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There's been much discussion regarding Hardtops for the Stylus over many years , so I thought I'd put a photo up here of SSC Tim's design , some 7 or 8 years back . It was for an RT as can be seen in the pic , which helps keep it in proportion to the car ---- the RT having a wider back end stops it looking too big , as it might have done on a Classic :roll:

I thought it looked great at the time but didn't consider ordering one due to -- 1)weight-- 2)rollbar height --3)cost . The standard rollbar was originally totally useless safety wise but of course easily went under a soft top or this hardtop .
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That looks excellent, though it looks like it would work best as a permanent faired in coupe lid than a removable top?

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josephmoore wrote:That looks excellent, though it looks like it would work best as a permanent faired in coupe lid than a removable top?
If my Stylus was only ever a road car then I wouldn't hesitate --- I think it's quite stunning 8)
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Always did like that mini-TVR look, not sure if a mold was ever made though ?
And yeh, this should have been the basis for a bonded on closed car, dressed up interior option.....
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MattD wrote:Always did like that mini-TVR look, not sure if a mold was ever made though ?
And yeh, this should have been the basis for a bonded on closed car, dressed up interior option.....
I seem to remember SSC having a PR man , albeit part time :?: He had this red RT and it was modelled on that . He was supposed to get SSC into the limelight , I'm sure I met him at some point :?
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It was a guy from Swansea or Cardiff uni IIRC, his final year project ?
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MattD wrote:It was a guy from Swansea or Cardiff uni IIRC, his final year project ?
H'mmm , if he was a student , he was getting on a bit because I can picture him looking around 40's even 50 :lol:
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stylussprinter wrote:
MattD wrote:It was a guy from Swansea or Cardiff uni IIRC, his final year project ?
H'mmm , if he was a student , he was getting on a bit because I can picture him looking around 40's even 50 :lol:
Ho Ho Ho :lol: I must be wrong then, perhaps he was the course tutor instead !!
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MattD wrote:
stylussprinter wrote:
MattD wrote:It was a guy from Swansea or Cardiff uni IIRC, his final year project ?
H'mmm , if he was a student , he was getting on a bit because I can picture him looking around 40's even 50 :lol:
Ho Ho Ho :lol: I must be wrong then, perhaps he was the course tutor instead !!
Ho ho ho :o What's this then , office Xmas party memories :P
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