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Patrick Ryan
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Username: patrick_r

Post Number: 884
Registered: 4-2016
Posted on Friday, 06 January, 2017 - 08:23:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Gents,

My wife & I watched the original Italian Job last night, and we both loved it.
We also watched the new version directly after, and it was terrific as well.

But to my shock & horror.
Have you seen what they did to the E Type Jags, the Aston Martin DB4 & the Lamborghini Miura in the movie?

Listen to the music, it sounds like a Thunderbirds episode.

Here are some refreshers.
http://video.dailymail.co.uk/video/1418450360/2015/03/1418450360_4126872281001_4126870206001.mp4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3s3OXOzoH4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?







I know these cars were only a couple of years old in 69, and just like any common selling car then.
Just sacrilege when you see it in 2017.
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Benoit Leus
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Post Number: 283
Registered: 6-2009
Posted on Friday, 06 January, 2017 - 08:54:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Patrick,

it is a great movie indeed and I should watch it again.
I read somewhere that for the Aston they used a Lancia Flaminia when they pushed it down the mountain and apparantely the E-type survives.
I don't know what happened to the other cars.

Benoit
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Patrick Ryan
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Username: patrick_r

Post Number: 885
Registered: 4-2016
Posted on Friday, 06 January, 2017 - 08:59:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Benoit,

Yes we enjoyed it very much.

Loved the typical 60's British feel.

Ok,
I will do some homework on these cars now. Thanks for the tip.
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Mark Luft
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Username: bentleyman1993

Post Number: 5
Registered: 10-2016
Posted on Saturday, 07 January, 2017 - 03:12:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

I always wondered what happened to the XKE hearse from the movie "Harold and Maude". I have a 1:43 model of it.
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Patrick Ryan
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Username: patrick_r

Post Number: 887
Registered: 4-2016
Posted on Saturday, 07 January, 2017 - 05:12:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Hi Mark,

I've not seen that movie Mark, so I looked it up.

Pretty amazing herse I must admit.



The below link will let you know what happened to it Mark.
http://agoodgoodbye.com/field-notes/a-real-jaguar-hearse-from-harold-and-maude/
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Robert Noel Reddington
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Post Number: 1249
Registered: 5-2015
Posted on Saturday, 07 January, 2017 - 07:02:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Waste of E type. Why do people build such daft cars even as a tribute to a film.

When I pass my wife is going to stick in the boot and fly tip me in amongst old fridges and mattresses, think of the money saved. The local recycle wont take corpses. And I pay over a £1200 a year in local taxes, what a rip off.

Fortunately it appears that because the recycle tip is a public amenity and paid for by the public they cant legally charge for dumping household waste, so hopefully gate charges wont happen.

The Italian Job is one of my favorite films.
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Patrick Ryan
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Username: patrick_r

Post Number: 888
Registered: 4-2016
Posted on Saturday, 07 January, 2017 - 07:19:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Robert,

Interesting money saving idea mate.

Give the new Italian Job a look, it's pretty good.
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Patrick Lockyer.
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Username: pat_lockyer

Post Number: 1075
Registered: 9-2004
Posted on Saturday, 07 January, 2017 - 07:42:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Bob I still like the Dustin Hoffman "Graduate film"
Still have my Alfa Romeo Spider Duetto 1750cc One of the first if not the first in the UK in 1968.
Last used in 1987 for hols in France.
Was tempted to fit the 20.litre engine years ago glad I did not.
You may well have seen the car on display!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6Dkmw_Pajw

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Robert Noel Reddington
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Username: bob_uk

Post Number: 1251
Registered: 5-2015
Posted on Sunday, 08 January, 2017 - 06:20:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

The number plate is worth a few spuds.

Nothing like a red Alfa RHD as well.

The 2 litre version is not that much faster and on the road in real life conditions not that noticeable. 70 mph in a 2 litre is the same as 70 in a 1750. Alfas are not as un-reliable as some say, easy to work on. They can rust bad but again easy to weld up again, I took the engine and gearbox out of a Spider in 2 hours.

Check out the new Alfas beautiful cars.

African Queen with Humphrey Go cart is one of my favorites. Not seen the new Italy Job film.

