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The worst thing about that is they killed off the drop top Golf in favor of this, as well as killing off the manual Golf R. They even make an R model of the T-Rok..think a Golf R on stilts and generally a worse drive(But costing more)

 

So let's go back to 2012 when VW was last a bit silly, the Golf R convertible! The AWD, Turbo 4-pot, manual droptop hatchback that cost £40k! 

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7 hours ago, Tenmil Socket said:

Was behind one of these yesterday, looked alright.

Suzuki Kizashi, bit of a sales flop I think only sold for a short while, depreciating nicely. I hope someone here gets one soon!

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4 hours ago, cort1977 said:

This thing.

Not that I give a shit but they claim it's the world's first convertible SUV which is blatantly untrue.  I can think of the Nisaan Murano convertible and whatever that crappy range rover thing was for a start.

it's not even the first one they've made...

German Army Wehrmacht Kubelwagen

Parked next to another claim for the 'first'.

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4 hours ago, Pieman said:

Appropriate name, cos I would be VehiCross if you parked that ugly thing anywhere that I could see it.

The point about these is how early they are in that style. This is a hugely influential design - in that sort of sports off-road style. Horrible but influential.  The Nissan Juke for example did not arrive 'till 2010.

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6 hours ago, 17-Coffees said:

The worst thing about that is they killed off the drop top Golf in favor of this, as well as killing off the manual Golf R. They even make an R model of the T-Rok..think a Golf R on stilts and generally a worse drive(But costing more)

 

So let's go back to 2012 when VW was last a bit silly, the Golf R convertible! The AWD, Turbo 4-pot, manual droptop hatchback that cost £40k! 

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It got dropped to £32k within weeks.

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5 hours ago, egg said:

Suzuki Kizashi, bit of a sales flop I think only sold for a short while, depreciating nicely. I hope someone here gets one soon!

Probably a bit new for these parts. Mate of mine bought a 2013 one about a year ago. Weird thing! 2.4 Sport ... has a CVT. 😮

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Earlier this week, I found myself trapped in traffic behind a Rolls-Royce Cullinan. No photo as I wouldn't want to inflict it on anyone with a morning head. Think two giant Duplo bricks with metallic paint.

Later, I found out there's a wallet-Barry version with the catchy* moniker of "Novitec Cullinan Overdose by SPOFEC".

"Overdose" FFS

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On 10/14/2020 at 3:29 PM, 17-Coffees said:

The worst thing about that is they killed off the drop top Golf in favor of this, as well as killing off the manual Golf R. They even make an R model of the T-Rok..think a Golf R on stilts and generally a worse drive(But costing more)

 

So let's go back to 2012 when VW was last a bit silly, the Golf R convertible! The AWD, Turbo 4-pot, manual droptop hatchback that cost £40k! 

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I thought the convertibles version lost AWD because of under-body bracing that meant they couldn't fit the diff or propshaft or something? 

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I've seen one of these when I was out on delivery. It had obviously been sat on someone's drive for a while because the MOT history showed it as very low mileage for an early 80s car.

The best thing about it? The two tone brown/gold bodywork. Can't seem to find a pic on my phone though!

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Out of the blue I got followed on Instagram by this Russian

He posts all sorts of interesting stuff much of which I've never seen before.

Here is a selection, but have a look at the link for more information about each car...

Lada

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Datsun

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Gaz

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Toyota

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Nissan

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UAZ

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Apparently in russian "Bukhanka" means loaf of bread

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Instagram https://www.instagram.com/papparules/

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55 minutes ago, jamiechod said:

206 plus. 206 with a 207 front end 

 

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Back in 2013 I was most surprised when Europcar handed me the keys to a brand new Peugeot 206 at Charles de Gaulle airport, a car which I thought had gone out of production 3 years earlier. Other than the rather weird front end it was basically the same as the model originally launched 15 years previously.

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While searching for something else, I found a copy of a press release Toyota put out ahead of the 1977 Tokyo motor show. They displayed:

The Toyota F110, 'a luxury vehicle for the 1980s'. To maximise interior space it was designed with a short nose and long body, with asymmetrical sliding doors and no b-pillars. Allegedly a six seater with a hatchback, although I can't find a decent interior picture. 

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They also had the CAL-1, a 'utility sports coupe', a bit like a Celica-based El Camino with some speedboat mixed in. It had a teak paneled rear deck with a rumble seat, and the panels were removable to turn it into a pickup. Obviously. 

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And lastly, the 'all-aluminium body experimental vehicle'. I mean obviously it looks terrible, but it weighed 450kg and had a 547cc twin. 

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19 hours ago, angle said:

While searching for something else, I found a copy of a press release Toyota put out ahead of the 1977 Tokyo motor show. They displayed:

The Toyota F110, 'a luxury vehicle for the 1980s'. To maximise interior space it was designed with a short nose and long body, with asymmetrical sliding doors and no b-pillars. Allegedly a six seater with a hatchback, although I can't find a decent interior picture. 

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They also had the CAL-1, a 'utility sports coupe', a bit like a Celica-based El Camino with some speedboat mixed in. It had a teak paneled rear deck with a rumble seat, and the panels were removable to turn it into a pickup. Obviously. 

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And lastly, the 'all-aluminium body experimental vehicle'. I mean obviously it looks terrible, but it weighed 450kg and had a 547cc twin. 

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Shamelessly copied from my reply to a query in the B&W topic. It's a new one to me; the Sandal Auto 360 kei car from the mid to late 50's. Details are difficult to find, in fact there seems to be variations of the name - Japan Auto Sandal 360 seems to be it's 'Sunday' name.

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Auto Sandal. But there's also this -

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This is the same photo, in original B&W, but labelled 'Jama NJ' details of which are even harder to find.

'Sandal' here - https://jacques-leretrait.blogspot.com/2013/01/voitures-du-japon-aichi-machine.html

'Jama' here - http://theamazoeffect.blogspot.com/2012/01/kei-nation-introduction-history.html

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I've consulted the 'bible' on these things (Jeremy Risdon's Pomchi Press series, volume 4) and here's the answer: It's not an Auto Sandal, it's an NJ 54 (no mention of the 'Jama' name) with a 358cc rear-mounted air-cooled vee twin. Built by Nippon Jidosha Kogyo in 1953-54. approx 85 built, three survive. The chrome 'moustache' on the front was one of various different options you could buy to 'personalise' the car a little.

 

edit: just noticed the number plate is the make and model!

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13 hours ago, barrett said:

I've consulted the 'bible' on these things (Jeremy Risdon's Pomchi Press series, volume 4) and here's the answer: It's not an Auto Sandal, it's an NJ 54 (no mention of the 'Jama' name) with a 358cc rear-mounted air-cooled vee twin. Built by Nippon Jidosha Kogyo in 1953-54. approx 85 built, three survive. The chrome 'moustache' on the front was one of various different options you could buy to 'personalise' the car a little.

 

edit: just noticed the number plate is the make and model!

Thanks, it's a shame it's not called an Auto Sandal - it's such a Japanese name, implying it's use as a mechanised alternative to walking.

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Looks like our friend ticked the moustache box but skipped the bright windscreen surround; which would just be a tad to gaudy (particularly if that green was a genuine representation of it's colour).

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