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Omar M. Shams
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Omar M. Shams
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Omar M. Shams
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Patrick Ryan
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Posted on Friday, 03 February, 2017 - 07:26 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Great shots Omar,

When is the limo joining your fleet?

I've posted this before,
But a good place to re post.

Spotted in Hawaii.

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ross kowalski
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Posted on Friday, 03 February, 2017 - 10:38 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Omar,

What in the name of all that is good is that trunk on the yellow car? That cannot possibly be factory.
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Patrick Ryan
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Posted on Friday, 03 February, 2017 - 10:49 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

That's Omar's second job Ross.

Omar's desert taxi service.

Some big suitcases there you know!
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Patrick Ryan
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Posted on Friday, 03 February, 2017 - 12:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Here is another one, but I don't remember where I sourced the images.

Another beautiful car gone.





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Omar M. Shams
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Posted on Friday, 03 February, 2017 - 06:30 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

The yellow car was seen in a workshop in Dubai.
The engine was a GM unit of some kind and the tail end was hugely modified to make it look like a Continental R/Azure. It did not appeal to me. I will post more photos of that car later.

The Limo is parked on the side of the road in one of the northern Emirates. It is beyond salvage. Such a shame because it is a rare car.
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Omar M. Shams
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Patrick Ryan
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Posted on Friday, 03 February, 2017 - 07:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

I like the yellow Omar.
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Omar M. Shams
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Posted on Friday, 03 February, 2017 - 10:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Dear Patrick,
The photo you have posted is from here http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/152420903867?ul_noapp=true

The yellow car and the Limo are not my cars. They are just cars that I saw that i thought were worth sharing.

Thanks
Omar
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Vladimir Ivanovich Kirillov
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Posted on Friday, 03 February, 2017 - 11:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Awaaakkkk!!!!! The horror, the horror!!! Satanic RR porn at its worst!!!!
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Vladimir Ivanovich Kirillov
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Posted on Saturday, 04 February, 2017 - 12:34 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

However, Omar what is not restorable to you may not appear to me to be not restorable. And so I will be jet setting into Dubai on route to Samara Russia in late July 2017 so if you have time perhaps we could visit some of these sad sites together, that is of course if your wife does not croak me at the airport for some dubious notion that I may in some way be remotely quilty for encouraging your slight interest in area of matters automobile.

Patrick there is really no point in you posting fabricated propaganda of Camargues being towed backward in Hawaii!! That is nothing less than claiming that once tea was served at Crewe in a chipped Royal Doulton cup. Its merely counter revolutionary and revisionist.

Sadly Omar Toad will not be accompanying me as he has a prior engagement with the Prime Minister here to inform him that he is indeed a potatoe headed balding wombat incapable of going two rounds with a revolving door and other such undeniable platitudes.

I have tried to reason with Toad but he will not listen.
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Omar M. Shams
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Posted on Saturday, 04 February, 2017 - 12:40 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Dear Vlad,
You and Toad are both welcome. Equally if Toad wishes not to join you then Toadless we can be.
I will be in Japan for the first part of July but will welcome you to see if that LWB Spirit is worth looking at. I will put some more photos for you to see that it is not worth rescuing.
See you in July I hope.....

Omar
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Omar M. Shams
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Vladimir Ivanovich Kirillov
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Posted on Saturday, 04 February, 2017 - 01:22 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Omar spaceeba bolshoy, that's big thanks in Russian modified to English alphabet phonetically. Nothing in the photos dissuades me however I think this to be perhaps and outside Crewe limo as the extention beyond the front door appears Ferris not aluminium.

Anymore picks Omar?
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Patrick Ryan
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Posted on Saturday, 04 February, 2017 - 06:07 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Vlad,
I do apologise for posting that image again.
I do now remember that it caused a few tears last time now.

I would like to think that it was heading to a better home, and is now the pride and joy in someone's collection, and is being driven well.

Omar,
This limo could be the perfect running mate to Vlads other stretch limo we saw in his pics he posted of his Carmargue.
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Vladimir Ivanovich Kirillov
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Posted on Saturday, 04 February, 2017 - 03:19 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Patrick I don't have any stretch limo. Perhaps you are referring to my 1976 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham which is long but not a limo. The limo Cadillac made that year is some two feet longer.
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Patrick Ryan
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Posted on Saturday, 04 February, 2017 - 03:55 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Yes Vlad that's the one.
Bloody big car!!


Omar,
Thanks for the link.

