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Re: +2 Shooting Brake production numbers

PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:11 pm
by alan.barker
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.
Alan
Ps. The Cooper S had 2 Fuel Tanks as an optional extra.

Re: +2 Shooting Brake production numbers

PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:56 am
by elanplustwo
You may find this interesting in the Matty Car

Re: +2 Shooting Brake production numbers

PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:38 pm
by JJDraper
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...

Jeremy

Re: +2 Shooting Brake production numbers

PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:24 pm
by h20hamelan
An old post, maybe my first. As I was just reading it last night.

viewtopic.php?f=19&t=24115

And for some reason, a double post

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Still learning, thanks for the patients and understanding kind folk!


I spend too much time considering (old cow) consider...

Re: +2 Shooting Brake production numbers

PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:36 pm
by h20hamelan
The V8 is an interesting idea. The Duratec V6 is also.

viewtopic.php?f=51&t=27803&start=

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.

Back to work

Re: +2 Shooting Brake production numbers

PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:17 pm
by davidj
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...

Jeremy

It looks to be very well done, and option 1 are the bees knees, but I don't actually like it. Sorry. :(

Re: +2 Shooting Brake production numbers

PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:11 pm
by JJDraper
It does look very similar to the Triumph Stag Estate, at least in side view... and you could have a V8 as standard!

Jeremy