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Simon Winter
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And here is is 30 years later in 2009 when I bought it back.....

 

 

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Roger King
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Fantastic.  I hope you still have it!

I've only recently bought the Carmine one, currently in the workshop having a full suspension overhaul and an overdrive fitted, having been without one since 1995.  The photo shows part of my collection in 1990.  A maroon one, and another blue one were away in lockups.  My daily driver was the dark blue one on the left.  Every single one was a late MkIII non-rotoflex, as is the current incumbent.  Just don't ask...

 

 

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Simon Winter
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No, sadly I sold it again. After driving from Essex to Aberdeen and back (23 straight hours) I discovered I was too old and fat to get in the bloody thing...(well, at least with and dignity left intact) I'd forgotten just how small they are! Incidentally my other passion, GT40's I have no problem getting in or out as the door is cutaway into the roof and it makes ingress\egress much easier.

 

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Roger King
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@simonjrwinter  That's a shame.  At least there are some advantages to being an 11 stone shortarse.  So - how on earth do you get into a Cobra with the hood up?  Even I struggle with that, hence the hood staying in its bag for the last twenty years.

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Simon Winter
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Hmmmmm, I don’t ........

I used to own a morgan aero 8, similar problem, tiny aperture with the hood up, used to have to release the top rail, fold hood back, get in, re-attach hood! Not elegant and absolutely no fun in the pouring rain!

The things we do for the cars we love eh.........


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Roger King
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@simonjrwinter  ...which probably explains why my wife loves the Mustang fastback more than the Cobra!

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Roger I actually lowered my hood hoops by about 5”, but at the same time dropped the seats, so the squabs are actually on the floor. I’m just under 6’ and there is plenty of headroom inside and I only have to duck slightly to get in. It’s quite weatherproof in heavy rain, even on A roads, but not so good on motorways.

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Simon Winter
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@roger-king same here Roger, my good lady wife will go anywhere in the TR6 but won’t entertain the Cobra. Got her in my GT40 once many many years ago, but after a 5 mile (very gentle) drive, she got out and said “never again”!

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Morag's a little more tolerant of discomfort... she'll travel in any of them, having done 5-day trips in France, Germany and Austria in the Cobra, but it's definitely not her favourite.  She's navigated for some long-distance trips in the Cooper S, too, and we're entered on this year's Minis to Monte run.  It's the motorway sections that are the real killers in a sixties Mini.  The Mustang's a different kettle of fish altogether, as I fitted large amounts of Dynamat everywhere and it has a modern climate-control system, leather seats etc.  We did a long tour of Norway, Denmark and Sweden in it, taking plentiful supplies of G&T, bearing in mind the prices in Norway!

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