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#1861 OFFLINE   Nicola H

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 09:18 PM

Anyone else heard of the Talbot Wind?

 

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similar simca LCV base to the Rancho ... Heuliez are a coachbuilder in  that  there French France ... 



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Posted 07 February 2018 - 09:22 PM

Heard about the Talbot Wind today and was going to post it in here.  You can blame serial Simca fettler Scmick over on the blue forum for the knowledge.



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Posted 07 February 2018 - 09:38 PM

Anyone else heard of the Talbot Wind?
 
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good try, but cant beat the 504 'Loisirs'
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Posted 07 February 2018 - 09:47 PM

Always thought the Vauxhall Corsa was the Opel Corsa...

 

Appears not.

 

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 09:48 PM

How the hell did people get in to the back seat in that 504? The bulkhead looks to still be in place, what a bizarre thing


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#1866 OFFLINE   Tadhg Tiogar

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 09:50 PM

similar simca LCV base to the Rancho ... Heuliez are a coachbuilder in that there French France ...

They were a coachbuilder. Not any more. Although there is another firm of that name which builds buses. Not sure if related to the defunct one.
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Posted 07 February 2018 - 11:03 PM

Anyone else heard of the Talbot Wind?

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There are some fantastic* staged photos of this with some awkwardly-posed models.  Well worth a look

 

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#1868 OFFLINE   HarmonicCheeseburger

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Posted 08 February 2018 - 12:31 AM

There are some fantastic* staged photos of this with some awkwardly-posed models.  Well worth a look

 

https://i.pinimg.com/564x/2b/06/40/2b064...

What else are they to do when some plonker takes them to a damp Welsh beach for surfing...


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Posted 08 February 2018 - 03:54 AM

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Yes, this was a regular production model available to the public. But only 250 were sold.

It was followed up with a two rotor model and the engine later became available in the Samara s well.

 

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Posted 08 February 2018 - 10:17 AM

Not really belonging here, sue me etc., but when they had their outboard division Perkins built an experimental diesel Wankel, something that was not at all easy to pull off. Well someone had to say it.

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Posted 08 February 2018 - 01:56 PM

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3324/5767...

 

Yes, this was a regular production model available to the public. But only 250 were sold.

It was followed up with a two rotor model and the engine later became available in the Samara s well.

 

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I'm pretty sure Sam Glover owns one of them there Wankel Ladas. Goodness knows where he found it.


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Posted 08 February 2018 - 02:07 PM

I'm pretty sure Sam Glover owns one of them there Wankel Ladas. Goodness knows where he found it.

 

Those must have been an entertaining drive; freakish performance from a car meant for the proletariat. I read somewhere that the Soviet police used them.


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#1873 OFFLINE   Junkman

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Posted 08 February 2018 - 04:21 PM

Initially only the police used them. They became available to the public later.

A Lada never was a car for the proletariat. You had to be very privileged to get one.


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Posted 08 February 2018 - 04:35 PM

...A Lada never was a car for the proletariat. You had to be very privileged to get one.

 

Nomenklatura, then.


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Posted 09 February 2018 - 08:27 AM

What else are they to do when some plonker takes them to a damp Welsh beach for surfing...

Presumably they're listening to their Talbot rust vigorously in the salt sea air...
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Posted 10 February 2018 - 08:22 PM

There is a Suzuki Jimney pick up truck near me. Doesn't look a bodge job. It has a proper plastic mouldings. Looks like a factory job but never seen another

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 08:32 PM

Courtesy of the Junkman, I learned recently of the ultra-cool Geo Storm wagon.

 

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 08:47 PM

My old man had one of those, same colour too; they're like cockroaches, it refused to die despite a regime of benign neglect, just occasionally a bit of trim would fall off. Flogged it to a bloke from Manchester who came 250 miles to buy a shite old LHD car for £300.

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 10:03 PM

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Spotted one of these today. Foreign plates, ofcourse.

