Whatsthisthen?.the impossible one

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..

Post by van ordinaire » 19 Dec 2018, 22:45

Well, as I recall recounting elswhere, I had one for about a month, while I prep'd it for an MoT but there were more features that were unfamiliar than familiar - perhaps because I was rather better aquainted with the twin carb, 6/110 (which I had at the same time).

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..

Post by Gibbo2286 » 20 Dec 2018, 11:21

I didn't see the pictures until after it had already been id'd :)

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..

Post by van ordinaire » 20 Dec 2018, 20:59

Likewise - but I didn't know that when I saw the original under bonnet shot (but it was the seats that gave it away)

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..

Post by van ordinaire » 22 Dec 2018, 22:00

Took the Xantia in for some pre-retest work & swhat was in their yard this time? Why, one of these:-
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Re: Whatsthisthen?..

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 23 Dec 2018, 01:31

You left too many clues there Van, would never have got it in a month of Sundays without a small amount of skulduggery.

Yes its a 2003 Nissan Stagea, with not a hint of a Nissan Badge on the Grill!



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Re: Whatsthisthen?..

Post by van ordinaire » 23 Dec 2018, 10:55

I thought you might need all the help you could get :P

AND it was the only piccie I could find in which it wasn't obviously an estate :mrgreen:

Curiously, the one I saw had a huge "Nissan" roundel filling the grille centre; perhaps a different year/sub-model :?

OK, so Paignton's turning weird, automotively, (see my last couple of classic spots) - walking to the shops from where I parked yesterday, I passed this by the curbside:-
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(well you might've seen the odd one - but I doubt anyone's ever got this close)

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 23 Dec 2018, 13:22

van ordinaire wrote:
23 Dec 2018, 10:55


OK, so Paignton's turning weird, automotively, (see my last couple of classic spots) - walking to the shops from where I parked yesterday, I passed this by the curbside:-

(well you might've seen the odd one - but I doubt anyone's ever got this close)


Well first thoughts, its got an unusual knob! ( the "gate" I mean reverse is as far away from 1st as you could get!)
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Re: Whatsthisthen?..

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 23 Dec 2018, 13:57

van ordinaire wrote:
23 Dec 2018, 10:55

OK, so Paignton's turning weird, automotively, (see my last couple of classic spots) - walking to the shops from where I parked yesterday, I passed this by the curbside:-

(well you might've seen the odd one - but I doubt anyone's ever got this close)

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Another good one, not obvious, but you did leave a tiny clue Van, and its opened the door.....its a
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PS One of those “familiarity phenomenon”’s this afternoon...noticed the grill first, then sure enough the model name on the rear. Never noticed one before today.....what are the chances of that happening?

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..

Post by van ordinaire » 24 Dec 2018, 00:06

Glad you're giving the others a chance this time, Neil. :wink:

Actually the photo I really wanted was a close-up of a rear doorhandle - but the site I found it on won't let you copy anything. :cry:

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..

Post by Gibbo2286 » 24 Dec 2018, 14:17

Sorting through the photo box I found this my Wolseley 6/110 write off.
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Re: Whatsthisthen?..

Post by van ordinaire » 24 Dec 2018, 21:20

Reminds me of my 15/60 - after I had a coming together with a telegraph pole!

I suspect my 6/110 went out in a blaze of glory banger racing (along with a Humber Imperial, sold from undewr my nose, after I'd spent a Saturday morning getting it going) - so I dread to think how that ended up looking.

Now, how about this?
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Is it really what it appears to be - OR is the location significant?

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..

Post by CitroJim » 25 Dec 2018, 06:30

van ordinaire wrote:
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Reminds me of my 15/60 - after I had a coming together with a telegraph pole!

I suspect my 6/110 went out in a blaze of glory banger racing (along with a Humber Imperial, sold from undewr my nose, after I'd spent a Saturday morning getting it going) - so I dread to think how that ended up looking.

Now, how about this?

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Is it really what it appears to be - OR is the location significant?

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My guess it's an Iranian-made Xantia in Iran...

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..

Post by van ordinaire » 25 Dec 2018, 19:03

That's what I was thinking, but assumed, therefore, it would be called something else, which seems to be the Iranian way. Apparently not, presumably because SAIPAC built them under licence, rather than buying old pressings.

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Whatsthisthen?.its not Japanese

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 28 Dec 2018, 20:42

Try this one. Surprised me. Up for sale at a forthcoming auction in January, so there is a route there to get it by persistance if it doesnt leap out at you straight away. Currently its lot number 109.

I have removed the badge from the boot. I would say very untypical of the marque but then again it was 1962.

Save for that above, its a full car whatsthisthen?
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Bon Chance!

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..new one to try

Post by van ordinaire » 28 Dec 2018, 23:59

It's a "Baroque Angel"!