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    Quote Originally Posted by Phill View Post
    Comparing the earlier probe 16 ....
    With the later probe 2001 .... the 16 has rounded glass as opposed to the flat glass in the 2001.
    I've only ever seen one Probe Phill. It was at the Newark Kit Car Show in the late '80's. Looks like a 2001 going by the glass, and it looked pretty well finished off. I wonder if it's still on the road??

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrNsane View Post
    Waiting for my copy now
    I've read mine from cover to cover and really enjoyed it. I'm so grateful to Phill for producing what appears to be the only book ever published on the Nova. I thought I knew most things about the car, but Phill's research has been thorough and I've learned quite a lot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueNova View Post
    I've only ever seen one Probe Phill. It was at the Newark Kit Car Show in the late '80's. Looks like a 2001 going by the glass, and it looked pretty well finished off. I wonder if it's still on the road??

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    Alistair
    I think that's a Centaur Alistair - a later derivative of the Probe
    http://www.imps4ever.info/specials/centaur/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phill View Post
    I think that's a Centaur Alistair - a later derivative of the Probe
    http://www.imps4ever.info/specials/centaur/
    Haha! It took me a while to make up my mind whether it was a 16 or a 2001 .... so that explains it! Thanks Phill

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrNsane View Post
    Waiting for my copy now
    Hi MrNsane,

    I had a look at the photos in your link at the foot of your post and see you're now at the 'body off' stage of your Nova (the Yellow Nova you bought in Aberdeen ... and are planning to take to Portugal at some point? ... If my memory serves me right).

    You should really start a thread in 'Your Cars' to share your photos and tell us how you're getting on. I'm at a similar stage to yourself .... best of luck!

    Alistair

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phill View Post
    I think that's a Centaur Alistair - a later derivative of the Probe
    http://www.imps4ever.info/specials/centaur/
    Actually, it isn't - this was the genuine Probe 15, but with a plywood and filler roof replacing the electric retractable hatch. The owner at the time had no idea that this was not the way the car looked when it was first shown back in 1969. The car has now been fully restored back to its original condition and lives abroad somewhere I think... It has been to several events in the UK though, including a Marcos reunion a couple of years back...

    http://oldtimerverzeichnis.com/cars/...Probe%2015.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spacenut View Post
    Actually, it isn't - this was the genuine Probe 15, but with a plywood and filler roof replacing the electric retractable hatch. The owner at the time had no idea that this was not the way the car looked when it was first shown back in 1969. The car has now been fully restored back to its original condition and lives abroad somewhere I think... It has been to several events in the UK though, including a Marcos reunion a couple of years back...

    http://oldtimerverzeichnis.com/cars/...Probe%2015.jpg

    https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com...c81229217d.jpg

    Lauren
    Wow Lauren!! So pleased it's still around, and that looks like one quality restoration. Love the colour, and so pleased the wing mirrors have gone!!
    Alistair

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueNova View Post
    Just received this from the DPD delivery driver 20 minutes ago. I told Phill some time ago that I was going to buy a copy of his book, but life got in the way.

    Anyway, I'm now settling down for a most enjoyable evening with his book!Attachment 2500

    Next time I see you Phill, I'd love you to sign it for me!

    Alistair
    i have this book it,s a great read hope he sign,s it for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueNova View Post
    Wow Lauren!! So pleased it's still around, and that looks like one quality restoration. Love the colour, and so pleased the wing mirrors have gone!!
    Alistair
    Me too - also, with no retractable roof to climb through, you had to crawl through the empty side window apertures in order to get in. Of course this is essentially how you got into and out of the Centaur, but that had a roof that was several inches higher than the Probe. It really was like climbing through a letter box!

    Colin Fayerbrand(?) restored the original "Clockwork Orange" Probe 16 (serial number A/B4) back in 2010, although not to the original silver paint finish. It appeared at Goodwood in 2011 as part of a display of cars with unusual entry and exit systems...

    http://www.adamsprobe.com/_wp_genera...b8cabd0_0f.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueNova View Post
    Hi MrNsane,

    I had a look at the photos in your link at the foot of your post and see you're now at the 'body off' stage of your Nova (the Yellow Nova you bought in Aberdeen ... and are planning to take to Portugal at some point? ... If my memory serves me right).

    You should really start a thread in 'Your Cars' to share your photos and tell us how you're getting on. I'm at a similar stage to yourself .... best of luck!

    Alistair
    Hehe yes indeed! It's already in Portugal, found a few funny things about it, I'm delaying adding the thread as I wanted to get more stuff done before, but yeah, I'll add it in a bit

    I'm sensing a few headaches in the near future hehe good luck with your build, I'm taking only a few minutes every now and then to visit the forum, but I'll have a look on your thread for your updates
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