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Re: Whatsthisthen?..A pair of "jeeps" (sort of..)

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
14 Apr 2019, 11:14
More military machines.


This was its successor (name removed from crankcase)

Whatsthisthen?

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That'll be an old Can-Am Bombardier motorcycle :) The military ones were first used by the MOD from the late 70s. I think they kept them in service for about 10 years before replacing them with the MT500.

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..A pair of "jeeps" (sort of..)

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bobins wrote:
14 Apr 2019, 12:49
That'll be an old Can-Am Bombardier motorcycle :) The military ones were first used by the MOD from the late 70s. I think they kept them in service for about 10 years before replacing them with the MT500.


Yes, you would hardly believe it that from its former status and variety, the UK motorcycle industry couldn’t make a decent bike for the MOD’s requirements by the time the 1970’s arrived. Canadian with an Austrian Engine.

Plenty of two stroke smoke as they headed off on their jaunt :-D

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..and the next one please...

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One of these may have made an appearance on here before - I came across this on eBay. It's one of those French 'voiture sans permis' cars, which I think translates as death-trap on wheels.
So... what is it ?
death-trap on wheels 1 - ebay, fair use
death-trap on wheels 1 - ebay, fair use
death-trap on wheels 2 - ebay, fair use
death-trap on wheels 2 - ebay, fair use

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..and the next one please...

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definitely not made in Longbridge or Cowley.....
and sounds like a drunk MC introducing the wife of a Count :)

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..and the next one please...

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Literally was just about to post this! Similar lines. Now if the wife of the Count was unconscious she would be the full moniker of the beast!

Thanks Bobins nice to have one to do myself :-D

I have found the listing but should others want to puzzle over it for a while I will come up with an obscure coded message if I can, to delay the reveal.

If Dracula had taken a French bride of diminutive stature, that would have been a very appropriate car for her.

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..and the next one please...

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The MC 'grille' suggest MicroCar. Maybe.
Wouldn't like to brake or corner urgently . . . :shock:

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..and the next one please...

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white exec wrote:
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Wouldn't like to brake or corner urgently . . . :shock:

Presumably why there are castors fitted on the front corners....very reassuring!

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..know your knobs?..

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What car is this from?
What car is this from?
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Re: Whatsthisthen?..know your knobs?..

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It's from a submarine if those taps are anything to go by :)

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..know your knobs?..

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Was it from Pye's failed attempt to get into the Espresso machine market ? They bought a license to manufacture these ? :-D

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..know your knobs?..

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I do believe the radio is a "PYE T.C.R.1000X car radio, all valve, with one early power transistor on the back - & it proudly says "transistor" on the front panel". Our radio experts may confirm my suspicions.

At least 2 of the forum's regular contributors have had the whatsthisthen? model in their fleet as some stage, and the car is up for auction in the next week or so.

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..know your knobs?..

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I fitted a lot of those Pye radios back in the fifties, they were far superior to the Ekco and Phillips stuff on sale at the time.

My first glance at the picture said Hillman with that clock and radio but I can't recall a Hillman with those heater knobs.

The dash looks VW Beetle but they wouldn't have had a Smiths clock unless it was a diy add on.

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..know your knobs?..

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Gibbo2286 wrote:
25 May 2019, 13:24
The dash looks VW Beetle but they wouldn't have had a Smiths clock unless it was a diy add on.
...and no little vase for the solitary bluebell... :(

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..know your knobs?..

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Gibbo2286 wrote:
25 May 2019, 13:24
My first glance at the picture said Hillman with that clock and radio but I can't recall a Hillman with those heater knobs.

The dash looks VW Beetle but they wouldn't have had a Smiths clock unless it was a diy add on.


Gibbo, you are one of the "FCF" Regular Contributors who had one of these in their fleet :-D

heres a reminder
Gibbo2286 wrote:
28 Aug 2018, 12:30
I once got pulled by the cops in Gloucester with my Whatsthisthen? "Low on the back sir." I had a Land Rover engine with all its components in the boot, they had a look and waved me on my way.


and the other FCF regular Contributor
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28 Oct 2015, 21:38
Best "courting" car....my Whatsthisthen?, I did well in that with the Ladies but did not think it through when I decided to get a VW Beetle....a bad move on the cuddles front :)



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Re: Whatsthisthen?..know your knobs?..

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Well that has to be a Westminster Neil but I'm blowed if I recognise the heater controls, I must be slipping. :(