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Alfa Romeo GT

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This is my Alfa Romeo GT Coupe Cloverleaf Q2 which has a 170bhp diesel engine. I have had this car from new and it has covered over 85,000 miles. As such it is my daily driver but I also take it to shows and other events.

Chris Lee

Vehicle Make, Model and year : usp_custom_field : Alfa Romeo

1990 RSP

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Bought new in 1990 this is a Rover Special Products (RSP) Mini Cooper one of a ‘thousand’ to reintroduce the Cooper to the official Rover range. The car has covered over 130.000 miles and is used for shows, runs and as Course Car on Classic events such as the Coast to Coast.

Chris Lee

Vehicle Make, Model and year : usp_custom_field : Rover Mini Cooper

1995 Vauxhall Cavalier Mk3 Concept 1.6

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Limited Edition and 1 of 15 cars left on the road and 40 altogether in the uk. The concept was a budget friendly option but was still a nice looking example even though it was value for money. This car has been meticulously maintained and has every document from new including original dealer brochure and only has 89k miles. This car was also previously owned by a fellow NWCC member Dave Squires

Clark Bridge

Vehicle Make, Model and year : usp_custom_field : Vauxhall

Mr

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I bought my 1960 Ford Consul in February this year having just sold a 1968 MG 1300. I intended getting something small preferably a Mini, oh well. It is certainly a comfortable lounge like ride.

It’s history is a bit vague, started life in South Wales then, about 20 years ago arrived at Stondon Motor Museum where it remained until the museum closed and all the cars were auctioned off.

The bodywork is pretty solid, cills and other repairs carried out professionally by previous owners and the paintwork whilst not perfect has a shine to it!

I’ve had to put in new Furflex, there was none in the car when I got it and there is a bit of bodywork (bottom of 2 doors) to get sorted.

I’m looking forward to getting out and about in it soon.

Robert Soar

Vehicle Make, Model and year : usp_custom_field : Ford Consul

1997 BMW E36 American M3 Spec 1 off

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(Bailey) 1997 BMW E36 American 3.0L M3 spec 1 off Ex Silverstone pace car. Having found this car in the back yard of a terrace house in Bolton i had cut the roller shutter open to drag the car out of mud. On rebuild it was discovered that it had infact been a safety/pace car at Silverstone race circuit for the first 5 years of its life and had a total overhaul at BMW’S motorsport division at Hamms Hall. A 3.0L S52 American M3 engine was used and had 25k of mods on the car overall. All though there are too many mods to list this car has dynod at 385bhp with 285lb ft of torque. Its also capable of 0-60 in 5.1 seconds and has had the limiter removed to reach a top speed if 170mph.

Clark Bridge

Vehicle Make, Model and year : usp_custom_field : BMW E36

The Clan Story

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The Clan Crusader.

After I got my MG and Antony his mini, Antony developed an interest in classic cars, he had started a course at university to study Automotive Performance Engineering.

As a result he wanted to learn a bit about classic cars, I suggested we need a project and started to look for something suitable, that would not break the bank my income is limited due to my medical problem, as is the time I can safely work on it.

Antony wanted something sporty due to the nature of the course he was following at Uni. Having looked around it was not looking as if we would find a suitable project and have the funds to work on it.

I had always wanted to spend time with my own Dad working on a classic car. However I never had the opportunity. There is nothing more rewarding than passing your skills on to others especially your own kids.

Then one of our club members offered us an opportunity that was exceptional generous that would allow us to have a project to work on. The clan Crusader arrived on a trailer with a van full of bits. Where are you going to put that lot was my wife’s response. Easy we can put it in the garden boxes that have the garden furniture in.

We also had to dig a flower bed up to fit it in, not an issue as the drive would eventually be widened.

We spent the next few months sorting through bits to see what we had. We then had to take a break for several months as we needed to complete the house as it was lacking a kitchen. Apparently that takes priority.

We continued to do bits on the car over the next few years trying not to overdo it and end up in A & E. I was not always successful, hence the length of time it’s taken.

Antony graduated with a 2:1 and is now following in my footsteps as a design engineer. We have had a lot of fun and scraped fingers working on the car. Special thanks go to Joe hopefully it won’t be long now until she is back on the road, she won’t be a concourse car but everything that has been done including paint has been done by us in our garage. We can improve things as we go.

Philip Stott

Vehicle Make, Model and year : usp_custom_field : Clan

Molly MG B

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Phils MG B (Molly)

I bought my mg as I had had to pack in scouting I had been a scout leader for over 25 years. During these years I had been involved in helping others and community events. Unfortunately due to my continuing shoulder problem I was finding the physical aspects of scouting difficult along with not being able to commit to regular meetings. I therefore needed an interest to replace my scouting my intention being to do something that did not involve being involved to much (I failed in that).

Having grown up around cars my Dad was a mechanic and always having a desire to own a classic car but thinking it was out of reach of my bank balance. I happened to find an MGB on ebay that was fairly local so I made a bid not thinking I would stand a chance of winning it, oups I won now to explain to my wife what I had bought. We went to collect the car it had been in a garage for a number of years with boxes stacked on top of it. It had dents and was very tired but was a runner. The deal was done and she came home with me.

I spent the next 8 months replacing various rubber parts that had turned to dust sourcing new panels and replacing seats, breaks, wheel bearings and undoing some poor modifications along with removing some of the American additions.

She now has ss exhaust suspension upgrade twin carburettors as per the uk specification. She is now known as Molly.

Philip Stott

Vehicle Make, Model and year : usp_custom_field : MGB

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