I have titanium hips and wrist bracket. I wonder how much scrap value.


In 1969 a new Aston was about £6000 and well within a major films budget so destroying a second hand one a few years old was no problem and Aston could quite easily make another, after all Aston reason for existent is to make lots of Aston Martins. Same as RR
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Patrick Lockyer.
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Post Number: 1082
Registered: 9-2004
Posted on Sunday, 08 January, 2017 - 07:25:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Yes the Vantage is sure in the Aston number game.
Nearly bought a one off spec a year ago, a 84 year old beat me to it, Poole dealership.

I still have all the Alfa tooling for repairs from the 60s up to the 80s.
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Mark Luft
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Username: bentleyman1993

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Registered: 10-2016
Posted on Tuesday, 10 January, 2017 - 02:27:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Patrick, thanks for the link to the Jag. I always wondered what happened to the original. Love your Alfa!
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Robert Noel Reddington
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Post Number: 1257
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Posted on Tuesday, 10 January, 2017 - 04:10:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Poole dealer ship sounds like Panaramic Motors in Sandbanks Poole.
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Patrick Lockyer.
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Post Number: 1091
Registered: 9-2004
Posted on Tuesday, 10 January, 2017 - 06:17:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Bob, no not them, Westover Group, Imo a good dealership with many types of cars.
Did have a look at the Bentley Continental but not for me.
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Robert Noel Reddington
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Post Number: 1261
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Posted on Wednesday, 11 January, 2017 - 04:16:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Westover is a very old company, and have a good reputation.

I read of an accident in the 1920s where one of their cars had a wheel fall off which resulted in a fatality. I think Austin 7 in Westover Road by the picture house. This was discussed when I did my Certificate of Management for MIMI.
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John Beech
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Post Number: 165
Registered: 10-2016
Posted on Saturday, 14 January, 2017 - 06:37:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Somehow I've grown to adult status and never watched The Italian Job. I rectified this the other night. Great movie. Michael Caine and NoŽl Coward were fantastic . . . and Benny Hill with the big girls was hilarious. By the way, in the traffic scene where the Land Rover is stopped, I saw a white Maserati Sebring like one I once owned. I love car spotting in old movies. Now I need to find time to watch the Godfather and Jaws, two other classic movies I also haven't found time or inclination to watch.
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Patrick Ryan
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Username: patrick_r

Post Number: 899
Registered: 4-2016
Posted on Saturday, 14 January, 2017 - 09:51:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Good stuff John,

I loved the road scenes in the movie, there was so much to see.
Italy from the 60's was great for cars.
Try to catch the new movie, worth a look.

I haven't seen any godfather movie, but like you, will now give them a go.
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John Beech
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Post Number: 168
Registered: 10-2016
Posted on Sunday, 15 January, 2017 - 04:25:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

You may get ahead of me on both those movies. Reason I've grown gray and haven't watched them is not accidental. It's because I don't care for suspense or gory movies. I(we) tend to prefer mysteries, some scifi, comedy, drama, and such. E.g. relatively light fare. Over the past decade or so we find ourselves watching many more foreign films and mysteries, usually with subtitles. France seem to have the most intense of the detective type programs and the ones we've watched are all contemporary tableaus. The Swedes Italians, and Germans run a close second but are more cerebral. Then there are the ones in our native(ish) language, the English and Australian mystery programs. These are both top tier. A recent Australian favorite are the Doctor Blake Mysteries, which is in addition to the Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries series are greatly anticipated in our household. Both are world class films, and the latter in particular sports very nice automotive-porn.
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Patrick Ryan
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Post Number: 903
Registered: 4-2016
Posted on Sunday, 15 January, 2017 - 09:52:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

John,

2 of the best Aussie movies I have seen of late are:
The Dress Maker with Kate Winslet, and Judy Davis
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2910904/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Last Cab To Darwin
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3680410/

Both are great movies that show the Australian outback, and are extremely good viewing.
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John Beech
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Post Number: 171
Registered: 10-2016
Posted on Sunday, 15 January, 2017 - 12:14:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

We seem to have two movie threads running in parallel. Anyway, just enjoyed watching "The Fast Lady" - http://tinyurl.com/j73fxgr