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17 hours ago, warch said:

Apologies if this has already been posted (couldn't be arsed to check 140 odd pages of this thread, but the Kiwi built Trekka (not the 4wd Kangoo) surely deserves a place here.

Hubnut drove one in NZ on his channel.

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24 minutes ago, egg said:

Apparently, there was the brief flirtation with the idea of a Renault 14 coupe! Ligier were involved apparently.

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That's an interesting design even by 1970s French standards.

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weird shit indeed. This website tells you all about it- if you understand Portuguese.
http://www.gurgelbrasil.com/2SG/hipergurgel/GURGEL-MOTOR3-0484_PAG1.htm

I have never heard of Gurgel before. Fantastic  stuff. It all seems to be plastic-ish bodies around VW running gear and whatever they could use for windows and other stuff. Made in Brazil. 

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On 7/28/2020 at 9:44 PM, egg said:

Apparently, there was the brief flirtation with the idea of a Renault 14 coupe! Ligier were involved apparently.

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That looks like some woeful kit car that should be sat under a taup on somebody's drive in a comical state of disrepair. 

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Those Fiat Samanthas are such a pretty car, 

IIRC back in the early ninetys one was spotted rotting away in the long stay car park at Alicante Airport. Think it was in the spotted/rust in peace section of 'Your Classic' magazine. 

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16 hours ago, bunglebus said:

There's at least one in the UK, seen it at a show. You can buy a Matchbox version too.

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On 2/18/2019 at 7:58 PM, Slowsilver said:

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Never seen one of these before.
Golf Country.
4 wheel drive Volkswagen Golf.
Raised ride height, underbody protection, front and rear bull bars.
British registration but left-hand drive.
I think they all were as they were allegedly never sold over here.
Seen outside the industrial unit opposite where I work on 22/01/2018 then a few more times in the next week or so. Not seen again since.
 

 

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Shamelessly knicked form the Bikeshite thread. Never seen or heard of this one before. It's a Honda Cub EZ90 but not the old grunter your slightly seedy uncle used to ride; that would have been a C90. The EZ90 was made between 1990 and 96; it was sold in the USA primarily aimed at the 'put it on the rack at the back of your motorhome market'.

Super Cub a super bike to Robin | Forever Bikes

Your uncle the day before yesterday - c'mon son sit on the back an' 'old on.

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It looks like a generic ‘special edition’ Mk3 Golf yes? Well it’s not, it has 0 cylinders.
It’s an EV, limited run of next to bigger all, about 23hp and could just touch 60! 
 

Only found out as Grampian Transport Museum just got the example pictured! 

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Oh I like these. Apparently by the mid 90s Ford and Volkswagen were struggling for market share in Brazil so they teamed up to use each others strengths. A sort of Arna / Cherry Europe situation. 

Which is why you can get a Volkswagen Apollo. Yeah, it's an Orion. 

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Or how about a VW Pointer or Logus? Using the very latest in European technology, ie Mk5 Escort underpinnings. 

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Ford went bigger - the Versailles and the Royale were Santana based. 

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10 hours ago, angle said:

Which is why you can get a Volkswagen Apollo. Yeah, it's an Orion. 

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Except it's a two-door. I have seen pictures of factory 2 door Onions but Google says no these days, only home-made ones. The story at the time was something like three were made. If anyone still has Max Power mags one came up for sale in the back once

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