Downton V997

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Downton V997

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Mybe of some interrest to you :shock:
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That was a lovely car at the time, but when you compare it to so many around now, it looks .. . . . . how can I say this?. . . . . . .

Pretty average.

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Re: Downton V997

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Another picture from V997 with knock off's.
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Not the only knock off's that Greg was responsible for :lol:
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It had a lovely set of brocade Restalls, didn't it?

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It had a lovely set of brocade Restalls, didn't it?

It did.

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Re: Downton V997

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I remember being wowed by V 997 20 plus years ago, but seem to remember being told some time afterwards that it wasn't as original as it seemed. Was this a genuine 1960's car that has just been tainted by Gregs past or it just another build up of Gregs - seem to remember Greg telling me the number plate came off a motorbike!?!? Where is it now - Japan!?!

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Re: Downton V997

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Remember having a good look at V997 when Greg first got it. It was fantastic, very , very original, unwelded and original paint, had a Downton 1293S engine in it.

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I know it has a bit of a chequered history but that's one of my favourite Mini's and I regularly look at the Mini World article as inspiration, along with 2/3 other period modded cars.

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Re: Downton V997

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This may be a bit of 'false memory' but I seem to recall it has brocade padding on the roll bar which I thought very cool. Greg told a very good story of its discovery, but I am not sure now which of Greg's many stories had any truth in them. He once entertained Roy Laycock and myself at his Redditch workshop with a stream of stories about his clients such as Penelope Keith and others. He was a great raconteur and probably still is.

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