Donald Campbell's Road Cars

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Re: Donald Campbell's Road Cars

Post by Wallis » Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:43 pm

klingon wrote:@ Wallis-no wish it was!-just a stock photo,mine was a lot rustier than that!-think I paid somewhere in the region of £300 pounds for it so you can guess how long ago that was-swapped it for a series 1 e type roadster-sigh! :cry:
I'm sure the CV8 in the stock photo you happened to choose belongs to a friend who also happens to have a 50's Interceptor like Donald was supposed to have! :D

I wonder where the Gullwing is now and the Feltham Built Aston?

The Jensen Interceptor appears twice in "The Fast Lady" film, anyone who wants to have a look can fast forward to 6m 42 in this YouTube clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=417tHeBLz_U

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Re: Donald Campbell's Road Cars

Post by f1steveuk » Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:28 am

I'm no expert but I thought the Interceptor rand from 1966–76, just ten years and about 6,000 produced? I know Ginger Baker loved them, and tried to drive one across a desert once, but it couldn't do it, so he left it there!

Your right Neil, I'm thinking of the 190 with the removable hard top, never been a big fan of Mercs!
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Re: Donald Campbell's Road Cars

Post by Wallis » Thu Jul 26, 2012 12:11 pm

f1steveuk wrote:I'm no expert but I thought the Interceptor rand from 1966–76, just ten years and about 6,000 produced? I know Ginger Baker loved them, and tried to drive one across a desert once, but it couldn't do it, so he left it there!
Quite right about the Interceptor production although the company carried on making cars to order after 76 under the Official Receiver! There was an earlier Interceptor in the 50's as below in hardtop and cabriolet. Photos of Ginger Baker being reunited with one of his FF's can be seen here http://www.rockstarscars.co.uk/ginger.htm, Kieron who is writing a book and runs that website might be able to shed more light on the desert story.


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Re: Donald Campbell's Road Cars

Post by klingon » Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:23 pm

Wow! thats cool!-want want gimme gimme! :D
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Re: Donald Campbell's Road Cars

Post by Wallis » Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:28 am

klingon wrote:Wow! thats cool!-want want gimme gimme! :D
From a rebuild that car went to Switzerland then Holland and home with minimal problems considering the mileage and work involved in the restoration. Sound familiar? :D

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Re: Donald Campbell's Road Cars

Post by f1steveuk » Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:33 am

Jensens always looked superb, until you went around the front !!
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Re: Donald Campbell's Road Cars

Post by klingon » Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:45 am

Looks like a cross between a TR2 and a Cylon! :D
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Re: Donald Campbell's Road Cars

Post by Wallis » Sat Jul 28, 2012 1:07 am

klingon wrote:Looks like a cross between a TR2 and a Cylon! :D
Funny you should say that, I always think of the Cybermen from Dr Who! It's the 50th aniversary of the CV8 this weekend, I will take a better photo of the blue CV8 just for you.

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Re: Donald Campbell's Road Cars

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