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Offline 2766R

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Spotted on YouTube
« on: Wednesday,April 12, 2017, 04:24:16 AM »
Just poking around and found this (see at 3:43, only 12 sec.)

www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BFrE4GiSZU


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Re: Spotted on YouTube
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday,April 12, 2017, 05:53:32 AM »
Hello 2766R!

I remember owning a Corgi or Dinky toy model of a purple Europa at around that time! (it's strange how toys like that can make such a lasting impression)

Mark 

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Re: Spotted on YouTube
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday,April 12, 2017, 08:59:09 AM »
(it's strange how toys like that can make such a lasting impression)
It was a Matchbox Europa S2 that first sparked my desire for a Europa, back when I was six years old. I held on to that spark until 2010 when I bought my real  Europa.
The Twin Cam plays the symphony whilst my right foot conducts the orchestra. At 3800 rpm the Mad Pipe Organ joins in.

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Re: Spotted on YouTube
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday,April 12, 2017, 12:02:59 PM »
Just poking around and found this (see at 3:43, only 12 sec.)

www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BFrE4GiSZU

OAH764M a Norfolk '73-74 registration plate.

I wonder where it is now.

The previous Roman Purple car is not as bad a colour as I thought in 1978 when I bought my first one.

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Re: Spotted on YouTube
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday,April 12, 2017, 11:17:29 PM »
(it's strange how toys like that can make such a lasting impression)
It was a Matchbox Europa S2 that first sparked my desire for a Europa, back when I was six years old. I held on to that spark until 2010 when I bought my real  Europa.

Trevor,

Matchbox! that may have been the same manufacturer, although I can't be certain - but the car, that was 100% a Lotus Europa!
I also had a gold Marcos (concept?) car along with a few others  :)

Mark   

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Re: Spotted on YouTube
« Reply #5 on: Thursday,April 13, 2017, 03:03:32 PM »
Love the Countach prototype

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Re: Spotted on YouTube
« Reply #6 on: Thursday,April 13, 2017, 10:41:40 PM »
Trevor,

Matchbox! that may have been the same manufacturer, although I can't be certain - but the car, that was 100% a Lotus Europa!
I also had a gold Marcos (concept?) car along with a few others  :)

Mark   

Ahh, the Marcos Mantis/XP model.....    a weird little thing !  There's a picture of one on the top half of this page;

http://www.marcoscars.net/scale.htm

Apparently it was one of Jem Marsh's ideas for racing but never took off. The real deal looked like this photo copied from the web and it's pretty far out today so you can imagine what it looked like to the locals back in 1968 !

Brian