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  1. Off the road for about 8 years I think, but I have never seen it in use in all the time I've lived here - it only appeared once recently, dragged out of the garage when they were having some work done on the house. It's possible the owners haven't lived here for that long, but even when it was 'on the road' I never saw it out, and I think I would have done if it was being used. Here's my pic showing the whole reg if you want to look it up. iirc this thing is a relatively recent confection by a private owner, not a period conversion. I think the roof is Mk1 Cortina but I could be wrong. The biggest giveaway is the shape of the boot lid and rear window. If that was a '60s job the boot would be much cruder, and certainly wouldn't go down into the rear panel under the boot shut of the saloon (difficult to explain, but if you look at the 'official' estates they use a modified standard bootlid with no extra cutting to the shell) and also it's highly unlikely the rear window glass would be curved if this was a '60s conversion. There was some info floating about the web on this car years ago (I have some pictures saved of it) but I can't seem to find it anymore annoyingly.
  2. Autobianchi Bianchina cabriolet
  3. Argh! MY previously-spotted used-to-live-around-the-corner Estelle is now for sale on marketplace!!! https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/435285711748028/ Up for a not unreasonable £2k, but I do wonder what I could have got it for last year if I'd left a note on it, as planned (assuming it's changed hands since then). Also, one owner and 30k! I wish I had some money because it looks great. It's also exactly one year younger than I am.
  4. Loks amazing doesn't it. I reckon it's not been touched for 30 years by the look of it, so seems likely it would still have the 875 in, no? And don't those bits on the pass seat look Impy to you (you know more than I do in that respect)? Doesn't seem like loads of money to me for such an un-messed with example.
  5. That is 100% without a doubt a VW 1600 which has been chopped about. No question. I'd guess one of two reasons it looks like that - 1. it's a static prop with no drivetrain (this was my first thought when I saw it) or 2. the engine/drivetrain is now in the front (which could well be the case seeing how the nose has been extended). In any case, it looks shit.
  6. What's the crusty red car? Another 2300S? Also, FOUR Fiat Samanthas?
  7. And you left behind the Mebetoys Fiat Dino?!? Even in quite rough shape that's worth quite a bit. I'd have bitten her hand off at £3.... The Mercury Abarth is a great find too. I never find stuff like that! (although admittedly I haven't been to a car boot for years)
  8. That's one of my favourite American cars and I've been looking at those little Greenlight versions recently but they all seem to be liveried - taxis, cop cars etc. That's the most standard road car version I've seen - do you have a source for these that doesn't have insane postage added?
  9. "Look mate, it'll take as long as it takes"
  10. That Gilbern is a really good find. The last few I've seen have all been similarly 'resting' but they've all been the later more common models. I've never spotted a GT 1800 like that in the wild. And here I was thinking there was no interesting cars in Chichester!
  11. Transverse FWD I believe... Only learned about this the other day via IG, and I thought I knew every 1930s techno-streamliner. Turns out nobody else has heard of it either - comissioned an article on it, but the people with all the documents relating to the project won't play ball because they're working on a book about Jonghi motorcycles, to which this is connected. So look out for a big French-language Jonghi book in the next couple of years for the full story, I guess...
  12. Have we had this one yet? Is this on the list @egg? https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/687455715652760/ Near me, if anyone is interested
  13. That was meant to be the replacement for the Alvis TF, designed after Rover took a controlling interest in Alvis but shelved when Rover became part of BL. I think the front end looks great - could have made a nice restyle of the P6 I think
  14. That's a great find at a boot sale. Even has the bumper thingy intact! If you ever want to move that one on I'd give it a loving home alongside the French Dinky & Norev versions I have
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