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Discussion in 'American Muscle' started by philt68, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. AxerJk

    AxerJk Formula 3

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  3. CK7684

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    Wow! So cool! How many one-off concept cars do you see being regularly driven to events? These two are my favorites!
     
  4. CK7684

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    Any news on the Silver State Classic? Looks like the car has a custom front splitter...had a blown oil seal or something & didn't get to run? Is this your car, Jollygood?
     
  5. sherrillt

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    Always loved these cars and I was just browsing parts for my 512TR on eBay and came across this one (no affiliation). Very interesting...

    Other Makes Vector M12 M12 | eBay
     
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  7. AxerJk

    AxerJk Formula 3

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    I've been reading through some of my coffee table books, and I'm realizing just how much we are in need of a Vector book. Something with many never before seen pictures, the story of the man and the company, interviews with owners and employees, ect. I would buy it in a heartbeat and never sell it.

    Chris
     
  8. CK7684

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    I agree. One that would set the record straight. I'm tired of hearing about Vector going bankrupt when it didn't happen under Jerry's watch. It's an interesting story for sure.
     
  9. AxerJk

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    Yes. Too many people go have the "it was a commercial flop, so therefore it was a bad car" mentality. Sadly, the haters won't have any interest in reading the book, so I doubt it will enlighten anybody. But the book will be for us enthusiasts who love the Vector. The Cizeta book was fantastic, and we need to cover more cars like that.

    Chris
     
  10. AxerJk

    AxerJk Formula 3

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    Just captured M12 chassis 005 today from the Lingenfelter Collection. This was seen at the press conference for the Concours d'elegance of America, where it will be shown in a couple weeks.

    Chris


    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Im0OaGJVWHk[/ame]
     
  11. vectorfiles

    vectorfiles Formula Junior

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    I have tons and tons of Vector memorabilia material (books, brochures, about 400 international magaizines from Japan, Korea, Italy, UK, Germany etc etc, posters, videos VIn tags and much more) plus a lot of contacts to former Vector staff.
    If you find an author I will proivide all my info and memorabilia.

    I have asked Wallace Wyss but he charges a high fee for his work.
    Ian Kuah would be a good choice or Sam Fiorani.

    They all have written articles on the Vector.
     
  12. benmou

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    I have original catalogue VECTOR TO SALE
    Value please ?
     
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  14. CK7684

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    Not sure, but I wouldnt mind adding it to my collection...
     
  15. tbakowsky

    tbakowsky F1 World Champ
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    Not sure it would be worth a whole lot. But it's really cool stuff in amongst people who know the car and its history. It's kinda like Canada's AVRO arrow. Mean a lot to only those who know and understand. But not much to the general public.
     
  16. welldigger

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    My friend has 5 vectors
    3 M12
    1 SRV 8
    1 12 cyclender race car.
    I didn't look close at them as they were stacked in his shop and the lighting was bad.
     
  17. vectorfiles

    vectorfiles Formula Junior

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    He should actually have 4 M12s or is that race car the 4th M12?
    Are you free to post photos?
     
  18. bocaf430

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    They were cool in the 80's. I heard they don't work very well.... But it was a cool car
     
  19. vectorfiles

    vectorfiles Formula Junior

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    Then you have not talked to the actual owners who are driving them regularly and reliably. Once you get everything fixed a W8 lasts very long.
     
  20. CK7684

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    What do you mean by "get everything fixed"?
     
  21. vectorfiles

    vectorfiles Formula Junior

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    Most W8s just sit in collections and don´t get moved.
    Any car that has not been driven for years needs things fixed.
     
  22. CK7684

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    Ah ok. Thanks for clarifying. I wasn't sure if you meant they had inherent flaws from the factory that needed to be corrected.
     
  23. the_stig

    the_stig F1 Rookie
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    Do you have any more information on the "12 cylinder race car". The only Vector race cars I recall were an IMSA effort and those cars are in Florida.
     
  24. vectorfiles

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  25. AxerJk

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