Barn finds

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pro_crossaro
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Hello again from Greece.

I have to agree that this forum is not the most user friendly.

This time i post three abandoned "cats" from Greece, which are in a really bad state.

Jaguar E-Type Series 1 coupe, S-Type & Mark1:

http://garagestories.blogspot.com/2012/04/abandoned-jaguar-e-type-series-1-coupe.html

And here are photos from an event in Greece. I have to say that in Greece there are much better cars than they would see in the following posts:

http://garagestories.blogspot.com/2012/04/classic-car-show-2-1.html

http://garagestories.blogspot.com/2012/04/classic-car-show-2-2.html

http://garagestories.blogspot.com/2012/04/classic-car-show-2-3.html

http://garagestories.blogspot.com/2012/04/classic-car-show-2-4.html

Chris Martin
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A local wreck. Not so much a 'barn find' as they gave up on it and pushed it outside. It looks too far gone to be saved now; the quite rare Volvo 262C by Bertone.

Chris M.

 

 

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BERTIE
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redranch wrote:

Here are just a couple of barn finds I've found over the years...

1966 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage

1966 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage

1969 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

1969 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

1965 Jensen CV8 Mklll

1965 Jensen CV8 Mklll

1959 Cadillac Coupe de Ville

1959 Cadillac Coupe de Ville

1954 Lincoln Capri

1954 Lincoln Capri

1956 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible

1956 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible

BERTIE

Nuno Granja
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Fresh catch,

 

Spotted a few weeks ago on the deep south ou Portugal...

(Auto repairshop)

 

(we accept only  cash...)

 

In the same area, an 4L in german plates, it seems to be a special series with canvas top...

 

 

nuno granja

 

Nuno Granja
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From de archives, 

An AC SPORTS CAR, poorly build, badly designed and underpowered kit car with Gullwing doors, spotted two years ago at the backyard of a mechanic shop. Based on a  beettle floorpan and mechanics, its dificult to find anything good in it.

Dont know any production numbers, that officially last from 1983 to 1993, but I will be no surprised if the production number of 5 units per month announced at the launch is far, far away from the reality.

This one is the first one i see alive...

 

Some promotional photos from the era...

This one tested by a portuguese car magazine, have no pop-out lights...

And another one, who was for sale a few years ago...

nuno granja

 

 

Chris Martin
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You are right, it looks like rubbish, but more imoportantly, how did they get away with using the AC name?

Chris M.

 

Nuno Granja
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Chris,

Good question with a few possible anwsers; I can bet that they didn't know the existence of the real AC car brand and also probably they did no make any brand registry, as usual in those portuguese small industries at the era.

Othes possibilitie is;  they just copy the name from teh Real AC.... Some years a guy run company who sell clothes in a shop network in the notrh of Portugal, uses the brand name "NA"ZARA over the Levi's Strauss Grapichs (same sign,  colour shceme and tipography...). Both ZARA and LEVI´S put him in court and he have a lot of trouble...

 

nuno granja

Russell Campbell
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Strangely, it is the mention of a Citroën AX 4x4 that catches my eye, i thought the small all-wheel-drive hatch was the preserve of Fiat.

Nuno Granja
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Russel,

 

Are you talking about that car?

 

 

nuno granja