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#2161 OFFLINE   davocano

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 05:13 PM

Today I saw a Nissan Vanette with LDV Cub badging. I never knew etc.



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Posted 15 May 2018 - 06:56 PM

Anyway, I can't take too much credit for this as I found it on reddit.
 
The 1935 Monaco Trossi.
 
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- Space frame design
- Adjustable dampers
- 8 cylinder, 16 piston 2 stroke 4 litre twin supercharged radial engine
- Front wheel drive.

- Spectacular oil leak

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 07:41 PM

Prototype Studebaker designed by Porsche in the 50's. Front engined V6. Known as the 542. Never went into production.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 06:42 PM

2018 Ford Escort in China

 

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"Essentially it is a cheap car cobbled together from Ford’s parts bin."

 

Sounds great.


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 08:00 PM

2018 Ford Escort in China

 

"Essentially it is a cheap car cobbled together from Ford’s parts bin."

 

Sounds great.

 

Not being a Ford fan, I have no idea why, but I like that. I also like the Ka+.  Maybe it is because they have not thrown in too much pretentious electronic nonsense and have remembered that suspension is there to mask the state of the road from your fillings.  



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Posted 17 May 2018 - 03:07 AM

Anyway, I can't take too much credit for this as I found it on reddit.
 
The 1935 Monaco Trossi.
 
https://i.imgur.com/P2RyU5i.jpg...
 
- Space frame design
- Adjustable dampers
- 8 cylinder, 16 piston 2 stroke 4 litre twin supercharged radial engine
- Front wheel drive.

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-q8g6wZG-ZEw/U...

You can probably add hero levels of understeer to that list; it would be like driving a beetle backwards.


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 06:08 AM

A bettle with a ww2 fighter plane engine!

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 02:19 PM

OGGI CSS

 

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 02:25 PM

I passed an Alfa 4x4 this morning on an 18-plate. I planned to take a photo but I've just remembered I saw it.

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 03:04 PM

Stelvio.  No need to photo as they DO advertise them on the telly and have sold a fair few...

 

 

...Well, 214 in the UK for 2017 and I must have seen about ten thus far.  Come to think of it they are shocking figures!  Prime discounted autoshite come 2028


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Posted 26 May 2018 - 06:57 AM

Ford Pampa 4x4. Trouble with this thread is that someone might not have known the Pampa existed before me, but I'm buggered if I'm searching through a million previous posts to check. Back to the Pampa, a Renault 12 based thing based on the second generation Corcel which Ford had been producing since it took over the French firm's South American operation.
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Posted 26 May 2018 - 07:05 AM

Today I saw a Nissan Vanette with LDV Cub badging. I never knew etc.

That must have enriched your life. Those vans always held some kind of miserable fascination for me. I bet they searched long and hard for bits they could leave off on the LDV version.
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Posted 26 May 2018 - 08:02 AM

Spotted this recently, don't think I've ever seen one and haven't a clue what it is. f4fbe98a1f86bbf404b01fa71128a3b4.jpgff83a732151a99c8501a27957de09a6e.jpg

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Posted 26 May 2018 - 08:14 AM

I like that. Mot check site says Isuzu 117 coupe. Never seen or heard of them before.


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Posted 26 May 2018 - 08:38 AM

I like that. Mot check site says Isuzu 117 coupe. Never seen or heard of them before.


Never sold here, I think. This would be one of maybe two or three personal imports brought in over the last few years.

Spares availability must be interesting.
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Posted 26 May 2018 - 08:40 AM

Googling Isuzu 171 coupe brings up this. :-)

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Available 1968 - 81. Looks a bit Jensen-ey at the front with round headlamps.

Wiki says some had twin-cams and some also had fuel injection.
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Posted 26 May 2018 - 09:11 AM

One of these turned up in the Ebay thread yesterday.
Renault mini 4 S, from Uraguay.
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And I'm not sure if this is a production model or a special. . .
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Posted 26 May 2018 - 09:28 AM

Googling Isuzu 171 coupe brings up this.

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Available 1968 - 81. Looks a bit Jensen-ey at the front with round headlamps.

WTF?????? New one on me.



