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Post by Archibald Tyre » Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:44 pm

some of you may like this, or admire the effort thats gone into it.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Austin-Allegr ... SwRaRZqXzx

as the vendor says - weird.



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Post by Will Yarrow » Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:15 pm

Lots of nice work, but Why???



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Post by upstart8s » Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:27 am

1) "beauty is in the eye of the beholder"

2) "one mans' trash is another mans' treasure"

3) "why not?"

4) what a world it would be if we all drove grey people carriers...

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Post by peter freeman » Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:11 am

I wonder what the new tax/MOT rules will make of it



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Post by Terry H » Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:14 am

Better looking than the Beetle.
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Post by scimjim » Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:55 am

It's correctly registered as the beetle, so assuming the floor pan hasn't been modified (there's specific instructions for beetle floor pans because they're a backbone with floors), it will be Historic class VED but not VHI (so not MOT exempt) - although it's 1985 so that'll be a while anyway :-)


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Post by ronnie » Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:15 am

Will Yarrow wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:15 pm
but Why???
because he can
it is his baby
it is a challange
it is his fun
it stimulates discussion

now- just imagine it was never created
he could sit and watch telly
he could look for number plates and maybe take a photo or two
he could just read a a VW magazine or BL mag and get enjoyment from just looking at others all clean and tidy bog standard cars.

I looked at some bangers on a local hill climb and thought - I can do better that that...........and then it struck me
the driver was there having fun on the track and I was there just watching

For this chaps efforts on creating something unusual worthy of a debate 10/10 from this auld timer



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Post by scimjim » Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:27 pm

IIRC there's a beetle with a GTE body shell (or vice versa?) that does classic trials?


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Post by Roger Pennington » Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:52 pm

Yes, a Beetle with a GTE bodyshell. I haven't heard anything of it for sometime, so not sure if it's still active. See this report and picture. :)

I believe Dave Nash also ran an "MGeetle" (VW Beetle with an MGBGT body) and a "Skeetle" (VW Beetle with a Skoda body)


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Post by BusaPhill » Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:17 pm

There's another On Face box.
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Post by Alan SS1 » Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:00 pm

And if continue with the 'odd swaps'

how about this:-

http://forum.retro-rides.org/thread/144 ... man-estate
or here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVq6Vk9ScHU

but TBH I can't see how this can be registered as a white Morris estate ? ? ? (which it came up with on teh DVLA website ? ? ? ?)

don't get me wrong, this was an incredible amount of graft for why ? ? ? (like climbing mountains :-) )
maybe a new thread on 'random body / engine transplants ' as a topic?


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Post by DarrylWebb » Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:35 pm

Admirably executed. Surely undertaken as one man's engineering challenge, only due to the Allegro's unloved status. And for that reason, even more admiration for doing his own thing.


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