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46 of 49  Sun 21st Feb 2021 11:48am  
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At the other extreme I was offered an E Type for £250. It was the winter when we had petrol shortages, petrol coupons, and the price of fuel soared to nearly £1 a gallon. I think it was 1973/74. The car was a red 1964 Fixed Head Coupe. It looked OK from 100 yards away on a foggy day. It had obviously had a very hard life because the bonnet was both rusty and twisted, the doors were showing rust, and the rear wheel arches were quite rusty. The engine smoked like a destroyer going into battle and was very noisy. The gearbox was also a bit suspect from what I was told. The independent rear suspension clanked and banged over every bump. The exhaust looked rusty and the tyres were past their best. I saw it a few times in the vicinity of Lythalls Lane and it was somewhere round there that the owner extolled the virtues of owning such a car, although at the time I was not impressed. I recall that the remaining MOT was measured in weeks, maybe days. At the time I was newly married and driving round in a 1964 Morris 1100 which cost me just £20 so I did not have £250 even if I had been tempted, which I was not. I guess that the car went to the scrapyard and was broken for what few bits were still any good. Over the years I look back and think which cars I should have bought but did not. The E Type was not one of them although a 1956 2.4 Saloon was!
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lindatee2002
Virginia USA
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47 of 49  Sun 21st Feb 2021 3:53pm  
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On 21st Feb 2021 9:37am, matchle55 said: Manassas? Is that the civil war site, or bull run? A passion of mine, the American Civil War Thumbs up
Yes, this is the famous home of one of the biggest battles of the US civil war. We lived about 12 miles up the road and my son still lives there. We live in Virginia but much closer to D.C.
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Kevin D J D
Warwickshire
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48 of 49  Sun 21st Feb 2021 9:20pm  
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On the Jaguar/Daimler site in the former apprentice training school which was located above 60 shop there was a V12 engine block with one side of the V removed and a blanking plate cover on that side, and a AJ6 engine on the other side, I don’t know if it was ever fitted in a car.
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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49 of 49  Wed 24th Feb 2021 1:43pm  
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As per my earlier mention, Mr Lyons’ original Coventry home is back on the market.
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