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Herman

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Christilou

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Mini

It just so happens that I photographed my car's backside as we finished our walk on Sunday. I'm afraid it's rather grubby!

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Boyzo

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Very sexy Herman
The best convertible for sensible peeps (other than the S2000) :biggrin:
 

Boyzo

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vroom vroom Herman

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A golfs view trying to catch up :rolleyes:
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flipGTO

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my buddy's 240sx with an LS1 swapped into it
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This car is under my care… I can't really claim to "own" it because it is a family heirloom of sorts. It was my father's car and I plan to pass it along to my sons. It is a 1965 E-type Jaguar. My father bought it as a "junker" and as a retirement project restored it back to "driver" condition. He & I drove it in many vintage car events, most of them rallies where long distances were covered.

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Cars must be driven, and this car is driven often, and driven as its designers intended: hard. The last chapter of the owner's manual is all about prepping the car for competition driving. A refreshing breeze from a past without excessive litigation!

Last year I drove it from Seattle to LA and back with my sons (one southbound, the other north). This year I drove it all over the northern Rockies: Idaho, Washington, British Columbia, Alberta, and Montana.

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Many of the styling cues on the Mazda that started this thread were inspired by the E-type Jaguar. Malcolm Sayer, the E-type's designer referred to himself as an "aerodynamicist" rather than a designer, and based this on mathematical studies of ovoid shapes. He had worked at Bristol Aircraft during the war and was involved in many iconic aircraft and automobiles, including the C-type, D-type, and XJ-13.

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It is wonderful to drive. It is visceral, yet refined. It is essentially a refinement of the D-type race car that dominated the 24 Hours at Le Mans throughout the 50s - with a monocoque chassis and a tube-frame forward of the firewall. It has four-wheel disc brakes, and a fully independent rear suspension, which makes for amazing handling, even at extreme speeds. It is very predictable with a slight bias toward oversteer. It never breaks away without plenty of prior warning.

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It is powered by the iconic Jaguar XK inline-six engine. It is a big-bore, long-stroke, triple-carburetted, hemi-headed, twin-overhead cam work of art. The sound it makes has been called "Sir William's Sixth Symphony" after Sir William Lyon, Jaguar's founder. The sound is unique, and to a true gearhead it is a heavenly tune.
 

flipGTO

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My vehicle:
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and a front profile taken with my E-30
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Herman

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Nice car, which make?
I have had 3 turbocharged cars. I blew up one of them !
I'm away, taking a look at a motorcycle: the Hayabusa from Suzuki...
In need of speed on the german Autobahn...
 

walt_tbay

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Here's a picture of my 2008 Altima Coupe taken with my Panasonic GF1 using the 14-140mm Lumix lens :thumbup:

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BBW

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MINI Cooper Clubman in the snow

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An oldie but a goodie w/E-P2
 

flipGTO

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Nice car, which make?
I have had 3 turbocharged cars. I blew up one of them !
I'm away, taking a look at a motorcycle: the Hayabusa from Suzuki...
In need of speed on the german Autobahn...
Herman - that's a Vauxhall or Opel or Holden - all the same - i.e. General Motors
Its actually a Pontiac GTO (I'm in the US) with a Holden Monaro (Australian) conversion.
 

Herman

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Good morning everyone.

We got: Mazda, MGB, Mini (BLMW), Fiat, Honda, Lotus, Chevrolet, Jaguar, GM, Citroen.

Which make is the SX240SX posted by flipGTO?

Is Altima a Mercedes? (I guess it is, not sure about that)
 

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