It was ages ago I collected those 3 pics.
Your a super detective mate.
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Jeff Cheng
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Posted on Saturday, 04 February, 2017 - 05:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

I wonder what's the deal with the yellow car?
Is that a 'conventional' vacuum brake booster I see? Still looks like a V8 of some sort...
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Omar M. Shams
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Posted on Saturday, 04 February, 2017 - 11:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

yes Jeff - an American V8....... and it must have awful brakes!!
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Patrick Ryan
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Posted on Tuesday, 07 February, 2017 - 07:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

I will need an extra can or two of Mr Sheen for this paint work boys!!!





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Omar M. Shams
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Posted on Tuesday, 07 February, 2017 - 07:30 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Dear Vlad,
look at this link..... such an amazing limo.... you will love it.... and it is in Australia...

Ebay Listing Silver Shadow Stretch Limousine
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Mark Luft
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Posted on Wednesday, 08 February, 2017 - 03:14 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Patrick, looks like the aquatic Shadow.

Mark
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Robert Noel Reddington
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Posted on Wednesday, 08 February, 2017 - 05:48 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

It will polish up ok with a bit of vim.
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Patrick Ryan
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Posted on Wednesday, 08 February, 2017 - 06:41 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Robert,
I haven't heard of Vim since I was a kid!

Hated doing the bath tub with it.
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Patrick Ryan
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Posted on Wednesday, 08 February, 2017 - 06:44 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Omar,

That's not a bad looking car, and quite a nice execution inside & out.

Don't know if I would own it, but seems a good job.
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Vladimir Ivanovich Kirillov
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Posted on Wednesday, 08 February, 2017 - 07:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Top prize to Patrick for posting the most obscene exterior abuse of a RR/B. I'll need to go on Prozac if I see it again.
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Vladimir Ivanovich Kirillov
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Posted on Wednesday, 08 February, 2017 - 07:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Omar, I think its bloody ghastly. I detest the extra door and the huge RR sign - so very unCrewe it should be struck from the book of life. It reeks of glitter, Elizabeth R would not be amused, and even the corgis would bark at it.
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Patrick Ryan
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Posted on Wednesday, 08 February, 2017 - 09:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

A nice car to drive to the pub Friday nights gents.

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Patrick Ryan
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Posted on Wednesday, 08 February, 2017 - 09:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

One for Omar for a good desert bash!!







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Patrick Ryan
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Posted on Wednesday, 08 February, 2017 - 10:04 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Some pick ups or ute as we call them here in Oz.













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Vladimir Ivanovich Kirillov
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Posted on Thursday, 09 February, 2017 - 01:29 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Ah yes Patrick apart from the white ute all these are evidence the Toad has occasionly slipped his night chains, consumed a flagon of red wine and consulted an entire volume of Barking Mad.
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Robert Noel Reddington
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I still buy Vim.

Not seen Ajax in a while.
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Omar M. Shams
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Posted on Thursday, 09 February, 2017 - 03:32 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

I think that Shadow LWB extended to Even longer wheelbase is a lovely car. You can debling the ugly RR signs and then you have a really really nice stretched limo.
I love the extra door!!! so practical and appropriate too.
It is certainly well built.
I dont need any more cars nor do I want a limo but if I did - this one would be ideal!!!
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Vladimir Ivanovich Kirillov
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Posted on Thursday, 09 February, 2017 - 04:31 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Now now Omar no need to tell fibbers. ie " I don't need any more cars "

There is a statue/bust of I think Socrates at the University of Western Australia and inscribed are two words " Know Thyself "

Clearly, you have the Jay Leno complex just like me though your collection is far grander than mine until of course I work out how to sell Tasmania to Putin or Ayers Rock to Trump.

You will convince me that you are Chinese before convincing me that you are not going to continue your collecting. In any case check out my blat in the Shadow forum about the white 85 Spur.
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John Beech
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Posted on Thursday, 09 February, 2017 - 07:45 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Patrick, the utes in the photos are homebrew? Surely RR never offered them, right? The yellow one is attractive enough and looks especially well done though that looong deck lid looks unwieldy, especially if there's much wind! I recall an author, Clive Cussler, who occasionally writes about a character (Dirk Pitt) who owns a RR that was once involved in a rear end accident. It's been converted into pick up truck (ute) although my impression he's referencing a rather older vehicle than a Shadow. Finally I'm with Valdimir in calling our Omar for a porky.
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Mark Luft
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Posted on Thursday, 09 February, 2017 - 08:57 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

John, do you recall which Clive Cussler book that was? I've read many of them but I can't remember that one.
Thanking another Dirk Pitt fan.
Mark
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Patrick Ryan
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Posted on Thursday, 09 February, 2017 - 08:59 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Hi John,

Yes Omar is full of it, he will buy what takes his fancy LOL

The utes or pick ups you are correct they never did them but I do understand they did these estate Wagons.
Not sure if built in house, but sold through dealerships I understand.
Not pretty but hey.



