Whatsthisthen?.the impossible one

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..new one to try

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 10 Feb 2019, 23:41

bobins wrote:
10 Feb 2019, 23:18
Another picture... though not shedding much light on the subject :-D
Before I indulge in the dark arts, I have another go...could it have come from the Fairthorpe stable?

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..new one to try

Post by bobins » 10 Feb 2019, 23:48

Nope !
If you're going through the A-Z of old-time car manufacturer's, then don't bother going as far as 'B'..... as you'll have gone too far :-D

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..new one to try

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 10 Feb 2019, 23:51

Dark Arts engaged in
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Enough evidence? :)

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..new one to try

Post by bobins » 11 Feb 2019, 00:02

CSI NewcastleFalcon does it again :lol: =D>
How do you do it ? Ouija board ? Reading the tea leaves ? Sacrifice a goat ?

A bit of a rarity - the Ashley Sportiva from 1962. There's a little bit about them on the web -

"Ashley were manufacturer of body shells and chassis for specials from 1955 to 1962. They also offered a range of products for special builders: radiators, header tanks, lighting sets, steel tubing, sheet aluminium, various suspension parts, water pumps, tires, tubes and wheels. The company also made bonnets and hardtops for other mass-produced sports cars, including the Austin-Healey Sprite and Jaguar E-Type.
Ashley Sportiva:
Debuting in November 1960, it was initially an 1172 with revised front styling. It was made available as a bodyshell or with an Ashley chassis. It could be had as a drophead or a fixed head coupe with two or four seats. Later Sportiva's had a revised rear with boot lid and a longer wheelbase of eight feet to accommodate the new Mark 6 chassis. The fixed head coupe bodyshell retailed for £182."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashley_(automobile)

And there's the trail of a particular 1965 Sportiva on this page :
http://ashleysportiva.weebly.com/ashley ... -438c.html

And the photos I nicked came from this informative page from several years ago :
http://www.taketotheroad.co.uk/ebay-fin ... ortive-gt/

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..new one to try

Post by CitroJim » 11 Feb 2019, 07:15

Now that's a completely new one on me!!!

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..new one to try

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 11 Feb 2019, 10:28

I wasn't that far away with my second guess. The barely distinguishable additional badge on Bobin's image was the badge of the Fairthorpe Sports Car Club, which also embraces other similar marques :-D. Some of those other marques have also appeared on the FCF , Tornado, and Fairthorpe itself and member saraphee from Thailand lists a Rochdale as one of their cars.
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Re: Whatsthisthen?..new one to try

Post by bobins » 11 Feb 2019, 11:17

Reminiscent of that scene in Blade Runner (and parodied in Red Dwarf) where Deckard analyses that photograph to extract unseen information from it :lol:

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..new one to try

Post by Gibbo2286 » 11 Feb 2019, 11:54

If we used the Chinese style calendar that would have been the year of the (plastic) pig. :-D

Everybody was at it, building and selling DIY fibreglass car kits, 1172cc made me think of the old side valve Ford Popular engine.

My friend's daughter had a husband who built one, the first time he let her drive it a wheel fell off, she still to this day thinks he loosened it deliberately to try to get rid of her. :shock:

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..new one to try

Post by van ordinaire » 11 Feb 2019, 21:47

Yup, 1172 makes that immediate connection for me too - but, actually, the Pop (at least in 103E guise) was the last model to use that engine.

Year of the Reliant Regal(?) - nope,you've lost me there. ;)

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..new one to try

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 12 Feb 2019, 23:06

bobins wrote:
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CSI NewcastleFalcon does it again :lol: =D>


Heres one, which I would say if you believe in unbelievable co-incidences, you may be the best placed to get it Bobins....open to everyone of course.

Process of elimination if necessary, but I'll not make it too easy....up at a UK Auction in February/March 2019.
Glenmarch lists them all but often says awaiting information...go to the auction house website and they have the listings.

Have a go, if I get bored I will issue further clues!
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Re: Whatsthisthen?..new one to try

Post by myglaren » 12 Feb 2019, 23:25

A three-wheeled half-wood watchamacallit ?

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..new one to try

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 13 Feb 2019, 00:46

For a moment I thought Morgan F4.

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..new one to try

Post by CitroJim » 13 Feb 2019, 06:32

It has a transversely mounted BMC A Series engine so Mini-based...

Woodworm looks like it could be a problem!

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..new one to try

Post by Gibbo2286 » 13 Feb 2019, 11:15

It's a Medinashed, :) I like the old Klaxon horn.

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..new one to try

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 13 Feb 2019, 11:59

Gibbo2286 wrote:
13 Feb 2019, 11:15
It's a Medinashed, :) I like the old Klaxon horn.


Unsurprisingly google doesnt know what a "medinashed" is. Seems to think I am from Medina Ohio or Medina NY state and I want to buy a shed. Default position for google...you are a shopper, you want to buy something, and you come from the United States.

So, if I had to guess it must be a military term, but please enlighten me Gibbo! Google has failed.

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