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Is your car here? (donnington pics)

PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:22 am

Many are too low and are riding on the bump stops, eh? So these cars, photographed brand new in 1967, were already knackered then! I'm always amazed what a lot of rubbish some so-called experts come out with to justify their product.

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PostPost by: Robbie693 » Thu Apr 23, 2009 12:15 pm

Wasn't the ride-height raised for the S/130? I recall seeing a What Car? road test in a Brooklands compilation where the car looked a bit higher than the early models. Even so, it was no where near as high as the spyder models.

My car has a Spyder chassis and sits fine (at the front at least - the rear is a bit high for some reason), does this mean that the new spyder chassis' raise the height even when fitted to an otherwise standard car?

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PostPost by: Si_130/5 » Thu Apr 23, 2009 1:02 pm

If anyone owns or knows the owner of the regency red +2 (POP 900M) please get in touch. It is the closest match to the original shade I've seen and it's just the colour I want to paint mine.

Here's a car photographed on Sunday which might have been the Christopher Neil conversion demonstrator in the 1980s.

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