I particularly dislike the sedan/saloon rear door tops, that don't follow the roof line.

I like the yellow one as well.
Here is another pic. I do like the front end, and the black trim.
Please see below for another look.

But the MPW or Corniche that has been turned into the pick up/ute, is a travesty!!

The mechanic who looked after Robert SRH12255 before I purchased it in the southern highlands of NSW has a magnificent Bentley pick up.

It is actually very nice indeed.
This is the actual vehicle



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Chris Gillings
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Posted on Thursday, 09 February, 2017 - 10:56 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

When my Mk VI was rear-ended in 2002 I was more than prepared to have it converted into a flat tray ute like the one shown. I would have opted for a squared off cabin, though, as that rounded one looks like a moonshiner to me.

As it happened the car was repairable and returned to its saloon state.
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Patrick Ryan
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Posted on Thursday, 09 February, 2017 - 11:35 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Good call Chris.

I understand the "moonshiner" look you are referring to.
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Patrick Ryan
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Posted on Thursday, 09 February, 2017 - 12:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

I don't mind this Shadow with a chop top.

Still looks classy.





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David Gore
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Posted on Thursday, 09 February, 2017 - 06:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Patrick,

Phil Sproston has a Shadow estate conversion [SRH4032] by Panelcraft in the UK.

I have seen this car when Phil brought it to several Self-Help Days in the early 2000's and it looks very classy in keeping with the R-R styling tradition.

SRH4032


Unfortunately, the "chop top" Shadow does nothing for me as I am not much of a hot rod enthusiast.

Chris, do you think the "spirit" of "Black Bess" was responsible for her being restored to her original glory? I suspect she may not have approved of any proposed changes to her original appearance.

.
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Patrick Ryan
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Posted on Thursday, 09 February, 2017 - 07:26 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

David,

That is the first wagon I have seen where the door tops follow the roof line.

Very nice job and great looking wagon that's for sure.
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Jeff Young
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I like the Panelcraft estate, and I quite like the chop-top. The off-white tray-back a bit farther back in the thread was nice too.

But that yellow car is ghastly.

Cheers,
Jeff.
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Omar M. Shams
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You lot have got me figured out!!! I cant believe how well you can read me.... such evil people who i just cant lie to....
Although I have sworn not to buy any more cars - there are 2 cars that may ..... just may make me change my mind. It scares me that this could indeed happen..... The two cars are a 100 series Mercedes - not the regular ones - only if it is a LWB one. And the other is an Aston Martin. I have owned an Aston Martin Lagonda before - so no more of these cars for me... but what if a really sweet Aston Martin came along??? could any of you guys resist it? what about a Camargue guys??? if one of those landed in your lap would you walk away?? surely not...
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Jeff Young
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Hi Omar,

What about a Mercedes 6.3? I've always wanted one of those as a gullwing isn't remotely within my budget.

The Camargue is one thing I could never get on with. I want to like it, but I just can't.

I do share your weakness for Astons, though. That's my Vanquish on the far right (with the door open):

Calamity Jane

Cheers,
Jeff.
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Omar M. Shams
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Wow Jeff - you see how amazing these cars are? Astons are fantastic and you are lucky to have one. The Aston I had was a joke one and I was really happy the day I sold it.

Yes the 6.3 is lovely and I have already had one of those for many years. The 600 is such a marvel of engineering which is why I want one. And not just the run of the mill ones - it will have to be LWB one. I already have my eye on one locally. I may end up owning it in a few years time - let us wait and see......
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Omar M. Shams
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJ1FTVVo1_4
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Patrick Ryan
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Posted on Friday, 10 February, 2017 - 07:13 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

No Omar,
You can't hide from us.

And do you know why?

We are all the same.
We all would buy another car tomorrow,
does not matter about space or other things, we would do our best to own another one more sooner than later

Oh BTW a LAGONDA??? I'm glad you have gotten better now mate.

I could see us all hanging out of the 100 series LWB Merc when we visit you in Dubai!

