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On 6/8/2022 at 7:47 PM, martc said:


Bernardet-Remondini, built from 1935 to '39 it featured streamlined lines, front wheel drive and fully independent suspension.

Transverse FWD I believe... Only learned about this the other day via IG, and I thought I knew every 1930s techno-streamliner. Turns out nobody else has heard of it either - comissioned an article on it, but the people with all the documents relating to the project won't play ball because they're working on a book about Jonghi motorcycles, to which this is connected. So look out for a big French-language Jonghi book in the next couple of years for the full story, I guess...

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Just now, Missy Charm said:


There's one for sale on Ebay.  Perhaps they were an official model, but just not very popular.

Same colour as John's Mum's one and everything. The reg on theirs starts on KE though, IIRC, I've not really paid much attention to it as the rear end of the thing does make me a little nauseous... 🤣

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8 minutes ago, Mr Pastry said:

IIRC it was just a regular Dauphine, built under licence or badge engineered by Alfa.  

Right, I wasn't sure if it was one of those odd badge engineered car that seemed to be common in some parts of the world.

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Following on from the Astra body on a Corvette chassis, here's the 1975 Corvette hatchback.  It wasn't an official model, but conversions were done on a semi-official basis on new cars by a coachbuilder.  It's rather better resolved, visually speaking, than the German efforts with the Astra and the Porsche estate.   In fact, it's a very elegant car. 

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On 6/14/2022 at 8:42 PM, mk2_craig said:

Wow, nice use of black paint to disguise that step in the window line.

I saw one of these yesterday and tbh I thought the black bit made it look even worse than the original version!

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