especially Bulldogs, hence my name. I have a 10 year old Bulldog named Sid Vicious, though he is of extremely social temprement. Sadly he reacts badly to Indian food, large amounts of flatulence result when he has a good curry so we stick to dog food.

I dabble in various other things & enjoy life tremendously.

My favourite saying "Everyday is a gift, thats why they call it the present" though this changes often!
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Old 2nd March 2010, 08:46   #2
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welcome to Team bhp bulldog. New Zealand, the green and natural beauty on earth i always wanted to visit when i was on OZ. But could not visit due to time constraint.

Buy enjoyed the beauty of New Zealand in movies like Avatar, Lord Of the Rings

Jaguar MK2 looks very cool. Just googled and checked out some pics.

Could you please upload pics of your rides here pleases

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you can check out pets of team bhp-ians here

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/shifti...r-pets-65.html (Team-BHPians and their Pets)
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Welcome to the forum. You have a nice Jag.
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I've uploaded images, I hope I have done this correctly! I think in 1 pic the rear of my Mercedes is just visible.
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Wow thats a real beauty. Is it an automatic? don't see a clutch pedal.
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WOW.

Thanks for the pics. Jag looks super stunning!
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Its an automatic, the gear lever is on the steering column. on the right. Its a real heavy car so progress is a bit slow, the 3.8 versions were the performance versions. Advanced car for its time, first mass produced car with disc brakes in the 1950s. Interior wood is walnut. This is is economy version so seats done in Ambla not leather.
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Hi Bulldog,

Welcome to the forum.
Great pics of your Jag.
It was one of my dream cars - and still is - since I was a kid.
Take care of it.

Regards,

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Welcome onboard !! sure seem to have a taste for the finest things in life
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Well, I have had a good offer for the Jag which includes trade of MG MGBGT plus some cash so considering selling. Its not my dream car, I'm working up to that! I have posted dog pics on the other thread.
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Good to see another aucklander on here.I am from auckland myself but more into japanese imports
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