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3 hours ago, stitchdup said:

The number plate looks like a fake, the year letter makes it registered in 2001 and I'm pretty sure they were all dust by then

Here's the answer Les.

https://maestro.org.uk/forums/forum/technical-forums/frequently-asked-questions/miscellaneous/5342-ledbury-apple-2000-maestros

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38 minutes ago, keyser said:

It’s got a Lotus badge on it, looks close save headlights. Brit plates so Fiero rare there. Dunno

Two different cars...the car in Earl Marischal's post was identified in the post as a Lotus Europa.   The customized Fiero is the black car in the US in the post by bill_rules. 

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55 minutes ago, Brudda said:

Torino cobra. The motor is not stock. Torino’s never had a boss motor in them. We are trying to squeeze it in. 

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That is a gorgeous engine! 😍

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It started out in my driveway.  30k original miles. The carpet had a few stains and a rotted edge along the driver's sill plate. So I installed a new carpet kit and then took it for a nice drive. Nothing like fluid drive....behind a flathead straight eight, and wrapped up in a 1949 Chrysler New Yorker. 

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13 hours ago, Sam I Am said:

It started out in my driveway.  30k original miles. The carpet had a few stains and a rotted edge along the driver's sill plate. So I installed a new carpet kit and then took it for a nice drive. Nothing like fluid drive....behind a flathead straight eight, and wrapped up in a 1949 Chrysler New Yorker. 

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Sweet!!! -RRR

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After going to a Cars & Coffee this a.m., my son and I were going trying to find the Sam's Club, he shouts out "Dad, there's the General Lee!"  Like the dogs when you open the fridge, he has my full attention.  He kept an eye on it while I found the turn road (shot the wrong way through a bank lot and small retail plaza) and caught up with it at a small plaza where the driver was going to grab lunch.  He said it's about 90% authentic (no roll bar so the kids could use the back seat).....down to an operating CB radio and the Dixie horn.  He said he ordered the General's items but wanted it to be more true so everything was painted on before the clearcoat. I don't think the Duke boys were running a 440 with dual quads.

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6 hours ago, Suburban_Hooligan said:

saw this yesterday on my way home from work.  not the greatest pic's, but the best i could do in traffic

 

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Cobra for sure.

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19 hours ago, Phirewriter said:

Looks like a Viper GTS coupe to me.

 

After getting past the question of why a a picture of a Jeeplet I saw what looks like a Viper coupe.  Or is it something else done up to look like one?

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On 6/26/2021 at 8:09 PM, Tom Geiger said:

Very nice Chrysler Sam! 😀

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I’m in New Jersey today so I hit the hobby shop here for my Tamiya paint fix.  This VW Thing was in the lot.

I would love to have one of these. I would paint it in Afrika Korps yellow.

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On 6/26/2021 at 5:42 AM, Rocking Rodney Rat said:

Sweet!!! -RRR

 

On 6/26/2021 at 5:09 PM, Tom Geiger said:

Very nice Chrysler Sam! 😀

Thanks guys, it was fun driving it along the coast in the warm weather. 

So the owner swapped out cars with me. This one is getting the front suspension rebuilt and factory optional Kelsey Hayes wire wheels.

Yesterday, after enduring 110 peak temp where we live (seven miles inland from the coast), I took my lovely bride for a ride at sunset. That 60 degree weather felt soooooooo good.

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On 6/25/2021 at 11:09 AM, stitchdup said:

The number plate looks like a fake, the year letter makes it registered in 2001 and I'm pretty sure they were all dust by then

The Meastro was produced between 1982-1987 by British Leyland. As our 1965  Beetle was a 'C' reg that must be 1983 I think.

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23 minutes ago, PatW said:

The Meastro was produced between 1982-1987 by British Leyland. As our 1965  Beetle was a 'C' reg that must be 1983 I think.

No, as per the link posted by @Earl Marischalit's a Bulgarian one built much later, presumably one of the "Apple" conversions mentioned in the link.   First registered in 2001, DVLA seems to think it's black though...

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