Jeff,
I do think there is no better sounding car than a V8 Aston Martin.
Horn material at its best.
Your Vanquish is amazing, and the colour is unreal. Love it

I'm with Jeff,
If someone said, here take this Camargue for free.
I'd say no thanks. (sorry Vlad)
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Hmmm, the Camargue isn't that bad! In fact, if one in the right condition and the right price popped up I'd give it serious consideration.

Regarding Dirk Pitt, and the RR pickup, I misspoke (typed). I meant John D. McDonald's character Travis McGee, and his Miss Agnes, a 1936 Phantom converted into a pick up by a previous owner due to a rear end accident (and also painted blue by a previous owner). Sorry for the confusion.
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Vladimir Ivanovich Kirillov
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Omar that video of a Shadow with a Toyota Land Cruiser undercarriage is positively obscene. Its just not right, its mega ugly and reeks of bad use of loot. The owner needs slapping on both cheeks with a large smelly wet fish by Sir when he's jolly baity!
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Robert Noel Reddington
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Slapping a miscreant around the chops with a wet fish is an old London punishment. Which cheeks Vladimir means I am not sure ducky.

Dave G, I like the hot rod and it has been very executed.

I very much like the estate. The rear doors are very similar to Volvo 245 Estate they curve down at the rear. The rear suspension of the shadow is not suitable for an estate due to the suspension towers. John Entwhistle from the WHO rock band had a Shadow estate for his 2 great Danes. It had lockers in the back for doggie accessories and shot guns, all carpeted in wilton of course. As a shooting brake it would get bogged down.


The Toyota with the 2 door Shadow body on it is horrid and a horrid paint scheme.

Never mind wet fish, hangings too good.
Must stop reading the Daily Mail comments.
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Patrick Ryan
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Posted on Wednesday, 22 February, 2017 - 10:42 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Gents,

More unusual, sad & sorry sights to see.



















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Alan Ford
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Posted on Wednesday, 22 February, 2017 - 03:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Some people have far too much money and yet no class. (not aimed at any here because the people here are all class ).
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Patrick Ryan
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Posted on Wednesday, 22 February, 2017 - 08:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

The pearl white Bentley looks quite good.
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ross kowalski
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Posted on Wednesday, 22 February, 2017 - 11:28 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Patrick,

You are certainly a man of unusual tastes. I liked it better in the before picture before the flames.

Also, I think it was a RR because of the hood ornament.
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Mark Luft
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Posted on Thursday, 23 February, 2017 - 01:28 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Patrick, I agree, the pearl white Bentley is not bad. Mullener MKVI I think. And then there's something about a Cloud with a spoiler.....
Look at the bright side chaps, I'm sure most of these cars were in a scrap yard when found and "resurrected" for what ever purpose. We Yanks love our automotive diversity and customization. From a VW bug with a V8 to a Silver Shadow 4x4, we thy anything.
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Patrick Ryan
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Posted on Thursday, 23 February, 2017 - 09:06 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Ross,

That IS a cloud, I was referring to pic 7.
Even with mags, still quite elegant.

Mark,
Your spot on.
At least they are still driving up and down the road, so not such a bad thing.

Rather fun to look at actually.
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ross kowalski
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Patrick,

I was only funning with you. The white Royce is a little too hosed down with go fast kid parts for my tastes but it trips somebodies trigger.

The pearl Bentley seems to be a more unified package.

The one I would own is the grey and white two door RR ute. Only because I would make it into a station wagon. (and fit normal sized wheels)
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Patrick Ryan
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Posted on Thursday, 23 February, 2017 - 11:36 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
your a funny guy.
LOL
I get it now

Its fun looking at what some people do to RR & Bentley.
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Christian S. Hansen
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Posted on Thursday, 23 February, 2017 - 02:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

As HRH QEII might say..."We are not amused!"
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gary webb
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Posted on Thursday, 23 February, 2017 - 05:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP


aussie car
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Patrick Ryan
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Posted on Thursday, 23 February, 2017 - 06:30 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Good find there Gaz
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Ross, I too thought the two-tone El Camino-ish treatment of the coupe was quite fetching. In my case, I'd also use something more standard size in the wheel department, e.g. lower it to make access to the bed easier, but I'd leave the fairly tastefully done body work alone instead of making it into a two-door wagon. And nothing against wagons but my wife's Mercedes wagon (or estate for our island living compatriots) sets a very high standard, believe me. That said, I'm guessing that coupe-body is sitting on a truck frame.
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Patrick Ryan
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Someone is extra horny!!
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John Beech
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Damn! Any side views of that beast? You have to admit, there's something about a fellow who knows he only lives once and has the balls to enjoy life to the hilt.
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Geoff Wootton
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This is a genuine RR and their latest foray into the world of electric vehicles.


rr
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Geoff Wootton
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rr2
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Jeff Young
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I'm rather taken by Magnolia Pearl, although I think it needs whitewalls.

