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Gareth J

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Haynes Guide to Used Sports Cars


I love reading old car books, the ones that tell you to avoid buying an XK140 because they can rust a bit. Nowadays even a rusty chassis plate and nothing else is worth restoring....

Back in the early '60s, Haynes did a book featuring a few different sports cars, here's what they had to say about the Peerless and Warwick. Nothing really new, but nice to read anyway!

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Gary Stretton

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Wahey! That's my car! XRO1. Fantastic.

Thank you very much Gareth. I'll have to track a copy of the book down now.

All the best,
Gary


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Gary Stretton

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Hello Gareth,

any chance of a pic of the cover of that book and its ISBN number if it has one please.

Much appreciated,
Gary


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Gareth J

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No chance of a front cover shot or ISBN because I packed and posted the book to my uncle last night.... A quick search shows the cover looking like this: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1964-Guide-to-Used-Sports-Cars---vol.1---J.H.-Haynes_W0QQitemZ250531276787QQcmdZViewItemQQimsxq20091116?IMSfp=TL091116197002r30576

I got it from ebay, there's a Volume 1 and Volume 2, Vol2 has the Peerless & Warwick in it, the covers are the same but one's printed in blue and the other in red. I paid about 3 for each if I remember correctly.

Nice car! Which chassis number is it?

Gareth

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Gary Stretton

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Thanks Gareth,

I've seen the blue book on ebay before, little knowing it had those photos.
It was red back then, it's in primer currently.

All the best
Gary






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Duncan

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Hi
I have both volumes of this book. I am sure it is before before the ISBN system. The pictures inside are all black and white by memory. I wont be able to look at the books until the weekend. If you need any info fro them let me know.

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Gary Stretton

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much appreciated Duncan.

All the best
Gary


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Duncan

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Hi Gary
I have looked in the the Blue part 2 book. It has two pictures of your car. Both black and white. It seems to be a dark colour car. It has steel wheels with chrome hub caps and chrome wheel embelishers.
I hope this is of help. Any think else you need let me know.
Regards

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Gary Stretton

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thanks Duncan.
Shame they're not colour photos but I'm being greedy. I'll have a chat with Haynes about the photos.

All the best Gary


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nigel c

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Hi Gary, any chance you could ask them if they have ANY pictures of the marque in their libary?biggrin

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Gary Stretton

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Managed to find Vols 1 & 2 in black hardback from 1964 and '65.

A lovely addition to my car's history. Interesting to see the P grille had been ditched in favour of inset auxiliary lights.

Gary


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