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+2 Shooting Brake production numbers

PostPost by: alan.barker » Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:11 pm

The +2 has more room in the bottom of the Boot wider and maybe a bit longer.
The Battery could be put on the left like the Elan so it would be a lot easier to reach.
As standard you can not fill the Fuel Tank on a +2. As standard you can put more in an Elan without problems.
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Ps. The Cooper S had 2 Fuel Tanks as an optional extra.
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PostPost by: elanplustwo » Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:56 am

You may find this interesting in the Matty Car
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PostPost by: JJDraper » Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:38 pm

This car was on show at [email protected] in 2007 - lots of interest. I believe the owner had custom glass made by Pilkington. Options 1 did a lot of the bodywork and meshing ally & fibreglass for the roof. I unkindly called it a Sports Break...

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PostPost by: h20hamelan » Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:24 pm

An old post, maybe my first. As I was just reading it last night.

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And for some reason, a double post

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PostPost by: h20hamelan » Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:36 pm

The V8 is an interesting idea. The Duratec V6 is also.

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Many think that more power/speed makes these cars unstable/unsafe.
I am not so sure, where originality and functionality meet. I suspect Clegg’s comment on the USA import of a straight 6 is probably accurate.
LS V8, and 800hp is probably crazy. Sort of surprised no one has done this, or the Duratec V6 or EcoBoost . Suspect height of the engine etc is the limiting factor. Thou, bonnet scoops etc are not uncommon.

As far as the lines of the +2. It has certainly grown on me and at present (maybe thats because I acquired a baby). I am not changing anything, thou probably the bumpers incorporated into the body as they are quite obviously an afterthought (also, does anyone know they are steel?). Then again, the chrome all sort of ties itself together. So unless one is going to dechrome a +2...?

I am lifting my +2 body off chassis this fall.

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PostPost by: davidj » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:17 pm

JJDraper wrote:This car was on show at [email protected] in 2007 - lots of interest. I believe the owner had custom glass made by Pilkington. Options 1 did a lot of the bodywork and meshing ally & fibreglass for the roof. I unkindly called it a Sports Break...

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It looks to be very well done, and option 1 are the bees knees, but I don't actually like it. Sorry. :(
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PostPost by: JJDraper » Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:11 pm

It does look very similar to the Triumph Stag Estate, at least in side view... and you could have a V8 as standard!

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