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Old 12th October 2009, 12:08 PM
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There are a few 126s amongst this lot - check out the one from bb - any relation I wonder?

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Old 12th October 2009, 02:23 PM
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Widebody Coupes, cars all one colour (especially white ones), and gullwings.

Ahh those wre the days.

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Old 12th October 2009, 10:03 PM
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Widebody Coupes, cars all one colour (especially white ones), and gullwings.

Ahh those wre the days.

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Bill - I would well be tempted to agree that those were the days but for one fact. I have spent this arvo tooling around the country roads of northern Victoria in a 1948 Bristol 401. So modern! So stylish! So slick! And the gear change is nothing like I have ever felt before - smooth, short,satisfying. Photos when I get back to Sydney. Hold the Maserati - I'll take the Bristol instead.
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Old 13th October 2009, 08:15 AM
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The Bristol was indeed a magnificent car. I've only been in one once, but it was memorable for the engine as well as the gearbox, and (I think) it was only 2 litres!
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Old 13th October 2009, 03:36 PM
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Firstly, The Shed. First row is the Maserati, the Bristol and the Fulvia.
Second row (you can't see it) is the Flavia Coupe, the Beta, the Lancia 200. Outside and not visible, the Range Rover, the Peugots 404 (thousands of them) and the 504.



Next the 1922 Lancia Lambda. Light and precise steering - almost silent motoring but brakes, although on all 4 wheels, left a lot to be desired.



And then - the one I must have. The 1948 Bristol 401. As modern as tomorrow to drive and so much character.



In short, a wonderful weekend in the country.
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So, are you bringing the Bristol on Sunday
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Old 13th October 2009, 06:32 PM
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So, are you bringing the Bristol on Sunday
I first must convince the owner that it is surplus to his needs and that he is desperate enough to accept my offer. It is one car that I must have. Now what can I sell to bring one in from the UK?
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I spent the weekend in Brisbane for a M-100 group event and had a guided tour of a car resto outfit that has 2 pebble beach wins to its credit
The sound of a Type 37 Bugatti and sight of a Ferrari Lusso half way through a full on resto will be with me forever
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Sounds marvellous but unfortunately some of us are "breeders" and unfortunately the money goes into children and grandchildren - well some of it anyway

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The sound of a Type 37 Bugatti and sight of a Ferrari Lusso half way through a full on resto will be with me forever
Bugatti sounds niiiiiceeee
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