where are they now??

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where are they now??

Post by n0rm510 » 03 Jun 2008 11:05

Any one seen these cars lately??
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Post by hang_510 » 03 Jun 2008 11:08

i looked in my garage and saw one, does that count?

the BRE#46 was at motoringJ ~2weeks ago, with its driver...
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Post by n0rm510 » 03 Jun 2008 11:12

The bre is a replica running a nap-z w/twin mikunis
hang_510 wrote:i looked in my garage and saw one, does that count?

the BRE#46 was at motoringJ ~2weeks ago, with its driver...

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Post by sdterrible1 » 03 Jun 2008 13:29

WOW :shock: that bottom one is sexy...anymore pics??
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Post by defdes » 03 Jun 2008 14:28

n0rm510 wrote:The bre is a replica running a nap-z w/twin mikunis
hang_510 wrote:i looked in my garage and saw one, does that count?

the BRE#46 was at motoringJ ~2weeks ago, with its driver...
Yes, note the rear brake ducting.

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Post by hang_510 » 03 Jun 2008 14:36

^ not initially, but after a third look...
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Post by duke » 03 Jun 2008 17:38

I'm almost positive the BRE one was on ebay a while back. The other one I have never seen, but it looks pretty cool. Looks longer for some reason.
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Post by rnorrish » 04 Jun 2008 00:34

The BRE replica was the one featured in that news clip/video while back...

I believe it was in Arizona.

Try searching the Bluebird archives, or even these ones. Can't remember if it got posted here... "510 in the news" or something.
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Post by duke » 04 Jun 2008 01:11

^^Thats right, I know I saw it somewhere. Thanks Rich, I have been killing to many braincells.
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Post by rnorrish » 04 Jun 2008 01:27

hahaha...

it was funny in that the wife seemed to know more about the car and BRE history...

duke, do you remember where is was posted?
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Post by duke » 04 Jun 2008 02:12

There was a link posted here. The link was to some AZ newspaper's site where the video was.
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Post by n0rm510 » 22 Jun 2008 21:08

converted lhd bluebird (no the negative is not reversed)
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Re: where are they now??

Post by Robb » 22 Jun 2008 23:13

WOW.. Those pics are old !
anymore pics of the 2nd one ? :shock:

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Post by Byron510 » 23 Jun 2008 08:24

The converted Bluebird is interesting - have any details?
Was the roof swapped onto a sedan, or was the firewall changed to support the LHD parts? I wonder what method was used to mirror image the dash insert?
Neat stuff, wouldn't mind seeing and hearing more about this car.
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Post by qwik510 » 23 Jun 2008 08:31

From the date on that picture, the 2nd car would have belonged to Jon Bofenkamp. A sweet 1969 2 door with the original BofenKamp front airdam (ultimate 510 Airdam). Note the 5 lugs wheels. I heard rumors that the car was wrecked but this was never confirmed.

Anyone know for sure??

BTW, I still sell the airdams. PM me if interested.
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