Whatsthisthen?.the impossible one

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 05 Dec 2018, 19:38

Now can anyone identify this from its bench seat and its steering wheel?

Came across it today, has a price tag of £4,500 and being sold by an outfit in Bonnyrigg.

Now a simple google query is going to come close surely. Has a nickname and was produced overseas with the odd few being imported to the UK. Probably dont have to scratch your heads too much for the decade.

Have a go.
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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by van ordinaire » 05 Dec 2018, 21:17

That wheel looked familiar but, curiously, not the dash & certainly not the gear lever - not enough to identify it. Curiosity got the better of me so now I know what it is BUT not going to spoil the game for others.

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by myglaren » 05 Dec 2018, 21:39

van ordinaire wrote:
05 Dec 2018, 21:17
That wheel looked familiar but, curiously, not the dash & certainly not the gear lever - not enough to identify it. Curiosity got the better of me so now I know what it is BUT not going to spoil the game for others.


I thought that I recognised the wheel but found I was wrong and didn't know that car existed.
Only seen one car from that manufacturer anyway, early seventies.

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 05 Dec 2018, 22:24

myglaren wrote:
05 Dec 2018, 21:39

I thought that I recognised the wheel but found I was wrong and didn't know that car existed.
Only seen one car from that manufacturer anyway, early seventies.
Surely not Steve, unless you are barking up the wrong tree! The manufacturer of our whatsthisthen? has its products all over the world :-D The steering wheel is quite characteristic.
van ordinaire wrote:
05 Dec 2018, 21:17
That wheel looked familiar but, curiously, not the dash & certainly not the gear lever - not enough to identify it. Curiosity got the better of me so now I know what it is BUT not going to spoil the game for others.


The nickname isnt in English.....I take it that fits in with your conclusion Van.

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by myglaren » 05 Dec 2018, 22:37

Nope, only seen one *** ***** in Borås, Sweden.

They seemed to be universally disliked but I thought they looked OK.

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by myglaren » 05 Dec 2018, 22:42

Actually just looked them up and instantly recognised one of their products that I did see frequently - one every morning while delivering papers while still at school - rebranded for sale in the UK.

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by GiveMeABreak » 05 Dec 2018, 23:05

I’ll put the others out of their misery as everyone else seems to know what it is but won’t say

Ford Cortina MK3 Pickup 🕺

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 05 Dec 2018, 23:11

Yes thats right Marc.....top of the head or google search?

Built in South Africa and known in Afrikaans as "Bakkie"

No need for my bit more....
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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by GiveMeABreak » 05 Dec 2018, 23:23

Oh far too far out for me Neil, that was a look up job. I did think Simca or a Sunbeam and even Datsun based on the steering wheel, but knowing how cunning you are Neil, I knew it would be something obscure that I would never get in a million years! :-D

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by Gibbo2286 » 06 Dec 2018, 11:13

I had a few of the later ones through the business, can't recall having a Mk 3. They were Ford P100 in the UK on both the Cortina and Sierra.

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by van ordinaire » 06 Dec 2018, 22:35

NewcastleFalcon wrote:
05 Dec 2018, 22:24
The nickname isnt in English.....I take it that fits in with your conclusion Van.

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Afrikaans I should imagine :mrgreen:

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Whatsthisthen?..new one to try today

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 08 Dec 2018, 16:08

Anyone any good at identifying cars from their upholstery? That is what is known as Velour......Blue Velour.
and fittingly the exterior colour has a link with Bond......James Bond.
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Have a go!

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by van ordinaire » 08 Dec 2018, 20:01

van ordinaire wrote:
06 Dec 2018, 22:35
Afrikaans I should imagine :mrgreen:
Odd, when I submitted that, the previous 6 posts were't there - the haunted forum strikes again! :?

Was it really a Mk 3 - or the original P100? Although the SA Mk 4 version - which we knew as the P100 - had a V6 (same as their pre-V8 Capris!)

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..new one to try today

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 08 Dec 2018, 20:27

Mk3 Pickup designed and produced in South Africa....SA advert here
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So bit more assistance for today's whatsthisthen?
NewcastleFalcon wrote:
08 Dec 2018, 16:08
Anyone any good at identifying cars from their upholstery? That is what is known as Velour......Blue Velour.
and fittingly the exterior colour has a link with Bond......James Bond.

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Have a go!l

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bit more
Up for sale at a forthcoming auction. Anyone know their engines?
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Re: Whatsthisthen?..new one to try today

Post by bobins » 08 Dec 2018, 20:50

Is it Scandinavian ?