Other Cars (British & British-Inspired)

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88v8
Ivor Duarte
Gloucestershire UK
(517 posts)

Registered:
02/11/2010 04:29AM

Main British Car:
1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

Riley 4/72 + Caddie
Posted by: 88v8
Date: November 07, 2016 09:15AM

No, not a tea caddy. But it might as well have been for all the road use it's seen in the last eight years.

Mind you, I dare say it's a bit harder than it seemed at the outset, fitting a 500ci Caddy + TH400 into a mid-size 1960s saloon. Although he does say it was on the road once. Perhaps someone was pushing.

The body looks respectable. I expect a 'period' interior could be reinstated. Then it would be quite suitable for taking Aunty to the shops.

At worst, it's a cheap engine & box.
3,500.
Come on you dollar-wielding Yanks, here's your chance to do something a bit different.
[www.ebay.co.uk]

Ivor


88v8
Ivor Duarte
Gloucestershire UK
(517 posts)

Registered:
02/11/2010 04:29AM

Main British Car:
1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

Re: Riley 4/72 + Caddie
Posted by: 88v8
Date: November 14, 2016 10:36AM

Unsold at 2,550 (c$3,000).

Oddly enough Rodders are often conservative, They tend to turn up their noses at UK models, preferring the same old same old US steel. Even with the steering wheel on the wrong side. And pickup trucks.
What is it with pickup trucks. Especially in a country where it rains.

Ivor


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5343 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: Riley 4/72 + Caddie
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: November 14, 2016 12:31PM

Ivor, have you driven an American pickup truck lately? It isn't at all what you expect.

Jim


88v8
Ivor Duarte
Gloucestershire UK
(517 posts)

Registered:
02/11/2010 04:29AM

Main British Car:
1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

Re: Riley 4/72 + Caddie
Posted by: 88v8
Date: November 16, 2016 10:00AM

Can imagine a V8 pickup could go pretty well. It's just the thought of toting that duck lake around in the back. OK in Arizona.

I have a V8 Landrover with a hardtop. OK in Gloucestershire :}

Ivor


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