SMCars 2011 Summer Contest - Top Gear Challenge

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multimediaman

Traffic Car Connoisseur
#62
well crud. I was holding off on entering right away because I thought I could find some good cars for cheap, but now I'm seriously emotionally torn here...

I originally found this car:

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but then right after I found it, I stumbled across this one:

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So now I have no clue which one I want to do :(
 

OldDog

Active Member
#64
interesting :) but in my country you can repaint whole car for 800-1000Euro, I don't think it's enough for example in germany ;)
I live in Serbia here you can buy a car for lets say 500e a whole body paint job is around 350 to 800 euros.

basicly it would be unfair if we play like this, i mean if i give u all the prices from my countrz ićll for sure be able to get a much better car and a new engine for this amount.

there for we should have a list of cars whit itćs prices a list of upgrades that we can do and there prices ... like that we will all be in the same rank... altho if we continue like this i'm for sure able to get a great car and some cool updates.

When i get home i'll do a small research and tell you what i am able to do whit 5000e around here
 

greenvampire

Super Moderator
#65
I think it just adds to the challenge & makes it more interesting to have such a wide range involved.
we talked about having set prices, and a set upgrade list but I think its more interesting this way :)

If you can get a killer car and afford more upgrades, then go for it... long as you can prove them ;)
 
#66
oh nice just started modelin a 2003 peugoet 307 xsi in blender i brought my own one for £3000 a few years back so it should fit the bill nicely.

Here's an early image of the car in it's standard form if any one is familia with blender ans know's any tips or trick to get things looking a bit smoother or how to sharpen certain edges up they would be appreciated
 

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Astr0s

Super Moderator
#67
You should start your own thread instead of posting pictures here :) Also providing more info on the purchase would be cool, just to keep everything documented, as the challenge rules tell us :)
 

DodgeBoy

Active Member
#68
oh nice just started modelin a 2003 peugoet 307 xsi in blender i brought my own one for £3000 a few years back so it should fit the bill nicely.

Here's an early image of the car in it's standard form if any one is familia with blender ans know's any tips or trick to get things looking a bit smoother or how to sharpen certain edges up they would be appreciated
You gotta post a link to the classifieds ad and pictures.
 

tom120934

Administrator
#69
@Randy_Fox : welcome to SMCars, nice to see another blenderhead here. Browse my website for tutorials (link is in signature)

@everyone : I think I'll join in. I started to browse automobile.fr (french version of mobile.de) and already found some pieces of interest. Jaguar XJS convertible is my first pick. Stay tuned for more... ;)

EDIT : Proof I can enter the contest with a Ferrari 458 Italia : http://achat-occasion.automobile.fr...ORT&categories=SportsCar&lang=fr&pageNumber=1
 

tom120934

Administrator
#70
Here my 3 options, in no particular order :

Mazda RX-7 TwinTurbo HKS, 4499€, 303hp : Mazda RX-7 TwinTurbo HKS Umbau comme Coupé Sport à Althengstett

Fiat Coupe 2.0 20 V Turbo, 3999€, 379hp : Fiat Coupe 2.0 20 V Turbo comme Coupé Sport à Solingen

Toyota Supra 3.0 Non Turbo Targa AeroTop, 4999€, 245hp : Toyota Supra 3.0 Non Turbo Targa AeroTop comme Coupé Sport à Viernheim

The Supra price let no possibility to change anything, but the other one can use a paint job or maybe some new tires.

What do you think ?
 
#71
Lol, that 458 ad looks legit.

The Fiat gets sold because it only starts with the help of another car and the seller doesnt know where the problem is. Dunno if that could be a problem.

The Supra looks pretty nice, its an automatic but who cares.

The Rx-7 just looks horrible and Im not sure how much you can change there with your 1 euro left. :D

So Id take the Supra, or something completely different.
 

tom120934

Administrator
#73
OMG ! That Fiat is awesome. I gonna do that one !!!!!!!!!!!

schaefft : there is 501€ left, so I would have reverted to the front fender to stock one (vents are terrible) and paint it. And thanks for the explanation about the Fiat, my German is 0...
 
#74
AH yeah, mixed the pricing of the RX-7 with the Supra. So youd actually have the money to get some salvage parts to restore its pride. :D

Good luck with the Fiat, a ricer police Fiat Coupe seems like an interesting idea. :D
 
#75
I probably will join the contest with this awesome Volvo

Volvo 242 @ Blocket.se

Costs 15000SEK which is 1,647.98 EUR

So I got plenty of money to do some changes, if I can find price for Volvo T5 engine it will go in it :D

It would be lowpoly entry of course
 

OldDog

Active Member
#78
Found an Nissan 300ZX in perfect condition, 219 Kw, 4.500 euros May be i join whit it :) since there is no way that i'll find an Skyline 1999 for less then 5000 in any condition xD

There is also an Peugeot 205 1.6 GTI, for 950 euros and whit the rest of the money i'll be able to get it in the perfect condition, also I own an Peugeot 205 1.9 GTi in perfect condition so reference wont be a problem only difference is that i have leather interior, but i guess covering the interior in leather wont be more then 1000e ?
some paint job and few mechanical parts to boost the engine a bit, :) who knows.

I would also buy a new letter steering wheel , and because i own an Peugeot mechanical shop the prices for all the parts won't be a problem.

But still who knows may be i go whit Yugo for 650e and i can even put in an airplane engine whit the cash that i have left for the love of god xD

Any how those 3 are my top for now. also had two Toyota Celica's for 2500-2600 euros one's body in good condition and the other one has an 250-300 Hp engine xD

My fav. is peugeot 205 ofc.
BUT !
Suggestions are welcome :) and needed ;)
 
#80
OldDog interesting you posted that, i was thinking there would definitely be Nissan 300/Supra/Celica. But the 205 is good choice. Nobody found any Golf GTi ?

what do you guys think the top gear team would go for , i would say this
Clarkson - jaguar XJ
May - Escort RS
Hammond - early skyline
 
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