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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 19 Apr 2018, 06:55

Bit of a top quality double there Van!

Only right if Gibbo confirms the rocker switch one but this page from the HA brochure would seem to be decent evidence too!

https://farm3.static.flickr.com/2849/12 ... 10e7_b.jpg

As far as mine is concerned we will not drag it out, it's this-

1973 Lancia 2000 Iniezione Berlina (its stablemate being the Pininfarina 2000HF Coupe) the last designs on the shelf for the Lancia marque before it was "rescued" and came under the ownership of FIAT.


http://www.movitcars.com/lancia2000ill/ ... C02654.JPG

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Post by Gibbo2286 » 19 Apr 2018, 10:18

Van-ordinaire got it, it's for a Bedford HA van, made by Delco-Remy, quite rare actually as are customers wanting to buy it :(

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Post by Stickyfinger » 20 Apr 2018, 21:04

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Tell me the original make and model please :)

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 20 Apr 2018, 21:37

Well my initial shot may suggest that the pic comes from this

"La Traction avant Citroën sous l'uniforme"

Off to see if I can find out more :) .....

and...drawn a blank! "Citroen Traction Avant voiture blindée" (armoured car) doesn't come up with more on those ones in the foreground.

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Post by myglaren » 20 Apr 2018, 22:05

Seen in Dagens Nyheter this morning - an article about English cars.
Article is currently pay-to-read so skipped that.

Any guesses?
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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 20 Apr 2018, 22:51

That is a red singer roadster! difficult to tell from a black and white photo! early 50's may even have been supplied by....this lot

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Simoncars.co.uk usually do a decent picture

http://www.simoncars.co.uk/singer/slide ... %204AD.jpg

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Post by myglaren » 21 Apr 2018, 07:09

:clap:
Indeed. I wouldn't have known if it hadn't said in the first line of the article, just looked like a big black car.

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Post by Gibbo2286 » 21 Apr 2018, 10:23

One of my old schoolmates bought one of those Singers like that for forty quid, his pals (who all ran Cortinas and escorts) laughed at him, it was a damned good car apart from an incurable oil leak that he just 'lived with'

I did a bit of work on it for him, king pins and brakes but it needed nothing else and he later traded it in for a Jag.

In good condition now it would probably be worth more than any Cortina and most Jags.

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Post by van ordinaire » 26 Apr 2018, 22:00

Sorry - how do we know it's red?

Certainly not big, a sort of MG TF alternative - but thought they were all cream, pale green or ice blue.

Of course they make TF's look common but as Singers go, I doubt a common or garden roadster would be that expensive - now, if it were a le Mans . . .

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 02 May 2018, 20:27

Wonder if this one "Scuttle Shakes"? It looks like it has a little bit of stiffening in the middle!

Have a go at this one. You have the whole car (albeit debadged), and its an interesting colour!

Hopefully not too much of a head scratcher....didn't know they existed, but there are enough cropping up for not a lot of cash
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Post by bobins » 02 May 2018, 21:31

Rover 214/216 cabriolet !

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 02 May 2018, 21:47

bobins wrote:
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Rover 214/216 cabriolet !


Spot on! Its the one that goes from 0-60 in just over 10 secs the 216! Very much not yet a classic (if ever).

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Post by Gibbo2286 » 03 May 2018, 09:19

I got a saloon version of that from the auction for my daughter and her husband, they loved it but she didn't take lightly to being called Mrs Bucket by her workmates at GCHQ. :-D

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 09 May 2018, 19:39

If you want a short cut to the answer.....have a peruse of Gazoline magazine

This is how it is described....(via google translate of course) with the give away phrases omited.
Absolute masterpiece of Pinin Farina and undisputed star of the movie :?:, this convertible is of a dazzling elegance. She is so beautiful that it's hard to stop admiring her to take the wheel. But the sacrifice is worth it, because the :?: is a pleasure to drive: a velvety engine, a brilliant road holding, a cozy interior. It has only one fault: it costs an arm. But in case you lend a million euros, you should take advantage, right?
So here is a still from the film.......can you come up with the answer?
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..and the round disc with a hole in it......about to be placed in this
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Post by myglaren » 09 May 2018, 20:13

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