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Yep, very cool. It had “special” written on the side and it certainly was.
The term Special refers to a converted saloon when used about a Bentley. Pre-war Bentleys were sold as chassis and bodies by the purchasers coach builder of choice. Thus a 4 ½ litre could be bodied with anything from a Van den Plas canvas racing body to a full on luxury limousine.

Post war Bentleys were nearly all sold as complete cars with a steel body shell. As the cars were sold on into the second had market, their bodies were often removed and replaced by a facsimile of the pre-war canvas style.

That car started life a 1940s / 50s saloon (probably an R type). It’s not even a Bentley - it’s a Rolls Royce with a Bentley grill.
 

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Beware ordering a „Replica Morgan“ from alibaba.com! It’s not even Ash!!
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Does anyone have any experience of the Reliant Scimitar GTE? It is a car I have lusted after since I was a teenager.

Also the Bristol Fighter (including S)?

I also had lust for a Scimitar when I was a teenager. I might still have a brochure somewhere, full of dashing chaps in jumpers and pilots with four gold rings.

I did once have a ride in one, a lift home from the station. Very cramped, that's about all I can remember. Ford mechanicals shouldn't be a problem - not sure about the rest of it. There must be an owners Club somewhere on the net.
 
On the subject of lust - I saw one of these on the road the other day, Alvis TD21. Something I found attractive about 40 years ago - when you get one for £1500

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ETA - more Alvis lust! The driver's view.
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Gents - do I need to give myself a stiff talking to for actually liking this? Up for auction soon, one the Earl of Cawdor managed to not marry to a hedge.
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At least you might be able to drive faster than 30 mph on a dark country road you don’t know with it.
( I had a series one and a half fhc, and the feeble Lucas headlights, by the time they had projected through the signature glass covers, projected a weak yellow glow that was a frightening joke in a 100 mph plus car).
 
I also had lust for a Scimitar when I was a teenager. I might still have a brochure somewhere, full of dashing chaps in jumpers and pilots with four gold rings.

I did once have a ride in one, a lift home from the station. Very cramped, that's about all I can remember. Ford mechanicals shouldn't be a problem - not sure about the rest of it. There must be an owners Club somewhere on the net.
Engine and box are easy.
the suspension and steering would def need club or inside knowledge as istr when my bro had his 2 that they were a mixand match build from raiding several manufacturers ( now long obsolete) parts bins.
 
Engine and box are easy.
the suspension and steering would def need club or inside knowledge as istr when my bro had his 2 that they were a mixand match build from raiding several manufacturers ( now long obsolete) parts bins.
They also have a rather fascinating design feature. In the event of a moderate front end collision the 3 foot of solid glass fibre is surprisingly good at absorbing impact.
At the same time the Essex v6 and gearbox will leap forward on their soft rubber mounts, pulling the two fuel pipes off their brass spigots on the back of the twinchoke carb. The rear mounted electric fuel pumps then continue to empty the 19 gallon tank o to the top of a red hot engine surrounded by very flammable glass resin.
but it’s ok, the pump stops when the battery explodes.
it was quite a show for the commuters on the Cranford park slip off the M4.
 
Slight thread drift but this is the only active car thread. (Actually, thinking about it it might not be drift as the thread is about porn and this relates to cnuts).

I see/hear loads of yobbos driving around in their chavchariot hatchbacks. These cars make a crackling/farting noise with intermittent coughs when the engine seems to miss a beat. All this is presumably to make the wankwagon sound like a supercar.

As they are usually third hand hatchbacks with 1.4/1,6L normally aspirated engines (because the chavs couldn't afford the insurance on anything genuinely rorty) how do they get them to make those noises?

It is definitely more than the old "drill holes in the exhaust" trick.
 
Slight thread drift but this is the only active car thread. (Actually, thinking about it it might not be drift as the thread is about porn and this relates to cnuts).

I see/hear loads of yobbos driving around in their chavchariot hatchbacks. These cars make a crackling/farting noise with intermittent coughs when the engine seems to miss a beat. All this is presumably to make the wankwagon sound like a supercar.

As they are usually third hand hatchbacks with 1.4/1,6L normally aspirated engines (because the chavs couldn't afford the insurance on anything genuinely rorty) how do they get them to make those noises?

It is definitely more than the old "drill holes in the exhaust" trick.
Boost the engine or aftermarket exhaust then don't remap the ECM.
 

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Slight thread drift but this is the only active car thread. (Actually, thinking about it it might not be drift as the thread is about porn and this relates to cnuts).

I see/hear loads of yobbos driving around in their chavchariot hatchbacks. These cars make a crackling/farting noise with intermittent coughs when the engine seems to miss a beat. All this is presumably to make the wankwagon sound like a supercar.

As they are usually third hand hatchbacks with 1.4/1,6L normally aspirated engines (because the chavs couldn't afford the insurance on anything genuinely rorty) how do they get them to make those noises?

It is definitely more than the old "drill holes in the exhaust" trick.
It’s all in the mapping. A lot of these shithatches actually have a built in “pop and bang” map on the ECU that just needs to be unlocked by some one with the correct laptop.
 
Slight thread drift but this is the only active car thread. (Actually, thinking about it it might not be drift as the thread is about porn and this relates to cnuts).

I see/hear loads of yobbos driving around in their chavchariot hatchbacks. These cars make a crackling/farting noise with intermittent coughs when the engine seems to miss a beat. All this is presumably to make the wankwagon sound like a supercar.

As they are usually third hand hatchbacks with 1.4/1,6L normally aspirated engines (because the chavs couldn't afford the insurance on anything genuinely rorty) how do they get them to make those noises?

