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In USA they have a historic route from Chicago to San Monica in California called Historic Route 66. I have however found something that could be turned into a historic drive here in the UK. Historic Great North Road starting at London and finishing in Edinburgh. The route would take in the following major places.

Beginning on A1000 going through Hatfield, Stevenage, Stanford, Grantham, Newark, Retford, Doncaster, Ferrybridge, Weatherby, Boroughbridge, Catterick, Darlington, Durham, Chester Le Street, Gateshead, Newcastle, Morpeth, Alnwick, Berwick Upton Tweed, Dunbar then ending on A199.... Read more

bob haynes

Surely the answer is none as there was never a GT6 convertible only a spitfire produced Read more


GT6 was always a factory "hardtop"

Spit was always a factory "soft top",

Doesn't mean that someone like Crayford couldn't have modified an honest alternative, - but - not origional.

David Dunne

Hi, my grandad passed away and we are looking to sell his pride-and-joy 1970 navy Audi 100 SL, with approx 100,000 miles. He was a mechanic by trade and so everything has been kept to the highest standard, though the car hasn't run for approx 10 years but has been kept inside a garage through this period. Would anyone be able to offer some advice on the best place to try and find a good home for the car? The car is located in Farnham Common, SL2. I'm also posting this message in the other forum area as not entirely sure where I should be posting this! Thank you. David Read more


Hi DD,
Check out -

I suspect you have a rare surviver, so don't rush into selling it, maybe check the auction sites for an estimate.
I have a feeling that a bit of investigation might be beneficial

Try and find another one for sale ?

good luck

Sofa Spud

Prompted by the recent thread about badge snobbery, I was wondering which car design has been subject to the most extensive badge-engineering.

By badge-engineering I mean selling cars of identical or near-identical designs under different brands.

My contender for the most extensively badge-engineered car of all time is that BMC ADO16 - the old 1100/1300.

It was sold as an Austin, Morris, MG, Riley, Vanden Plas and Wolseley. It was also built under licence in Italy by Innocenti.

Interestingly, according to Wikipedia article, the ADO16 was known in Denmark as the Morris Marina, pre-dating the use of that name for the rear-drive Morris Marina announced in the early 1970s.

I guess that the most badge-engineered current production car is the Toyota Aygo / Peugeot 107 / Citroen C1. Platform sharing seems to be more the fashion these days, as with VW / Seat / Skoda.

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Ford Pronto (here in Taiwan) AKA Suzuki Carry (also here, and lots of other places) AKA Bedford/Vauxhall/GM Rascal (UK and bits of Europe) AKA Holden Scurry (Oz. They got the best name, I think)

Other names in various Asian countries, including China. Very complicated, which along with the Suzuki/Ford/GM thing makes it a contender.


Isuzu Trooper
This is it – the most badge-engineered car we can find! The Isuzu Trooper has been sold under 12 other names across its two generations – with different markets receiving different monikers

Raymond Davies

I am currently restoring my late uncles Vauxhall Carlton that's been in storage for many years. The car is in good condition - but i'm looking to protect the chassis. Is this the best paint for bare metal? I've fully stripped and cleaned the chassis underbody last weekend.

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I believe that is an epoxy. Americans swear by it.

I'd think applying it directly to bare metal isn't optimal, and a conventional paint scheme would ivolve something like a zinc-rich primer on first....

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hi everyone, recently sold a Honda Civic in South Carolina and i need deliver it to los angeles, I haven’t come across such a situation,cause I don’t know where it is better to do it, recommend someone please. Read more


Item I have just read about oil for older classic cars and why modern oil appears to be dangerous.

Situated on a site that you would not normally expect to find it on.

The author is writing about the good old US of A, but comments cover GB as well. Read more


Yon link is dead, but I noted that Halfords did a 20W50 "Classic" oil when I was last in the UK. It was SE IIRC, though, which is obsolete and probably unfortunate.. I can see why you wouldn't want to use a recent low-Zinc formulation (although this is doubtful since I've seen it stated that the limits don't apply to the higher viscosity grades like 20W50) I can't see any reason to go as far back as SE, apart from it perhaps being cheaper to manufacture. As is usual, the Halfords stuff didn't state the Zn content on the tin,.so how much you are getting is anybody's guess. As I understand it, the earlier specs had no mandatory limit, but that does not mean they necessarily contain a lot.

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