Whatsthisthen?.the impossible one

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Re: Whatsthisthen?.the impossible one

Post by Gibbo2286 » 01 Sep 2019, 11:51

That was a popular size on the light commercial vehicles at the time, A40 Devon vans/pick ups e.g. the saloons had 5.50-16s, some of the Fords had 17" but they were thinner 4.50-17.

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Re: Whatsthisthen?.the impossible one

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 03 Sep 2019, 21:51

Would you beilieve it a Lea Framcis 14hop tourer is up for auction at Brightwells at Leominster

Loads of pics and a close up of a wheel....5.25/5.50-17 too
http://classiccars.brightwells.com/view ... p?id=11584
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Heres our impossible whatsthisthen? wheel
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Re: Whatsthisthen?.the impossible one

Post by mickthemaverick » 03 Sep 2019, 22:29

NewcastleFalcon wrote:
03 Sep 2019, 21:51
Would you beilieve it a Lea Framcis 14hop tourer is up for auction at Brightwells at Leominster

Looks like you've either got finger trouble or a sticky keyboard tonight Neil :-D :?:

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Re: Whatsthisthen?.the impossible one

Post by Gibbo2286 » 04 Sep 2019, 09:16

It's not one of those Neil. I think you will just have to go back and lift that tarpaulin. :)

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Re: Whatsthisthen?.the impossible one

Post by mickthemaverick » 04 Sep 2019, 09:29

You're right there Gibbo, definitely not a Lea Francis, that bonnet line is more Jeep like to me, but it also looks a bit like some of the kit car buggys you see around, too old for a kit car tho I guess. How about one of the early flat bonneted imp/chamois range?

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Re: Whatsthisthen?.the impossible one

Post by van ordinaire » 24 Sep 2019, 22:19

& now for something completely different:-
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Re: Whatsthisthen?.the impossible one

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 24 Sep 2019, 22:47

You are going to have a few scratching their heads with that one Van, unless they are a good googler. Only 1,013 built and none at all for the manufacturer shown on the "How Many Left?" site for the UK.

When I first saw it I thought it looked a bit SAAB'-ey, which was a fair call reading the wiki page on the model.

Here's another pic which doesnt give anything away for others wishing to join in.
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Re: Whatsthisthen?.the impossible one

Post by myglaren » 24 Sep 2019, 23:02

I thought it looked SAABish too.

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Re: Whatsthisthen?.the impossible one

Post by mickthemaverick » 25 Sep 2019, 09:12

A good head scratcher indeed Van, took me a fair while to catch up with Neil and now I have a headache which means I'll have to take some Panadol!!
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Re: Whatsthisthen?.the impossible one

Post by Gibbo2286 » 25 Sep 2019, 10:27

I haven't looked or Googled, it looks like the result of a collision between a Saab and a Volvo so a Volsab or a Sabvol :-D

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Re: Whatsthisthen?.the impossible one

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 25 Sep 2019, 10:58

Gibbo2286 wrote:
25 Sep 2019, 10:27
I haven't looked or Googled, it looks like the result of a collision between a Saab and a Volvo so a Volsab or a Sabvol :-D
When the reveal comes Gibbo, you couldn't be more right!

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Re: Whatsthisthen?.the impossible one

Post by van ordinaire » 27 Sep 2019, 07:08

mickthemaverick wrote:
25 Sep 2019, 09:12
A good head scratcher indeed Van, took me a fair while to catch up with Neil and now I have a headache which means I'll have to take some Panadol!!
:-D
:lol: trés oblique!

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Re: Whatsthisthen?.the impossible one

Post by Zelandeth » 04 Oct 2019, 22:10

Wearing early Sierra wheel trims just to confuse things further.

Tail light lenses are also used on the late 70s/early 80s Caetano Alpha coach (or at least visibly very similar)...which suggests there's a degree of parts bin raiding going on...

There are bits which look familiar...but I've not the foggiest what it is...

Almost has an Eastern Bloc vibe in some ways (door handles look identical to those used by Moscovich to name one)...but I think that's a false lead and I'm instead going with my gut and pointing instead at Japan. Going to say Toyota...but that's with a large amount of guesswork.

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Re: Whatsthisthen?.the impossible one

Post by old'uns » 04 Oct 2019, 23:16

https://www.hagertyinsurance.co.uk/pric ... 7-Fiat-124

not one of these either....last but one paragraph contains an interesting number

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Re: Whatsthisthen?.the impossible one

Post by mickthemaverick » 04 Oct 2019, 23:20

That's quite a coincidence -- but that's what it is!! :)