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I vaguely remember them in Bexleyheath back in the mid 90s. Didn't think much of them as there was plenty of three wheelers in regular use then anyway.

I also had a car book (for kids with all the different types of car body styles and other vehicles etc with actual photos) which covered these. Pretty sure I still have said book at my mum's.

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Don't forget Comic Strip Presents Dirty Movie ;)

 

13.40 or there about's ;)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBJpmfuJKfM

 

 

interesting fact for the day, that cinema was my local Flea Pit, The Rembrandt in Ewell. Long gone and replaced by houses

 

went down there after school to see them in the scene where they threw the dummy off the room, Aid and Rik were signing autographs, was a bit star shocked. Have some piccies of it all someplace

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That's the sort of thing. The 'no animals' bit used to make me laugh as a child picturing in my head a cow sauntering down the motorway slip-road and upon reading the sign turning around and flouncing off in a huff.

 

I was a slightly odd child.

In the same vein, "heavy plant crossing".

Triffid perhaps ?

 

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No date fixed yet. If we can't tie something up in the next few weeks, I'll forgo the Autotest, hire a van and go and drag at least the 'good' one back home.

 

Anyway, more pics! I might get this one framed.

invacars-2-e1509728932884.jpg

 

DESIRABLE.

invacars-3-e1509728948233.jpg

 

what's in the bag on the floor? does it help with chronic understeer?

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were they very expensive?

 

I can't imagine what sort of price you would put on something like this.

It's rare and interesting but not exactly desirable or straightforward to get roadworthy.

 

Good luck with them though, I shall be following with interest

 

Ben

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Talking of price, weren't these costed out (by somebody like Car magazine) as being the equivalent of at least an adapted Mini Clubman?    There was a huge amount of campaigning against them on safety and value-for-taxpayer grounds - Stirling Moss strikes me as having been involved from memory.....

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My Mrs loves these, I reckon they're her dream car. If you get it fettled I'll bring her to shitefest so she can have a dream drive! Mind you if that happens we might be looking for one for sale afterwards.

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Talking of price, weren't these costed out (by somebody like Car magazine) as being the equivalent of at least an adapted Mini Clubman?    There was a huge amount of campaigning against them on safety and value-for-taxpayer grounds - Stirling Moss strikes me as having been involved from memory.....

http://autoshite.com/topic/5867-ac-invacar/

It was Graham Hill. Found this thread on here from 7 years ago where it was discussed and DW says he has always wanted one, well now he has two :)

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Minter's can fetch up to £5k at auction, general run of the mill price for a runner is between 1-2k.

Even in around 1994,The Invalid vehicle service spent £3.5 million keeping the fleet on the road.Tax and insurance was paid for,and a contribution towards fuel.Thery all got a rigorous service every 12 months.

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My Mrs loves these, I reckon they're her dream car. If you get it fettled I'll bring her to shitefest so she can have a dream drive! Mind you if that happens we might be buying one from you afterwards.

 

FTFY

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I often wonder why everything that is intended for use by disabled people is carefully designed to make them look like complete retards.

I think the advent of adapted run of the mill cars has done a lot to improve equality.

 

It's bad enough being disabled, but forcing you to run around in something that appears to me to be intentionally designed to stand out for all the wrong reasons....

 

Same design philosophy for the gWizz then? Save the planet* but only if You want to look like a fucking twat.

 

Good save though DW, I would run around in one purely because they are a bit different and therefore interesting. Same reason I would own a gWizz.....

 

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Yes, they were quite limiting in several ways. One, they're single-seater, so you shouldn't be taking anyone with you wherever you go. Secondly, they attracted some frankly horrific attention that a normal car would not. One  YouTube commenter admitted regularly lifting up an Invacar with his mates and hiding it around the corner. Yeah, pick on the disabled! Nice work! Oh, and call them spastics or cripples while you're at it.

 

We may still live in worrying times, but I think we have thankfully developed a rather more inclusive view of those with whose who are disabled.

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Let's remember here,these cars were issued free,for life.free tax,free insurance,fuel allowance.They were regarded by the dhss as being no different to a prosthetic limb,they were a means of mobility.They were all the same colour for cheapness,and although today's attitude is different,being able to easily identify one,being driven by someone who couldn't use their legs and had limited movement in one arm,and had little driving experience, was seen as a good thing back then.

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