MP4-12c

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Re: MP4-12c

Post by Richard Marler » Mon Aug 08, 2011 11:15 am

[quote="Ross"]
I like the concept of a Honda engined, tubular chassied, GRP bodied Mini, but it's not really for me.
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Agreed. Seems to miss the point a bit too much. I am all for making classics drive well, like improving the brakes say, but I am not sure you could call that car a mini.
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Re: MP4-12c

Post by ross » Mon Aug 08, 2011 11:18 am

I'm not sure you could call any of BMW's Minis a Mini....

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Re: MP4-12c

Post by Richard Marler » Mon Aug 08, 2011 11:22 am

[quote="Ross"]
I'm not sure you could call any of BMW's Minis a Mini....
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You can't and they have never appealed to me. The are no even mini with a small 'm'.
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Re: MP4-12c

Post by Ultrasound » Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:06 pm

[quote="Bruce Fielding"]
[quote="Ross"]
I've always wanted to build myself a stripped out Mini (the original one) racer with a new shell and all the mad racy bits that are available for them these days. 
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There's a company the other side of the country from you that specialises in putting Honda engines in the back of minis... Can't remember the name, but they were a possible for Ariel servicing at one point...
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Z Cars I think.

Flip sorry, just saw there's been replies to this already.

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Re: MP4-12c

Post by Dave W » Tue Aug 23, 2011 1:08 pm

Have I missed the post, but I thought Richard R would have his motor by now ?

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Re: MP4-12c

Post by Bruce Fielding » Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:00 am

Saw my first one on the road last week. Orange. Looked awesome - in a restrained sort of way...
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Re: MP4-12c

Post by Steve » Wed Aug 24, 2011 3:31 pm

Like the look of the new 458 Spider - what's not to like?

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Re: MP4-12c

Post by RichardR » Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:46 pm

[quote="Dave W"]
Have I missed the post, but I thought Richard R would have his motor by now ?
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Waiting at dealer for collection next Thurs (1st Sept). Going to go and have a peek tomorrow though  :)

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Re: MP4-12c

Post by wattie » Thu Aug 25, 2011 6:59 am

Well if i was you I wouldn't be sleeping very much cos of the excitement!

Hope it meets all your expectations....it is a helluva car.

Some pics and little write up after 1st would be great....if you can stop driving it for 5 mins ;)

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Re: MP4-12c

Post by ross » Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:04 am

Finally!  Excellent news Rich, good luck and have fun!

Cheers, Ross.

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Re: MP4-12c

Post by RichardR » Thu Aug 25, 2011 11:33 am

Some photos from my visit today. Shame to put a reg plate on really.

Panel gaps are fine - no glue showing!

[img width=800 height=533]http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/2951/img6750rl.jpg[/img]
[img width=800 height=522]http://img691.imageshack.us/img691/6237/img6755df.jpg[/img]
[img width=800 height=533]http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/6721/img6757n.jpg[/img]
[img width=800 height=533]http://img807.imageshack.us/img807/582/img6762n.jpg[/img]

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Re: MP4-12c

Post by kaygee » Thu Aug 25, 2011 11:56 am

That looks lovely Rich :tu:
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Re: MP4-12c

Post by PaulP » Thu Aug 25, 2011 12:38 pm

Very, very nice car. 

But please, from someone who short of a Lottery win will never own such a car. Drive it.

I can't be the only one to notice the more toys people spec on their Atom, the less they drive it.

"Sorry to be selling my Atom, all possible extras, best car I've ever driven etc etc; 2 years old, 3,000 miles' WTF.  :doh:

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Re: MP4-12c

Post by jpswift » Thu Aug 25, 2011 12:45 pm

that looks the nutzz rich

look forward to seeing you ripping the arse out of it around bedford sometime  ;)

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Re: MP4-12c

Post by wattie » Thu Aug 25, 2011 2:28 pm

Do I have to register to see these or has something gone wrong?
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