Cheers,
Jeff.
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Patrick Ryan
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AHHHHHHHHHHHH & how much??
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Patrick Ryan
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Great find Geoff,

As I am very short, the "small" version just might suit me.
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Patrick Ryan
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A few more "unusual" Rolls Royce













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Omar M. Shams
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Posted on Friday, 03 March, 2017 - 02:14 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

great photos Patrick.
I love that matt black car...
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Patrick Ryan
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Hi Omar,

I really like it as well.

Cant find any more pics of it though.

Amazing how these old cars can still look so elegant, then also, so modern, up to date & mean in the process.

Cant find any more images of the upside down white Shadow either.

Look how far back and the overhang the Shadow has on the trailer.
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Chris Gillings
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Posted on Friday, 03 March, 2017 - 12:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

I googled "1954 Rolls Royce Custom" and found pictures of the above monstrosity, plus many others.
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Christian S. Hansen
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I suppose that it is simply the purist in me but when I see some of these abortions and monstrosities, the following cartoon comes to mind:

Too few bullets...

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Patrick Ryan
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Posted on Friday, 03 March, 2017 - 06:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Thanks Chris,
I will check that out.

Love the cartoon Christian.
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Patrick Ryan
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Thanks to Chris,
Here are some more images of the beast John.



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Patrick Ryan
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Posted on Friday, 03 March, 2017 - 06:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

1954 Silver Wraith, body by Vignale.





Thoughts?
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Christian S. Hansen
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Posted on Friday, 03 March, 2017 - 07:47 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Hang on...I'm reloading...
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Alan Ford
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I was going to post a vomit emote but it would seem there isn't one
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Patrick Ryan
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You need a larger double magazine Christian


Here is one for you Allan.
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Geoff Wootton
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Posted on Thursday, 13 April, 2017 - 02:13 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Not unusual, but an interesting pic

rr
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David Gore
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Posted on Thursday, 13 April, 2017 - 10:14 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Alan,

The following emoticon might appeal to you....

http://www.sherv.net/cm/emo/funny/1/vomit.gif

vomit

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Todd Keleske
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Surfing this blog...I really need the paint # Regarding Omars Taxi Service RR as I'm not happy with my Magnolia Azure's color. Of course I would do all interior sightly different. Perhaps banana green? Awaiting a reply....Todd
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richard george yeaman
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Posted on Thursday, 13 April, 2017 - 06:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Geoff that early Shadow is a Beautiful car, and the Plane looks good as well.

Richard.
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Patrick Ryan
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I like the image as well Geoff.

2 machines, that were the crowning achievement, and the pinnacle of technology for their makers at the time.

There is a great deal more in this image if you look deep enough.
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Patrick Lockyer.
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And not Yeovilton as the last award with a RR Shadow was with a tie up with the phantoms.
The car was a gift, did not last long though.
From memory the car did not have the compliant suspension and barrow rolled down Sherborne hill.
It was totalled.
Also the wrong time of year for the rain bow!

Thought it was Bristol but having flown in there with the sloping runway in a Cesna 172 years ago the picture does not ring any bells.
At a guess I think it is Heathrow
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Omar M. Shams
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Posted on Friday, 14 April, 2017 - 05:14 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Dear Todd,
your car looks lovely exactly as it is. The colours are magnificent.The mere thought of changing the colour of a car scares me. The whole car will have to be torn apart to make it happen properly. I would keep that car of yours exactly like it is. I think it looks fantastic.
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Todd Keleske
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Dear Omar,
Thank you, however my friend, you don't know my "Polish Heritage" personality. I was joking Ha Ha.
My father from Warsaw taught me well, as to not take life too seriously. Hence forth that's me....A crazy Pollock :-) :-).
I'm very happy with my Azure as is. So....What year Azure's do you have, When time permits pls send photo's along with your Jag...What yr is that?
Leaving our Winter residence 1st thing in the AM & flying back to Colorado. Best, Todd tmkkel@yahoo.com PS: I'm sure I'll have some questions as to how too with my new ride. Thx Omar for being there !!! Along with all the rest of you within these forums....Great group of very knowledgeable people. Also, Brian mentioned he has a Jag. What might that be ?
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Patrick Ryan
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Posted on Friday, 14 April, 2017 - 07:40 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Dear Omar &Todd.

