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#1 HistoricMustang

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Posted 25 October 2006 - 22:08

OK, this may take very few minutes, but could someone let this British novice know what appeared at our annual celebration. :blush:

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#2 Twin Window

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Posted 25 October 2006 - 22:30

It looks like a short-nose D-Type to me, Henry, although it may well be a replica - I'm afraid I don't know enough about them in order to differentiate.

(And you're not supposed to touch, you know...  ;) )

#3 James Lustman

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Posted 25 October 2006 - 22:58

A long nose D, whether it is real or not is another question.

#4 HistoricMustang

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Posted 25 October 2006 - 23:40

Perhaps Mr. Tidwell can touch. :wave:

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#5 David McKinney

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 05:12

Definitely a replica

#6 Graham Gauld

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 06:53

Agreed, David. Replica

#7 Flaminiasupersport

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 07:07

Yes, I'm quite convinced it's a LONGNOSE replica. One should call it a "recreation" as it seems so well made!

#8 David McKinney

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 08:43

Definitely not
The shape is neither proper shortnose nor long-nose

#9 Paul Parker

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 13:34

The car pictured looks like it is using an E type base as the monocoque is too deep for the real thing and the bonnet is also too 'fat' and the entire car too long. Also the rear fin is incorrectly profiled.

There are so many D type 'replicas', many plastic and based on all sorts of things including old S types/XJ6s etc. This one is vaguely similar to the Lynx E type based car but not so shapely. It also looks as if it might be using 15 inch diameter wheels (16 inch was the norm) but that might just be the way its been photographed.

As David says the shape is neither one or the other in terms of accuracy but it undoubtedly is meant to be a 'long nose' type.