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That's luv-er-ly!! Never seen a 25 limo like that before- most of them appear to have widened B posts, but never seen one wide enough to put a window in!! Have seen a pic of one with ordinary B posts, but much longer rear doors, which would seem a far easier way of lengthening the shell. What's the story with this particular car?

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hi wish i could tell you more, found pics (and HEULlEZ link) on http://www.renault25limousine.com/ when doing some research on mine after registering you can then view pics on forum tried using google translator on whole site but then it wont let you stay logged in :x copy and paste into alta vista works one chunk at a time but now cant find thread for details !!!good luck hope your french is better than mine

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That prompted me to Google Heuliez, and there's loads of fascinating stuff they've done! Everything from trucks and coaches to sports cars, plus custom jobs on all sorts of French shite. Way too much to post it all, but the following two caught my eye- both from foreign language sites I can't translate.

Is this a Chrystler 180 Estate?

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And this beauty is a Fuego convertable, methinks?

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Hi dave did you not see my earlier thread ?now dropped off page1 attention french car nutcases

everybodyelse got quite excited !

just for you i found boonbacker stretch

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for me being silly ive got this

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and just so you dont think iam biased this one

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now if you can all manage german check this site out (click along top bit whereit says 6dr etc for dropdown manufacturers menu )http://www.longwheelbase.com/cms

MAKE SURE YOU CHECK LINKS OUT !!!!!

including http://groups.msn.com/1980extremetuning/_whatsnew.msnw

and http://www.bestattungswagen-literaturar ... index.html

especially if you are into OLD HEARSES

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Yeh saw that French car thread, was some nice kit there :D R4 thing is mega, not sure I'd want to be driving it though.Can't help but think that a couple of stretched R25s would make superb wedding / funeral cars in a shitey sort of way!

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Hi dave did you not see my earlier thread ?now dropped off page1 attention french car nutcases

everybodyelse got quite excited !

just for you i found boonbacker stretch

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Hi, and yes, I did see that thread. I have seen that limo before, but had no idea what it was called. It has always amazed me that Heuliez chose to stretch the 25 by cutting it in two through the b-post!! It would surely be so much easier to leave the post alone and just lengthen the rear door opening, as on this one.

I spent some time wrestling with the website yesterday, and that very pic, plus one of your limo, are now on it. Phew!!

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Was amazed to see one of these pass me going in the opposite direction as I came home from work yesterday. Surely must be a rare bird? if I see it again, with my camera, will try and get pics.

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^ Wow, six doors! ^

 

Apparently there are a few of these around Bangkok of all places!

 

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This is one very long SLAAB! I can explain.

An acquaintance from Holland went shopping for a car in Thailand, c 1999. He wanted to buy with cash and toured northern Thai dealerships with a Thai interpreter and a briefcase packed with 1000b notes PLUS his cheque book.

He had 3 stipulations. Whatever car he bought had to be top of the range, green and NOT Japanese. His decision, he made it clear, would be made purely on the best discount offered. Saab at that time had a yard full of top spec models in Bkk (almost 100, it was said) and were DESPERATE to get rid of them fast before the new facelifted version was announced. After a few days delay while they found him one in green, he took delivery at a discount of 25%. Yes, 25%!!!!!!!!!!

And the others were bought by Bkk entrepreneurs, many of whom STREEEETCHED them as limos to make money out of that specialist market, dominated by stupidly expensive Mercs. 'Cos the SLABS were so cheeeeep!

May the force go with you. Market forces.

 

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Sorry, they're not my pictures, but I got this the other day:

 

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300D FTSVOW! :D

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The stretched Saab 9000 was a fairly rare bird as the Scorpio was still in production at the time and seemed to be the vehicle of choice for the funeral trade. With the demise of the Scorpio, and the Omega, the 9-5 seems to be the current reasonably priced relacement, and they are quite popular. Still way above shite price levels, but given time :)http://www.coleman-milne.co.uk/colemanm ... ils&id=289

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Posted this pic in another thread, but got no reply- must've been missed, coz I'm sure SOMEONE on here will know what it is! I saw it through the trees, round the back of a house, but couldn't see it very clearly, so took a pic on full zoom. It looks to me like a stretched Range Rover, but not one of the versions I've seen before. Does anyone recognise it?

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