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#2701 OFFLINE   cros

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Posted 29 January 2019 - 11:48 PM

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VPG MV1 DX Wheel Chair Accessible Van/Taxi

Horrific looking thing, mercifully out of production now, I think.

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Posted 30 January 2019 - 12:49 AM

Courtesy of Brownnova's excellent thread here: http://autoshite.com...-5#entry1731701 is the now dead Stevens electric van/car.

 

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They're kind of adorable, in a three-legged dog sort of a way.  Certainly not a car that you can be angry at, I mean look at its little face!


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Posted 30 January 2019 - 12:57 AM

Also, entirely by accident, I just discovered that in Barcelona there were electric trolley vans used to service the trolley bus lines and trolley busses themselves until the 1990s.  Built on British made Tilling-Stevens chassis, it would seem that these were very rare vehicles with a long service life.  I could barely find any more than the above out about them, and the images I could find were limited to one website: https://dewi.ca/trai...n/btrolley.html

 

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Posted 30 January 2019 - 01:53 PM

Courtesy of Brownnova's excellent thread here: http://autoshite.com...-5#entry1731701 is the now dead Stevens electric van/car.

 

http://www.stevensvehicles.co.uk/images/...

 

They're kind of adorable, in a three-legged dog sort of a way.  Certainly not a car that you can be angry at, I mean look at its little face!

 

..more behind the concept < here >

 

Also, entirely by accident, I just discovered that in Barcelona there were electric trolley vans used to service the trolley bus lines and trolley busses themselves until the 1990s.  Built on British made Tilling-Stevens chassis, it would seem that these were very rare vehicles with a long service life.  I could barely find any more than the above out about them, and the images I could find were limited to one website: https://dewi.ca/trai...n/btrolley.html

 

https://dewi.ca/trains/barcelon/pix/c084...

 

Was that the same Stevens ?


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Posted 30 January 2019 - 03:14 PM

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VPG MV1 DX Wheel Chair Accessible Van/Taxi

Horrific looking thing, mercifully out of production now, I think.

 

A friend's step dad has one for his wheelchair.  Very utilitarian but he loves it as it's designed for wheelchairs from the ground up.  They're thinking of getting rid as 'it's getting a bit old'.  Five years and 70000 miles is a worry apparently. 


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Posted 30 January 2019 - 03:49 PM

 
Was that the same Stevens ?


No. Tilling-Stevens was taken over by the Rootes group in 1953 and the Stevens electric platform was designed by Tony Stevens, who productionised the Hillman Avenger.

Sad fact #192. The Commer “knocker” opposed piston, two stoke Diesel engine was a Tilling-Stevens designed engine that was scheduled for production by them in 1954. TS3 stood for Tilling Stevens 3 cylinder. A four cylinder was also prototyped but never made production. About four or five of the prototype four cylinder TS4s exist around the world.
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Posted 30 January 2019 - 04:45 PM

I saw a Toyota Sera the other day, I don't think I ever knew about them. Really liked the looks of it.

https://en.m.wikiped...iki/Toyota_Sera

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Posted 30 January 2019 - 07:02 PM

No. Tilling-Stevens was taken over by the Rootes group in 1953 and the Stevens electric platform was designed by Tony Stevens, who productionised the Hillman Avenger.

Sad fact #192. The Commer “knocker” opposed piston, two stoke Diesel engine was a Tilling-Stevens designed engine that was scheduled for production by them in 1954. TS3 stood for Tilling Stevens 3 cylinder. A four cylinder was also prototyped but never made production. About four or five of the prototype four cylinder TS4s exist around the world.

 

As it happens, Tony Stevens "established himself at the Rootes Group. As chief engineer, chief designer and - ultimately - head of product planning, he was responsible for a number of popular cars, including the Hillman Hunter and Sunbeam Rapier."  Quoted from The Telegraph < here I knew he designed engines and was a head of product planning for Rootes, but I don't know about his early career.


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Posted 02 February 2019 - 07:46 AM

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The PK, manufactured by Pars Khodro in Iran right up until 2005. A 1980s Renner 5 body on a Kia Pride floorpan, etc.
Before 2000 the Renner 5 was known as the Sepand.

