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Forum: Classic cars 07-13-2010, 02:49 PM
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Posted By Slowboy
Hi Pete, The Solo transmission is a...

Hi Pete,

The Solo transmission is a mishmash of predominantly Ford bits that were apparently not meant to be used together.

Firstly, the engine and gearbox (T5) are based on the original 3...
Forum: Classic cars 09-05-2009, 05:30 AM
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Posted By Slowboy
henk4, in terms of timing, the design of the Solo...

henk4, in terms of timing, the design of the Solo 2 was finalised, bar a few minor tweeks by the time of the 1987 Frankfurt motor show so predates the MR2 Mk2 by 18 months or so.

The design of the...
Forum: Classic cars 09-05-2009, 04:34 AM
Replies: 51
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Posted By Slowboy
csl177, your comment on pricing is absolutely...

csl177, your comment on pricing is absolutely right, based on the combination of market conditions, competition, marque reputation and the inconsistent quality of the customer cars meant that it was...
Forum: Classic cars 09-04-2009, 05:04 PM
Replies: 51
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Posted By Slowboy
Hi csl177, a lot of people comment on the...

Hi csl177, a lot of people comment on the similarity to the MR2, although the Solo was built to compete with the Lotus Esprit and (rather optimistically) Porsche 911 of the late 80's and early 90's,...
Forum: Classic cars 08-28-2009, 02:05 PM
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Posted By Slowboy
Hi, most people who see a Solo in the metal (or...

Hi, most people who see a Solo in the metal (or epoxy / glassfibre in the case of the Solo) often comment on its unusual shape and proportions. My brother probably captures the sentiment best when...
Forum: Classic cars 08-19-2009, 12:47 PM
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Posted By Slowboy
Hi, I've just come across this website and am...

Hi, I've just come across this website and am delighted to find a few people discussing the Panther Solo 2. I'm fortunate enough to be the 3rd person on this thread to actually own a Solo, mine...
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