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Took my 1970 NADA 3500S to the Nashville British Car Club show on Saturday (Nov 1). There were at least some people there who had some notion of what it was :). In any event won 2nd in class, which was "Special Interest 1970 and later" (some gent with a 2013 Mog beat me out for first). Also attach a pic in which you can actually see the car....

gbvona
 

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PeterZRH

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Nice. Don't see sage green (I think) very often at all.

Are these cars finally getting a following stateside?

Considering the low numbers sold so many seem to be turning up or as it was a few years ago arrive back in Europe.
 

mrtask

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#4
Lovely motor car. Some good company you were in there too. Was the Sunbeam an Alpine or a Tiger? What colour is your P6? Is it an original colour or has it been repainted?
 
#5
No, the P6 is still very much an orphan in the US. They sold a fair number of 2000's and TC's in the mid-late 60's but very few V8's--my recollection is around 2200 or so. My very first car was a 1965 2000 (bought in 1968), so this is a nostalgic adventure.

The Sunbeam was indeed a Tiger. I daresay much more plentiful here than P6's.

The car was originally Sage Green, but was painted a shade lighter around 1985. My original plan was to repaint back to Sage Green, but this has kinda grown on me....

Currently swapping out the engine. When I bought it (June 2014), it had an engine from a 1962 Oldsmobile F85. Have a 36D 3.9L from a 1993 Range Rover that will replace that.

gbvona
 
#6
gbvona said:
No, the P6 is still very much an orphan in the US. They sold a fair number of 2000's and TC's in the mid-late 60's but very few V8's--my recollection is around 2200 or so. My very first car was a 1965 2000 (bought in 1968), so this is a nostalgic adventure.

The Sunbeam was indeed a Tiger. I daresay much more plentiful here than P6's.

The car was originally Sage Green, but was painted a shade lighter around 1985. My original plan was to repaint back to Sage Green, but this has kinda grown on me....

Currently swapping out the engine. When I bought it (June 2014), it had an engine from a 1962 Oldsmobile F85. Have a 36D 3.9L from a 1993 Range Rover that will replace that.

gbvona
to be precise there were 2043 NADA spec cars sent to america
 
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