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08-30-2019, 05:54 PM - 2 Likes   #1996
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QuoteOriginally posted by lesmore49 Quote
I've always been a fan of the AC , even before it became a Cobra with the Ford V8.

I looked at the info in your link and quite liked the 'Cobra classic Kirkham 289 Street' car . It has the first generation look with that grille and I would imagine quite a balanced car with a 289 or 302 V8.
Very nice cars from Kirkham, the stuff dreams are made from.

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In my financial plan I have a 289 Street finished as the black one is as my retirement dream goal. I better get on my horse though - $150K

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I picked myself up a new ride, '09 Yamaha v star 1300. It's a big ol cop/CHIPS looking bike that has made motorcycle riding so much better for me.
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Not sure Jer, and I didnít ask the owner even though he was sitting right there.

Sorry, eh?
Either way, I'd sure like to get behind the wheel of this guy!

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The Trax is interesting in a global economy/car manufacturing/marketing way. Underneath, it's a Sonic, with the 1.4l turbo available as an upgrade on the Sonic. The Trax is made in South Korea, Mexico, Shanghai and Uzbekistan! GM could probably stop making Sonics in Michigan and switch to the Trax instead.

Blind spots are now an artifact of adding structure for collision survivability. A quick demonstration is to sit in the drivers seat of any new car, open the window and try to rest your arm on the sill. They've pushed the sill up to make room for door structure and airbags. The A-pillar is typically very wide for the same reason. Modern glass construction make the windows look a lot bigger from the outside than inside. Add in a forest of headrests in the interior and stuff behind the rearview mirror and you really want more than just a backup cam.
Your arm will rest comfortably on the window sill of a Trax, trust me, I do this daily.

And yes, you are correct, this vehicle has turbo.

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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
In my financial plan I have a 289 Street finished as the black one is as my retirement dream goal. I better get on my horse though - $150K
I checked it out, beautiful car, well finished. I'm a fan of British vehicles from the 1950's, 1960's The Jaguar XK 120, D-Type, early XKE , the Mk. ll Saloon, the AC Bristol, TR 3, Morgan, Sunbeam Tiger are some that come to mind.

The AC Cobra, particularly the 260/289 version, the 289 street from Kirkham and of course the earlier AC Bristol have lovely lines...everything flows naturally to the eye... at least my eye.

A 289 Street would be a pleasure to own, drive and look at. There is something about many English vehicles that were designed and manufactured in the '50's/'60's. The designs are often a treat to the eye.


I have an vintage Matchless (1967) G 15 750 CS Scrambler, which was designed and made for the American market. It was known as a Desert Sled and they were produced in limited numbers, primarily for desert racing which was popular in parts of California, etc. Some were sold in Canada and that's how I was able to get mine. I'm the second owner. They were also sold as Norton N15 CS Scramblers, same motorcycle, made at the same factory at Plumstead Road, London, England.

It's a beautiful motorcycle, athletic looking, lithe, narrow, all business....the gas tank is an aluminum Lyta. The engine is a Norton 750cc , long stroke Hemi twin that produces more of it's fair share of noise, vibration, harshness (NVH), horsepower and torque, etc.

I would imagine driving a 289 street from Kirkham would be a rush of sensations...aural, visual (due to the open car), speed...that you would never tire of...every drive no matter how brief would be an adventure. Hard to put a price on that.

Similar to what I've experienced...every time I've ridden vintage British performance motorcycles, throughout the years.
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As promised, a better pic of my wheels acquired in June

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Nice looking Bimmer, Tim. I can't tell from this angle -- is it a hatchback or a wagon or ? I like the Bimmer wagons.

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Nice looking Bimmer, Tim. I can't tell from this angle -- is it a hatchback or a wagon or ? I like the Bimmer wagons.
Thanks,itís a hatchback but the design makes it look like a small wagon.
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As promised, a better pic of my wheels acquired in June
Petrol or diesel?

Manual or auto?
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Petrol or diesel?

Manual or auto?
1.5l three cylinder petrol engine through a six speed manual gearbox to rear wheels.
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1.5l three cylinder petrol engine through a six speed manual gearbox to rear wheels.
Sweet!
10-01-2019, 01:30 PM - 2 Likes   #2008
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All the vehicles I've owned

Edited to include pics

Not all my own pics and some are from very old scans,hence the varying resolutions!


Main wheels

1980 NVT (Norton Villiers Triumph) Easyrider moped




1981 Honda CB100N

(Sold to buy an engagement for the first ex-Mrs B )


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1986 VW Golf mk1 GLS





1988 Vauxhall Astra

(not worth photographing!!)

1989 Peugeot 205 GTI 1.6



1994 VW Golf mk2 GTI




1997 Honda Prelude



2001 Toyota Celica



2005 Audi TT Quattro 225




2012 VW Golf mk6 TSi





2019 BMW 118 Sport

(As shown in #2002 above)


Camping vehicles

2009 VW T25 hightop



2010 Converted Peugeot Boxer minibus





2015 Chausson Flash 02



All dates are years of acquisition rather than vehicle vintage!

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