Dyane for uhn113x

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Dyane for uhn113x

Post by VisaGTi16v » 08 Oct 2004, 15:32

Saw this parked down the road from me last night and took some photos with my mobile so low quality but thought you might like it as you have one. M reg and left hand drive
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Post by uhn113x » 08 Oct 2004, 18:05

Thanks, Darren - looks nice. We once had a '74 - was a nice car. Still had metal grille and chrome strip above rear number plate, heavy flywheel. They started bean-counting on later ones, and gradually left bits off.
That one looks a bit familiar to me - I am sure I have seen it at events. Left-hooker, as well.

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Post by VisaGTi16v » 08 Oct 2004, 18:16

were they all lhd back then or has it just been bought over from france? this was spotted in Bexhill, East Sussex

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Post by tomsheppard » 08 Oct 2004, 18:46

No if I recall correctly. My first Citroen experience was borrowing a girlfriend's Dyane that was about that age to drive from Bristol to Boston and back with another girlfriend, to go and do a deal on a Minijem. The dyane looked like a well kicked dustbin and was notionally that orange.
Ten minutes into driving it, (Remember your basic seamanship,) I was grinning all over my face.
Years later, I bought the wrong 2CV-pain! (Though it did turn a profit!)

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Post by VisaGTi16v » 08 Oct 2004, 19:08

how many women did you have on the go! :p

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Post by tomsheppard » 08 Oct 2004, 19:30

I was a sixties child.
At a wild guess, it might have been imported from Spain!

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Post by uhn113x » 09 Oct 2004, 14:51

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by tomsheppard</i>

I was a sixties child.
At a wild guess, it might have been imported from Spain!
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Well spotted, Tom. It is a Spanish one, as witness the sliding rear and wind-up front windows.

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Post by uhn113x » 09 Oct 2004, 14:55

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by VisaGTi16v</i>

were they all lhd back then or has it just been bought over from france? this was spotted in Bexhill, East Sussex
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Darren
The Dyane (RHD) was available in UK from 1969 with 435 or 602c engine - in France, a year earlier, with 425cc engine. We used to have a 1971 RHD 602 - sold in 2002. The 435cc was dropped about 1972/73. The car pictured is a 1974 model year.

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Post by tomsheppard » 09 Oct 2004, 15:45

Actually, 'twas the big E on the back as gave it away...

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Post by uhn113x » 09 Oct 2004, 22:11

Typical of me to miss that, Tom! More caffeine needed! Just given ours a 39,000 service - something to paint the shed with, now [;)]