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    Transporting a Stratos

    Hi all,

    I'd like to get something to put the Stratos in, to take across the UK & (maybe) Europe. Trips up to Scotland/ Wales, when it needs servicing etc. Such journeys would be all the more enjoyable - & reduce miles on the car - were I to have something to sling it in..

    Trailering isn't an option (I've an EV). I was wondering if anyone used a low loader of some sort, like one of those Vauxhall/ Fiat/ Peugeot things you see at track days etc. I don't particularly want to spend stupid amounts of wedge on it - given that it's going to sit there for large amounts of time doing nothing - but it would be dead useful to have.

    Any thoughts, anyone?

    Thanks in advance,
    Hedge

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    Re: Transporting a Stratos

    When I was building mine and transporting it around for paint, rolling road sessions etc. I Used to rent one of these small transporters it was great. Dead easy to load the car, easy to drive and made life much easier than towing.

    The guy I used got rid of his and I did contemplate buying one and renting it out but all a bit complex. If I had the space and needed a transport solution I'd have one over a trailer any day.

    As with everything vehicle related, prices seem high at the minute if you want one that looks like it won't fall apart.
    Last edited by LPH_UK; 06-06-2024 at 10:23.

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    Re: Transporting a Stratos

    This kind of thing Andrew?:
    Renault transporter

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    Re: Transporting a Stratos

    Cool! Like that

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    Re: Transporting a Stratos

    Possibly, Chris, though the Stratos is (I think) a wee bit wider than the car going on the ramps in the pic (a Westie/ Crate/ MK Indy thing), so I'm not sure if it'll fit.

    Maybe I'll give LB a call...

    Thank you.

    Hedge
    QUOTE=ProtoTipo;66225]This kind of thing Andrew?:
    Renault transporter[/QUOTE]

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    Re: Transporting a Stratos

    Quote Originally Posted by hedge View Post
    Possibly, Chris, though the Stratos is (I think) a wee bit wider than the car going on the ramps in the pic (a Westie/ Crate/ MK Indy thing), so I'm not sure if it'll fit.

    Maybe I'll give LB a call...

    Thank you.

    Hedge
    QUOTE=ProtoTipo;66225]This kind of thing Andrew?:
    Renault transporter
    [/QUOTE]

    I bet group 4 arches dont help

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    Re: Transporting a Stratos

    Like this - no connection to seller
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    Re: Transporting a Stratos

    What's the point of trailering a car that puts a huge smile on your face when you drive it? Okay, if you're contemplating the type of use that might result in damage then getting it home post prang means a transporter is useful but didn't we build these cars to be driven? It's not like they're totally impractical like a GT40, some of you even have aircon I believe!

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    Re: Transporting a Stratos

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mayers View Post
    What's the point of trailering a car that puts a huge smile on your face when you drive it? Okay, if you're contemplating the type of use that might result in damage then getting it home post prang means a transporter is useful but didn't we build these cars to be driven? It's not like they're totally impractical like a GT40, some of you even have aircon I believe!
    Don't forget the power steering and central locking Guy

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    Re: Transporting a Stratos

    And I believe Craig is working on electric windows now. ,,,,or maybe I dreamed that

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