Whatsthisthen?.the impossible one

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 09 May 2018, 20:50

myglaren wrote:
09 May 2018, 20:13
:?:


Guess Steve or another puzzle? Going back in whatsthisthen? history, I recall that you supplied the answer yourself Steve to that particular poser. :-D

For those who like a bit of additional trivia the famous legs in the poster were not those of Anne Bancroft! The most likely candidate is Linda Gray, who was to become of course the sulty Sue-Ellen Ewing in Dallas!

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PS the car in the Black and white film I put up was not the same one as in "The Graduate" but doesn't take much working out as being from the same Country! If you want a musical clue to that film, its soundtrack composer was also responsible for a sixties car-related film written by Terence Rattigan, with one of the themes/songs being recorded by both Frank Sinatra and Connie Francis. (minor hit for both).

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 09 May 2018, 23:51

Lets not make it too dificult, plenty of cryptic clues there and Gazoline Magazine provides the answer, so here's a whole car shot from the film.

https://pics.imcdb.org/0is174/lanciaaur ... 0.9831.jpg

and a close up of the speedo which as it states was "made in France" (JAEGER)

https://pics.imcdb.org/3890/_00_11_04-2 ... 45s347.jpg

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Post by CitroJim » 10 May 2018, 06:41

NewcastleFalcon wrote:
09 May 2018, 19:39
..and the round disc with a hole in it......about to be placed in this


And it's not a very early CD player ;)

One of the rare and legendary in-car record players - played 45rpm singles...

Many don't believe they existed... Only ever seen one in the flesh but here's proof they do exist...

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Post by myglaren » 10 May 2018, 06:53

NewcastleFalcon wrote:
09 May 2018, 20:50

Guess Steve or another puzzle? Going back in whatsthisthen? history, I recall that you supplied the answer yourself Steve to that particular poser. :-D


Jusr my best guess.

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Post by Gibbo2286 » 10 May 2018, 09:33

CitroJim wrote:
10 May 2018, 06:41
NewcastleFalcon wrote:
09 May 2018, 19:39
..and the round disc with a hole in it......about to be placed in this


And it's not a very early CD player ;)

One of the rare and legendary in-car record players - played 45rpm singles...

Many don't believe they existed... Only ever seen one in the flesh but here's proof they do exist...



I fitted a few of those Jim, they wouldn't be a lot of good with the current state of the pot holed roads, jumped tracks with every hard bump.

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Post by Gibbo2286 » 10 May 2018, 09:41

A bit of info and history here: https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C989016

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Post by CitroJim » 10 May 2018, 10:07

Gibbo2286 wrote:
10 May 2018, 09:33
I fitted a few of those Jim, they wouldn't be a lot of good with the current state of the pot holed roads, jumped tracks with every hard bump.


Just like early CD players then :roll: :lol:

The only one I saw in the wild was in a Zephyer 6 owned by a very wealthy Greek in London... Around 1972

I guess the suspension of the old Zephyer and the nice, smooth roads in London would have make the performance of the player more or less satisfactory...

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 10 May 2018, 12:11

Gibbo2286 wrote:
10 May 2018, 09:41
A bit of info and history here: https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C989016


Yes it is A 1954 Lancia Aurelia Convertible B24

https://www.imcdb.org/i003578.jpg

The Film was Il Sorpasso (1962) otherwise known as The Easy Life (Le fanfaron (France))
and featured the Lancia. The composer of the music for the film Riz Ortolani also did the score for "The Yellow Rolls Royce" by Terence Rattigan with a cast including Rex Harrison, Ingrid Bergman, Shirley Maclaine, Omar Sharif. The Pickled Egg Jukebox has a couple of his more well known songs recorded by Frank Sinatra.

The article from GAZOLINE magazine features a lovely red example of the car.

Lancia Aurelia B24 Convertibile : la belle fanfaronne

Well done Gibbo!

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 18 May 2018, 00:27

Lets try this one?

Taken at the highest pub in England
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Post by CitroJim » 18 May 2018, 05:53

I believe that vehicle is of the type used in Antarctic and Arctic exploration work...

I guess the weather up there is bad enough at times to warrant such vehicles being on hand...

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Post by myglaren » 18 May 2018, 06:47

Norwegian thing - there is one displayed at the Cosford Aircraft Museum.

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Post by bobins » 18 May 2018, 06:55

That'd be a Hagglunds BV206. A great favourite at the various tank driving sites you can visit :)

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 18 May 2018, 07:44

CitroJim wrote:
18 May 2018, 05:53
I believe that vehicle is of the type used in Antarctic and Arctic exploration work...

I guess the weather up there is bad enough at times to warrant such vehicles being on hand...
myglaren wrote:
18 May 2018, 06:47
Norwegian thing - there is one displayed at the Cosford Aircraft Museum.
Close Jim and Stev..on the right track(s)...tee hee!

but Bobins gets it
bobins wrote:
18 May 2018, 06:55
That'd be a Hagglunds BV206. A great favourite at the various tank driving sites you can visit :)


That's it and according to the Tan Hill pub website you can stay in the Hagglund!

https://tanhillinn.com/accommodation/hagglund-bv206/

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Post by Hell Razor5543 » 18 May 2018, 07:59

I remember there was a series about the design and development of military hardware. One program had the BvS 10;

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BvS_10

One thing that is initially surprising is that it is amphibious! This has saved the lives of many soldiers. One story (in the program) was that a Viking was ambushed by a couple of vehicles whilst on tour in Afghanistan. The Viking was unable to outpace the vehicles (Toyota Hi-Lux, with aggressive tendencies, if my memory is correct), and the aggressors were obviously trying to box it in. They clearly expected to be able to trap it (and the crew) when they got to a river. However, the Viking driver knew what his vehicle was capable of. The Viking swum across the river and was able to leave the attackers behind.

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Whatsthisthen?. new one to try

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 08 Jun 2018, 23:28

Anyone know what this is off the top of their head?

I didn't, but its recently been up for auction, and remains unsold. If you check out the details it has a "buy-it-now" price of £21,056. supplied originally by dealer Lendrum & Hardman Hammersmith London.
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