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Random # 185: Lotus Elan Sprint

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This Lotus Elan Sprint is a truly magnificent car!  It looked an absolute treat with its red, white and gold colour scheme, knock-on Superlite wheels and snug, sporty interior.  A genuine classic British sports car! 
















U M P H
(uppermiddlepetrolhead.blgspot.co.au.)
All iPhone images.

Random # 184: MGB GT

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This straight, clean and very tidy MGB GT appeared to be completely original.  It's unlikely - no, nigh on impossible - to imagine a time when you can't get parts for the venerable MGB, either in four-cylinder of V8 forms, thereby ensuring that cars like the one shown here will be a continuing sight on our roads, even as cars become blander and, even worse, possibly even electric!  


However, a British company, Frontline Developments (http://www.frontlinedevelopments.com/), has gone that little bit further to ensure the on-going presence of the marque, having developed and manufactured a brand new MGB GT, using genuine shells courtesy of British Motor Heritage, fitted with 2.0 litre Mazda MX5 (Miata) motors and a six-speed 'box from the same source.  They're a little bit exxie, coming in at a whopping 49,900 British Pounds (a bee's penis over $87,000 AUD at the time of writing).  For further information, please go to: https://jalopnik.com/5872986/a-reliable-miata-pow…

Random # 183: XT Falcon Sedan

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Sometimes, designers get it right the first time and then put increasing effort into stuffing their work up in subsequent iterations.  The XR and XT Falcons are a case in point, although it may be going a bit far to say that later versions - the XYs and XYs - are exactly horrible.  However, UMPH does reckon there's an arguable position that the former have a cleaner, more integrated look than the latter and that the XR's and XT's round tail lights suit the cars' overall design better than the XW's and XY's squarish versions.  


What isn't in dispute, however, is that the V8 XT featured here looked great!  It was clean, straight and tidy with all original features, other than the Bathurst Globe styled mags, which were pretty much period-appropriate, anyway.  The Tilford Motors sticker on the rear window suggests that it was originally sold here in Hobart.













U M P H
(uppermiddlepetrolhead.blogspot.com.au.)
All iPhone images.