FORTE VISION CAR LIST

THE RELEVANCE

So why is a list of cars owned relevant to the Forte Vision ethos? The answer is because they were all driven daily. Our owner knows what to expect from a quality vehicle. Good design features and poor design features. The tactile quality of materials. The good, the bad and the ugly. This knowledge can only be gained by experience across marques. The Forte Vision car list documents the experiences of running both the mundane (often the most fun), to the exotic (often in bills).

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BMW M3 Convertible and Aston Martin V8 EFi Volante.

WHY WERE SO MANY CARS BOUGHT?

In the eighties, the owner of Forte Vision, Stuart Brown, spent all his time reading Car, Car & Car Conversions, Fast Lane and numerous other magazines. In the nineties a bit of success enabled him to experience the dreams, and nightmares, of the vehicles he had previously only read about. A lot of reading meant a lot of cars and over thirty plus years this became almost 140 in total. Listed below, with a few bikes for good measure, but have probably missed a few.


THE LIST

Over time the Forte Vision vehicle list will be updated to include as many pictures, anecdotes and reviews as possible. Just follow the links.

Some weeks I did not have a camera with me, so some of the things on the list will be represented by copyright free web images. These will be clearly captioned (library). Some of these events were over thirty years ago, so please forgive and correct me for any inaccuracies surrounding car years and detail. Am normally pretty good though. Lastly, the images. Most a little more than snaps and taken at the dawn of the digital camera revolution. Also, this was the time when memory cost… a lot. In other words, am not working with a great image resolution.

Spoiler alert. I wanted, and still want, to love Aston Martin, but as a make they have been by far the most disappointing. So, to the Forte Vision list; the experience might not equal Jay Leno’s garage, but Forte Vision will give it our best shot!


Aprilia RS 125

Aston Martin DB7 Coupe manual

Aston Martin DB7 Coupe auto

Aston Martin V8 Vantage 1978 auto

Aston Martin V8 Vantage red manual

Aston Martin V8 Vantage silver auto

Aston Martin V8 Coupe Oscar India

Aston Martin V8 EFi Volante

Aston Martin Virage Volante

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Aston Martin VIrage Volante (library).

Audi A4 2.8 30V Quattro

Austin Maestro

BMW 3 Series track car. E30. 3.0 litre modded

BMW 1200RS

BMW 1200RS

BMW 1200RS

BMW 1100LT

BMW 1100LT

BMW 1100GS

BMW 320 2 door E21

BMW 316 2 doorE21

BMW 318i Touring E30

BMW 316 E36

BMW 316i E36

BMW 320i Coupe E36

BMW 330 CSi E46

BMW 318iS Coupe E36

BMW 328i E46

BMW 328i Convertible E46

BMW M3 SMG Convertible E46

BMW R1200C

BMW 635 CSI

BMW 750 iL

Colt Lancer 2000 Turbo

Colt Lancer 2000 Turbo

Colt Lancer 2000 Turbo

Colt Lancer 2000 Turbo BBR

Ducati 916 Senna

Ferrari F355 Berlinetta

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Ferrari F355 Berlinetta.

Fiat Croma

Fiat Panda 4×4

Ford Capri 2.8i Grey over silver

Ford Capri 2.8i Blue over silver

Ford Capri 2.8i Special in silver

Ford Cortina 2.0GL

Ford Escort XR3i

Ford Escort XR3i

Ford Escort XR3i

Ford Escort XR3

Ford Escort XR3i Cabriolet

Ford Mondeo MKII 2.5 Ghia

Ford Mondeo ST Line

Ford Sierra XR4x4

Ford Sierra XR4x4

Ford Sierra Sapphire Cosworth 2WD

Honda Blackbird

Jaguar X-Type 3.0 SE Auto

Jaguar XJ-S 6.0 Coupe

Jaguar XJ12L

Lada Riva (used for banger racing)

Lancia Delta Integrale (best crash resistance)

Lancia Thema V6

Land Rover Discovery 2.5

Land Rover Range Rover 3.9 Vogue SE

Land Rover Range Rover 2.5 DSE

Land Rover SWB canvas tilt

Mercedes-Benz 190E

Mercedes-Benz 190E

Mercedes 300 SL

Mercedes-Benz C220 Sport

Mercedes-Benz A-Class 1.6 Classic

Mercedes-Benz A Class Elegance

Mercedes-Benz A Class Diesel

Mercedes-Benz C43 AMG

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Diesel Sport

Mercedes S-Class 500 Limo

Mini Cooper

Mini Cooper S

MGB GT Roadster

Midas Marcos #1

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Registered as a Midas Marcos. Bought as used by Russell Bulgin, car journalist. Needed restoration. Created a website for the car here.

Morris Eight Series E

MV Agusta 750cc F4

Nissan Almera

Nissan Primera 1.8

Nissan Primera Sport Plus

Nissan X-Trail Tekna

Opel Manta GTE

Peugeot 106 GTi Silver

Peugeot 106 GTi Diablo red

Peugeot 106 1.5 Diesel Mardi Gras

Peugeot 205 1.8 Diesel

Peugeot 205 GTi race car

Peugeot 5008

Piaggio ET4 scooter

Porsche 911 Speedster 1994

Porsche 911 Supersport Targa

Porsche 911 SC Targa 3.0

Porsche 911 Turbo 3.3

Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera Convertible (best 911)

Porsche 911 Carrera 2 996

Porsche 944 Turbo

Porsche 944 16V

Porsche 944 2.5 Coupe

Porsche 944 3.0 16V S2

Porsche 928 S2

Porsche Boxster 2.5 986 Auto

Porsche Boxster 2.5 986 Manual

Rapport Forte

Renault 5 Le Car

Renault 5 Turbo 1 (Red & RHD from Radbourne Racing)

Renault 5TL

Renault 5GTL

Renault Clio 2018

Renault Clio 2017

Renault Clio V6

Renault Laguna 1.8RT

Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II

Rolls-Royce Silver Spur

Saab 9-3 Aero 2.0T

Sunbeam Rapier Series 2

Suzuki Hayabusa

Suzuki Hayabusa

Suzuki 2 stroke off-road bike

Triumph TR7 Convertible

TVR Griffith 500

Vauxhall Vectra 1.8LS

Volkswagen Beetle 1303

Volkswagen Type 2 Campervan

Volkswagen Golf VR6

Volkswagen Golf GTi 16V Oak Green and big bumper

Volkswagen Golf GTi 8V

Volkswagen Golf MK1 Diesel

Volkswagen Golf Diesel Estate

Volvo 240DL estate

Volvo 240GLT estate

Volvo 240DL

Volvo 340DL

Volvo 340DL

Volvo 740 GLE 1986 silver

Volvo 740 GLE 1986 black

Yamaha R1 1998

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Early,1998, Yamaha R1. Recognisable by different side decals.

Yamaha R1 1999

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    Beaulieu National Motor Museum – BRE: Peter Brock Designs – Simeone Museum – Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum – Thornley Kelham – Hall & Hall – Allard Cars – Shapecraft – Aston Martin Works – Mitchell Motors – Washington DC Auto Show – Geneva International Motor Show – The Bugatti Trust – Jim Stokes Workshops (JSWL) – Vintage Racing Green – Kia Design Center – Mouland & Yates – Williams Racing

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