Whatsthisthen?.the impossible one

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Re: Whatsthisthen?.new one to try

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 30 Sep 2018, 10:17

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Of course someone could have thrown a grille on the back seat from an Aston Martin DB5 before it went into the crusher

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Re: Whatsthisthen?.new one to try

Post by bobins » 30 Sep 2018, 10:27

Better view of that bevel gear. Looks like it is sturdy enough to be a diff component.
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Re: Whatsthisthen?.new one to try

Post by xantia_v6 » 30 Sep 2018, 10:33

bobins wrote:
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I think we're missing the obvious as well - we need to look for a car with a damned great silver handle built into its roof :lol:

That reminds me that in the 1970s I saw a Gogomobil with an oversized winder key mounted on the boot, driven by a geared down motor so that it turned as the car drove along.

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Re: Whatsthisthen?.new one to try

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Re: Whatsthisthen?.new one to try

Post by van ordinaire » 01 Oct 2018, 21:29

Answer: a load of junk, obviously! (but I do concede I might be missing the point - which is?)

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Re: Whatsthisthen?.new one to try

Post by Gibbo2286 » 03 Oct 2018, 17:39

Try this one :)
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Re: Whatsthisthen?.new one to try

Post by van ordinaire » 03 Oct 2018, 18:58

steering wheel! Next?

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Re: Whatsthisthen?.new one to try

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 03 Oct 2018, 19:05

Here's an incorrect guess....a Hyundai Equus.....and its own special logo which is sort of similar

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The litttle known, but one of the Chinese "big four" car makers Changan Automobile, with an R&D presence in Birmingham also have a similar logo to our whatsthisthen?

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Here's one of their interiors

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Re: Whatsthisthen?.new one to try

Post by van ordinaire » 03 Oct 2018, 20:57

"R&D presence in Birmingham" - & which former British car manufacturer's site is that?

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Re: Whatsthisthen?.new one to try

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 03 Oct 2018, 21:18

Changan UK R&D Centre Ltd. Parkside, Birmingham Business Park, Birmingham, B37 7YG

The one based at Longbridge is the MG (Shanghai based SAIC Motor own the brand) European Engineering Technical Centre and Design Studio

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Re: Whatsthisthen?.new one to try

Post by Gibbo2286 » 04 Oct 2018, 09:27

A hint 'David Beckham'

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Re: Whatsthisthen?.new one to try

Post by white exec » 04 Oct 2018, 10:33

Well, we did sell (give) Rover to them... 8-[

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Re: Whatsthisthen?.new one to try

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 04 Oct 2018, 10:48

Gibbo2286 wrote:
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A hint 'David Beckham'


Designed by Pininfarina and made in Vietnam! Never would have got it without that hint Gibbo, just couldn't frame a google search to come up with the answer.

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Re: Whatsthisthen?.new one to try

Post by van ordinaire » 04 Oct 2018, 22:26

A VietNamese car? Surely not, well I never saw any evidence of such when driving from Hanoi to Saigon last year - although do recall what appeared to be twin Kia & Hyundai factories.

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Re: Whatsthisthen?.new one to try

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 04 Oct 2018, 23:46

The car is from Vietnam's only carmaker VinFast and a start-up at that, launched at the Paris Motor Show with the help of David Beckham
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/cars/news/d ... otor-show/
With the cars due to be delivered to Vietnamese motorists from September 2019, Le Thi Thu Thuy acknowledged the short timescale to which they were working. Vingroup launched the project just over a year ago and has already built a sprawling 355-hectare factory in Northern Vietnam (Hai Phong City) capable of producing a rumoured 250,000 cars per year.

VinFast are clearly aware of the investment required to build a successful automotive business completely from scratch, and are said to have earmarked $3.5 billion (£2.7 billion) to get things off the ground.
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