Whatsthisthen?.the impossible one

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Post by van ordinaire » 21 Jan 2018, 21:05

Glas?

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 21 Jan 2018, 21:31

Right country Van...thanks for joining in.

So that narrows down the alternatives considerably. The car itself was a bit of a saviour for that particular German car maunfacturer at the time.

As far as the quizzes go (which is where it sprang from) that would leave us

German Sports Cars of 1940s and 1950s
German Sports Cars of 1960s
German Sports Cars of 1970s
German Sports Cars of 1980s
German Sports Cars of 1990s
German Sports Cars of 2000s
German Sports Cars of 2010s

from the look of this 85.714% of those decades would not apply

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Click on the right quiz and lets put this one to bed....please!

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 22 Jan 2018, 07:10

Anyone familiar with the German Hillclimb Championship of 1960? Well this bloke won it driving a variant of our whatsthisthen? at the age of 60.

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His son was also a reasonably well known racing driver and shared his name.

If you put superglue on each of your palms and clasped them together you would have a very strong clue to the name if you don't recognise the picture!

Last chance....come on folks join in and identify the car!

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Post by CitroJim » 22 Jan 2018, 07:52

NewcastleFalcon wrote:
22 Jan 2018, 07:10
If you put superglue on each of your palms and clasped them together you would have a very strong clue to the name if you don't recognise the picture!


Stickyfinger ;)

It certainly looks like Alasdair....

Not a clue on the car but it's an attractive little thing though 8-)

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Post by electronmirror » 22 Jan 2018, 10:34

Many years ago (late 1960s) when I was at college during my apprenticeship, many of us could only afford two wheeled powered transport but one of my classmates had something very similar to this. It was powered by a 600cc flat twin engine.

So my guess is a BMW of some sort...

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Post by bobins » 22 Jan 2018, 11:24

Is he that well known German hillclimber Boris Nowthatwasastupidthingtodo ?

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 22 Jan 2018, 11:43

electronmirror wrote:
22 Jan 2018, 10:34
Many years ago (late 1960s) when I was at college during my apprenticeship, many of us could only afford two wheeled powered transport but one of my classmates had something very similar to this. It was powered by a 600cc flat twin engine.

So my guess is a BMW of some sort...


Very Very Warm Ted thanks for joining in, just a little step further what would you get if you gave it a longer stroke or a wider bore!

As for the inability of the FCF faithful to get this little clue, you've got to be winding me up, its obvious!!!
If you put superglue on each of your palms and clasped them together you would have a very strong clue to the name if you don't recognise the picture!
One further piece of Whatsthisthen advice...............

Do the QUIZ!!!

Regards Neil
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Post by electronmirror » 22 Jan 2018, 12:15

Aha, If you bore and stroke it you get a 700cc little sports car :-D

Did the quiz and saw the picture.....and the answer is a BMW 700 sport

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Post by CitroJim » 22 Jan 2018, 13:03

electronmirror wrote:
22 Jan 2018, 12:15
Aha, If you bore and stroke it you get a 700cc little sports car :-D

Did the quiz and saw the picture.....and the answer is a BMW 700 sport


Would never have guessed a BMW... Far too attractive... Possibly one of the most attractive BMWs I've seen in ages...

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 22 Jan 2018, 14:36

electronmirror wrote:
22 Jan 2018, 12:15
Aha, If you bore and stroke it you get a 700cc little sports car :-D

Did the quiz and saw the picture.....and the answer is a BMW 700 sport


Many thanks for your intervention Ted to save the day :-D Yes Its a BMW 700, and very nice too.
Wiki page on it here for more reading
"The BMW 700 is a small rear-engined car which was produced by BMW in various models from August 1959 to November 1965. It was the first BMW automobile with a monocoque structure. The 700 was a sales success at a time when BMW was close to financial ruin.[3] The 700 was also successful in its class in motorsport, both in its stock form and as the basis of a racing special called the 700RS.

More than 188,000 were sold before production ended in November 1965.
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..and our German "Bergkönig" also gets a mention in the motorsport section of that article for anyone who hasn't worked out his name yet :!:

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 22 Jan 2018, 19:27

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Would be a litttle disrespectful not to credit our German racing car driver with his name. Still stuck?
I'll give you a Hans....yes it's none other than Hans Stuck :-D

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Post by van ordinaire » 22 Jan 2018, 22:11

Well it looked familiar & I knew it wasn't an NSU (Sport Prinz) - quite forgotten BMW were still making glorified microcars then.

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Post by Gibbo2286 » 24 Mar 2018, 10:40

Can't see that Neil the link just pops up a blank page.

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 24 Mar 2018, 11:34

Gibbo2286 wrote:
24 Mar 2018, 10:40
Can't see that Neil the link just pops up a blank page.


Yes sorry, couldn't get the link to work so just deleted the post

It was the shot of the boot tools in John Steed's old Bentley on this page.

It looks like something you might hit to get the wheels off at a guess.

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This page gives the history of the vehicle, and if you page down to April 2006, click on the thumbnail and you get a bigger picture.
http://www.vintagebentleys.org/carpages/rx6180.php

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Post by Gibbo2286 » 24 Mar 2018, 12:30

That looks like a hub puller Neil. Image is a bit small to see closely.