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beachcomber

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Oh dear,

how many days until Christmas? ...................Daughters Uni fees due ..................... and this on German E-Bay, only 40 kms from my place in Saxony and 25 kms from my pal's house - oh yes and currently 400 euros with a day to go. ::) ::)

It IS silly cheap [ when I looked 3 hours ago ], but on the plus side, where we are in Germany is the former East and as such not vastly populated.

We'll see ............ 8)



 

beachcomber

TJ - Beachcomber
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1,450 euros it went for ... still cheap.

So I thought - no forget the Union outfit, do something with the BMW . then this came along.

The Black Widow by Putsch Racing. Omigod.



 

beachcomber

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This month's mortgage will be bid on this one - 5 days to go ! 1930's - originally attached to a 1927 Rudge





 

Hoosier Daddy

Earache my eye...
I believe THAT is the best shaped sidecar I have every laid my eyes on!
Has WWII fighter plane drop tank look to it.



Very good choice!
 

beachcomber

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I have never seen one like it before......... it does have a very fluid shape to it. Problem it is now £160 but with 6 days to go. I'm sure it will go beyond my meagre budget.

Just shows they're out there though ! 8)
 

beachcomber

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No not that far ahead ..........21.26 in the evening as we speak - LOADS of time yet for trawling forums and E-bay etc. !! 8)

It'll be quite a "late one" tonight as I just decided to crack a bottle of Glenn Morangie's finest. ;)
 

Maritime

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Nice choice in the whiskey, had a little of that myself on the weekend and a little Glen Levitt too. Hope you win the sidecar it is a great shape.
 

beachcomber

TJ - Beachcomber
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Maritime said:
Nice choice in the whiskey, had a little of that myself on the weekend and a little Glen Levitt too. Hope you win the sidecar it is a great shape.
Maritime, I ended up having a LOT of the Morangie ! One of those rare evenings kids all out - roaring open fire and chilled out with MrsB.

Then reality - that chair is galloping away from me - £600 with 4 days to go, I reckon it will top out well over a grand. Still a bargain in my eyes, but ........................

STOP PRESS ......... the £600 bid has dissappeared [?] and it's back to £228 ......hope yet
 

beachcomber

TJ - Beachcomber
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Identified - it's a Brooklands Meteor chair from the 1930's saw use in WW2 [ !!! ]

There was a modern replica made, but the company went bust. Has been bought out but can't find any details.



Imagine one of my pal's D Type Jag headfairings on the back !

 

beachcomber

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What do you reckon HD - this one a little OTT ?????

Sir Jack Brabham in one of the RAM D Types at the Innes Ireland Memorial Rally.

AC has moulds of ALL the variations of D Type - long nose , short nose, small headrest, headrest bolt on fin, fin, single cockpit. One of the Finned D's has a handprint faithfully lifted from one of the original LeMans race cars. This was from a mechanic pushing the car in the pits, and left the handprint in the alloy body panel. It was a mystery for 10 years, until I took a picture of a partly prepped body and realised what it was !

 

Hoosier Daddy

Earache my eye...
I thought about the the fin style at first myself... then like you said decided it was a littl too much. Can you imagine what a crosswind would be like with that sail mountedon the sidecar? :eek:
Neat bit of triva on that handprint! A real trophy if you ask me.
 

beachcomber

TJ - Beachcomber
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yea - only kidding with the fin !!! There was a smaller fin on the very early D's. We actually modded that one to create a double headfairing for the Trophy Cobra. It looked the biz [ on the Cob ! ].

It would be the smaller one I'd use.

Re: the handprint - we did have a picture of a mechanic pushing the car with his hand in just about that position. I'll try to find that pic.

The amazing thing is that AC assumed it was a flaw in his mould, and even after producing many hundreds over the years - with his body guys faithfully surfacing the bad area - nobody realised what it was until the pic was taken - just the way the light fell.
 

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