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#1 eef

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Posted 24 November 2008 - 21:04

I often surf the web for pictures of cars to draw (of course seeking permission). I came across this this gentleman on Marrowstone Island, USA who has been acquiring cars for over 50 years and, and it appears that he has been building his house around them. The “centrepiece” of the collection is a Bugatti… in his living room.

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#2 David Birchall

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Posted 24 November 2008 - 21:10

He's obviously single!

#3 Gary C

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Posted 24 November 2008 - 21:15

Is that a GT40 in the first photo?

#4 eef

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Posted 24 November 2008 - 21:17

I think I read somewhere its a replica.

#5 Gary C

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Posted 24 November 2008 - 21:41

Oh. Shame.

#6 fines

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Posted 24 November 2008 - 21:59

Originally posted by David Birchall
He's obviously single!

:lol:

Envious?

#7 David M. Kane

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Posted 24 November 2008 - 22:43

Does he intend to restore any of them?

#8 Mistron

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Posted 24 November 2008 - 22:51

Originally posted by eef
I often surf the web for pictures of cars to draw (of course seeking permission). I came across this this gentleman on Marrowstone Island, USA who has been acquiring cars for over 50 years and, and it appears that he has been building his house around them.


Don't know if he built his house around them - it looks a bit more like he moved into the garage!

Definately single!

A few reps in there I'm sure, but still - quite a collection!

#9 Mr Plug

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Posted 24 November 2008 - 23:11

Pic number 6...red car side on. Allard J2X?

#10 David Birchall

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Posted 24 November 2008 - 23:21

Originally posted by fines
:lol:

Envious?


Well I am but...
Several of the cars are obviously replicas: The GT40, The Xj13, The XKSS, the 550 Porsche is a bit questionable isn't it? The red roadster is one of those "1750 Alfa Romeos" from the 1970s. The small red/black coupe is nice, a Fiat 8V?

#11 Mistron

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Posted 24 November 2008 - 23:37

Originally posted by Mr Plug
Pic number 6...red car side on. Allard J2X?


either a J2 or J2X

I beleive the biggest clue is the length of the nose, a J2X being longer, but I can't tell from the photo - sort of thing you need to see the 2 together to tell the difference

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 00:00

Originally posted by eef

and the Bugatti in the living room
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Sensible . That's where I'd want to keep mine , if I had one .

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 00:23

I must confess I'd never heard of Marrowstone Island; turns out it's W of Seattle, Washington.

Good thing his collection is indoors; anything left outside in Seattle weather would be subject to infestation by the dreaded tinworm.

#14 David Birchall

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 01:14

Originally posted by Lotus23
I must confess I'd never heard of Marrowstone Island; turns out it's W of Seattle, Washington.

Good thing his collection is indoors; anything left outside in Seattle weather would be subject to infestation by the dreaded tinworm.


That makes it very close to where I live! Can we get more info eef?

I mean, they may be replicars but....

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 03:53

the coupe is an abarth 205....the bug looks like a t37..it has strange lock ring rims and dunlop street tires..it smells a bit english...i'll check on it.

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 08:52

Is that a Frazer Nash TT Rep in the 3rd picture?

#17 Stephen W

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 09:51

Originally posted by eef
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In the fore-ground what looks like a Lotus 7, nice looking Porsche or is it a replica and in the background a gull-wing Merc!

The guy's got taste!

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#18 Mistron

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 10:09

Don't know about the seven - who would fit a wooden top to the luggage area and twin spares on a seven??? but in photo 4, in front of the XKSS, I can't make out what the car with the twin roll hoops is, but it looks like it's parked next to a LHD Lotus XI

#19 eef

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 11:13

From what I read, he's got several Jaguars, including one of each XK (120, 140, 150), a C-type (replica), an E-type, an XKSS (replica), and what must be a replica since there was only ever one real; a XJ-13. He also has several Alfas, an MG, a Frazer-Nash, a Lister , GT40 (replica), a (real) 300sl, an Allard, a couple of Porsches (356 & 550 Spyder, likely to be a replica), a Lotus 7, and of course that Bugatti (type ?) in the living room. I stumbled across the car in pic7 on Supercars.net, it look like its an Abarth 205a Vignale Berlinetta.

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#20 Mistron

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 11:17

Lucky chap - that collection just about covers every situation!

#21 kayemod

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 11:45

Originally posted by Mistron
Lucky chap - that collection just about covers every situation!


Not quite, there's nothing you'd be happy about leaving in a Tesco car park.

#22 AMICALEMANS

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 16:42

bugatti T35 or T37

#23 David Birchall

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 17:00

T37 I think-it has small brakes.

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 04:45

Could be a Tecla (35A), perhaps?

#25 raceannouncer2003

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 04:58

eef, is this webpage where you got the photos from? It tells more about the cars:

http://chuck.goolsbe...-motorcar-rally

Apparently, the fellow's name is Ted Buckland. Yes, David, we shall have to check this out!

Vince H.

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 07:13

In the first pic of the car that looks like a GT40, is it possibly a Lamborghini Miura?