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 10:15 PM

Not really belonging here, sue me etc., but when they had their outboard division Perkins built an experimental diesel Wankel, something that was not at all easy to pull off. Well someone had to say it.

 

Thank you for tossing that one off...  :D

 

Meanwhile, can everyone else hear that Simca Windthingy dissolving?


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Posted 11 February 2018 - 06:17 AM

Anybody put a Talbot Wind on gas?  'Cause I heard the exhaust is likely to blow.


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Posted 11 February 2018 - 09:39 AM

There is a Suzuki Jimney pick up truck near me. Doesn't look a bodge job. It has a proper plastic mouldings. Looks like a factory job but never seen another


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Posted 11 February 2018 - 09:57 AM

Saw one of these gorgeous* creations recently

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 11:00 AM

Came across this on a Russia webpage about home built soviet cars.  Was rather taken by this 'KD' based on a Ukrainian ZAZ with those fab wheels that are mostly brake drum.   Six were made and it looks quite a nice combination of professional and cartoony with its it scoop down half the length of the car.   Some other crackers on there as well

 

http://nevsedoma.com...p?newsid=249470

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 12:46 PM

Wow!  There's some interesting stuff there.  A few are quite pleasing to the eye - I particularly like the first of the white fastbacks and a white saloon that looks dated in a 1960s Lancia sort of way. Edit: Just looked again.  Well, maybe not like a Lancia but I like its awkward proportions.


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Posted 11 February 2018 - 01:23 PM

Saw one of these gorgeous* creations recently

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Ssangyong Tivoli...proper future shite.
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Posted 11 February 2018 - 01:36 PM

^^ Skut's Russian cars link, 3 posts up.

14th car down, yellow one from 1985 looks a bit mini-Dodge-Challenger-ish. Anyone translate it's name so I can google it?

Lots of interesting cars on that link.

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 01:45 PM

^^ Skut's Russian cars link, 3 posts up.

14th car down, yellow one from 1985 looks a bit mini-Dodge-Challenger-ish. Anyone translate it's name so I can google it?

 

It translates as Proton. Its supposed to be powered by a forklift motor.  

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 03:37 PM

Does anyone here watch Smith & Sniff?

Very occasional YaTube! series featuring Johnny Smith (Fully Charged, Fifth Gear) & Richard Porter (Sniff Petrol, Top Gear) riding around in this week's press car talking drivel about old cars.

 

 

In the latest one Johnny talks about not knowing what the car used in Club Tropicana is, having heard the tinny exhaust note at the start of the record (but never having seen the video) a youthful Johnny deduced that it was a mk1 Fiesta.

Now anyone who likes a bit of 80s pop will remember the car as a Citroen Mehari and this was soon pointed out to Johnny on twitter complete with screengrabs.

 

I hadn't seen the video for a while so watched, expecting to see the second Mehari driven by George Michael and Andrew Ridgely.

But wait, that's not a Mehari!

 

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Could it be a Renault Rodeo?

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Careful freeze-framing got me this.

 

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That looks like the front end of a Fiat 127.

Some googlage led me to a company called Moretti, now defunct they started off building their own cars but ending up knocking out modified Fiats.

Their Jolly style car started with the 500,

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Moved onto the 126 with little styling updates

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And then went to a 127 base.

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To be facelift into this.

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So George Michael's first recorded breakdown must have involved a Fiat Morretti Midimaxi!

 

How proud I was at solving this until some chap on twitter pointed out the Spanish numberplates (club tropicana was filmed in Ibiza) and suggested it was a Seat Samba, or perhaps an Emelba Campero (license built Fiat/Seat motors from Catalonia).

However he laid the responsibility for such a thing with the Italian coach builder Fissore (not sure whether they ripped off Moretti or vice versa...)

 

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 11:26 AM

I was in Warsaw at the weekend and saw this, I never realised that the Matiz was sold as an FSO...

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