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On 5/25/2021 at 9:45 AM, MisterH said:

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MPM Erelis

A French 3 cylinder budget sports saloon based off of a Russian thing, in production from 2016-2021

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MPM_Erelis

 

Russian sports car modified and built by the French with a 1.2l engine, if only it was beige...

I really like this, there's something Celica / gt86 about the looks. I bet the 3 cylinder engine sounds brilliant.

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39 minutes ago, juular said:

I really like this, there's something Celica / gt86 about the looks. I bet the 3 cylinder engine sounds brilliant.

I said to my friend Gavin (of Petrolblog) that it is like the Petrolblog "4 door coupe" that we have been seeing from the German premium manufacturers

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On 5/25/2021 at 10:45 AM, MisterH said:

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MPM Erelis

A French 3 cylinder budget sports saloon based off of a Russian thing, in production from 2016-2021

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MPM_Erelis

 

Russian sports car modified and built by the French with a 1.2l engine, if only it was beige...

Thanks for clearing up what this thing is. I‘ve seen one here a few times and could not figure out what it was. I was hoping it was electric though...

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Looks a bit like a late 40s / very early 50s Crosley, but after looking up pics I don't think it's one of those at all.  WTF is it?

Am not on Facebook so maybe the answer is there for Facebookers to see.

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6 hours ago, Tayne said:

Rotodama.

 

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A blt on kit to turn a rusty old Land Rover Discovery into a Forward Control pickup.

 

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http://www.rotodama.co.uk

 

 

I like that, in a utilitarian sort of way.

The front-end styling is a bit awkward, and it looks like the one in the photos is missing a front bumper, though.

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19 hours ago, Tayne said:

Rotodama.

 

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A blt on kit to turn a rusty old Land Rover Discovery into a Forward Control pickup.

 

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http://www.rotodama.co.uk

 

 

Website's not been updated for 2 years = vapourware. It doesn't appear to tilt either, which these days means no commercial buyer will touch it with a barge pole even if it will pass IVA/SVA. You'd need to really want one for 12k(or double that if you buy it ready assembled).

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4 hours ago, somewhatfoolish said:

Website's not been updated for 2 years = vapourware. It doesn't appear to tilt either, which these days means no commercial buyer will touch it with a barge pole even if it will pass IVA/SVA. You'd need to really want one for 12k(or double that if you buy it ready assembled).

 

I read about it on an old page on a Land Rover website, the writer of the website had contacted Rotodama for more information and apparently a drawn out house build project (with truck coming in handy) had delayed things. You can probably add covid to that now.

It appeals to the irrational part of me that likes old Land Rovers and there's plenty of irrational people out there who like old Land Rovers and buy all sorts of shit. I doubt the Rotodama people will end up as rich as Elon Musk but likewise I don't think they'll end up like Preston Tucker.

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