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The Classic Car Club paid a visit to our neck of the woods this weekend. The street was closed off and everyone had a wonderful time. This monster caught my eye and at first I thought it was a special of some sort. But the note on the windscreen said it is a "1986 Ford Tiffany Mercury". The model being the Tiffany Classic Elite. IMG_1363.jpg.01c6bd7a3fc7c14931db9853c769c6c1.jpg

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What a magnificent car. 1986? It looks like something out of the Great Gatsby.

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Now that's a car.  Nice shots.

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What a fabulous  looking car.....my first thought was the same David ...1986???

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We were out for Sunday lunch with friends when we spotted a beautiful Bentley saloon tourer of about 1930s vintage.  You know the style, long wheel arches like this one, big brass headlamps, jump seat at the back  and even the door panels were woven in a polished Wratten.   We were, needless to say,  drawn to it and ended up in discussion with the owner.  The vehicle turned out to be brand new.  It was a limited design from the 1930's, with only a small number originally manufactured  just to take part in what I think was called something like the Blue Train Race from Paris to Calais(I think).  A small UK company had bought a licence from Bentley to produce a limited run today from the original drawing and specification.  That could be the case for the Ford.

The vehicle we saw was absolutely beautiful in a midnight blue but what finally got to  us was that the owner claimed that when he got to the factory to pick it up, there was an open top tourer there and still for sale.  He was torn between the two and yes, you've guessed it, he bought both.  Some people...……… .   .See the link for a similar car HERE

 

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That second image is excellent, love the short depth of field as it makes the car look almost miniature and toy like. It's quite an unusual looking car so I did a bit of Googling...

As John suspected, it's based on a Ford Mercury Cougar but re-bodied and designed by Classic Motor Carriages of Florida, they sell for up to $49,000 AUD

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Thanks for the input, everyone. Just as a matter of interest, the first image is a composite of two. There was this bloke who just wouldn't go away, so I took one shot and when he moved a bit I took the second. Merging the two, with a judicious bit of layering and masking out, was able to get rid of him.

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 That's interesting Brian ... I always think it's good to know these things as it can encourage others to  attempt to try ways to rescue a photo ...Maybe  you can show us the two pics that you used so the result will look all the more impressive ...lol
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Cool car. Amazing that it is relatively new. 

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Thanks for showing how you did this on the manipulation forum Brian...  I’ll put a link on here to it in a moment ... 

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