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by Manwithaplan » Mon Apr 07, 2014 12:07 pm

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Other-Makes-Interceptor-Series-III-440-CHEAP-/171286015096

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by Barrie » Mon Apr 07, 2014 6:22 pm

Before and after.

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This could become a macabre new thread...................
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by Chris_R » Mon Apr 07, 2014 6:38 pm

LFF646 - still allocated to a blue 1963 Rolls Royce, not been licensed since 31/3/2010.
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by Barrie » Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:26 pm

I understand it was for sale on eBay at £10,000.
I would have thought that the recent rise in values of these cars since the accident in 2009 would have made restoration or a special more viable.

Here's how it happened.....
"take one long, wide, straight road in perfect conditions and then add one careful Rolls-Royce owner sedately driving his parents around on a spring morning and finally throw in a 17 year old Renault Clio driver (well let's not say driver as he clearly couldn't drive!) The 17 year old was taking his 13 year old sister out and, quite literally, flew over the crest of a hill, lost control of the Clio when next to us and did the damage you see. We all walked away (after a crowbar was found to extract me from the driver's door). To be quite honest, if we had not been in a "proper" motorcar I would certainly be dead. We were all banged up a bit but survived."
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by Martin R » Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:28 am

& the Clio driver and sister?

Having survived the crash, they possibly wished they were dead.......
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by Manwithaplan » Tue Apr 08, 2014 5:06 pm

Another ouch!

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Ferrari driver escapes without injury after crashing into the central reservation on the M1 (and police took to Twitter to tell the public it was a 'very nice car')

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... e-car.html
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by ffdave » Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:19 pm

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by cannonball » Tue Apr 08, 2014 11:08 pm

ffdave wrote:Spent hundreds of hours building superb racing Davrian Mk7
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fuc kin ell dave thats rough,, what the heck went wrong ???
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by bigaadams » Tue Apr 08, 2014 11:35 pm

If I were to read this crime scene the wheels were to neutral of a position on the trailer and add to that an improper load of the car with not enough tongue weight.(car is sitting neutral over a neutral trailer)..got to swaying at speed and or after hitting a wavy or bump in the highway..just got out of control...I have seen this many times..fishtailing gets you every time..
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by Dion » Wed Apr 09, 2014 7:50 am

bigaadams wrote:improper load of the car with not enough tongue weight.(car is sitting neutral over a neutral trailer)

Hard to see what direction the Davrian was loaded to the trailer. Engine in the back so better to have it backwards on the trailer.
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by AH1951 » Wed Apr 09, 2014 9:08 am

If you want to see wrecked expensive cars - this is the master site:
http://www.wreckedexotics.com/

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by bigaadams » Wed Apr 09, 2014 1:26 pm

Dion wrote:
bigaadams wrote:improper load of the car with not enough tongue weight.(car is sitting neutral over a neutral trailer)

Hard to see what direction the Davrian was loaded to the trailer. Engine in the back so better to have it backwards on the trailer.



IF I am looking at it right, the rear of the car is on the rear of the trailer judging by the angle of the rear fender opening..
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by Barrie » Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:19 pm

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http://www.fenderbroad.com/ex-sir-georg ... l-410.html

This is (it still 'is' as it's for sale having been restored) Sir George White's Bristol 410. He was waiting to turn right at a T-junction in 1969 when a van coming in the opposite direction braked and skidded at great speed in front of his waiting car. The van rode up over the off-side knocking out the Knight who then slumped forward pressing down hard on the accelerator. The car then hit a stone wall end-on. SGW was at the time the co-owner of Bristol Cars along with the now recently deceased Anthony Crook. He never fully recovered and subsequently sold out to Mr Crook.
For more details see Christopher Balfour's excellent and interesting book Bristol A Very British Story.
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by VFK44 » Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:33 pm

Un-Ouch: All mended now:

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by AndrewP » Tue Apr 15, 2014 2:35 am

My little contribution..

My pride and joy (before the Interceptor)....BEFORE

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And after some a$$hole rear ended me, spun me round into oncoming traffic....and then got away with it due to the incompetence of the local law enforcement.

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Net result was a few days in hospital, plate in my left cheek and eye socket rebuilt.
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