Whatsthisthen?.the impossible one

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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.