Nice parking, should be ok to leave it there.
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Posted 02 February 2019 - 07:50 AM

But that's the old version.
Since 2005 they've been making more updated ones, called the New PK.

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Edit, production of these stopped in 2013. Not bad for the little 1972 Renner 5.

Look at him, you can see the wheels turning in his brain - "Is that kerb too high to park on top of or isn't it?".
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Posted 02 February 2019 - 07:59 AM

There were more elegant answers to a question nobody asked.
 
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/24/61/a8/...
 
 
Also hatchback.
 
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It was flogged on eBay a few years back, has deteriorated on someone's driveway ever since and is now in dreadful condition.

Pretty sure the hatchback took a trip round the oval a year or two ago, I remember seeing a picture of it and wondering what its story was.

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Posted 02 February 2019 - 09:49 AM

A friend's step dad has one for his wheelchair.  Very utilitarian but he loves it as it's designed for wheelchairs from the ground up.  They're thinking of getting rid as 'it's getting a bit old'.  Five years and 70000 miles is a worry apparently.


National Heath glasses probably worked just as well as any but I remember them stigmatising school kids who had to wear them. Car manufacturers should have progressed beyond offering a similar experience for wheelchair users.

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Posted 02 February 2019 - 11:44 AM

That looks like it has a rear engine V6
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If you're going to have a funky car, have it in a funky colour.


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Posted 02 February 2019 - 02:01 PM

The PK, manufactured by Pars Khodro in Iran right up until 2005. A 1980s Renner 5 body on a Kia Pride floorpan, etc.
Before 2000 the Renner 5 was known as the Sepand.

Nice parking, should be ok to leave it there.


Excellent parking.

I know a bloke named Sepand (he does have Iranian heritage), I'll have to tell him about his namesake motor.

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Posted 08 February 2019 - 11:44 AM

How shite is this?
A three wheeled American car from the mid 70s.
It's the Dale, from the Twentieth Century Motor Car Corporation.

Quote - ". . . expected sales of 88,000 cars in the first year and 250,000 in the second year".


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More importantly, read the back-story, it's fab.

https://cardesignnew...7/09/ccotw-dale

https://en.m.wikiped...Car_Corporation
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Posted 08 February 2019 - 11:47 AM

The Dollop episode on the Dale and its creator is good.

https://m.soundcloud...own-as-the-dale
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Posted 08 February 2019 - 12:09 PM

^ Aye, it's an interesting story, I'd never heard of it before. Some vids on Youtube too.

This is their Vanagen design proposal which, unfortunately, didn't make it either.
A three wheeled 850cc estate car for Americans.

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 11:24 PM

New A Class is very Japanesey from the back

 

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Fuck new cars.


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Posted 10 February 2019 - 11:28 PM

Somehow missed that there is an Aldi Q2

 

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Fuck new cars.


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Posted 10 February 2019 - 11:29 PM

Street Scooter

 

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Fuck new cars.


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Posted 10 February 2019 - 11:34 PM

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Fuck new cars.


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Posted 11 February 2019 - 01:14 PM

I saw one of these.

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 03:56 PM

This drove past me, I assumed Ireland only. But it was on English plates and available here.

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 08:59 AM

Saw this on another forum & rather like it

 

https://clubmegapass...ess.com/presse/

 

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 11:19 AM

The Simca 1200 Campero. Made in Spain from fibreglass and Spanish stuff.
I want one.
Matra Rancho? - paaah, geddadda here.

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 11:22 AM

Here's another one, so I think they were meant to look like that.

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 12:22 PM

Here's another one, so I think they were meant to look like that.

 

What an appalling design.*  Must have been designed* by a committee..........of primary school children.  I love the awkward rear glass.  Probably bits of perspex glued together to achieve the angles.



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Posted 16 February 2019 - 01:40 PM

^ Yes, it does look a bit like a joint geometry / art class project using bits and pieces from the janitor's store. The more I look at it the more I like it.
Looks like some of the hopeless early 80s kit cars you used to see in magazines. They were so shit they were addictive. I spent £££ of my pocket money buying kit car mags. Up until I reached a certain age . . .
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Posted 16 February 2019 - 05:30 PM

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What the devil is this?
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Posted 16 February 2019 - 05:42 PM

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What the devil is this?

 

My Guess is a pick up with hardtop cover

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