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Old February 6th, 2010, 10:50 AM
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Coolest sports car with LR/Buick 215 engine

Since I have an RRC, Disco II and D90 all with basically the same engine, I was thinking about a cool sports car that also takes this engine. I really like the convenience of all the parts/knowledge that having similar engines entails and am toying with the idea of adding another horse to the stable at some point.

Convertible would be preferred. I don't have any issue building it from a frame and I definitely am not looking to get a pricey restored anything. Mainly I am just phishing for what are some kick ass cool options, if you know of any. Thanks!!!
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Old February 6th, 2010, 11:01 AM
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How about a Lotus 7 clone?
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Old February 6th, 2010, 11:23 AM
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http://kitcar.automotive.com/71053/0...-gt/index.html

Not sure about price but its certainly cooler looking than an MGB GTV8 or a TR 8
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Old February 6th, 2010, 11:29 AM
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I don't know much at all about them- but I've seen a few TVR's here and there & they looked pretty damn cool. They are British- not sure about the Buick motor, though. Google TVR and see whatchya fink.
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Old February 6th, 2010, 11:33 AM
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Here is some more about the Apollo GT. but I think they are on high end so probably not going to fit the profile.

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...a%3DN%26um%3D1
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Old February 6th, 2010, 01:48 PM
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My 5 liter engine came out of a TVR Griffith. The engines for the Griffith 500s were bought from Rover and then enhanced to give them their 340 ponies. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TVR_Griffith The Griffith looks like a fun ride...

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Old February 6th, 2010, 03:01 PM
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Thats slick looking.
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Old February 6th, 2010, 03:19 PM
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Morgan plus 8.

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Old February 6th, 2010, 03:41 PM
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I saw a Corvair with that engine (in the rear) at a car show last year.

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The Morgan's had huge overheating problems, just as I did after installing the 500 engine. TVR made an awesome header system that wrapped around the front of the engine (each side crossing the other) before tailing off under each door sill to the rear -- which helped with both cooling (less backpressure) and power. No room in the Morgan or Defender for such a rig. Hence the louvers in my hood, tubular headers, 5 row radiator, and air leakage minimized around the cowl.
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Man you guys are killing me. Last thing I need is another project. Still have to true up the wheel on my motorcycle. That thing is bouncing me all over the place. The Griffith is nice looking though.
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How about this?

1962 buick special wagon 215 V8 nice west coast car - $4600

On CL in my area
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Old February 7th, 2010, 09:38 AM
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Morgan plus 8.
Did you mean this? http://www.morgan-motor.co.uk/sales/...persports.html
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Old February 7th, 2010, 12:44 PM
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On the other end on the 1962 spectrum, how about the Mickey Thompson 1962 indy car?

http://www.thompson-motorsports.com/indy/indy6201.jpg

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Nice open wheel.

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Old February 8th, 2010, 10:38 AM
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No that replaced the Plus 8.

Plus 8

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morgan_Plus_8
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