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Old 28th May 2009, 23:28   #2071
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Hi Esskay,

You never respond to PM's or generally busy? You mentioned that people should PM you and you never responded.

Cheers!

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Dear Saurabh, thats because I am not regular to this site.
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Old 28th May 2009, 23:36   #2072
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Ford Taunus pic #2: What's with the lavender spray paint editing?? Is there another car at the back??

Yes MARCUS, you are right! there is very precious treasure, which owner wants to hide.
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Old 29th May 2009, 00:29   #2073
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Found somewhere in UttarPradesh
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@esskay - Except for the MG Midget, the others hardly seem to be contenders for the "Rust in Peace" thread! Cant these be restored?
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Hey which is that car in pic No 6..?
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@esskay - Except for the MG Midget, the others hardly seem to be contenders for the "Rust in Peace" thread! Cant these be restored?
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Hey which is that car in pic No 6..?
There is no MG Midget that I see. The car in picture 6 is a Triumph Spitfire.
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Old 29th May 2009, 11:31   #2077
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@esskay - Except for the MG Midget, the others hardly seem to be contenders for the "Rust in Peace" thread! Cant these be restored?
Yes ! i think you are right, some pics are out of topic. my idea was just to share it with everyone.

Karl is right, this is Triumph Spitfire Mk 3

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There is no MG Midget that I see. The car in picture 6 is a Triumph Spitfire.
Oops Mr. X-Ray eyes, my bad! I just had a cursory glance at the profile of the car earlier, and thought it was a Midget.

It IS a Triumph Spitfire. The sunken headlights and kinked door-line are unmistakeable. Forgive me!
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@Esskay

If that first ride in your pictures is for sale, I'd love to restore it and bring it back to life. I know exactly what to do with it!
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Comments on the pics posted by esskay.

The first Chevy is pillarless, so already better than a 4 door normal sedan. She seems to be on the road as position has changed. Please check if original engine is fitted. Trims seems fine, wheelcaps may be removed, but are available. Some damage seems to be seen on the trim on the front bonnet. Nice car, collectable and will be fun.
The Fleetmaster looks restorable, but we do not know what engine is fitted. <probably a worthy project.
The Triumph seems to have a lot of trim missing, maybe removed. Check the engine, in some cars Standard Herald engines were put.

Note for anyone interested! If some one posts these pictures to get an opinion, please post engine pics, interior and inform about availability of parts missing on the vehicle. Also, alway check status of registration books.

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Thats a beautiful 1963 Impala Sport Sedan which is nothing but a four door hardtop pillar less model.

In good nick and very restorable too. That what American cars were made of in those days; bullet proof engines and the hard chrome would last almost forever if maintained properly.

Since this one is a LHd i would hazard it to be a V-8 with Automatic transmission.

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Prabal, you tugged at my heartstrings there. I really loved that car. -- a man's love and nostalgia for one of the cars of his youth. Been playing on my mind all day. Yes, my 1977 Ford Taunus was a 2.0 Ghia two-door coupe.
Thanks for sharing the pix, Ram. Like I said this is one of my favourite combos (dark vinyl on certain shades of gold or copper), ever since I first saw it on a MkIII Cortina. Also vividly remember a black-on-white standing next to it in the showroom that looked very inviting too.

Although Blue is the absolute ruler in my heart and mindspace, these tones are real classics too and never fail to send the pulse racing. The Opel Astra here is the only one, I remember noticing excitedly only a few times, that briefly came with one such shade; few sightings as the shade didn't find much custom sadly. Although there has been a plethora of hues of gold on the other brands, but none very exciting. Now, you've taken me on a walk down nostalgia lane as well!
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Thanks for sharing. Any pictures of the black Chevy (?) in the back?
sure here it goes, its 1950 Chevy Fleetline
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another found in the same garuage was this Sipani Dolphin
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the dolphin does not qualify to be on this thread, lol , not much metal in it to rust, anyway, the estate version is pretty rare, i love it .
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