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Velma's Dad

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I've been retired for too many years, so I probably can't contribute about what my ideal car will be! But one 'retirement' car isn't enough! I'm with Borris and look at the older classics for that additional joy. My Porsche Macan Turbo had to go to fund the Cali! Mind you I still have the 1997 Porsche 993, a couple of Lagondas and a Bristol. So, I guess I shouldn't complain!! :oops:;)
More on the Lagondas and the Bristols please. And pics.
 
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I like Bristol cars i like Bristols and i like Bristol.
 
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By the time I come to retire I probably won’t be allowed to drive my dream cars. They will probably all be common electric chassis with a different body on top.
So I’m making up for it now. My current garage
The Yaris GR I collect in 2 weeks
Then a 718 Spyder which is pretty much all the car you need
The Land Rover defender is my daily/work car
The mustang is a project car D64285C9-2871-475C-8FE9-E5782FB07EFF.jpeg7C95DA8C-9BF9-4023-AC6F-741D366F71BB.jpeg120F69E6-EBEC-4146-98F4-6868BF674249.jpeg315A0488-2CC1-4E2F-908D-66F7B8B9256A.jpeg

Then I’m just finalising my spec for the Cali and will order this month, then whilst we are talking about dream cars, I have the purple one on order to come for my birthday next year. E2F7397A-6355-4DDE-AE40-119CA8773272.jpeg
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then I have a landcruiser 80 series and patriot camper x1 gt for a couple of overland trips I’m planning.
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More on the Lagondas and the Bristols please. And pics.
My first Lagonda was a 1934 Rapier, an Abbot Tourer which my son and I used to rally. This is a picture of a very wet car on Arran a couple of years agoView attachment 69722

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The Bristol is a 1955 Bristol 404. It is a beautiful piece of engineering and art!
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But the real star is Bruce, a 1936 Lagonda LG45 Drop Head Coupe I reimported from Australia over 10 years ago.DSC_0054.jpegMonk Fryston  Hall 15 May 10.jpeg

Oops! I nearly forgot Tippy our 1930 Austin 7 Tourer - and some wizened old chap beside her!IMG_0070.jpeg

Well, I may as well put up the photo of the 993 too, I guess!!DSC_0053.jpeg
 
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A WW2 Jeep would be fun.
Picnic near Caretan with friends who have them. D-Day 75th celebrations in Normandy 2019.

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Or an Aston Martin Le Mans Project car. My cousin is selling it after many years of competing if anybody has deep pockets. :) 9A25141B-1F2B-4B39-97B7-31B5344F8E10.jpeg
 
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My first Lagonda was a 1934 Rapier, an Abbot Tourer which my son and I used to rally. This is a picture of a very wet car on Arran a couple of years agoView attachment 69722

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The Bristol is a 1955 Bristol 404. It is a beautiful piece of engineering and art!
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But the real star is Bruce, a 1936 Lagonda LG45 Drop Head Coupe I reimported from Australia over 10 years ago.View attachment 69725View attachment 69726

Oops! I nearly forgot Tippy our 1930 Austin 7 Tourer - and some wizened old chap beside her!View attachment 69727

Well, I may as well put up the photo of the 993 too, I guess!!View attachment 69728
Very nice indeed. What a wonderful well stocked stable!

I borrowed a good friend's Lagonda some years ago to do a mutual friend's wedding. I believe that was an LG45 as well. If memory serves me, they sport a delicious low revving 4.5 litre Meadows six cylinder with triple SUs and twin plugs? Am I correct or am I getting confused?

Lovely :thumb
 
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My first Lagonda was a 1934 Rapier, an Abbot Tourer which my son and I used to rally. This is a picture of a very wet car on Arran a couple of years agoView attachment 69722
Fan-bloody-tastic. I have a 1936 Riley Lynx* which also has a twin cam (and also a pre-selector gb like the Lagonda Rapier). Amazing what those engineers could squeeze out of those smallish engines back in the 1930s. Do you plan to rally it again - when things get re-started properly?

The LG45 and the Bristol are also gorgeous.

* My Lynx:
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Fan-bloody-tastic. I have a 1936 Riley Lynx* which also has a twin cam (and also a pre-selector gb like the Lagonda Rapier). Amazing what those engineers could squeeze out of those smallish engines back in the 1930s. Do you plan to rally it again - when things get re-started properly?

