Whatsthisthen?.

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..post one up!

Post by bobins » 21 Jul 2019, 22:26

Paul-R wrote:
21 Jul 2019, 22:24
Datsun?


Yep..... but which one ? Think of a number :)

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Post by Paul-R » 21 Jul 2019, 22:34

Oo-eck. You've very quickly found the limit of my knowledge on Datsuns!

Square root of minus 1?

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 21 Jul 2019, 22:57

510 SSS? Rear lights dont really match



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Post by bobins » 21 Jul 2019, 23:02

Divide by 2.55 :-D

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Post by old'uns » 21 Jul 2019, 23:04

i was down for a Cedric or Laurel....

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 21 Jul 2019, 23:25

bobins wrote:
21 Jul 2019, 23:02
Divide by 2.55 :-D


Datsun 200/ 200SX?? My duckduckgo-ing is letting me down, cant find anything with rear light clusters like our whatsthisthen? not even on the datsun (510/2.55) :-D . The Datsun 610 is marginally like it (aka Datsun Bluebird 610 Coupe, Datsun Bluebird-U, Datsun 160B, Datsun 180B, Datsun Bluebird GL, Datsun Bluebird SSS, Datsun Bluebird DX )

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..post one up!

Post by bobins » 22 Jul 2019, 06:47

You're both right :) Apparently it's registered as a 1976 Datsun Laurel 200L.
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Laurel 1 - own work
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Laurel 2 - own work

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Post by Gibbo2286 » 22 Jul 2019, 08:51

Datsun 200 diesel the highest mileage car I've ever dealt with.

I sold one to a taxi guy, years later I met him, he said it would be going to the scrap because although it still ran well it had got to the falling apart with rust stage, it had one million two hundred thousand miles on the clock and the engine had never been changed or overhauled, he changed the oil (Shell) every 6,000 miles and it just kept going.

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Whatsthisthen?..Upholstery Special

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 27 Jul 2019, 10:49

Whatsthisthen?
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Your Clues
1. Its from an upcoming auction catalogue.
2. It is not from something exotic or unusual no one will have heard of.
3. Not sure if the upholstery is original I would expect it is though.
(from the horses mouth of the model "register" it is described as having "interiors of sports seats shod in ‘designer check’ understated tartan"
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Re: Whatsthisthen?..Upholstery Special

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 27 Jul 2019, 14:08

NewcastleFalcon wrote:
27 Jul 2019, 10:49
Whatsthisthen?
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Go on you can have the front seats too!
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Your Clues
1. Its from an upcoming auction catalogue.
2. It is not from something exotic or unusual no one will have heard of.
3. Not sure if the upholstery is original I would expect it is though.
(from the horses mouth of the model "register" it is described as having "interiors of sports seats shod in ‘designer check’ understated tartan"
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Re: Whatsthisthen?..Upholstery Special

Post by Gibbo2286 » 27 Jul 2019, 14:42

Some Italian tat, FIAT Panda maybe?

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..Upholstery Special

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 27 Jul 2019, 18:27

Gibbo2286 wrote:
27 Jul 2019, 14:42
Some Italian tat, FIAT Panda maybe?


No and No Gibbo :-D although this bloke had a hand in the first incarnation of the model

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..Upholstery Special

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 27 Jul 2019, 19:27

NewcastleFalcon wrote:
27 Jul 2019, 14:08
NewcastleFalcon wrote:
27 Jul 2019, 10:49
Whatsthisthen?
Image

Go on you can have the front seats too!
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Sometimes the Tartan was less understated and more in your face
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Your Clues
1. Its from an upcoming auction catalogue.
2. It is not from something exotic or unusual no one will have heard of.
3. The upholstery is original "sports seats shod in ‘designer check’ understated tartan"
4. Giorgetto Giugiaro was responsible for the first incarnation of the model

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..Upholstery Special

Post by Gibbo2286 » 27 Jul 2019, 19:38

So I wasn't far wrong, it's a snotty Italian tat VW Golf. :-D

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..Upholstery Special

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 27 Jul 2019, 20:04

Gibbo2286 wrote:
27 Jul 2019, 19:38
So I wasn't far wrong, it's a snotty Italian tat VW Golf. :-D
Not quite it definitely isn't a Golf but very warm Gibbo. I quite like them.

Dont think you should need anymore clues...

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