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  1. Not expensive for one of these. They are much larger than they look - everything is to a large scale - over 14ft long and 6ft 5inches wide. They are totally wooden to drive and totally gutless but totally wonderful. A US idea of a small car.
  2. Indeed. Outdoor pissing is still a national sport in France.
  3. Or the Creech Mystique - from zat zare Zomerzet...none thought to survive. Used the MGBGT tailgate. Very neat. BLMC why oh why did you not attempt this...
  4. Two door Austin 1300 I would guess. In the wacky world of BMC and BLMC they made the four door, two door estate and two door saloon - all required significant different body pressings (and cost) but no hatchback. I think the two doors were pretty rare - I don't recall seeing many at the time. But that was the era of long waiting lists for cars so people took what was available. If you want to see a hatchback - look no further than this lash-up by Crayford. One mis-step with those old-fashioned ratchet supports and that rear glass would have flexed and shattered surely. But great idea with a little more work...I think at least one survives.
  5. No idea what this car is. Reg number no longer seems in use. Car would be pre-1914 at a guess.
  6. What a contrast between the over-styled and oversized Toyota and the 80's. London yesterday.
  7. The Malcolm C Elder ads were a regular feature of the classic car magazines for years and years. Always had some interesting stuff and nicely laid out ads. I think Malcolm is no longer with us - but the business may survive... but as I no longer read car 'mags' unless they turn up in a local charity shop I'm not sure. But yes the name brought on a wave of nostalgia.
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    The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
  9. "I purchased her in 2017, lived in her for a year and then discovered that the entire interior had to be removed. This was due to a fungus that had come over from Florida" https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F233355552698
  10. If BMW were the German equivalent of Triumph (sporty aspirational saloons at a price premium) and wanted a hatch of their usual big saloon output you get this... Same idea...same segment...probably similar buyers a few generations apart. The British motor industry created so many great ideas at the time which have come back round again... Michelotti designed for both companies and the last Triumph Dolomite prototype has a distinctly 70's BMW look too. Instead we got the Acclaim. Such is life...
  11. Citroen prototype - by Bertone. More info here: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citroën_GS_Camargue
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