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New HArrington boot scripts

Discussion in 'Harrington Alpine' started by Limey, Mar 19, 2019.

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  1. Limey

    Limey Diamond Level Sponsor

    Bernd! I was pulling your leg!! Do it anyway you want! You are bringing a Harrington back to life with your hard earned money and time. This site is so straight faced and everyone thinks someone is saying they are doing it better. (Secretly we all are) ;) But we can have some fun with our friends. Especially ones we respect. See you at spares day. ( Just don't glue on your badges, or I won't talk to you again:p)
     
  2. bernd_st

    bernd_st Bronze Level Sponsor

    All fine! Let's keep it at that. See you over there. Bring the HA . It will look great in front of new archive :)
     
  3. DanR

    DanR Diamond Level Sponsor

    I highly recommend A/C for your Alpine:)
     
  4. Buell

    Buell Donation Time

    Limey, I have a Harrington. I'd be very interested in a Harrington boot script. Are the ones that you are having made all spoken for? My car is a series "D," as such it has no external "Harrington" identifiers. I'm not positive I'd drill holes in the fiberglass and install this, but I've always wanted something on the outside of the car that said Harringon. Best Regards, Buell
     
  5. Limey

    Limey Diamond Level Sponsor

    Tigers are simply great cars - try one ...[/QUOTE]

    I don't think they are, infact Alpines aren't great cars to start with (but I love the look). A Tiger is an Alpine (without fins sadly..) with a V8 dropped in.

    The only good one is Jan Igboms V8 Harrington.However I do respect yours or anybody elses preferences.

    For $80,000 I could get an Aston Martin, an E type or a Facel Vega. All of them many times a better and more handsome car than a Tiger. That's only my opinion and I acknowledge that it has no more validity than anybody elses opinion.

    However, having spent £50,000++ and 2000hrs on my Harrington I am very obviously no way qualified to advise anyone how to spend their money or time 'wisely'. o_O 'love is in the eye of the beholder'
     
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  6. Limey

    Limey Diamond Level Sponsor

    Hi Buell

    Nearly there

    Cut in Brass with 5 axis water cutting to get the sloped sides. Studs are now in place. I just have to hand form each one to the boots curve and prep the surfaces before sending the Derby Plating. (DP are the best in the UK and have chromed some Pebble Beach winners) Real 'Old Skool'
     

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  7. alpine_64

    alpine_64 Donation Time

    Beautifully done oliver, really great attention to detail.
     
  8. Limey

    Limey Diamond Level Sponsor

    Thanks Michael!

    Here's a picture of a finished one in situ. I have 20 blanks but I'll have 5 or 10 chromed depending on interest. If anyone wants one just drop me a line

    I estimate $150 each + postage depending on numbers ordered.

    oliver@rocketmail.co.uk

    Cheers

    Oliver
     

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  9. 65beam

    65beam Bronze Level Sponsor

    Oliver,
    Was this script used on all Harrington Alpines or was it selective?
     
  10. Limey

    Limey Diamond Level Sponsor

    Just HA's I believe. LM's, definitely not. I'm not sure about C's and D's though but I don't think so.

    It's a pretty niche market for these...
     
  11. 65beam

    65beam Bronze Level Sponsor

    With the Harrington Alpine conversion being ordered by owners thru an authorized dealer for Harrington versus the LeMans which was commissioned by Rootes and sold only by dealers just as an Alpine was you wonder how much variance owners could get to their Harrington Alpine conversion.
     
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2019
  12. Limey

    Limey Diamond Level Sponsor

    I know of one HA supplied new with complete white leather interior. Mine has one of only 2 cantilever trunk lids. It also has a Le Mans interior rear seats/folding back seat configuration. I imagine there are a fair few variants including the rare wide trans tunnel console with built in speakers. Jan Igbom has all the details
     
  13. 65beam

    65beam Bronze Level Sponsor

    I remember seeing photos of your trunk lid. Do you have photos of the back seat area of your car?
     
  14. cdk84

    cdk84 Gold Level Sponsor

    something to consider:

    the Tiger never would have existed without the Alpine

    the Alpine would have happened either way

    there is room for Both to be extraordinary ( They are each exceptional. The only detriment between them is comparison, because it would ask one to be either less than or better than the other, when in fact they are both incomparable in their own right, on their own merits. )

    and besides, since the King granted us Independence, don't you think the Brits deserve at least One, Proper muscle car they can call their very own?
     
  15. Limey

    Limey Diamond Level Sponsor

    How about the V8 TVR that in the 60's was (and still is) known as the Cobra Killer. AND it can go around corners ;-)
     
  16. alpine_64

    alpine_64 Donation Time

    Now Oliver.... Are you referring to the Griffith? In period that was known as an owner killer as well...

    While Mike Jordan has done a great job of piloting that heavily developed one round goodwood the last few years in period the very short wheel base and lightweight made it a very quick car...but handling... Always known aa skittish... It probably oversteered more than a Tiger understeered!

    I'd have to look it up...but I'd hazard a guess the Tiger had more top line results in SCCA and FIA events than the "Grif"
     
  17. Limey

    Limey Diamond Level Sponsor

    I know just enough to have a biased opinion but not enough to defend it. I withdraw from the field..;)
     
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