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Postby Twayblade » Mon 15.02.2021, 18:42

Hi all, this site and the u-tube M100 restoration video's (and others) are one of the reasons I have decided to dip into classic ownership again after many years of abstinence!
Previously back in the 1980's I body of chassis restored a TR6, took 3-4 years in total, it was a very different world then!!
Fantastic wealth of knowledge and expertise on here, a brilliant resource for any M100 owner
I haven't quite got there yet with M100 ownership, but I'm close! I'll keep you updated
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Re: New member

Postby Giniw » Mon 15.02.2021, 18:51

Hello and welcome to you Twayblade! :-)
I hope the S2 you saw is a good one!
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Re: New member

Postby Twayblade » Tue 30.03.2021, 19:42

These things take time and careful consideration! Although I was looking for an S2 ,I ended up, being informed about and buying locally, a V good condition low milage 1991 37k Silk Red SE turbo.
Full service history and two folders of info relating to the car and its ownership, I am chuffed to bits!
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Postby Simon_P » Tue 30.03.2021, 20:09

She looks tidy! You'll be giving some competition in the silk red department!
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Re: New member

Postby Rambo » Tue 30.03.2021, 20:25

Simon_P wrote:She looks tidy! You'll be giving some competition in the silk red department!


Trevor will no doubt be drooling :lol:

Looks lovely Twayblade. Welcome on board
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Re: New member

Postby steve matthews » Tue 30.03.2021, 22:37

Wow that is a beautiful example but what is a Twayblade?
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Re: New member

Postby TrevorB » Wed 31.03.2021, 08:44

Welcome, good to see another Silk Red. I think we are still looking for the elusive Princess Diana one! Although yours has cream seats so probably not be the one?
https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/vi ... /644001800

You can see the history of mine here.
viewtopic.php?f=18&t=20745

Hopefully we can meet up soon.
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Short shift conversion
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Postby Rambo » Wed 31.03.2021, 09:39

Looks like the Princess Di car had grey/black leather with the red stripe

She seems to be fascinated with the drivers side A post seals. Perhaps she is asking "why did you make them in absorbent foam rather than rubber ? I know a bloke in Scotland that can sort you out. I'll give Jamie a bell"
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Re: New member

Postby TrevorB » Wed 31.03.2021, 20:04

Rambo wrote:Looks like the Princess Di car had grey/black leather with the red stripe


Do you mean like this, Mark :-D

2021-03-20 09.29.19 (640x427).jpg
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Re: New member

Postby Twayblade » Thu 01.04.2021, 08:54

steve matthews wrote:Wow that is a beautiful example but what is a Twayblade?



Hi Steve, Twayblade-an orchid with a slender spike of greenish or brownish flowers and a single pair of broad leaves near the base, not sure if they are indigenous in your part of the world, unique like our cars!!
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Re: New member

Postby Rambo » Thu 01.04.2021, 09:25

TrevorB wrote:
Rambo wrote:Looks like the Princess Di car had grey/black leather with the red stripe


Do you mean like this, Mark :-D

2021-03-20 09.29.19 (640x427).jpg


Nice seats Trevor. Are they original or did you get them refurbished? And, if so, where?
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Re: New member

Postby RonR » Thu 01.04.2021, 13:26

Looks like you've bagged a great car there, Welcome to LEC and to the Silk Red club!
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Re: New member

Postby Kipperozzy » Thu 01.04.2021, 14:18

Hi Twayblade, welcome to LEC, looks like a great Elan you have bought, and faster than the TR6 “last of the he-man sports cars”. I had one in the eighties :D
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Re: New member

Postby Twayblade » Sat 03.04.2021, 15:25

You can see the history of mine here.
viewtopic.php?f=18&t=20745

Hopefully we can meet up soon.

What a stunner!, gold calipers--hmmm thats given me an idea!
look forward to meeting up at some point hopefully this summer
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Re: New member

Postby Rambo » Wed 07.04.2021, 14:54

TrevorB wrote:Welcome, good to see another Silk Red. I think we are still looking for the elusive Princess Diana one! Although yours has cream seats so probably not be the one?
https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/vi ... /644001800

You can see the history of mine here.
viewtopic.php?f=18&t=20745

Hopefully we can meet up soon.


Sorry to hijack your welcome thread Twayblade, but could this be the one Trevor?


https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-detail ... ars&page=1
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Re: New member

Postby steve matthews » Thu 08.04.2021, 20:42

Twayblade wrote:
steve matthews wrote:Wow that is a beautiful example but what is a Twayblade?



Hi Steve, Twayblade-an orchid with a slender spike of greenish or brownish flowers and a single pair of broad leaves near the base, not sure if they are indigenous in your part of the world, unique like our cars!!


I shall do research as wife is an Orchid Fenatic.
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