It is definitely more than the old "drill holes in the exhaust" trick.

ISTR when I was lad Weber carburettors were the thing if you wanted hissing and popping noises. I never messed about with anything like that.
 
At least you might be able to drive faster than 30 mph on a dark country road you don’t know with it.
( I had a series one and a half fhc, and the feeble Lucas headlights, by the time they had projected through the signature glass covers, projected a weak yellow glow that was a frightening joke in a 100 mph plus car).

I'll raise you on the poor headlight stakes

An early GPZ1100 injection at dark o'clock on Cockermouth bypass at improbable speed

Not the best illuminated picture and I genuinely thought I'd stuffed it up badly enough that I was going to die

As a pure piece of luck I didn't hit the very solid object that I had completely failed to see coming
 
I'll raise you on the poor headlight stakes

An early GPZ1100 injection at dark o'clock on Cockermouth bypass at improbable speed

Not the best illuminated picture and I genuinely thought I'd stuffed it up badly enough that I was going to die

As a pure piece of luck I didn't hit the very solid object that I had completely failed to see coming
My horror with bike lights was on one of these
3 weeks old, on the blackest night imaginable, heading up to stybarrow crag just before Glenridding.(2 lanes of, twisty,rock and drystone walls both sides.) .Doing my best kenny Robert’s impression.
The headlight switch is a typical bit of eytie gimcrackerie In the shape of a small chrome snuffbox with a black plastic switch on one side. Middle is off, Push left for dip beam, and hard over to right for main.
ive seen a car coming so dip the light, and after it’s passed as i crank it hard into a corner push the switch for main beam.
The plastic switch arm snapped off, but not before it had got to the central off position. Instant utter darkness, banked over at 30 mph in a narrow s bend with rock on both sides. I’m remembering time stand still now as I hit the brakes , tried to get it upright and waited for the impact.
God only knows how but I got it stopped without hitting a wall.
Other than that it’s only other fault was the front wheel threw any water straight up the spark plug shroud so you couldn’t ride it in the wet. But it was the worlds most fabulous sports moped and I wish I’d never sold it.
Gentlemen I give you the Gitaine champion veloce.!
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Slight thread drift but this is the only active car thread. (Actually, thinking about it it might not be drift as the thread is about porn and this relates to cnuts).

I see/hear loads of yobbos driving around in their chavchariot hatchbacks. These cars make a crackling/farting noise with intermittent coughs when the engine seems to miss a beat. All this is presumably to make the wankwagon sound like a supercar.

As they are usually third hand hatchbacks with 1.4/1,6L normally aspirated engines (because the chavs couldn't afford the insurance on anything genuinely rorty) how do they get them to make those noises?

It is definitely more than the old "drill holes in the exhaust" trick.
Some come from factory with the pops, bangs and crackle already as a selling point. I remember taking a Ford Racing Puma out for a spirited test drive once and it would fizz and crackle as you drove along.
 
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Published by: Jack Warrick, AUTOCAR magazine, on 09 June 2021.

Ferrari names Benedetto Vigna as new CEO after six-month vacancy.

The 51-year-old Italian will bring 26 years of experience from the computer-chip industry

Ferrari has appointed technology executive Benedetto Vigna its new CEO as the Italian company begins its move towards electrification.


Vigna, 51, is currently leading an executive role in the chip division of ST Microelectronics, Europe’s largest semiconductor chip manufacturer. He will join Ferrari on 1 September following the departure of previous CEO Louis Camilleri back in December last year.

“It’s a special honour to be joining Ferrari as its CEO, and I do so with an equal sense of excitement and responsibility,” Vigna said. “Excitement at the great opportunities that are there to be captured; and with a profound sense of responsibility towards the extraordinary achievements and capabilities of the men and women of Ferrari, to all the company’s stakeholders and to everyone around the world for whom Ferrari is such a unique passion.”

It's hoped that Vigna will help Ferrari move into next-generation technologies, including electrification; the Maranello firm’s first fully electric car is due in 2025.

The Italian has 26 years of experience in the chip industry, having in 1995 founded ST Microelectronics’ microelectromechanical systems and sensors group division, which is now the company’s most profitable operating business.

“We’re delighted to welcome Benedetto Vigna as our new Ferrari CEO,” said Ferrari chairman John Elkann. “His deep understanding of the technologies driving much of the change in our industry and his proven innovation, business-building and leadership skills will further strengthen Ferrari and its unique story of passion and performance in the exciting era ahead.”

Vigna studied physics at the University of Pisa before working with some of the world’s leading technology companies. He will step down from his presidential position at ST Microelectronics on 31 August.

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I'll raise you on the poor headlight stakes

An early GPZ1100 injection at dark o'clock on Cockermouth bypass at improbable speed

Not the best illuminated picture and I genuinely thought I'd stuffed it up badly enough that I was going to die

As a pure piece of luck I didn't hit the very solid object that I had completely failed to see coming

I'll see your poor lights and give you a Ford Capri with a set of Cibies. Dark o'clock on the M8 between Glasgow and Edinburgh. Passengers suitably lubricated, driver borderline. Car spied up ahead. Mate turns off all his lights and says watch this. He depresses the load pedal and let lose his inner James Hunt. Just as he caught up with the car in front he hits all the lights and turns night into day with the combination of the headlamps at full beam and Cibies. There was a minor yelp from behind the wheel as a patrol car with two rozzers was perfectly lit up.

The journey home took a little longer than planned. At first it was going to be a write up until the rest of the car's occupants started displaying various degrees of inebriated jocklitude on a motorway. That didn't go down well at all.
 

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