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On 3/21/2020 at 8:45 AM, Austat said:

Innocent Mini Turbo De Tomaso:

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One of those belongs to a garage near me and I suspect might be the only one in the UK. It was seemingly imported new by De Tomaso agent Emilia Concessionaires but I've never been able to find out any more about it. It's spent most of its life standing still in the showroom but made a very rare and brief public appearance at last year's FOTU.

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C850 TRP - 1986 Innocenti De Tomaso Minitre Turbo by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

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On 3/13/2020 at 8:46 PM, chaseracer said:

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Although I have no fucking idea how, a Corcel like this made it as far as my local area back in the early to mid 80s. It was UK registered so maybe the DVLA have a record of it?

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On 2/4/2020 at 3:57 PM, NorfolkNWeigh said:

All I remember of these was that Ford decided to drive some , along with some Mavericks . From London to New York, a little ambitious and judging by the fact there don't seem to be any New York pictures in google images , presumably they failed and everything is at the bottom of The Bering Strait.

There was a documentary that followed the preparation and explained that some sort of amphibious tank thing was going to tow the cars across the Strait, but I never saw anything after the initial launch.

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I remember watching that on TV. I believe it was hosted by Nicky Campbell and Blue Peter and King Cinder sex thimble Peter Duncan was one of the drivers along with a senior girl scout. I can imagine them in bunk beds and him peering over with a toothy grin and telling her that it's only natural for her to want to see and touch his aroused penis. It's OK folks, I do have a solicitor to fight the impending legal action. 

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Designed by the same man, Larry Shinoda, to be sold alongside the Corvette with a mid mounted Corvair derived flat 6.

It only took GM another 50 odd years to adopt the mid-engined layout for the Corvette.

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Pity it doesn’t look more like the Astro and less like a homemade Ferrari kit.

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I seriously thought about buying that around maybe 15 years ago when it came up for sale, was around £15k if I remember rightly. Not too bad for a 1 off concept car. It was 1 of 3 different types based on the Gamma although I did prefer the Ogliata myself though which was the 3 door one in the picture.

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8 hours ago, gm said:

What is an Austin Cooper S Type ?

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looks like a giffer special maestro but how did the name get on the v5 ? 
 

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recently for sale on the ebay 

It’s surprising what the DVLA, or more likely local offices, when they existed, would put on logbooks.

I remember a few years ago when the statistics were released for the 2009 scrappage scheme , people were shocked to see Morgans and Quattros amongst other things on the list, No doubt, Spartans/Moss roadsters, Coupe or 80 quattros that at some point had been listed wrong on the logbook, either by mistake or for profit.

A trader friend always upgraded Cortinas, Sierras etc from L to GL etc when changing ownership. He reckoned at least 50% of the time it was successful.

 

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Citroen c5 aircross.

Saw one of these at tescos yesterday. It made me look twice and was massive.
I wouldn't fancy the depreciation though.
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12 hours ago, Asimo said:

Another Pininfarina gem, also with a flat (12) engine.  Ferrari Pinin.     

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Shame it never became a production reality.  Could have been a serious competitor for the Lagonda...........

 

There's a touch of the Senator about that grill.

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20 hours ago, martc said:

There's a touch of the Senator about that grill.

There is more than a touch of Alfa164 about the whole thing if you ask me. 

Good old pininfarina. You can't question their green credentials and pioneering work in recycling :-)

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There is more than a touch of Alfa164 about the whole thing if you ask me. 
Good old pininfarina. You can't question their green credentials and pioneering work in recycling :-)
Ditto Peugeot 605

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