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TR6BILL
09-05-2011, 10:54 AM
Besides me.

DNK
09-05-2011, 11:48 AM
We're pulling for you Bill!

elrey
09-05-2011, 11:53 AM
Oh no! Mr. Bill!

Basil
09-05-2011, 12:08 PM
Sherlock never has had one as long as I can recall since his being here.

Guest
09-05-2011, 01:33 PM
Sherlock don't either I believe.

Bill, it's easy just write a check.

There is a 6 for sale in Ethel not far from you.

AngliaGT
09-05-2011, 02:41 PM
He had a Cortina at one time.

- Doug

DNK
09-05-2011, 04:07 PM
Bill had a Cortina?

Didn't think he was "that" cool

TR6BILL
09-05-2011, 05:44 PM
Me? Cortina? I cannot even <span style="font-style: italic">spell</span> Cortina.

TR_Jim
09-05-2011, 06:12 PM
I don't have one anymore. Sold the TR4A and the GT6 and now drive a '66 Mustang. I do miss them once in a while, but I'm enjoying the Mustang

https://jimsspace.homestead.com/morris_008__Medium_.jpg

Basil
09-05-2011, 06:14 PM
Nice! 65 Stang w/289 was the second car I ever drove. (Jag XK120 was the first).

Sherlock
09-05-2011, 07:04 PM
Sherlock never has had one as long as I can recall since his being here.

Nope... Came awfully close to buying a 69 Cortina once but never did pull the trigger in the end, probably for the best anyway looking back... Now I'm too busy acquiring camera gear to even think about buying any sort of classic car, actually my involvement in things classic car related is at a lull right now as I'm keeping busy with other stuff, I've only been to two or three car shows this year which for me is way down...

aeronca65t
09-05-2011, 07:37 PM
I own four.

I bet that <span style="font-style: italic">on average</span>, the group owns more than one each. <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/grin.gif

Basil
09-05-2011, 07:50 PM
Sherlock never has had one as long as I can recall since his being here.

Nope... Came awfully close to buying a 69 Cortina once but never did pull the trigger in the end, probably for the best anyway looking back... Now I'm too busy acquiring camera gear to even think about buying any sort of classic car, actually my involvement in things classic car related is at a lull right now as I'm keeping busy with other stuff, I've only been to two or three car shows this year which for me is way down...

If I win the power ball, the first thing I'm going to do is buy you a LBC!

Basil
09-05-2011, 07:50 PM
I own four.

I bet that <span style="font-style: italic">on average</span>, the group owns more than one each. <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/grin.gif

Down to two at present.

JPSmit
09-05-2011, 09:00 PM
I own four.

I bet that <span style="font-style: italic">on average</span>, the group owns more than one each. <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/grin.gif

Down to two at present.

2 LBC's + the Fiat

Steve
09-05-2011, 09:53 PM
I've been without a British car for about two years now. Might be a while before I can get another. I feel your pain.

TRDejaVu
09-05-2011, 10:03 PM
On a similar note, I wonder how many of the 12,626 forum members are active; maybe defined as posting more than say once a month?

Andrew Mace
09-05-2011, 10:13 PM
I own four.

I bet that <span style="font-style: italic">on average</span>, the group owns more than one each. <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/grin.gif

Down to two at present. Let's just leave it at I can help bring the average up quite a bit. (That might change, although I will never get rid of all of them!)

Mickey Richaud
09-06-2011, 06:04 AM
On a similar note, I wonder how many of the 12,626 forum members are active; maybe defined as posting more than say once a month?

~~SOME~~ of us are doing our best to raise the average... :devilgrin:

DNK
09-06-2011, 07:54 AM
...
I bet that <span style="font-style: italic">on average</span>, the group owns more than one each. <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/grin.gif

Better question,...what's the percentage of cars that don't run

Andrew Mace
09-06-2011, 12:06 PM
Better question,...what's the percentage of cars that don't run Uh...let's NOT go there.... :laugh:

bgbassplyr
09-06-2011, 12:56 PM
On a similar note, I wonder how many of the 12,626 forum members are active; maybe defined as posting more than say once a month?



Attempted thread theft. :laugh:

hilsideser
09-07-2011, 10:16 PM
count me in at 7. One is tagged and insured, the others are in varying stages of disrepair...

Nunyas
09-09-2011, 11:41 AM
been w/o an LBC since '08. miss it. get the itch every now and then... started peeping interweb ads for 74.5 - 75 MGBs the other day...

vagt6
09-09-2011, 01:23 PM
I sold my Triumph in '07 and didn't get another LBC for about a year and a half when I bought the current one in August '09.

It was a very loooooong year and a half and I missed that Triumph almost every day. I wish I'd never sold it. So, I spent that year and a half looking for just the right car, and I found it.

If anyone wants my current LBC, they'll have to pry it out of my cold, dead hands. :yesnod: :square: :lol:

hilsideser
09-09-2011, 10:55 PM
'at's the spirit, Mark!

Nunyas
09-10-2011, 12:22 PM
After seeing the Top Gear episode where James May converted a Lotus Eclat into a "RV", I've taken a liking to that car. Were any of them ever brought into the states? What's the price range on them like? I tried looking form them on ebay but uhm... none are on there. Though, I've noticed that the Elises (111's) are popping up in large numbers now days...

Big6Mark
09-10-2011, 12:34 PM
None running right now.

How do you count? Enough parts to make a running car? Valid titles? Or just body shells?

Then by above questions: 3 3/4 to 5; 4; 3; 4 3/4.

C Ya,
Mark

DrEntropy
09-10-2011, 02:02 PM
They were imported here, Rob, but they never really got popular. We serviced a few of 'em. No idea where they went tho.

I like the "traditional" driveline layout but to me the cars seem "stodgy" esthetically. &lt;shrug&gt;

PAUL161
09-11-2011, 08:42 AM
I did have four and now down to two. The show piece 72 which I gave to the wife and the TF restoration will take up the slack for the two Bs gone, in time and money!

Nunyas
09-11-2011, 12:13 PM
They were imported here, Rob, but they never really got popular. We serviced a few of 'em. No idea where they went tho.

I like the "traditional" driveline layout but to me the cars seem "stodgy" esthetically. &lt;shrug&gt;

At first I wasn't too fond of the bottom edge of the window lines, but the shape kind of makes me think of a 2+2 Esprit...

Did more digging, and did find a couple of them for sale in the states. looks to be in the 8 to 10k region for them.

I guess that'll have to go on the 'some day' shelf.

Brooklands
09-12-2011, 08:00 AM
Depends if the 2009 Mini Cooper is considered British...if so, I have two. Working to fix the brake lights and turn signals today on the TR3B...

martx-5
09-12-2011, 12:03 PM
Depends if the 2009 Mini Cooper is considered British....


Even though the Mini Cooper brand is owned by BMW, they are assembled in the UK, so I would consider them British. :cheers:

AngliaGT
09-12-2011, 02:11 PM
The Eclat is like a TR7/8 - either people love the styling,
or hate it.There are a lot of bad ones/projects out there,but a few
sorted/decent ones.
I flew to LA once,to look at an Elite (newer one),what a dog!
And a friend of mine in Oregon bought one,but finally admitted defeat
&amp; sold it.
I'm up to four British cars now - Anglia 105E,MGB GT,TR6,and a
'68 Cortina Deluxe.The Cortina will be for sale,&amp; I'b be glad to sell
it to a non-British car owner to help bring the numbers up.

- Doug