The LG45 and the Bristol are also gorgeous.

* My Lynx:
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Lagondas, a Bristol and now a Riley Lynx! Best Sunday breakfast time I've had in ages. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. The only trouble is it makes me think I should ring the changes with my lovely motors.

"Toad sat straight down in the middle of the dusty road, his legs stretched out before him, and stared fixedly in the direction of the disappearing motor-car. He breathed short, his face wore a placid satisfied expression, and at intervals he faintly murmured 'Poop-poop!'"

What a lovely Riley and looking totally correct shod in those wonderful Blockleys.
 
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Very nice indeed. What a wonderful well stocked stable!

I borrowed a good friend's Lagonda some years ago to do a mutual friend's wedding. I believe that was an LG45 as well. If memory serves me, they sport a delicious low revving 4.5 litre Meadows six cylinder with triple SUs and twin plugs? Am I correct or am I getting confused?

Lovely :thumb
You are absolutely correct. Twin Vertex magnetos drive a bank of plugs each. one of the big benefits of the LG45 is that it has the G10 gearbox - which has synchromesh!! Its like driving an automatic - you put it in top gear and it goes anywhere - I exaggerate! In the 1930s the factory did have problems getting people to use 1st gear, lots of people used to start in 2nd.
 
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Fan-bloody-tastic. I have a 1936 Riley Lynx* which also has a twin cam (and also a pre-selector gb like the Lagonda Rapier). Amazing what those engineers could squeeze out of those smallish engines back in the 1930s. Do you plan to rally it again - when things get re-started properly?

The LG45 and the Bristol are also gorgeous.

* My Lynx:
View attachment 69739
My rally days in the Rapier are over. :( My navigator (son) got married and that was that! Selfish kids!! Sue, my wife did navigate for me on a rally in Iceland. She did very well for a first time. Unfortunately the terrain shook the car to bits. I felt pretty guilty about shaking her to bits (the car, not Sue) and it cost an enormous amount of time and money to get the car back together again. So, I retired. UK endurance rallies aren't as destructive and they are great fun.
 
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A WW2 Jeep would be fun.
Picnic near Caretan with friends who have them. D-Day 75th celebrations in Normandy 2019.

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Or an Aston Martin Le Mans Project car. My cousin is selling it after many years of competing if anybody has deep pockets. :) View attachment 69735
My neighbour owns and races a DBR1. Might blow this particular budget by a few quid!
 
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My neighbour owns and races a DBR1. Might blow this particular budget by a few quid!
Very nice.
Bet he knows my cousin, who’s been racing Astons (and others) for many many years.
 
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You are absolutely correct. Twin Vertex magnetos drive a bank of plugs each. one of the big benefits of the LG45 is that it has the G10 gearbox - which has synchromesh!! Its like driving an automatic - you put it in top gear and it goes anywhere - I exaggerate! In the 1930s the factory did have problems getting people to use 1st gear, lots of people used to start in 2nd.
Fantastic. Bruce is a real credit to you as are your other cars. Are those Lucas P100s he is wearing? Who did the bodywork, Tickford? The two main things I remember about driving that LG45 was the view down the long bonnet and the wonderful tick over it had. :thumb
 
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On Aston Hill near Wendover today, we saw 10 or 12 McLarens coming the other way. Owners Club outing? They looked awesome.

BTW, Aston Hill is where David Brown tested his cars all those years ago. Small memorial near the top on the left (by the car park).
 
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Fantastic. Bruce is a real credit to you as are your other cars. Are those Lucas P100s he is wearing? Who did the bodywork, Tickford? The two main things I remember about driving that LG45 was the view down the long bonnet and the wonderful tick over it had. :thumb
Yes, they are Lucas P100s. The bodywork was done by Lagonda themselves. The design was by Frank Feeney later of Aston Martin fame. He was 21 when he designed the LG45. The whole balance of the car screams luxury - in 1936 it cost over £1200.
 
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Yes, they are Lucas P100s. The bodywork was done by Lagonda themselves. The design was by Frank Feeney later of Aston Martin fame. He was 21 when he designed the LG45. The whole balance of the car screams luxury - in 1936 it cost over £1200.
Very hansom indeed and the colour really suits it.
 

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