Whatsthisthen?.the impossible one

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Re: Whatsthisthen?.new one to try

Post by van ordinaire » 16 Oct 2018, 23:10

It very MX5 - & I'm not sure that's a manufacturer's badge, some tuning firm perhaps, like Arbarth, Brabus, Alpina, etc who rebadge the cars they modify.

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Re: Whatsthisthen?.new one to try

Post by myglaren » 16 Oct 2018, 23:14

Eunos.
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Re: Whatsthisthen?.new one to try

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 16 Oct 2018, 23:23

myglaren wrote:
16 Oct 2018, 23:14
Eunos.

van ordinaire wrote:
16 Oct 2018, 23:10
It very MX5 - & I'm not sure that's a manufacturer's badge, some tuning firm perhaps, like Arbarth, Brabus, Alpina, etc who rebadge the cars they modify.



Both Correct! wiki tells us "Eunos was a marque of Japanese automaker Mazda, marketed as its upscale, fun to drive line in its home market." Mk1 MX5 imported from Japan.

Heres one on Gumtree with a background of the Scotswood Bridge

https://www.gumtree.com/p/mazda/2001-k- ... 1317305859

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Re: Whatsthisthen?.new one to try

Post by xantia_v6 » 30 Oct 2018, 03:26

I walked past this the other day and did a double-take.

It is well out of place and time, here in New Zealand...

Possibly never built in RHD in this format, but the car it was based on certainly was.
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Re: Whatsthisthen?.new one to try

Post by CitroJim » 30 Oct 2018, 06:57

Simca 1100?

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Re: Whatsthisthen?.new one to try

Post by white exec » 30 Oct 2018, 07:57

Owes something to the C15. Interesting little cubby-hole in the side.

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Re: Whatsthisthen?.new one to try

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 30 Oct 2018, 09:09

Yes I think Jim has nailed it

here it is in more familiar surroundings for the old french van owner!
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Re: Whatsthisthen?.new one to try

Post by xantia_v6 » 30 Oct 2018, 09:18

CitroJim wrote:
30 Oct 2018, 06:57
Simca 1100?

I think you nailled it (I had not actually checked which model of Simca). Nothing wrong with your powers of recollection.
NewcastleFalcon wrote:
30 Oct 2018, 09:09
Yes I think Jim has nailed it

here it is in more familiar surroundings for the old french van owner!
I suspect that is actually the same example, both on NZ plates, but it has been re-registered. In NZ if the rego (road tax) lapses without being put on hold, the vehicle must be re-registered and gets a new number.
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Re: Whatsthisthen?.new one to try

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 30 Oct 2018, 09:35

The very same van also appears on Wiki described as a 1979 Simca VF2 with the VF standing for "Voiture Fourgonnette". The VF1 was a low-roof van, VF2 high roof, and VF3**************[VIN obfuscated, can be read by forum staff] very high roof apparently. (now that's funny FCF does strange things when you use the characters V F 3 in a post :-D )

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Re: Whatsthisthen?.new one to try

Post by xantia_v6 » 30 Oct 2018, 09:55

NewcastleFalcon wrote:
30 Oct 2018, 09:35
The very same van also appears on Wiki described as a 1979 Simca VF2

Maybe there is only one :wink:
NewcastleFalcon wrote:
30 Oct 2018, 09:35
VF3**************[VIN obfuscated, can be read by forum staff]**************[VIN obfuscated, can be read by forum staff][/color] very high roof apparently. (now that's funny FCF does strange things when you use the characters V F 3 in a post :-D )
That is true, it looks too much like a Peugeot VIN, (rather than a Simca van).
NewcastleFalcon wrote:
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The very same van also appears on Wiki described as a 1979 Simca VF2 with the VF standing for "Voiture Fourgonnette". The VF1 was a low-roof van, VF2 high roof,

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For lovers of trivia, that photo was taken outside the old Canterbury university where the cheese vendor had a permanent shop. The stone buildings were badly damaged in the 2011 earthquake, and I presume that photo was taken near the end of restoration of that building in about 2016 (or perhaps there were pre-earthquake repairs going on in that photo). The cheese vendor later moved out of the shop and now just operates at one or two weekly markets, at one of which I photographed his van.

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Re: Whatsthisthen?.new one to try

Post by Gibbo2286 » 30 Oct 2018, 10:46

They did one as a Rancho, Simca and Talbot badged.

http://ipocars.com/imgs/a/h/f/g/m/talbo ... 3_lgw.jpg

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Re: Whatsthisthen?.new one to try

Post by white exec » 30 Oct 2018, 11:46

Remember the Rancho (Talbot-Matra-Simca, 1977-). Poor man's Disco (1989-), and maybe the inspiration for it.
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See that all those Simca 1100's (V F 3) had the little hatch in the side. What was it for?

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Re: Whatsthisthen?.new one to try

Post by van ordinaire » 30 Oct 2018, 23:44

You'd have to ask a man that owns one.

Saw a Rancho quite recently (Manchester Classic Car Show?) - had completely forgotten about them. (can't think why :wink:)

That C15 style (if there can be such a thing) of car cut off behind B-pillars & box grafted on goes back to the 2CV & with the singular exception of the Morris 1/4 ton (neé Minor)* seems to be peculiarly French/Italian/Spanish - although there may have been a pre-war Opel (but they had some sort of link with Peugeot/Simca at the time, it seems).

* whoops, of course I forgot about the Standard 10/Pennant
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Re: Whatsthisthen?.new one to try

Post by CitroJim » 31 Oct 2018, 17:57

xantia_v6 wrote:
30 Oct 2018, 09:18
CitroJim wrote:
30 Oct 2018, 06:57
Simca 1100?

I think you nailled it (I had not actually checked which model of Simca). Nothing wrong with your powers of recollection.


:-D I thought I recognised it from the front wing shape...

No, my long-term memory remains good... It's my short-term and working memory that's failed...

What forum is this? :lol:
white exec wrote:
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See that all those Simca 1100's (V F 3) had the little hatch in the side. What was it for?
To stoke the coal-fired cabin heater...

Chris, I always liked the Rancho and it still looks good today :)

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Re: Whatsthisthen?.new one to try

Post by white exec » 31 Oct 2018, 18:42

CitroJim wrote:
31 Oct 2018, 17:57
To stoke the coal-fired cabin heater...

...Or did they break down so often, an AA roadside phone came ready-installed?