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Katy did her usual fantastic job covering the Italian cars outside the venue, but here's a few interesting ones from inside the Museum including some odd protoypes

first off a Triumph TR7 Coupe





next a car which surely would have sold well if it went into production, a Rover SD1 estate







how about this very odd looking tie up between Rover & Alvis
not exactly first class styling but an interesting car due to its' layout. had a mid-mounted Rover V8 :eek: they even offset the engine to one side to allow for one rear seat, must have been a comfy ride back there with a noisy, hot V8 for company :lol:







this is a variation of the original mini, a hatchback prototype. would have been interesting to see how it would have sold alongside the original, maybe outsold it?



 
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metro 6R4 rally car



Triumph TR8 rally car



Formula 3 racecar with Triumph Dolomite Sprint engine



 
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range rover stormer project from 2004 complete with wood laminate seats :eek:







fancy some tracks for your land rover?

 

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Great pics Kev, there certainly were some interesting prototype vehicles to be found. These 2 sports cars were based on the Mini by Italian designers Michelotti and Pininfarina if I remember correctly, not sure if they would've sold in any great number but interesting never the less :)

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Wonderful collection there of the most interesting of machines. Now of course we construct marvellous things like Canary Wharf and produce bankers by the million. :thumbs:

Up the good old innovative British engineers, in hibernation but not totally forgotten,:):
 

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Up the good old innovative British engineers, in hibernation but not totally forgotten,:):
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Spot on ZF :) All that in spite of apathetic and unimaginitive management . I'll wager a round pound that more company funds were spent on golf, lunches and cigars than R&D :cheese:
 
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