Please be sure to post your car images here as well, we like seeing any make of car our members have.
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Mark Taxis
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I think the photo may be taken at RAF Fulton in Somerset the concorde was tested there
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Omar M. Shams
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Dear Todd,
The Azures are 1996 and a 2002. The E type is a 69 S2 2+2 (surely then that must add up to 4?? {a bit of Arab humour to add to Polish humour}).
The MK IX is a 59.
Dear Patrick - I will bore people with my Volkswagens if I post pictures of all my cars.
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Patrick Ryan
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Posted on Friday, 14 April, 2017 - 06:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Omar,

You could never bore us brother
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John Beech
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Posted on Friday, 14 April, 2017 - 08:19 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Patrick wrote . . . (snip) . . . From memory the car did not have the compliant suspension and barrow rolled down Sherborne hill.
It was totalled. . . .(snip).

I feel I've come in amidst a conversation. Would you please share background and tell the rest of the story? Who received the car? Why? Who rolled it? How did that come to happen? You mention airfields, pray tell more about that as well.

John, RR caretaker and pilot
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Patrick Lockyer.
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Hi John.
The Shadow built before August 1972 did not have compliant suspension this was mainly due to the use of cross ply tyres. The cars suspension at the time was designed just for them.
Fitting the then new radial tyres steel or nylon braced caused other problems that were and were not cross ply related.
To address the failings RR developed the compliant suspension this removed the harsh ride and tyre noise with a far better steering feel and more for its day.

Will find out more of the cars accident, but if I am not mistaken the car was returned to RR with the end result helping them on up dating the cars suspension!

Airfields Bristol I should have said hump not slope.
This is runway 27 known as the "Bristol hump".

PS no pain again, will not speak to soon though.
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Todd Keleske
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RE: 2002 Azure

Arrived in US this past Saturday. Our Bentley showed up at 7 PM via transporter. Great guy, has a two car enclosed trailer. The car is everything I thought it to be...absolutely gorgeous inside and out.

I've been online searching for an owners manual, as there was not one enclosed within the car. I figured most things out, however still want one. Did find one in Italian, however prefer English Version.

Also, no keys to manually unlock doors or boot in case of battery failure, Did read how to get in boot after removing rear seating etc. To have manual keys made would be my preference. Can that be done by providing a lock smith the ID # of vehicle.
If the hood ever gets stuck in the down position is there a way to gently raise it manually ?

I did send Omar a pvt message pertaining to the above, just in case he has an extra 02 Azure manual floating around that could be purchased.

Thx for all your continuing support.

Todd
PS: Would love to share a picture of my new ride within this blog..How do I do that as I don't see any attachment link.
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Todd Keleske
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OOOP'S See the upload attachment. Photo's on the way. Todd
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Todd Keleske
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Ok Sorry...I have the key situation figured out. Scratch that. Just discovered the transport guy thought he had to pull the bonnet latch pull to release E-brake. It's snapped off totally.

I see the mechanism under LH side of dash, however when engaging by pulling out, bonnet refuses to open. What might I be doing wrong ? Will try and trace cable or is it electronic to open. Sure wish I had an owners manual !! Will go on Utube to see how it opens....hopefully. Todd









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David Gore
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Posted on Tuesday, 18 April, 2017 - 08:11 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Todd,

To post images on forum, use minimum resolution 300dpi for clarity/sharpness and resize to 640 x 480pixels [landscape] or 480 x 640pixels [portrait].

The posting procedure is included in the Formatting sub-topic under DOCUMENTATION in the LHS menu on the following forum page:

http://au.rrforums.net/cgi-bin/forum/discus.pl

Just scroll down to "Images, Attachments, and Clipart" under "Other Formatting" and use the image or attach command line as appropriate to the type of file you wish to upload. The method is old and clunky commensurate with the age of the forum software but it becomes easier once you use it several times.

If you have any problems, please PM me with the details through the forum and I will take you through the process step-by-step.
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Todd Keleske
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Thx David, Got it !!
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David Gore
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Todd,

When uploading images, always use the enter key to insert a space between the end of the text and the first image.

