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RTV 384G

PostPost by: nwbaxter66 » Fri Feb 12, 2021 7:26 pm

Some folks might remember that RTV was a 69 plus 2 that I sold when I emigrated to the US in the late 80s. Thanks to this site I was able to reconnect with the owner, well the owner's daughter. The owner has now unfortunately passed and apparently the car is going to be put up for sale.
if anyone happens to see the car up for sale, a quick post letting me know where would be most appreciated, I m not interested in buying it back, but really interested in what has been done to it. I am looking at the usual suspects but no luck so far.
It has the most interesting dual carb hump bonnet, never seen another one like it. It has had loads of money spent on it, but the daughter didn't have too much info and as I didn't intend to buy it, didn't feel like it was appropriate to push.
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PostPost by: ROADRUNNER » Sat Mar 06, 2021 7:50 pm

Any idea why it had the second bonnet ‘bulge’ ? Presumably not ‘ex-factory’.
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PostPost by: nwbaxter66 » Sat Mar 06, 2021 8:52 pm

Nope, that’s why I would like to see what engine it now has in it.
Only had the one bump when I had it
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PostPost by: nwbaxter66 » Mon Mar 15, 2021 2:24 am

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Front view of car as it is now.
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PostPost by: nwbaxter66 » Mon Mar 15, 2021 2:25 am

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PostPost by: nwbaxter66 » Mon Mar 15, 2021 2:27 am

This was the car when i owned it
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PostPost by: rgh0 » Mon Mar 15, 2021 6:48 am

Looks like someone was planning to fit a rover V8 which would need the two humps to clear the carbs

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