Just a nice period picture

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mab01uk wrote:
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f@#k me that is ugly, look at the shape of the wheel archs look like they have used side sections of a caravan :lol: :lol:



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Build pics ahoy....
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It went on a tour of the UK....
FAB 1 0_MSR_SAH_110120thunderbirds_02.jpg
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And appeared on Blue Peter....
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iain1967s wrote:
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Reposting from the Facebook A-series group
The building that was taken in was knocked down fairly recently, it was right next to the Midland Mainline south of Wellingborough station, the sidings that ran alongside it were ironically called 'Austin's'....!
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Looks like someone has used the Cooper, by the chrome window surrounds, as a brake by the fold in the boot lid?

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In 1966, a 22-foot-long (6.7 m) replica of FAB 1, based on a "Chinese six" (four front, two back) Bedford VAL coach chassis, was built to transport Gerry and Sylvia Anderson to the premiere of Thunderbirds Are Go in London.[6] It was constructed by the company Toby Baxter Contracts in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire under Sylvia's supervision. The replica had a fibreglass body and a Bedford six-cylinder petrol engine, connected to a two-speed Powerglide gearbox. The axles were widened to fit the width of the body, which was a steel-covered framework "moulded" with filler to simulate the angles of the vehicle as seen in the TV series and films. The wheels were supplied by Land Rover, and the aluminium bumpers by a specialist welding company. The perspex sides lifted up on screws, while the sides of the body folded out and under the vehicle to form a step. The radiator grille, which was not vertical as in standard Rolls-Royce models, was custom-built and inclined forwards at the top, complete with moveable slats and imitation machine gun. As a number plate with the registration "FAB 1" had already been issued, the replica incorporated revolving plates that showed "FAB 1" on one side and the real registration on the other.

On the night of the premiere, the replica broke down after a few hundred yards and the Andersons were forced to complete the journey by taxi. Rolls-Royce were not impressed by the car and made several attempts to buy it and have it destroyed. For a time, the company were successful in forcing the removal of the genuine Rolls-Royce grille, which was replaced with a facsimile bearing the initials "LP". After a full restoration, the vehicle was installed at the Cars of the Stars Motor Museum in Keswick, Cumbria in 1989.[6][19] Concerned that the vehicle could distract motorists and even cause traffic accidents, the local police asked the museum's owner, Peter Nelson, not to drive it on public roads. Nelson described the car as "utterly scary [to drive] at any sort of speed."[6] In 2013, the car was sold to the Dezer Car Museum in Miami, Florida.
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I'm still annoyed with my younger brother for giving away my Dinky Toys Fab 1 to one of his mates in 1977..... :lol:
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Note the Mini AA van on hand in the background just in case....

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:D Almost as bog as this one :lol:
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