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It's no Goodwood, but this weekend is the first of two local Warsaw classic car shows, AutoNostalgia.  Our group of Old Farts have managed to put on a show of 36 British cars, ranging from a '35 Bentley 3.5litre, through an array of Astons, to a handful of Triumphs and even a Trojan Heinkel in spanking condition.  Not everybody's cup of tea, but hey.  For the sake of a minute of your time, here it is in living colour:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12t2uRQAjFo

Also on the stand was a member's recent acquisition - this Mk1 2.5 PI Estate automatic, complete with the previous owner's layer of dust:

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I might help myself to his Lucas system while he's not looking...

Paul

 

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On 4/6/2019 at 9:18 PM, PaulAA said:

It's no Goodwood, but this weekend is the first of two local Warsaw classic car shows, AutoNostalgia.  Our group of Old Farts have managed to put on a show of 36 British cars, ranging from a '35 Bentley 3.5litre, through an array of Astons, to a handful of Triumphs and even a Trojan Heinkel in spanking condition.  Not everybody's cup of tea, but hey.  For the sake of a minute of your time, here it is in living colour:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12t2uRQAjFo

Also on the stand was a member's recent acquisition - this Mk1 2.5 PI Estate automatic, complete with the previous owner's layer of dust:

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I might help myself to his Lucas system while he's not looking...

Paul

 

Now considered a very rare Car.

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Niall

Apparently, only 200-odd Mk1 PI estates were produced in automatic.  Probably not many of them left...

This one arrived on our stand on Friday evening more or less under its own steam, but liked it so much that it didn't want to leave when the lights went down on Sunday.  Had to be escorted off the premises by the management.

Paul

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I vaguely remember someone used one of these (may not have been an automatic) as a tow car for a racing Spit/GT6?  JohnD may remember it?  Still if it's true and not just my memory playing tricks it's a pretty class(ic) way to arrive at a race meeting :)

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44 minutes ago, PaulAA said:

arrived on our stand on Friday evening more or less under its own steam

Belching clouds of eye-watering unburned hydrocarbons I expect...…. seems to be the default condition for PI.  This rapidly fouls the plugs to the point where the cylinders shut down one by one...….

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Nick

I think more of the locomotion came directly from the steam than any hydrocarbons present in the PI.  Come to think of it, the damn thing may well have been a clever hybrid, using petrol to produce steam for motive power!

Paul

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One more thing: a guy came to our stand, who turned out to be a film director (no, really, I did check him out afterwards), who is mid-way through making a film about Tadek Marek, the Aston Martin engine designer.  And a very colourful character he turned out to be.  His personal transport was the only DB5 V8 ever produced, which our friend the film director has unearthed through the Marek family.  Now that would be a most fine barn find...

Paul

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