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TR5 - 1967 Earls Court Motor Show

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Thanks George, there is a lot of talk about the "Ladies" and men boozing. Were`nt the sixties fun !

Loved the way he patted the plenum chamber reassuringly !

Thanks,

Conrad.

 

PS whatever happened to the Rapier, i dont think i have ever seen one recently.?

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My Mum had a sunbeam rapier - we owned it for ten years. The reason you don't see any is because they dissolve ! When we sold it we had little left of the inner wings......still at least she didnt crash this one.

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Thanks snowy, i did wonder, they were good looking at the time.....

Hope all is well with the winter driving, Mine are tucked in bed ! Till a crisp dry and salt less day comes along !

Cheers,

Conrad.

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Andrew did I spot an "anti run on valve" around 1.13?

 

Fond memories of the Rapier a girlfriend's father had one the back seat was very comfortable better than my mini of the time! :o:P:lol:

 

Cheers

 

Mike. B)

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Andrew did I spot an "anti run on valve" around 1.13?

 

Cheers

 

Mike. B)

Mike

 

I thought that too, but just had another look and it's the racker breather to PCV(?) to the front Inlet Manifold where the Anti Run-On valve was retro fitted... On mine (original with no anti run-on valve) the pipe goes through a Flame Trap and into the top of the front Inlet manifold...

 

Cheers

Ian

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Great stuff, thanks Andrew. Wish I'd been born in about 1945 and had the 60s to enjoy.

 

Darren

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Andrew did I spot an "anti run on valve" around 1.13?

 

No Mike, she's wearing a slip................... :D

 

Cheers

Andrew

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A left hooker, sporting a SMITHS PCV valve ( like mine have ;) ). They seem to have sprayed the bonnet latch in body colour too :unsure: .

 

Wonder if it really ran :huh: .

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On the Subject of the Earls Court cars, I heard off a fellow TR Owner last weekend that one of them is being restored in the Derbyshire Dales area.

 

Anyone know anything?

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Takes me back, the first motor show I attended sans parents, I fell in love with the Oldsmobile Toranado never managed to get one but did have Cadillac, Lincoln ,Mercury, Ford , and Chevrolet from the other side of the pond

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I am currently in possession of the TR250 which was featured in the Standard Triumph coachwork stand at Earl's Court in 1968. I am seeking photos from the 1968 London Auto Show which might show my car. Any help greatly appreciated!

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This very Earls Court car is being restored. It is nearly finished. I am going to have a look next week. A while back, I wrote about the man who owns the car now (Jean knows him too) and his restoration skills. I will post pics asap after I've been there.

 

Menno

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Lot's of gems in there. The https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bertone_Pirana'>Bertone Pirana (2.20) with it's OAT (outside air temperature) gauge and a "Fasten Seat Belts" sign, aspiring to aeroplane technology. And the little electric Ford Commuta at 2.29 - "only two pedals, couldn't be easier for the wife". Shame battery technology wasn't good enough to support the concept.

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That'll be because the voiceover man said it's only a 2 litre.

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Great Clip, thanks for posting the link to the clip :)

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