When multiple images are being uploaded, hit the ENTER key twice; this will stack the images with a space between each image down the page making them easy to view. Hitting the enter key once stacks the images across the page requiring scrolling across the page to view them as happened in your post above - I fixed this for you by using the double enter fix.

As I mentioned above, it becomes automatic after a few posts with images.

David
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ross kowalski
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Todd,

Beautiful car.

Sorry about the latch for the top. Honest mistake I suspect.

Where are you located, looks like Miami. You have to love the FL coast.
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Graham Watson
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Hi Todd,
What a beautiful looking car!
Thanks for posting pictures of it.
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Patrick Ryan
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Great colour combo Todd
Love it.
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Todd Keleske
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Thx to all for the cudo's regarding my photo's. I purchased the Bentley in W. Palm Beach Fl, then transported it to our residence located in Colorado.
2002 with 24,000 miles. Planning on using her as a daily driver throughout this Summer.

And David...Again, many thx for straightening out my error in uploading the photo's. U B the man !!!

Anyone have a schematic diagram of the bonnet pull mechanism from the pull handle up to the release.
No great shakes as I will figure it out once I cram myself in the foot-well.

Happy Motoring,
Todd
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Todd Keleske
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2002 Azure Bonnet Pull Solved.
Went to Heritage.Bentley.com
All parts along with diagrams. Super site !!
Todd
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Patrick Lockyer.
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This may be one to buy.
Looks good but could be a drain on the pocket if used as a daily driver.
https://www.silverstoneauctions.com/1999-bentley-continental-r-mulliner-widebody
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Patrick Ryan
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Here is an unusual Shadow to say the least, but it also does a job for its lucky owner.





http://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Details/1969-ROLLS-ROYCE-SILVER-SHADOW-CUSTOM-SEWAGE-SUCKER-61589
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John Beech
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Patrick, more info on compliant suspension would be nice but to preclude further hijacking this thread I started one with that title in the Silver Shadow section.

Todd, lovely car. Glad you sorted opening the hood. Have you considered contacting the previous owner and asking about the manual? I mention this because I prefer having it on a bookshelf instead of within the glove box. I once forgot to send it along with the car I sold and called the new owner instead of tossing it. They happily came to fetch it. Good luck, pal.
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Todd Keleske
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Hello John, Amazing what you can find online as I've been trying to contact the owner in several different ways. He has a non-published #,however his fax line is in service. So I fax him on the subject of the OM. Two months latter he emails me back reiterating that the Bentley is a wonderful car and wished us well with no response regarding the OM. The gent is 87. I'm not sure of his mental state of mind.
I now have his home address and recently sent same request as well as emailing him periodically with no response.
Bentley of Denver will order me one $1,300.00. I've found Azure OM"s online. however not the exact year....1996, 1999. 2000, and a 2003 Azure Mulliner. Similar in price or more than the dealer. I'll probably just order one...no biggie.
Thank's John,
Todd
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ross kowalski
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"The light is of course obviously for shooting crocodiles"

https://youtu.be/chLZIOCE2Tc?t=425
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Mark Luft
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Here's an odd one. My indie mechanic had this on the rack when I stopped by. It is a four door Corniche. The only one made, so he says. the body lines say Corniche, as well as the boot badge. Could do without the gold trim IMO.

Corniche

Corniche2
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Patrick Ryan
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Now THAT is unusual!!!
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Mark Herbstreit
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Is it a Shaniche or a Cornadow?
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Jeff Cheng
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I've never even heard of a 4dr Corniche.
Part of me thinks Bentley could have run with it successfully for an 'SY' Continental Flying Spur (chrome bumpers and uprated engine, of course).
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Patrick Ryan
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I have asked an expert, and he is also unaware of this model.

I'm thinking custom job?
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David Gore
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Private badge engineering?????

Some people have no scruples let alone respect.
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Patrick Ryan
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Agreed David,

But it actually looks a pretty nice job.
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Alan Dibley
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If it's possible to sneak a look at the plate on the Cornadow/Shadiche the records at RREC would tell more?

