Can you link numbers 1-24 with interesting cars?

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Re: Can you link numbers 1-24 with interesting cars?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 17 Dec 2014, 00:57

And with less than 4 minutes to go a pair of 16's

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Re: Can you link numbers 1-24 with interesting cars?

Post by Stickyfinger » 17 Dec 2014, 03:01

NewcastleFalcon wrote:Bit of nostalgia

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Leg room ??/ , ohhhhhh (titter titter) yes, lots of space in the back, (nudge nudge wink wink)

My Cambridge was a great student car for many things. We could fill it up with camping gear (massive boot), booze, even two people once :)
5 sitting up and 2 down in the foot wells was not uncommon :)

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Re: Can you link numbers 1-24 with interesting cars?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 17 Dec 2014, 07:37

Lets get off to a good start with a couple of Renault 17 adverts. I like the language used in older car adverts. People in the 1960's must have craved "adequate legroom" and could only dream of "satisfactory legroom". These Renault adverts a decade on still try to sell the benefits of features which seem pretty mundane now like a trip odometer and an electric rear window defogger and an electric clock. Even steel braced radial tyres get a mention. :)

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Re: Can you link numbers 1-24 with interesting cars?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 17 Dec 2014, 21:04

17's proving a bit too difficult?

Was there not a Citroen BX 17 TD? I've not dicovered a "badge" with it on yet.

So in the meantime more regie

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Re: Can you link numbers 1-24 with interesting cars?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 17 Dec 2014, 21:13

how about this loosely translated as an "eagle triumph" from a German firm that also built typewriters, motorcycles and bicycles

Its a 1934 Adler Triumph 1.7 Litre Karman

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For the typewriter enthusiast Canberra is the place to go (virtually anyway) to the Australian Typewriter Museum

here's an Adler

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Re: Can you link numbers 1-24 with interesting cars?

Post by Stickyfinger » 17 Dec 2014, 22:09

There is always a connection :) another Adler product

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Re: Can you link numbers 1-24 with interesting cars?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 18 Dec 2014, 02:18

I like a random connection. Here's another

A fascinating handy hint from the Australian Typewriter museum, Canberra (The world of typewriters 1714 to 2014)

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and I think I'll post up a vintage Christmas typewriter advert, from the "museum" on the Bah Humbug thread :)

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Re: Can you link numbers 1-24 with interesting cars?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 18 Dec 2014, 07:36

Now I think this is a Wolsey 18/85 but I may be wrong...

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Re: Can you link numbers 1-24 with interesting cars?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 18 Dec 2014, 19:57

Now this really is an awful ad, but it is for an 18/85

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Re: Can you link numbers 1-24 with interesting cars?

Post by CitroJim » 18 Dec 2014, 20:24

Lovely :-D Note the numberplate on the car in the advert. Very subliminal..

The numberplate of the second car reminds me of an Activa... Nothing else about it does though..

From an earlier post I love the use of a typewriter to check wheel run-out. Very clever...

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Re: Can you link numbers 1-24 with interesting cars?

Post by Stickyfinger » 18 Dec 2014, 23:19

Except maybe for the Elan (a classic design) this was the nicest design Lotus ever produced

I give you, The Lotus 19
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Always thought it would make a great road car, smooth Swiss mountain roads....ummmm

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Re: Can you link numbers 1-24 with interesting cars?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 19 Dec 2014, 02:57

Thts a nice start for the 19's Sticky, here's another to make a nice pair :) Looks like it was powered by a "Coventry Climax" which has been mentioned in despatches on another thread probably by Jim.

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Re: Can you link numbers 1-24 with interesting cars?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 19 Dec 2014, 03:14

Found it...The Coventry Climax got a mention in relation to Hillman Imps would you believe

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Nostaglia-Car tales and pictures first cars
CitroJim wrote: I like Imps a lot. The engine was based on the Coventry Climax 'Featherweight' fire pump engine...

For those of you interested, particularly in Coventry, this may be an interesting read

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Re: Can you link numbers 1-24 with interesting cars?

Post by CitroJim » 19 Dec 2014, 05:11

With a title like that you wonder if they had a problem deciding which section of the bookshop to put that....

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Re: Can you link numbers 1-24 with interesting cars?

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 19 Dec 2014, 09:26

Puts a different spin on being 'Sent to Coventry'!