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  1. Another picture from a book I have, there is another picture online with a different surely man in glasses driving it!
  2. I imagine so, also once Chrysler had controlling interests in both Simca & Rootes there was probably less need for them to be imported, though that didn't stop Simcas being sold over here.
  3. I shouldn't imagine they got that high on the French sales charts!
  4. Until recently my local Chinese takeaway used a 54 plate Yaris for deliveries. I agree that the Mk2 wasn't that good looking, & the Mk3 was easier on the eye. The
  5. I heard the dealers of some of the smaller brands made more money from the finance deals than the actual cars!
  6. I imagine it was done when they were cheap as chips & before the Swedes started buying up old American cars.
  7. Oddly I was looking at the same photos a few days ago!
  8. It wouldn't be out out of place in one of Gerry Anderson's shows!
  9. I remember there was a very good drama made about Donald Campbell in the late 1980s with Anthony Hopkins in the lead role. He drove an E-Type with the registration DC7 in it.
  10. The southern hemisphere is a hotbed for odd badge engineered cars!
  11. I'm not sure if that was the car she asked for in Santa Baby!
  12. I remember this picture being used in one of the Have I Got News For You books.
  13. Indeed: https://blog.goo.ne.jp/koyapop/c/922fc2339f638092aad1ee794eabfe7e
  14. The Volvo one is a bit close to the bone, & it looks like an MG 1100/1300 on the left hand stack with The Osmonds!
  15. My Dad remembers that cars that ran on 5 star had to be retuned to used 4 star when it was no longer available.
  16. I think Leeds is the largest British city that doesn't use black cabs for standard taxis, but I'm happy to be corrected.
  17. More than a minor problem (Sorry!)
  18. From what I remember the early Granada GL Mk3s didn't have a rev counter, though the Sierras did!
  19. I remember I used to often pass a house with the bodyshell from one of these on the driveway for years half under a tarp.
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    It's ironic because he seems to be the "worst of both worlds", making an unholy alliance of left & right wing policies with the expected Putin simping both sides just love to do!
  21. Going by pictures I've seen online many makes of car were imported into Japan unto the early 1970s.
  22. The Loxley Lozenge, I've heard they used an Austin Sheerline Chassis.
  23. Yes LHD examples must be rare even in this state!
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