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Geoff H
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Silverstone Pits

Post by Geoff H » Mon 22 Jan, 2018 15:23

Found a couple of photos I took late '80's in the area behind the pits at Silverstone. May be of interest to someone on here

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Re: Silverstone Pits

Post by therealdb1 » Tue 23 Jan, 2018 16:55

Hi Geoff, thanks for the photos it's always interesting to see snippets of history.
My question is "late '70's"?
I understand the Z1 was not unleashed upon an unsuspecting public until 1989 and the "F" number plate on the blue car would substantiate this date.

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Re: Silverstone Pits

Post by Geoff H » Tue 23 Jan, 2018 21:31

Yes sorry typo, would of been about 1989. The red one must of been one of the first right hand drive conversions
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Re: Silverstone Pits

Post by Green Genie » Wed 24 Jan, 2018 18:46

Geoff H wrote:
Tue 23 Jan, 2018 21:31
The red one must of been one of the first right hand drive conversions
I hadn't spotted that the red car was RHD until you pointed that out, must have been very costly if done late 80's on top of the original high asking price!

I can't quite make out the registration No. to check if it's still on the road with that number.

I've only seen two RHD conversions, funnily enough both were red cars :)

Thanks for sharing some old history.
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Re: Silverstone Pits

Post by Geoff H » Wed 24 Jan, 2018 21:09

Green Genie wrote:
Wed 24 Jan, 2018 18:46
Geoff H wrote:
Tue 23 Jan, 2018 21:31
The red one must of been one of the first right hand drive conversions
I hadn't spotted that the red car was RHD until you pointed that out, must have been very costly if done late 80's on top of the original high asking price!

I can't quite make out the registration No. to check if it's still on the road with that number.

I've only seen two RHD conversions, funnily enough both were red cars :)

Thanks for sharing some old history.
The reg is 3 ADN, looking at the white car behind that is a H reg, so that photo must of been taken at least 1991. I live near Silverstone and a friend was a Marshall there so used to go there most weeks, and have a few boxes of photos taken there
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Re: Silverstone Pits

Post by Gazza » Wed 24 Jan, 2018 22:05

That reg is now on a 2016 Black BMW X5 V8
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