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  1. #1 Classics on the common at Croxley 
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    What brilliant day, cars of every type.

    Including one of only 6 Crayford Corsairs left in the world.

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    Back in the late 50's onwards I used to live near Westerham in Kent, the home of Crayford Engineering, their workshop was to the side of Caffyns garage. I remember seeing 6 wheeled and 8 wheeled Amphicats outside but never knew about their conversion work with cars. Very interesting. David.
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    Quote Originally Posted by davidmartin720 View Post
    Back in the late 50's onwards I used to live near Westerham in Kent, the home of Crayford Engineering, their workshop was to the side of Caffyns garage. I remember seeing 6 wheeled and 8 wheeled Amphicats outside but never knew about their conversion work with cars. Very interesting. David.
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    In the second photo - what is the black car with the collapsed front suspension ?
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    Not sure, maybe a Ford Pilot??

    It was a hotted up motor for sure.

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    In the second photo - what is the black car with the collapsed front suspension ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by listerjp2 View Post
    Not sure, maybe a Ford Pilot??

    It was a hotted up motor for sure.

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    Looks like the one I destroyed when I was a teenager!! Paid £8 for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by listerjp2 View Post
    Not sure, maybe a Ford Pilot??

    It was a hotted up motor for sure.

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    I wonder how it handles with no front suspension travel ... ?
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    Perhaps it has Air suspension like a lot of modified American cars. ( and some standard English ones)
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    Quote Originally Posted by djj_engineer View Post
    Perhaps it has Air suspension like a lot of modified American cars. ( and some standard English ones)
    Perhaps. But it may also have been modified by a clueless amateur with no thought for other road users ...

    (I still shudder when I remember the kit car at Stoneleigh that had a 'pigeon-sh*t' welded steering arm ...)
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