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Elan DHC, one of 15 best convertibles

PostPost by: jabingb » Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:20 pm

From a recent MSN auto piece, the Elan DHC is one of the 15 best convertibles of all time, they got that right!

http://editorial.autos.msn.com/15-best- ... ll-time#13
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PostPost by: AHM » Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:44 pm

Thanks for posting - Some interesting cars!

Not sure about their analysis of the undoubtedly popular MX5 though.
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PostPost by: peterexpart » Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:21 pm

I did not realise the Mazda was British !!!!!
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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:23 pm

Mazda is part owned by Ford, so that almost makes it British, unless Ford is American? :lol:
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PostPost by: peterexpart » Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:28 pm

It's more likely that Ford is Japanese !!!
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PostPost by: pharriso » Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:35 pm

Spyder fan wrote:Mazda is part owned by Ford, so that almost makes it British, unless Ford is American? :lol:


Alan, there is no relationship between Ford & Mazda anymore. Ford owned 1/3 in the 80s & maybe more later, but had to sell everything with their near bankruptcy experience in 2009/2010.
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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:00 pm

pharriso wrote:
Spyder fan wrote:Mazda is part owned by Ford, so that almost makes it British, unless Ford is American? :lol:


Alan, there is no relationship between Ford & Mazda anymore. Ford owned 1/3 in the 80s & maybe more later, but had to sell everything with their near bankruptcy experience in 2009/2010.

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PostPost by: pharriso » Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:11 pm

I'm back.... Was in uk for 10 days... Experienced your Summer on Sunday ;-)
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PostPost by: peterexpart » Tue Mar 11, 2014 5:19 pm

You were lucky, I think that was the best summer we have had since 1967 :)
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PostPost by: englishmaninwales » Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:31 pm

jabingb wrote:From a recent MSN auto piece, the Elan DHC is one of the 15 best convertibles of all time, they got that right!

http://editorial.autos.msn.com/15-best- ... ll-time#13

Front ride height looks wrong, or is it to do with Federal spec?
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PostPost by: Orsom Weels » Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:35 pm

Didn't we have one that lasted for two days in the mid seventies? :D
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PostPost by: pharriso » Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:38 pm

Orsom Weels wrote:Didn't we have one that lasted for two days in the mid seventies? :D


Yes, unfortunately I was taking my "o " levels at the time!
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