Alan D.
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ross kowalski
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Posted on Wednesday, 07 June, 2017 - 11:17 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

I like it and I usually don't like the later non original "safety" bumpers.
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Patrick Lockyer.
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Posted on Wednesday, 07 June, 2017 - 04:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

I agree with David badge engineering custom job.
I have never see a shadow one with air grills having a later plastic safety bumper yuk.
It may be a good cut and shut or what ever but not for me.
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Omar M. Shams
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Posted on Thursday, 08 June, 2017 - 06:12 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

i love it.......
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Patrick Lockyer.
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Posted on Thursday, 08 June, 2017 - 08:07 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Every one to there taste!!!!
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michael vass
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Posted on Thursday, 08 June, 2017 - 06:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

I like it, bumpers and all, is that filler at the bottom of the C pillar?
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Mark Luft
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Posted on Thursday, 08 June, 2017 - 11:12 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

It looks like a trim moulding. Something you would never see on a factory body IMO. If the car is still there this weekend I will try to take better pics.
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Patrick Ryan
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Posted on Friday, 09 June, 2017 - 07:15 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

You have certainly opened a can of worms here Mike.
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David Gore
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Posted on Friday, 09 June, 2017 - 09:42 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Does the car have a vinyl roof?

If so, this could be the reason for the trim section.
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Nick Adlam
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Posted on Saturday, 10 June, 2017 - 01:31 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

That Shaniche Cornadow seems to be a definate "cut and shut" job. An unhappy Shadow front end welded, grafted and bogged to an equally unhappy Corniche rear.
Complete with plastic bumpers and ankle freezers!.
Really amazing.
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Geoff Wootton
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Posted on Tuesday, 24 October, 2017 - 07:28 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

vw2

vw2

These kits were produced in the 70s and 80s by A&A Fiberglass until Rolls Royce's lawyers found out about them.

https://jalopnik.com/rolls-royce-once-sued-a-company-for-making-beetles-look-1684248416
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Brian Vogel
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Posted on Tuesday, 24 October, 2017 - 08:36 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

I knew someone in Atlanta who had a Rollswagen (as he called it) along with a collection of RRs. You can see the front of a Spirit/Spur in this photo:

RW Rollswagen

This one was actually reconstructed using parts from one that ended up in the junk yard. There were apparently very few (under 50) of these things made using the A&A kits before Crewe's lawsuit put that to a stop. Ric reports that they were forced to crush all existing kit inventory as part of the settlement.

Brian
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Todd Keleske
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Posted on Tuesday, 24 October, 2017 - 12:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Like It !!! I have access to a great auto body shop within our La Punta, Manzanillo, Mexico neighborhood.These guys can do anything from custom paint jobs to full collision repair. I may entertain myself and search out a VW Bug and get an estimate on how many pesos to put one together. Great ride for the wife to go to the market...LOL That is if I can convince her that our Escalade gets poor mileage going to and fro.... Todd
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Patrick Ryan
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Posted on Tuesday, 24 October, 2017 - 06:22 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Iíve seen the odd one or two in Australia, but that was many years ago.
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Jonas TRACHSEL
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Posted on Wednesday, 25 October, 2017 - 12:21 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Why not? Considerably extending trunk capacity.
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Mark Luft
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Posted on Wednesday, 25 October, 2017 - 02:53 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

There was also a Chevrolet version called the Custom Cloud.

http://www.coindispenser.com/story.html
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Brian Vogel
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Posted on Wednesday, 25 October, 2017 - 07:02 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Mark,

Yes, but the Custom Cloud had absolutely no "cute factor" whatsoever.

In the Rollswagen family I really prefer the ones that used the tall, thin, more Cloud-like grille and kept the original single headlamps. The proportions in that iteration are spot on for what they're trying to imitate.

Brian
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ross kowalski
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Registered: 11-2015
Posted on Wednesday, 25 October, 2017 - 11:04 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WH4aMZapC6Q
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Mark Luft
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Post Number: 120
Registered: 10-2016
Posted on Thursday, 26 October, 2017 - 04:19 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

All right... Which one of you ordered the Cloud 1?

Ross, I'd take that in a heartbeat! I always wanted to take an S2 Bentley and install fully modern Turbo R running gear. GO, STOP, and HANDLE with the classic look.
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Omar M. Shams
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Posted on Thursday, 26 October, 2017 - 04:45 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Mark I also have Bentley envy.....
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ross kowalski
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Registered: 11-2015
Posted on Thursday, 02 November, 2017 - 12:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Buy this for $75 USD and start making RRs

https://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/pts/d/mold-for-rolls-royce-vw/6369141704.html
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Mark Luft
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Posted on Thursday, 02 November, 2017 - 11:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Cool find Ross. Maybe make 'em and sell 'em to J.C. Whitney again.
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ross kowalski
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Post Number: 615
Registered: 11-2015
Posted on Friday, 03 November, 2017 - 09:31 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

JC Whitney, wow that has been a while.

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