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Post by Chino » 27th January 2017 - 1:23pm

I notice a pair of nice looking Fastbacks (both early and late), adorn page 150 of Practical Classics this month, anybody's here?

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Post by miketyp3 » 27th January 2017 - 3:29pm

This one?

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Its a good 20 years old, from a PC mag feature.
The late Fastback and Variant are Dave's and he still has them, the early Fastback was I believe Paul Taylors, and the Notch at the far end belonged to Christian Wagner.
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Post by Chino » 27th January 2017 - 3:49pm

Ahhh that would be it Mike... They've just cropped it down to the two fastbacks.

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Post by Danny Lord » 27th January 2017 - 6:29pm

Not seen the beige Fasty in years, I think Simon Kelly owns the Notch now.
Got a Notch? www.facebook.com/groups/327056744047848/

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Post by miketyp3 » 28th January 2017 - 10:33am

I might be wrong, but I think that is a different one.
The one in the picture if I remember was quite ratty (when ratty was bad) and a bit of a mongrel.
Dave will remember more, I was only starting to get involved.
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Post by Editor » 28th January 2017 - 1:20pm

Yes, Mike's right. The Notch was a bit of a disappointment as we knew Christian had a nice one, but he chose to leave it stored away.
It was an interesting day, with the photographer using the back of the Variant as a camera platform - lying on the load area with toes hooked over the folded seat-back while the Fastbacks came up behind and dropped back again.

It originally appeared in a Popular Classics Buyers Guide feature before that magazine was taken over by Practical Classics. It looked good as a centre-fold, with technical info and driver profiles, The photo Mike posted was the cover picture on a free club calendar to celebrate the new millennium.
Dave.

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