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Posted 26 May 2018 - 09:41 AM

That must have enriched your life. Those vans always held some kind of miserable fascination for me. I bet they searched long and hard for bits they could leave off on the LDV version.

Someone down the street from me has an LDV Cub. I can often see it from my window but it's never there when I walk that way with a camera handy :(


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Posted 26 May 2018 - 03:34 PM

I've just found my 1992 Observers Book of Cars. Among the assorted chod it features the Sao Penza, but the one pictured is a saloon. There's only a few Penza photos online and they're all hatchbacks so I had no idea it was ever available as a saloon. I wonder how many they sold?

 

A few pages back is something called the RJD Tempest, a supercharged Corvette made by Robert Jankel of Panther fame and supposedly capable of 200mph. Never heard of it.


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Posted 02 June 2018 - 07:19 AM

Stelvio. No need to photo as they DO advertise them on the telly and have sold a fair few...

https://www.youtube....h?v=y3xK405DgPc

...Well, 214 in the UK for 2017 and I must have seen about ten thus far. Come to think of it they are shocking figures! Prime discounted autoshite come 2028

I had a Stelvio as a rental in Germany at Christmas.

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I didn’t bond with it, ugly bloated thing and the ride was awful. It was quite fast though and steered well for a munty blob.

The interior looks ok in photos but is very plasticky. The letterbox shaped satnav shows 10 miles either side of you and 50 yards ahead, which makes it completely useless.

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Verdict: modern toss. Brera is more comfortable, heaps better ergonomically (never thought I’d say that) and much more classy.

Spotted this recently, don't think I've ever seen one and haven't a clue what it is. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2018052...https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2018052...
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Brilliant spot! I only know about these because Nigel Bickle has one (I think).
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Posted 02 June 2018 - 08:20 AM

Sounds like perfect Autoshite then. Has everything we look for in a car. We'll all be lusting after these in ten to fifteen years. Especially if they're only selling 214 a year.
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Posted 02 June 2018 - 08:56 AM

Brilliant spot! I only know about these because Nigel Bickle has one (I think).


Nigel's Isuzu 117

http://autoshite.com...ake-3/?hl=isuzu
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Posted 02 June 2018 - 08:59 AM

I had a Stelvio as a rental in Germany at Christmas.

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I didn’t bond with it, ugly bloated thing and the ride was awful. It was quite fast though and steered well for a munty blob.

The interior looks ok in photos but is very plasticky. The letterbox shaped satnav shows 10 miles either side of you and 50 yards ahead, which makes it completely useless.

attachicon.gif52EBEAAB-9CF4-491E-BCB9-EE835898DC35.jpeg

Verdict: modern toss. Brera is more comfortable, heaps better ergonomically (never thought I’d say that) and much more classy.

Brilliant spot! I only know about these because Nigel Bickle has one (I think).

 

Wow that does look very arkward doesn't it?



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Posted 02 June 2018 - 09:04 AM

To be fair, they probably look better in a lighter colour, like metallic red. But this was Germany, so it was black.

Yoss is probably right about it being futureshite.

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Posted 02 June 2018 - 09:51 AM

Delorean John.


It wouldn't have been flushed with success in their home market, and would probably have been panned by the critics. If Delorean had survived, to compete in the current market they'd need an SUV - the RestRoom.
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Posted 02 June 2018 - 11:34 AM

Yoss is probably right.


Ha ha, thought I'd quote that bit and show it to Mrs Yoss sometime when she'll decide I'm most definitely not.

Anyway back to the Alfa, think of it as Austin 3-Litre. Sold in very small numbers when new, scraped along the bottom of the depreciation curve for about 20 years (that's when we buy them) and are only now starting to pick up (but we would have sold it on long before that happens.
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Posted 02 June 2018 - 05:24 PM

 

except thats a Velar not an ewock


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Posted 02 June 2018 - 05:42 PM

I saw a UK registered Volkswagen Routan today, it's a rebadged Chrysler Voyager for the North American market. What is point.

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Posted 02 June 2018 - 06:34 PM

I saw a UK registered Volkswagen Routan today, it's a rebadged Chrysler Voyager for the North American market. What is point.


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