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by JamesE » Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:21 am

felixkk wrote:Not a Hai. When I googled Hai I found out what the car was though. But that would be cheating.
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Without wishing to appear too boastful, I’ve driven that, too.
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by kees » Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:51 am

RockyUSA wrote:Seen at an Airshow I recently attended....

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East German DKW. The design is prewar DKW. After the war the IFA was built in East Germany in Zwickau. I think they went on building the also 2-stroke Wartburg. In West Germany in Düsseldorf DKW built and developed the cars further to the DKW 3=6/1000 (3 cylinder 1000cc 2-stroke, more or less equivalent to 6 cylinder 2000cc 4-stroke) and the F102 with a 3 box body which was nowhere near as good looking. Already before the war DKW merged with Wanderer, Horch and Audi to become Auto Union. In the sixties it all became VW/Audi.
The 3=6/1000 were very nice, well built and elegant cars with excellent roadholding. They were raced extensively in the ´50´s, ´60´s and ´70´s and often gave the Mini Coopers and Fiat-Abarth´s a good run for their money.

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by felixkk » Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:30 pm

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felixkk wrote:Perfect. As they say, beauty is in the I of the bee holder. Brave company to take on an E-Type.

Felixx, I think you mean "beauty is in the eye of the beer holder"? :lol:

Ah, I now finally understand the saying- always seemed a bit odd.
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by felixkk » Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:32 pm

JamesE wrote:
felixkk wrote:Not a Hai. When I googled Hai I found out what the car was though. But that would be cheating.
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Without wishing to appear too boastful, I’ve driven that, too.

I hate you, twice. Come to think of it, probably many many times more :D
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by AH1951 » Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:52 pm

Anybody know what this is?
I don't.
Looks to me like the result of a Gordon-Keeble and Jensen Interceptor cross-breed.

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by JamesE » Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:58 pm

AH1951 wrote:Anybody know what this is?
I don't.
Looks to me like the result of a Gordon-Keeble and Jensen Interceptor cross-breed.

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Gordon Keeble is very close. It is the De Bruyne GT
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by John Staddon » Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:59 pm

From Wikimedia

1968 De Bruyne GT - a rebadged and redesigned Gordon-Keeble shown at the New York Auto Show in a 1968 attempt by American investor John de Bruyne to revive the car.

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p.s James, your post pipped mine, but I bet you didn't need to cheat and check with the DVLA first (I always do, and then pretend I knew which car it was all along) :D
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by RockyUSA » Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:03 pm

Thanks, Kees for the education on the DKW/IFA

It was a nice example, especially with it’s Caravan.

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by RockyUSA » Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:44 pm

Felixx, I think you mean "beauty is in the eye of the beer holder"? :lol:

Ah, I now finally understand the saying- always seemed a bit odd.



But, but...

The word is “beholder”, the one who beholds (sees, witnesses, observes, perceived).

Not the one who is stung, or drunk!

I always thought it was pretty clear!

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by felixkk » Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:55 pm

RockyUSA wrote:
Felixx, I think you mean "beauty is in the eye of the beer holder"? :lol:

Ah, I now finally understand the saying- always seemed a bit odd.



But, but...

The word is “beholder”, the one who beholds (sees, witnesses, observes, perceived).

Not the one who is stung, or drunk!

I always thought it was pretty clear!

Rocky

I was just pulling your egg, I’m sorry if I have created any confusion.
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by Kevin Birch » Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:24 pm

The Gordon Keeble is probably one of the few cars I would swap my Interceptor for. Thank God DeBruyne never got it revived, as his version was ugly.
A few interesting facts about the Keeble, electric windows operated via 2 Freidland domestic door bell switches each side, with no relays, so taking the full motor current. They didn't last long :shock: The rear lights were from Ferrari 250 SWB so stupidly expensive now, much like the Interceptor door handles from Maserati Mexico.
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by Barrie » Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:08 pm

The rear lights look more Ford than Ferrari.
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I seem to remember the car was designed by Fluck and Law, the creators of Spitting Image which may explain the look. :shock:
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by Kevin Birch » Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:20 pm

That's the first rear end view I've seen of the DeBruyne, looks worse than the front, no wonder nobody bought it.
I just think the original was well proportioned, svelte and aggressive at the same time, with the interior quite similar to the the MK1 Interceptor.

Original arse end, sooooooo much nicer.
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by felixkk » Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:23 am

Kevin Birch wrote:The Gordon Keeble is probably one of the few cars I would swap my Interceptor for.

Yup, me too- without knowing too much about them. I wonder how they are to drive?
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by kees » Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:51 am

The Gordon-Keeble was one of if not the best looking UK car of its time. They were cheap for a long time but now they have become very expensive. The DeBruyne looks absolutely ghastly. How could a "designer" come up with that front and rear end?
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