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88v8
Ivor Duarte
Gloucestershire UK
(802 posts)

Registered:
02/11/2010 04:29AM

Main British Car:
1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

1UZ in Sunbeam Rapier
Posted by: 88v8
Date: September 27, 2020 06:42AM

Yes, a 60s Rapier.
Series IV perhaps or maybe Series V, I am no expert.

Lexus Alpine.jpg

It all looks rather fun. The jolly paintwork, the front bodywork wonkily held together with rubber bands, the silly wheels, the ridiculous performance compared to the original. It would leave a Tiger in the dust.

Dig the comic exhaust and budget brightwork

Lexus Alpine exhaust.jpg

The underbonnet is uninspiring. It's tidy, OK, but modern gubbins, wiring, a V8 but nothing to lift the heart. Never mind, when one is driving one cannot see it.

Lexus in Alpine.jpg

We are not overwhelmed with detail. The seller is noted for reticence. Surely 4 litres of Lexus V8 is not torturing the original rear axles and retarded by the original brakes.... but perhaps so. Well at least with the Toyota auto box, the axle may survive.

Anyway, as an eccentric rework of an obscure and uncelebrated model, it is going to be seriously cheap, or it may not even sell.
Boring interior. I am not quite tempted.
I do however admire the vision and persistence that went into the creation of this car.

[www.ebay.co.uk]

Ivor



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 09/27/2020 10:15AM by 88v8.


88v8
Ivor Duarte
Gloucestershire UK
(802 posts)

Registered:
02/11/2010 04:29AM

Main British Car:
1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

Re: 1UZ in Sunbeam Rapier
Posted by: 88v8
Date: September 29, 2020 04:47AM

Sold for 3,900/5,000.
A steal for someone.

Ivor


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