Whatsthisthen?.the impossible one

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Re: Whatsthisthen?.new one to try

Post by daviemck2006 » 09 Nov 2018, 09:43

A mx5 is my guess

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Re: Whatsthisthen?.new one to try

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 09 Nov 2018, 10:17

daviemck2006 wrote:
09 Nov 2018, 09:43
A mx5 is my guess


Right part of the globe Davie, but a little smaller.

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Re: Whatsthisthen?.new one to try

Post by Gibbo2286 » 09 Nov 2018, 10:22

Can't get the red one....yet.

For another one go back to my other snow picture (with the lady) and id the one under the snow. :)

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Re: Whatsthisthen?.new one to try

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 09 Nov 2018, 10:52

Gibbo2286 wrote:
09 Nov 2018, 10:22
Can't get the red one....yet.

For another one go back to my other snow picture (with the lady) and id the one under the snow. :)


Do you know what the one under the snow with the lady in the pic is Gibbo? Still havent given up on a positive ID on the other one yet, but pretty much stuck!

One of the best collections of photographs of a car like our red one I have randomly come across on the internet, is from one of our own forum members. Maybe a bigger clue than the pics!

Here's the full face
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nf own work

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Re: Whatsthisthen?.new one to try

Post by bobins » 09 Nov 2018, 11:16

Is it one of these...

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Cappuccino at Sightglass Coffee [CC BY-SA 4.0
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Re: Whatsthisthen?.new one to try

Post by Gibbo2286 » 09 Nov 2018, 11:28

NewcastleFalcon wrote:
09 Nov 2018, 10:52
Gibbo2286 wrote:
09 Nov 2018, 10:22
Can't get the red one....yet.

For another one go back to my other snow picture (with the lady) and id the one under the snow. :)


Do you know what the one under the snow with the lady in the pic is Gibbo? Still havent given up on a positive ID on the other one yet, but pretty much stuck!

One of the best collections of photographs of a car like our red one I have randomly come across on the internet, is from one of our own forum members. Maybe a bigger clue than the pics!

Here's the full face

temp3.jpg


Regards Neil

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Yes it was one of my own cars Neil my favourite car. :)

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Re: Whatsthisthen?.new one to try

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 09 Nov 2018, 11:30

bobins wrote:
09 Nov 2018, 11:16
Is it one of these...

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Cappuccino at Sightglass Coffee [CC BY-SA 4.0
(https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0
)], by Jonathan McIntosh, from Wikimedia Commons


It is.

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Suzuki Cappuccino Cramond nr Edinburgh 7/11/2018
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Re: Whatsthisthen?.new one to try

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 09 Nov 2018, 11:48

Gibbo2286 wrote:
05 Nov 2018, 14:56
Mid to late 80s Neil,

The container in the background of this one was only bought after I closed the shop in 1984 and used for my forecourt shop, the lady is my mate's wife who worked for me at the time.

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Now if you brushed a bit of snow off that one would it reveal a double headlight...extracted from here
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Re: Whatsthisthen?.new one to try

Post by Gibbo2286 » 09 Nov 2018, 14:29

And here. :-D
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Re: Whatsthisthen?.new one to try

Post by white exec » 09 Nov 2018, 17:24

I had to look up the engine details for the 3-litre, and was surprised to find it had essentially the same lump as the Austin-Healey 3000. I do hope it wasn't as agricultural!
And to read that a V8 version was considered. Would the Rover have fitted under there?
The Hydrolastic must have given quite something of a ride.
I do remember seeing a few (as staff cars) in both Army green and Air Force blue.

Sobering to see, in Neil's link, the paper-thin and unprotected sill sections - a Leyland speciality.

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Re: Whatsthisthen?.new one to try

Post by Gibbo2286 » 09 Nov 2018, 19:17

The engine performed well but then I've never been a boy racer type, the suspension was fabulous, it had an Armstrong self leveling system which unfortunately was a bit prone to leaks but only needed a few turns with a spanner to cure

Didn't have any sill rust troubles on mine but it rotted behind the headlamps until they fell out and the backplates had to be rebuilt, no under wing shields in those days, if there had been I guess there would be a lot more survivors.

I can't recall having any serious mechanical problems, it just kept going.

Ps. Same engine as the MGC.

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Re: Whatsthisthen?.new one to try

Post by CitroJim » 10 Nov 2018, 06:57

bobins wrote:
09 Nov 2018, 11:16
Is it one of these...

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Cappuccino at Sightglass Coffee [CC BY-SA 4.0
(https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0
)], by Jonathan McIntosh, from Wikimedia Commons


Love the clue :) Yum.. Drinking one now :D

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Re: Whatsthisthen?.new one to try

Post by van ordinaire » 13 Nov 2018, 00:33

Actually - IIRC - the Austin 3 litre engine was, if anything, even more agricultural than the Healey/BGC, having been lifted straight out of the Westie.

Saw one probably a couple of months ago now, black (unusual in itself - did the Navy use them as well?) indifferent condition, fully laden, can't remember where but leaving some event.

Anyone else who was at the NEC at the w/e catch the prototype Princess "Landcrab"?

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Re: Whatsthisthen?.new one to try

Post by Gibbo2286 » 13 Nov 2018, 11:45

van ordinaire wrote:
13 Nov 2018, 00:33
Actually - IIRC - the Austin 3 litre engine was, if anything, even more agricultural than the Healey/BGC, having been lifted straight out of the Westie.

Saw one probably a couple of months ago now, black (unusual in itself - did the Navy use them as well?) indifferent condition, fully laden, can't remember where but leaving some event.

Anyone else who was at the NEC at the w/e catch the prototype Princess "Landcrab"?



No but this might interest you van.

http://www.leylandprincess.co.uk/PrincessDev.htm

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Re: Whatsthisthen?.new one to try

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 14 Nov 2018, 21:54

Heres a wholecar nothing concealed whatsthisthen? to try. I had never heard of the name before, sold at a recent auction for £5,000
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