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#2371 OFFLINE   Kringle

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Posted 28 August 2018 - 04:05 AM

AKA the Fiat 242 which was built from 1974, so a bit earlier than the Trafic...

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Wikipedia says "...Fiat 242 was a van which was produced by Fiat from 1974. This van was the result of a cooperation with Citroën and was sold under the name Citroën C35 in France. Both vehicles were produced in Italy till 1987 with Fiat engines, and then in France by Chausson, when Fiat discontinued the 242. Citroën retained the model until 1992. This cooperation was the precursor of Sevel..."

I genuinely really really like that.

I'd also like to contribute the Alfa AR6.

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Posted 28 August 2018 - 01:11 PM

The Lada Tarzan!

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Posted 28 August 2018 - 02:43 PM

I didn't know that Ford Lio Ho (a Taiwanese Ford offshoot) built the 'Mondeo M2000' for the Chinese market based on the Mk2. Not sure which years, but I think after the Mk3 was launched elsewhere.

 

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Posted 28 August 2018 - 09:36 PM

I didn't know that Ford Lio Ho (a Taiwanese Ford offshoot) built the 'Mondeo M2000' for the Chinese market based on the Mk2. Not sure which years, but I think after the Mk3 was launched elsewhere.

 

Wow, that's a new one to me!  I found some more info on it:

 

https://carnewschina...d-mondeo-m2000/


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Posted 28 August 2018 - 10:05 PM

Cor, reading that it sounds like the ultimate first generation Mondeo. I shall be perusing Chinese car sites now ;-)


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Posted 29 August 2018 - 06:36 AM

Grille looks like it was pulled off a MK3.
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Posted 29 August 2018 - 10:40 AM

Here's a new turd on the block - a Kiwi Goa:

 

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http://www.kiwigoa.co.nz

 

I passed this thing on the motorway heading to Auckland International Airport at about 3:30am, the other day. It was towing a trailer of a similar shape and was doing all of about 70km/h. Somehow, this has passed muster to be on the road, carrying passengers. Seems to be based on a Suzuki Swift, that perennial cabbies' favourite

 

Since it's still winter here, it was about 4 degrees, so I'm sure there are better ways to start your trip abroad than cooped up in one of these, even if the one I saw had flimsy 'doors' covering the gap.

 

I'm all for a bit of enterprise and all but why does it have to be so ugly? 


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Posted 29 August 2018 - 07:38 PM

I just learned of the existence of Chilean-made Minis from this Jalopnik article.
 

While British Leyland had been producing Minis and Morrises and Land Rovers and other cars in Chile from CKD (Completely Knocked Down) kits sent from the UK in the 1960s, the government of Chile at the time was pushing for greater manufacturing independence and less reliance on foreign production. This led to increases of the requirements of Chilean-produced content in cars, which was only 25 percent in 1962, but went up to over 52 percent in 1968, and then a staggering 70 percent in 1971.

The only way British Leyland could make this work is if they produced the Mini’s whole body in Chile. Unfortunately, they were not selling nearly enough cars to justify the costs of a full body-stamping factory, so they had a very clever idea: make the bodies out of cheap, easy-to-produce fiberglass!


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counter to what you’d think, the fiberglass Minis were actually heavier than their steel brothers, and some even think they were stiffer as well.


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Posted 29 August 2018 - 08:26 PM

There was almost no British cars in Chile when i was there a few years back, I saw a steel Mini, a bubble Rover 200 and two Chinese built MGs.


It always amuses me that e46s vie with the PT Cruiser as the car that's too shit for Autoshite, 

 

 


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Posted 29 August 2018 - 08:41 PM

I wrote to the FACORCA concern hoping for a brochure when they were in production, but didn't receive a reply. AROnline article:

 

https://www.aronline...seas-venezuela/

 



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Posted 30 August 2018 - 06:22 AM

Here is a British Car I mistook for a Datsun b/c of the mirrors on the wings.

Some wag claims it's an Austin A-40 Mark I of the Farina persuasion, whatever that means,(aVAYlabel at a junkyard in Montana....as we speak) and about 1959/1960 vintage.40042962_1963902996964271_70860808745291


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Posted 30 August 2018 - 06:33 AM

Not too goobered-up, considering it's over half a century old. Note the layers of paint oxidizing off the car, but no rust! O.K., the left headlight is looking out for better weather, and it's LHD. Too bad the transport cost to the UK is about 2,000 pounds more than it's worth, or someone might take a shine to it as-is & repatriate it to the home country.

