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On 30 September 2019 at 10:59 AM, lesapandre said:

And the Portway. Ashton and Portway are both names of places in Bristol where these were made. Most of this stuff was probably built to order and exported to the Middle East - a tricky operation  cashflow-wise if you are buying a Range Rover and then cutting it up. Company did not do this for long - interesting vehicles if you can find one. 

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There's one of these on flea bay at the moment. Classic cars hidden in amongst the Rovers 

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13 hours ago, jon.k said:

Do you know how much they are?

8500 euro +VAT for the basic version, 9500 eurio + VAT for the posh version called "Urban" (think alloys and electric/heated mirrors, nothing more) for the 3 door variant, 9500+VAT/ 10500+VAT for the 5 door variant. Prices in Romania.

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16 hours ago, jon.k said:

Do you know how much they are?

When I last looked they were about £13k. I cannot remember the name of the importer but there is a website. Bear in mind that they are left hand drive only. 

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I know it exists but I still don't know what it is. Didn't dare go any closer due to scary men. Whoever owns it obviously isn't worried about hitting things so I thought I'd better keep a safe distance. 

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10 hours ago, Yoss said:

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I know it exists but I still don't know what it is. Didn't dare go any closer due to scary men. Whoever owns it obviously isn't worried about hitting things so I thought I'd better keep a safe distance. 

Looks like someone has tried to make a StreetKa out of a mark 2 Ka.

 

And shouldn't have bothered.

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I know it exists but I still don't know what it is. Didn't dare go any closer due to scary men. Whoever owns it obviously isn't worried about hitting things so I thought I'd better keep a safe distance. 


This is a Ligier JSRC Sport Coupe, which is supposed to be a “sportier” take on the voiture sans permis. Rocks a massive 492cc DCI engine


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As promised in the WTF thread, here's some fantastic Greek cars I didn't know existed, there's plenty more of these if you care to look for them.

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The Automeccanica Zebra from 1981, based on the Daihatsu Charade, Automeccanica went on to make Lada Niva's under licence. Went bust in 1995.

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The Biomot from the late 60's, used a rear mounted VW engine. Finished in 1975. Lots of other three wheelers similar to the Biomot were produced by several Greek manufacturers.

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The DIM 652 from 1977, bits of small FIAT's in this; the project was abandoned in 1982.

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The MAVA-Renault Farma. MAVA were Greece's Renault importer. The Farma was their own design and was tested and approved by Renault in France allowing it to use Renault badges. It was used extensively by the Hellenic Telecommunications Organization (OTE). 4500 were built until the same law that scuppered the MEBEA Fox sunk this.

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The MEBEA Bingo from 1972, 'top of the shop'. MEBEA also made the Reliant TW7 under licence. Here's a fun fact the Reliant Fox was actually developed by MEBEA - who knew that? MEBEA stopped making the Fox in 1983 due to a change in Greek law regarding light vehicles. Reliant took up Fox production in the UK and the rest is history.

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The Pan-Car Beach Buggy, usual VW Beetle bits underneath. Started 1968, down the pan 1994. Also made a three wheeler pick up similar to the Biomot above.

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37 minutes ago, Nyphur said:

Was checking out a car for sale on here and got a digit in the reg wrong.... what the fuck is a MEITIAN WARRIER?

 

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Body type comes back as a Scooter

so my best is it some sort of cheap chinese moped of some kind?

wait until you start banging in reg's wholesale into the DVLA checker you come across some weird shit!

im still wondering what the hell a "Y9" is or what the hell a ROFSUPPLIER is https://autoshite.com/topic/32723-invacar-model-70-acquired-and-general-ramble-thread-index-on-page-1-phase-2-finding-a-suitable-driving-schoolinstructor-getting-lessons-and-a-licence-dhss-parts-book-digitised/?do=findComment&comment=1868017

or most recently whatever this is!

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10 minutes ago, Nyphur said:

Ah so its a scooter? I can see how that was related to Invacars now. Thanks.

http://mei-tian.en.hisupplier.com/

in my defence I was not talking about invacars nor was I trying to reference them it just happened that my examples of "WTF IS THAT!" is in my thread :) (keep in mind its a general ramble thread, so yes very rarely non invacar content pops up there! LOL)

but if you insist that I tie a moped to an Invacar... (thats going to involve a lot of duck tape!)

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2 wheel* Invacar :mrgreen:

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They did a car derived van, based on a body shell that had various engines including the K series. 

The k series was fitted in lotus elises. In 1.8 vvvvtt form. 

It probably started out with a diesel 

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Meitan - didn't know about those until 20 secs ago! Just look at the names of these... the 'push scooter' is probably the most honest name ever given to an ultra- cheap two-wheeler, whilst the 'power scooter' is the least honest.

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21 hours ago, LightBulbFun said:

Body type comes back as a Scooter

so my best is it some sort of cheap chinese moped of some kind?

wait until you start banging in reg's wholesale into the DVLA checker you come across some weird shit!

im still wondering what the hell a "Y9" is or what the hell a ROFSUPPLIER is https://autoshite.com/topic/32723-invacar-model-70-acquired-and-general-ramble-thread-index-on-page-1-phase-2-finding-a-suitable-driving-schoolinstructor-getting-lessons-and-a-licence-dhss-parts-book-digitised/?do=findComment&comment=1868017

or most recently whatever this is!

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That would appear to be one of the three Hillman Imp-based Voodoo kit cars, as described at https://www.imps4ever.info/specials/voodoo.html. Being blue I suspect it's the one in the first photo on that page.

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