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6 minutes ago, Austat said:

Toyota Porte, first time I've ever seen one of these. A Japanese Peugeot 1007 by the looks of it:

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Oddly only a sliding door on the passenger side!

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@11001010 has just posted this on the ebay tat thread.

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It's a Sovam. Based on a Renault 4, I thought it was a bit like a French Mini Marcos but I've decided it's better as although it only has an 850 to 1300cc engine they've moved it back behind the front axle. 

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Nice minimalist interior. 

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And I've just decided 3 stud alloy wheels are cool. 

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I'd have one. 

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2 hours ago, Yoss said:

Based on a Renault 4, I thought it was a bit like a French Mini Marcos but I've decided it's better as although it only has an 850 to 1300cc engine they've moved it back behind the front axle. 

All Renault 4, 5 and 6 were the same (thankfully, given the rate at which my R5 went through driveshafts and starter motors).

My first car was a 1979 Renault 5  and remains my only mid-engined car (although my wife has had an OMGHGFMGTF fort a few years now)

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As was the 16, but not the 12 which put a cast iron lump in front of the gearbox, the 15 and 17 were based on the 12 but in higher end models used the alloy 16 engine in front of the gearbox. Confused? Good , so am I. Let’s not even think about the 21 and it’s 1.7 transverse set up and 2.0 longitudinal models which means you could tell what size engine a 21 had by the gap between wheel arch and door.

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4 hours ago, outlaw118 said:

 A Dison, nothing to do with vacuum cleaners and taking Britsh manufacturing jobs....

Googled it, and nowt. Anyone know owt?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1960s-Dison-sports-racing-car/264781845995?hash=item3da63a55eb:g:4qcAAOSw4PBe~I5Y

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seems like exactly the sort of thing @barrett would know about :) 

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This website is utterly superb (albeit a real throwback) and I could spend hours on it, but here is a highlight:

http://www.auto-pub.net/ASL/page_Talbot_Horizon_Sherlock.htm

Horizon Sherlock which had loads of cheap wood fittings and tweed seats, as well as Sherlock decals in the rear quarter. Mental. 

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2 hours ago, martc said:

Wait till you see the Lonsdale Poirot...



You’re wasting your time with that Lonsdale.

You either want to get a Ford Sierra Jack Frost (first year had dangly mirrors) or, my choice, a Moskvitch Aleko Jessica Fletcher.

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