 

 

My car in college....a 1962 AMC Metropolitan....had alarming similarities to Austin A-40s, mechanically. The royal crest:

 

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Posted 30 August 2018 - 08:11 AM

I dunno, have you seen the prices of UK A40 Farinas recently? If it could be shipped relatively cheaply, it might be actually worth it to get a rot free one.
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Posted 30 August 2018 - 10:18 AM

I'm guessing you mean a BMC Metropolitan which is, fundamentally, the same underpinnings as the A40 Farina shown there.  It is weird seeing a Farina that's sun faded and with complete sills, they're usually either polished to within an inch of their life or a loosely assembled collection of bran flakes.


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Posted 30 August 2018 - 06:37 PM

Daewoo G2x

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It always amuses me that e46s vie with the PT Cruiser as the car that's too shit for Autoshite, 

 

 


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Posted 30 August 2018 - 07:51 PM

Concerning the Austin A-40, It's at a place outside of Cutbank, Montana. No pictures showing the engine or word of it's Mechanical condition.The site called Bring A Trailer had a story about a similar one that ran, in Los Angeles, for sale for $2,500 in 2015. There's a 1964 Farina in near-mint shape for 5,700 pounds in Grantham, so I guess people will pay serious money for them. No worries on the missing windshield wipers, as they were optional, like radio and heater.



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Posted 30 August 2018 - 10:46 PM

I'd have thought wipers and a heater would be obligatory for a Montana winter, although I suspect A40 wipers and heaters are not up to much.


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Posted 03 September 2018 - 02:35 PM

Scion tC/Toyota zelas

 

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Posted 03 September 2018 - 03:51 PM

Daewoo G2x

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Ooh yummy, apparently a tie up with Opel who made a GT. Looks the business but lardy at 1400kg.
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Posted 03 September 2018 - 03:57 PM

Dacia 1310, Zastava 1300, Zastava Florida, VAZ 2101-2105 with dual and single rotor Wankel engines.

For the Proletariat


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Posted 03 September 2018 - 07:09 PM

Saw this in Sainsburys earlier. Pretty sure I've not seen one before. IMG_20180903_151447.jpg
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Posted 03 September 2018 - 08:11 PM

Ooh yummy, apparently a tie up with Opel who made a GT. Looks the business but lardy at 1400kg.


Saturn Sky as well, ofcourse.

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Posted 03 September 2018 - 08:52 PM

Think I posted Prius estate before but it's so dull I can't remember;

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Nissan E-NV200 electric van

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And...one of these, thought someone had been messing with my cornflakes!

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Posted 03 September 2018 - 08:54 PM

Daewoo G2x
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licence built vx220?

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Posted 03 September 2018 - 09:09 PM

licence built vx220?


No, the other bit of GM.

American Saturn Sky or Pontiac Solstice.
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It always amuses me that e46s vie with the PT Cruiser as the car that's too shit for Autoshite, 

 

 


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Posted 05 September 2018 - 08:42 PM

Today at Ardingly antique fair (although these don't look that old)

 

First, yes I have seen a Dodge Ram before, but this one is extra long and has twin rear wheels!

 

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Also this Toyota

I've seen models with similar frontal treatment, but the rear & side is new to me.

 

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Posted 05 September 2018 - 08:55 PM

You can get the Dodge Ram in 1500, 2500 and 3500 flavours, I’m not sure on the exact details but cargo capacity goes up and the some of the bigger ones have twin wheels for load carrying.

The Toyota FJ Cruiser looks normal to me, not seen any others with that front end.
Unless you mean the original 45 series Land Cruisers?
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Posted 05 September 2018 - 09:05 PM

You can get the Dodge Ram in 1500, 2500 and 3500 flavours, I’m not sure on the exact details but cargo capacity goes up and the some of the bigger ones have twin wheels for load carrying.

The Toyota FJ Cruiser looks normal to me, not seen any others with that front end.
Unless you mean the original 45 series Land Cruisers?

OK, I've just never seen the twin wheels before and yes, this was 3500.

 

I have never seen that shape Land Cruiser before as far as I remember, were they sold in the UK? Quite liked it!



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Posted 05 September 2018 - 09:09 PM

Yugo Sana in pickup flavour!


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Posted 05 September 2018 - 09:17 PM

OK, I've just never seen the twin wheels before and yes, this was 3500.
 
I have never seen that shape Land Cruiser before as far as I remember, were they sold in the UK? Quite liked it!


They were aimed at North America, v6 petrol only so limited appeal elsewhere.

It always amuses me that e46s vie with the PT Cruiser as the car that's too shit for Autoshite, 

 

 





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