Cars of interest from other nations

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  1. Messy1

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    I was watching a episode of Wheeler Dealers last night, and this episode featured a British car I have never heard of. A Jensen Interceptor. Being a Mopar fan, I was excited to find out that it had a 440 big block in it. I was wondering if anyone had any first hand knowledge of this car such as performance, handling, acceleration etc., and also any suggestions for other cars that may not be so well known that we can share and talk about.
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    A friend used to have one of these around 25 years ago, and it was probably 10 to 15 years old then. Jensen were a small firm who made virtually hand-built performance cars for the 'luxury' market, in an age when the average British 'spots car' was lucky if it had a 2 litre engine, with most being around the 1.6 litre mark.
    The Interceptor was powerful, handled well, was very comfortable and nicely appointed inside, and, especially for its time, was a 'looker'.
     
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    An underrated super car. That intoxicating blend of British style prestige coupled with US muscle.
    Brilliant.
    John
     
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    Citroen SM is a very distinctive coupé.
     
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    Yes..but, its French :shock:
     
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    what do you think of this one,from my stable of wedding cars that i run for a friend

    its a Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire 346 limo 1955
     
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    What breed might that one be?
     
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    And?
     
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    its a armstrong siddeley sapphire 346 limo 1955
     
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    My experiences with French cars has been appalling. Nothing but trouble.
    Citroen had a style of their own years ago but, there should be more considerations than just style.

    This has style and quality engineering Mercedes-Benz 300SL - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    John
     
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    Come on now gents please be noted you guys in the UK hadn't even figured out heaters in cars , it was akin to driving with the top down in the winter in a Brit car
     
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    Heaters were an extra in 1950's cars and even up to 1990 most were poor..
    No asleep at the wheel here....
    Hypothermia maybe :lol:

    John
     
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    That Jensen is sweet looking!
     
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    That is actually one of my dream cars.

    Another one of my dream cars is the Mercedes Benz 500K. They have one at this old timer Museum/Dealer that I visit frequently. They want 600,000 Euro for it.

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    another of my collection this one is one of my cars

    daimler EL24 Charlesworth limo 1939,this car has won many prizes
     
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    Great input guys! I'm hoping to see more!! A couple I never knew about all ready!
     
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    As far as Dream Cars, mine has always been the Jaguar XJ-220

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    I will own one before I die, and hopefully I will not be too senile by then.
     
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    The SM and DS were more than style. In my opinion my French car has been more reliable than friends German cars.
     
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    The top of the line inteceptor was four wheel drive at first glance identical to the two wheel drive version but the dimensions are slightly different .
     
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