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Re: Donald Campbell's Road Cars

Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:43 pm
by Wallis
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

Re: Donald Campbell's Road Cars

Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:28 am
by f1steveuk
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!

Re: Donald Campbell's Road Cars

Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 12:11 pm
by Wallis
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

Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:23 pm
by klingon
Wow! thats cool!-want want gimme gimme! :D

Re: Donald Campbell's Road Cars

Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:28 am
by Wallis
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

Re: Donald Campbell's Road Cars

Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:33 am
by f1steveuk
Jensens always looked superb, until you went around the front !!

Re: Donald Campbell's Road Cars

Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:45 am
by klingon
Looks like a cross between a TR2 and a Cylon! :D

Re: Donald Campbell's Road Cars

Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 1:07 am
by Wallis
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.

Re: Donald Campbell's Road Cars

Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:54 pm
by Wallis
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Re: Donald Campbell's Road Cars

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 7:26 pm
by captain sparkle