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Pistachio "” Nuts!

Cars of the Month for 2009

by Keith » Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:35 pm

What a colour! Is this the late '60s / early '70s or what?

Andrew Tweddle's magnificent FF:





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by Jens » Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:54 pm

It is by far the best colour for an FF - 100% !!!!

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by Fred Mary » Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:07 pm

Pistachio or tangerine...

That will be a big question one day.
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by PaulMcElhinney » Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:16 pm

It is interesting indeed however the best paint that I have seen an Interceptor/FF in is the beautiful blue that that Mk III named "REK" is painted in. It looks awesome. Pistachio and Mango are very striking. However my tastes are clearly rather conservative.
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by Kerry Moore » Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:16 am

I had the devils own game selecting a colour for my car as if you go to a show every second Interceptor is blue.

It reminds me of the joke that went round when the XR3 was released. To smutty for this board, but those who know it will get the idea :D

Please, no more blue Interceptors!!!
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by londonlad » Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:33 am

That is a terrific colour.

Very nice thank you.


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by Glaffy » Wed Jun 03, 2009 12:23 pm

Great colour, but tangerine all the way (with black roof)......
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by Keith » Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:33 pm

Another (recent) pic sent in by Richard:

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by Mark Maniatt » Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:58 pm

Andrew will be made up when he reads this!Thats him with his hand up at his face ( trying to not notice everyone admiring his magnificent set of wheels :lol: )

This car was resprayed last year and a very fine job it was as well.When we take to European roads during one of the JOC's specials,I always make sure Andrew is the car in front of mine as I can spot him way up ahead, so guaranteeing we also end up at our destination!.

A great car owned by a top bloke.Well done mate.

By the way,the blue Interceptor' REK' is owned by my old mucker,Lewi Lewis,(Soggykitkat) the Wessex Area Rep.Another beautiful motor.

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by Martin R » Thu Jun 04, 2009 7:18 am

I might be a little biased but I personally prefer the colour of the FF parked next to Andrews, I think it might be Metallic Fawn?

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by colin7673 » Thu Jun 04, 2009 8:54 am

You like Andrew in front of you on the european roads coz he's got the map... :lol: :lol:
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by hmcnd » Thu Jun 04, 2009 9:33 pm

Thank you for choosing our car as "Car of the Month". We are quite thrilled!.I fell in love with the FF whilst still at school and had all the sales literature and road tests that I could find and studied them, never thinking I would own one , one day.Years later I saw my car at the Newby Hall show and the owner ,JohnPilling was not wanting to sell.I asked him to sell when I saw the car over a number of years, and then one year it was for sale , and I bought it , just like that. In our opinion it is the perfect version of the ultimate car and we are proud ot own it.Thanks again .
Andrew and Lynne

by Johnfromholland » Sun Jun 14, 2009 9:50 am

Just give another look at the barn-picture above....

The colours on it match so good I think a professional photographer should be asked to make one of the best Jensen-picture ever. It has everything in it that mirrors the heritage.
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by VFK44 » Sun Jun 14, 2009 5:34 pm

You mean the menacing beast-emerges-from-lair shot? It is very effective, especially if some of the distracting items could be slightly moved. Reminds me of David Shepherd's work (copyright, hope it's ok to link to it...)
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