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Can Basil Fawlty parlio italiano?


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#1 OFFLINE   AnthonyG

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 04:03 PM

Apologies for the crap Italian in the Title!But anyone who has a soft spot for the dear old BMC 1100, as I do, may find this of interest - an actual surviving example of a Innocenti 1100 - go to www.austin-rover.co.uk and click on 'Car of the Month' on the list on the left.What do you think - I like it - but the extra chrome trimmings would just make it rust even faster (if that were possible) in the wet old UK.

#2 OFFLINE   Marty

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 04:14 PM

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No - give me a home grown one any day, that front end just looks so Austin Cambridge to me.

#3 OFFLINE   pompei

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 09:39 PM

Reminds me of the A40 Farina

#4 OFFLINE   Volksy

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 09:42 PM

It reminds me of those Mini's that people used to stick stacklight Merc lights and grilles on.. cant find any pics of the net.. anyone have any??But the Italian 1100 has a certain style which I quite like..

#5 OFFLINE   Dead_E23

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Posted 13 December 2007 - 12:00 AM

It reminds me of those Mini's that people used to stick stacklight Merc lights and grilles on.. cant find any pics of the net.. anyone have any??

There's one on this page at austin-rover.co.uk. Headlamps only, but I do remember occasionally seeing them sporting the full treatment years ago.Whilst looking for a picture, I discovered that Radford were fitting Facel Vega headlamps. You learn something new every day!

#6 OFFLINE   Volksy

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Posted 13 December 2007 - 12:04 AM

Whilst looking for pics of those mini's I found this... I presume it's Photoshop.. Well I hope it is!?! :shock:

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#7 OFFLINE   chester drawers

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Posted 13 December 2007 - 12:34 AM

http://www.austin-rover.co.uk/images/im3...

Excellent, Vanden Plas fitted an "S&M" switch to complement the leather seats :)

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Posted 26 December 2007 - 05:13 PM

Excellent, Vanden Plas fitted an "S&M" switch to complement the leather seats :)

:D - It's actually Side & Head.

A bit clearer on my latest aquisition. :-

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#9 OFFLINE   chester drawers

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Posted 26 December 2007 - 09:54 PM

:D - It's actually Side & Head.

A bit clearer on my latest aquisition. :-

http://tiny.homelinux.com/albums/album03...

Disappointing - I was banking on side and main! The veneer’s looking much healthier in your example though. More pictures to follow?

#10 OFFLINE   keef

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Posted 27 December 2007 - 06:37 AM

More pictures to follow?

If you like wood? :-

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#11 OFFLINE   chester drawers

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Posted 27 December 2007 - 05:38 PM

Splendid! That looks like a very civilized place to be. I’m especially impressed by the huge pair of corduroy trousers pressed against the window glass:

http://tiny.homelinux.com/albums/album03...

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Posted 27 December 2007 - 05:42 PM

I’m especially impressed by the huge pair of corduroy trousers pressed against the window glass:

LOL!It's actually a carpet hung on the wall.The lady who owns the garage used it to stop her scraping the door on the wall when she opened it.
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#13 OFFLINE   Daniel H

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Posted 27 December 2007 - 06:00 PM

Most of those fittings were carried over to the Allegro too...


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#14 OFFLINE   Mr_Bo11ox

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Posted 27 December 2007 - 06:03 PM

Ha ha, I cannot believe all that old crud that the Major (from fawlty Towers) applied to your car Daniel H. Wonderful!

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Posted 27 December 2007 - 06:06 PM

Most of those fittings were carried over to the Allegro too...

But alas; no corduroy trousers :-(Although the door bell and green sticky tape is a great addition :-)
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