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    5 Best Looking Racing Saloons Of The 1960s

    Its nearly the end of the week, lets have some fun. Saloon car racing blossomed in the 1960s, growing from the role of support category to single seaters and sports cars, to becoming a headline act in its own right. We all have our personal favourite racing saloons from this decade, how about posting a Top 5. They don't have to be great cars, or even good. Just as long as you like them, and like the way they look.

    Here are mine, in no particular order:

    Hillman Imp

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    1967/68 Camaro

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    1964 Ford Galaxie

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    If it was a competition , Mustang 1
    imps [colour helps?] 2

    Alfa.................. 3
    Toss up the others Chev? 4
    Fords [steel wheels] ?? Mmno 5 Good little game thanks Steve, lol , just about beer oclock hot arvo here in Tauranga

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    Here is my selection for what its worth

    Ford Capri in any of its guises


    Ford Mustang - again so many to choose from


    Ford Escort - especially the Mk I's and Mk II's


    BMW 2002


    And the mighty Mini - some really close racing in their day

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Bailey View Post
    Jane's Jaguar mark 2.
    Or the Silcock one in original guise.

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    Mike you changed the rules........ was Steve"s race but I wont protest.....the committee will decide yr fate ....lol .....those were the old rules ....new ones coming ....with a bit more compassion & understanding .......then all winners

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    Awesome guys, post up your own preferences, that is what the thread is about. The 5 that I posted up are just my own personal choices. I'm really keen to see what cars from the 60s other people choose. Its just something for fun. Next week we'll do another category, such as open wheelers from the 1950s etc.

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    My first five personal choice for the early sixties are..

    Harold Heasley Humber 80
    Ernie Sprague Zephyr Mk2
    Ray Archibald Jaguar 3.8
    Kerry Grant A40 Farina
    Robbie Francevic Anglia
    These were the first really well modified cars that I can remember seeing race in the early sixties.

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    Cool

    Rod Coppins- Mk 2 Zephyr with exhaust through bonnet.
    Garth Souness- Morrari.-Le Monstre
    Robbie Francivic- Fairlane 2 door-Nascar
    Neil Doyle - Anglia Corvette Fastback
    Rod Coppins- Cambridge Monaro

    Its all in the shape,sound and colour that holds the memory
    Last edited by John McKechnie; 11-08-2013 at 06:25 PM.

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    To go with the best looking is the great sound that some of these made. To me one of the great sounds in motorsport is the wail of a V8 with a flat plane crank, best heard from the (old) Puke pits with the car alone on the back straight. But to me personally one of the greatest motor sounds is that of a P51 Mustang doing a low pass at full noise.
    Allan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allan View Post
    To go with the best looking is the great sound that some of these made. To me one of the great sounds in motorsport is the wail of a V8 with a flat plane crank, best heard from the (old) Puke pits with the car alone on the back straight. But to me personally one of the greatest motor sounds is that of a P51 Mustang doing a low pass at full noise.

    Allan
    not quite as good a sound as a mosquito on song.

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    P51 Mustang and Mosquito both run Packards. Unless you are talking the blood suckers.

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    never seen a P51 blood sucker

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    ?
    Anyway , this is about 5 favourite saloons of the 60s
    Last edited by John McKechnie; 11-08-2013 at 07:23 PM.

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    Mini Cooper S,
    Mk 1 Lotus Cortina,
    67/68 Camaro,
    64/65 Mustang Notch,
    105 Anglia.

    That's my choice an not in any order....Cheers, Bruce

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    My turn again ..... these were my favs as a kid as they were just different , colourful & fast .. [& from the main land at that time lol ].
    1.......Silvesters Chev coupe
    2......Pascoes..[Clyde . Warner. Colins ..Mc Phail]] Chopped Black Farina..... Not sure which one had it chopped.....?
    3....... Gary & Ernie's Red Anglia ..with fast back on ..along with Neil,s green fast back v/8 anglia
    4...... Miller ?? [have I got the right name] Yellow Renault v8...
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    My go.........Allan Moffat Kar Kraft Trans Am
    Bryan Thompson Camaro
    Norm Beechey Nova
    Lex Davidson Galaxie XL500-427
    Allan Hamilton Porsche 911TR

    Pete
    Last edited by mid-year; 11-09-2013 at 04:36 AM.

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    Beechey Chev 409.
    Moffats '76 Bathurst 1,000 XB GT.

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    I guess I would have been 8 or 9 - it's the race before the long one. I think it was still the Wills 6 hr at that point but in the curtain raiser was a Volvo, like The Saint's.

    If I had to put money on it, I'd guess Jim Boyd was the driver. Did it ever race any other time of year?

    In my mind it was maroon (Milan - what colour was it?) - it looked well out of place I know that. I suppose it is the only Volvo I ever found remotely attractive.

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    Keeping it in the 60's.
    Jim Mullins, Kerry Grant A40's ( local guy stuffed an SP250 donk in one down our way for a road car- absolute sleeper )
    Smokey Yunicks Chevelle ( The reputed 15/16 scale Nascar Version )
    Francevics F/Lane ( or any of those in Nascar versions )
    Any OSCA V8 ( When OSCA was first established it was great to see who had fitted which motor to which car next )
    PDL Falcon ( As its an XW it could be a 69!, the one car I would love to replicate if I did not have so many other projects, sad thing is finding a donor body has been virtually impossible due to demand from the ' my dad had one of these group', plus I hate working on rust projects... ) )

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