Classic Recreations

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Classic Recreations

Postby Swerve » Thu Oct 30, 2014 9:42 am

Nobody buys these cars because they are the best value or top performers for the crazy money being asked. They buy them because they are ultimate expressions of what can be achieved given modern tech and a classic base.

With that in mind, which do you like most?

Singer 911
Carbon fibre panels
"Best-of" models amalgamation
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Eagle E-Type
4,000 hours rebuilding/upgrading original
Toughened and sleekened looks
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Frontline Developments MGB
304hp Mazda engine, < 900kg
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Re: Classic Recreations

Postby Arthur Dent » Thu Oct 30, 2014 2:28 pm

All three are beautiful but the Jaguar probably comes out on top looks wise. The Porsche is likely the most usable but who cares about that? Jaguar for me.
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Re: Classic Recreations

Postby thewalrus » Thu Oct 30, 2014 3:02 pm

Jag for me. Simply gorgeous.

The other example I like is the Heritage C-Type Jag. My british car mechanic builds them for people in Edmonton - $100 000 car, but damn it's gorgeous.

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Re: Classic Recreations

Postby SBF » Fri Oct 31, 2014 2:07 am

Sorry, Singer Porsche for me. Classic Porsche styling with modern Porsche underpinnings? Um yes please.
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Re: Classic Recreations

Postby Swerve » Fri Oct 31, 2014 2:06 pm

I really like the original E-Type and the Eagle gets rid of most of its obvious styling flaws. I'm not much of a 911 fan. But the Singer somehow wins for me. They really have taken the best bits of a 50 year model run and nailed the final product.
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Re: Classic Recreations

Postby thewalrus » Fri Oct 31, 2014 2:38 pm

Poor MGB is getting no love.

Seriously, 300 + horsepower in that thing would be ridiculously fun.
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Re: Classic Recreations

Postby Swerve » Fri Oct 31, 2014 2:45 pm

I knew it wouldn't but it is definitely worth a mention. In real life it would be a lot of fun - covert and authentic on the outside yet modern, rigid and quick. All class.
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Re: Classic Recreations

Postby Honor » Sat Nov 01, 2014 1:09 am

That Porsche is tits.
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Re: Classic Recreations

Postby ryguy79 » Sat Nov 01, 2014 3:22 am

Singer all the way. With the E-type, I'd rather the original.
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Re: Classic Recreations

Postby Turbojett » Tue Nov 04, 2014 10:35 am

call me crazy (and you will), but as beautiful as the E-Type is, I always thought that the D-Type was more beautiful. I'd love to see somebody do a recreation of that.
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Re: Classic Recreations

Postby Swerve » Tue Nov 04, 2014 11:06 am

I always loved the D-Type. There are plenty of cheap home-made copies out there, along with multiple companies building faithful replicas costing many hundreds of thousands.
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Re: Classic Recreations

Postby Turbojett » Tue Nov 04, 2014 11:28 am

...but to have one with more modern guts would be amazing.
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Re: Classic Recreations

Postby Talon » Thu Nov 06, 2014 11:32 pm

That's tough between the Porsche and Jag, but I gotta go Porsche. :twisted:
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Re: Classic Recreations

Postby 00ranger » Sat Nov 15, 2014 5:41 am

Jag!
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Re: Classic Recreations

Postby veritablesaint » Tue Dec 08, 2015 5:54 pm

The Singer is my dream car, I would love to own one but god damn are they pricey.
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