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Re: Whatsthisthen?.the impossible one

Post by mickthemaverick » 29 Oct 2019, 22:52

Then I think we can agree Neil, that your ones came from either a Sunbeam Alpier or a Sunbeam Rapine :-D :-D

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Re: Whatsthisthen?.the impossible one

Post by mickthemaverick » 29 Oct 2019, 22:54

Hell Razor5543 wrote:
29 Oct 2019, 22:49
Just so long as the got the right Rapier;

Don't be ridiculous James, that one hasn't got chrome hub caps at all!!! :-D

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Re: Whatsthisthen?.the impossible one

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 29 Oct 2019, 22:56

mickthemaverick wrote:
29 Oct 2019, 22:54
Hell Razor5543 wrote:
29 Oct 2019, 22:49
Just so long as the got the right Rapier;

Don't be ridiculous James, that one hasn't got chrome hub caps at all!!! :-D
You didn't see the vehicle that transported the missile system to its operational location!

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Re: Whatsthisthen?.the impossible one

Post by van ordinaire » 02 Nov 2019, 21:36

Those Rapiers got 13" wheels at the same time as the Minx they were based on - '64-ish? but originally they had 15" wheels &, yes, their "dustbin lids" were very similar to the preceding S-T 90. However the Alpine roadster spawned THAT had simple hubcaps, perhaps more in keeping with a sports car.

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Re: Whatsthisthen?.the impossible one

Post by Gibbo2286 » 02 Nov 2019, 21:47

van ordinaire wrote:
02 Nov 2019, 21:36
Those Rapiers got 13" wheels at the same time as the Minx they were based on - '64-ish? but originally they had 15" wheels &, yes, their "dustbin lids" were very similar to the preceding S-T 90. However the Alpine roadster spawned THAT had simple hubcaps, perhaps more in keeping with a sports car.
I remember fitting white wall tyres on some of those when they were new and chrome embellishers, the white walls were just that, a white rubber ring that tucked in between the tyre and the rim, push the tyre off the rim insert the white wall then inflate the tyre to trap it in place.

They got ripped off when the not so careful driver kerbed them.

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Whatsthisthen?. Dick Barton

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 13 Dec 2019, 11:29

So whatsthisthen? following on from Peter.N.'s Dick Barton reminisce on Remember these all our Yesterdays
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Re: Whatsthisthen?.Dick Barton

Post by old'uns » 13 Dec 2019, 11:38

something sounding very similar to the dog in Eastenders and the model as a BMW m/c?

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Re: Whatsthisthen?.Dick Barton

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 13 Dec 2019, 11:51

old'uns wrote:
13 Dec 2019, 11:38
something sounding very similar to the dog in Eastenders and the model as a BMW m/c?
Nice way of putting it. Internet Movie Car Database has it one letter away from the BMW M/c model but could be wrong of course.

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Re: Whatsthisthen?.Dick Barton

Post by Gibbo2286 » 13 Dec 2019, 11:58

The video don't work for me, the car in the picture is an Allard.

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Re: Whatsthisthen?.Dick Barton

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 13 Dec 2019, 12:20

Gibbo2286 wrote:
13 Dec 2019, 11:58
The video don't work for me, the car in the picture is an Allard.
Thats just a screenshot Gibbo, I put the full video up here Remember these all our Yesterdays. You are right of course, as was Old'uns with his cryptic "Well'ard K1". It is identified as an Allard L1 on the IMCDB but not always accurate it could well be an Allard K1.


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1948 Allard L1 Tourer no 71L345
Martin Pettitt from Bury St Edmunds, UK [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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Re: Whatsthisthen?.Dick Barton

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 13 Dec 2019, 21:03

My Great Uncle Jim Boothby flew with Stephen Allard during WWII in 85 Squadron. That front drill looks somewhat like the grill on a JBM roadster. Jim used the hexagon symbol (from 85 Squadron) as part of his logo.

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Re: Whatsthisthen?.Dick Barton

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 13 Dec 2019, 21:46

Hell Razor5543 wrote:
13 Dec 2019, 21:03
My Great Uncle Jim Boothby flew with Stephen Allard during WWII in 85 Squadron. That front drill looks somewhat like the grill on a JBM roadster. Jim used the hexagon symbol (from 85 Squadron) as part of his logo.
I remember you mentioning the JBM a few years ago now. At the time I dug out a thread on the Autosport forum. My original link is broken but you may find some information of interest here

https://forums.autosport.com/topic/2001 ... rs-merged/

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Re: Whatsthisthen?.Dick Barton

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Re: Whatsthisthen?.Dick Barton

Post by Gibbo2286 » 14 Dec 2019, 12:00

No expense spared on the lighting system. :-D