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Great pics Al. You've worked on some very tasty motors.

If you could own just one of the cars you restored, which would it be and why?
 

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Oh crikey:eek:

Probably the Lusso - for the blend of character, (relative) useability, looks & being beautifully engineered. Not as involving as a Daytona to drive - but just as exhilerating in a different way - you have to concentrate 100% particularly at anything around (or over:D ) the speed limit. The Daytona was an easier & more flattering car to drive quickly & the bite when you power into a corner is just awe inspiring (bear in mind I was someone used to driving E types, XK's & Bristols - not Imprezza's & EVO's:thumbup: ). But with the Daytona - it's just that build quality:rolleyes:

There we are, inane drivel & ramble over!
 

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Awesome Al! I always enjoy looking at your pictures. I'm suprised by the number of left-hand drive cars there. What's up with that?

And what model car is that in the first picture? The gray one with the fat butt. Cool car.
 

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Awesome Al! I always enjoy looking at your pictures. I'm suprised by the number of left-hand drive cars there. What's up with that?

And what model car is that in the first picture? The gray one with the fat butt. Cool car.
:D Class description Pete:thumbup: It's an XK120 Jag!
I think with LHD stuff it's just a fair bir cheaper here, also bear in mind that a hell of a lot more stuff was made in LHD than RHD, 'cos the rest of the world drives on the wrong side (RSA, Japan & Australia excepted);)
 

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I have absolutely no idea - can't even offer a guess explanation!

What I can say though is that the governments drive for full employement through menial training courses may have gone too far:D



Also, I spent today listening full blast to Ian Dury's awesome "New Boots & Panties" at work - I haven't played it for years - by God it's good:thumbup: it's aged so well!

Ho hum, ramble over!
 

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Al, I hope that you're paying your daughter minimum wage. You can't make her work an 18 hour shift for 50p pocket money;)

Ian Dury was fantastic, one of the most under rated singers from the 70's, along with Lee Brillaux from the Feelgood's, shame they've both passed on now, and Joe Strummer too. Makes you realise just how old you are when all your boyhood punk and new wave heroes start dying in their 50's:(
 

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Al, I hope that you're paying your daughter minimum wage. You can't make her work an 18 hour shift for 50p pocket money

Ian Dury was fantastic, one of the most under rated singers from the 70's, along with Lee Brillaux from the Feelgood's, shame they've both passed on now, and Joe Strummer too. Makes you realise just how old you are when all your boyhood punk and new wave heroes start dying in their 50's:(
I know:( , but it isn't really 30 years ago - if it was it would mean I'm getting old, and i'm not, so it wasn't:D .
Also I would like it noted that I did not let Shelby listen to 'Plaistow Patricia':thumbup: (anyone who is a Dury fan will know exactly what I mean!!!!!!)
There is also no truth in the rumour that I pay Shelby as much as 50p pocket money:eek:
 

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50p, that's more than I give my son. He hasn't started asking for pocket money yet. Anyway he doesn't need it, when he goes out with mummy or daddy he just asks us to buy him things. What's the point of spending your own money when you've got mum and dad.

Did you name your daughter 'Shelby' after the driver and cars?

We're expecting another in November, we've started talking about possible names, I don't think mine and my son's suggestions of 'Enzo' or 'Dino' for a boy went down too well, my wife got really annoyed when I said how about '250 GTO' then:D
 

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50p, that's more than I give my son. He hasn't started asking for pocket money yet. Anyway he doesn't need it, when he goes out with mummy or daddy he just asks us to buy him things. What's the point of spending your own money when you've got mum and dad.

Did you name your daughter 'Shelby' after the driver and cars?

We're expecting another in November, we've started talking about possible names, I don't think mine and my son's suggestions of 'Enzo' or 'Dino' for a boy went down too well, my wife got really annoyed when I said how about '250 GTO' then:D
Did indeed call her Shelby after Carroll, the other brat is called Ginetta,
they are known here as Troll & Asbo though:D
Funnily enough if we had a boy one of his names was gonna be Dino - I had wanted Enzo but that got veto'ed immediately.
The girls full names are - Shelby Francesca Luca & Ginetta Tasmin Imogen - surname being Wilsher.
 

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Al, I like your style.

Ginetta's a great name too. In the early 90's my two favorite British cars were the TVR Griffith and the Ginetta G33.

I also think that the rugby player, Austin Healey has a cool name, his mum and dad must have had a great sense of fun. Good job they didn't call him 'Frog eyed Sprite'.
 

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Nice gallery Al

I like the colour on that MK1 Escort
Cheers Tiff, Olympic blue - it was an original colour, fitted afterwards with the correct RS striping. It was done for company that builds MK1 & 2 Escy's. I was staggered by what they are worth now - this company sells them for between £40,000 & £70,000 depending on spec:eek: I remember when you could pick up a Mexico or genuine RS for a couple of hundred, spend the weekend welding it up:D and flog it for a profit of a score within a week:drive: & we all thought we'd done really well:eek:

On another subject - any further with names Arch?
Couple of suggestions?????? Morgan, Aston, Jensen, Austin, Morris, Riley, Alvis...................... ok I'll shut up!
 

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I would a love a decent MKI Escort or a MKII RS2000 just for fun. I hear MKI Escort vans are quite pricey as well now.

Speaking of Welsh Enzo's - did you see the Maccarinelli Boxing match last week - it was pretty good.

Morris Gibb - now where have I heard that before??

Arch you could play safe and go with Michele/Michael (Alboretto/Schmacher) or Alan (Prost) or Nigel (Mansell not Stepney - or maybe not) or Gilles (rhymes with piles - you couldn't do that to a kid!) or perhaps just Guiseppe (Farina).
 

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On another subject - any further with names Arch?
Couple of suggestions?????? Morgan, Aston, Jensen, Austin, Morris, Riley, Alvis...................... ok I'll shut up!
Al, I mentioned your post to my wife this morning, she is coming round to Enzo or Dino for a middle name if it's a boy, I'll keep working on it.

I was thinking about going for some classy names that are representative of Britain's proud motoring heritage:rolleyes:

Allegro, Maxi, Marina, Princess, Acclaim, Avenger....:eek:
 

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Al, I mentioned your post to my wife this morning, she is coming round to Enzo or Dino for a middle name if it's a boy, I'll keep working on it.

I was thinking about going for some classy names that are representative of Britain's proud motoring heritage:rolleyes:

Allegro, Maxi, Marina, Princess, Acclaim, Avenger....:eek:
Ambassador, Ital, Maestro, Rebel, Kitten:D
 
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