Whatsthisthen?.the impossible one

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by citronut » 01 Feb 2015, 00:48

or maybe the Andrex, oh no its an Adrex

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 01 Feb 2015, 22:53

Seeing as there are very few of these left, and even less if any in the UK the odd helpful hint may be in order.

for the forensic picture analyser the model name is above the grille, and the grille itself is characteristic of the marque.

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Seeing as this is French Car Chat one of the founding fathers of the manufacturer in the early days was French the same one responsible for this well loved vehicle

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by Stickyfinger » 02 Feb 2015, 00:36

Ok then...what THIS then (owned by a friend of mine)

and no we did not get our feet wet (as the water was VERY cold I am glad for that !)
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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 02 Feb 2015, 07:28

I would go for a Volkswagen Schwimwagen as a first guess but not that confident. The smooth sides rule out many of the small amphibious vehicles I have discovered so far.

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by Stickyfinger » 02 Feb 2015, 10:14

Not a Svimmi

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 02 Feb 2015, 17:26

Still attempting to come up with an answer to the amphibious car, nothing very close yet. Its the smooth lines, the recessed lights I am thinking quite a rarity and a one-off.

Came across this which to me looks a bit like a DS but is in fact a WWII german vehicle

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 03 Feb 2015, 20:43

Just to clear up the van... there's not many left but this gives it away

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Its quite an appropriate combination for lovers of Shakespeare, or even Shakespeare's lovers because its powered by a Guilietta twin cam engine!

So good they named it twice

Its an Alfa Romeo Romeo :!:

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 03 Feb 2015, 23:47

Tracked down the amphibious vehicle. quite a rarity only about 3 preserved examples left. Its German
and is known as a Trippel SG6 Schwimwagen

Here's one of them:-

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and another
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Hanns Trippel (1908-2001) had a lifelong passion for amphibious vehicles you can see some of them here from the Amphiclopedia from 1932 onwards.

Here's one of his later designs

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by Stickyfinger » 04 Feb 2015, 08:43

BinGO !....the car was discovered by a British officer who used it in Germany at wars end/after, he then drove it back when he was demobbed 6 moths later !

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by citronut » 04 Feb 2015, 09:31

NewcastleFalcon wrote: quite a rarity only about 3 preserved examples left.

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so the rest of em sunk did they :o #-o :-D :lol: :rofl2: :rofl2: :wink:

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 04 Feb 2015, 10:26

Very probably Malcolm, although according to the "Amphicopedia"
Trippel SG 6 (1937 1938)

Round looking model with doors (also with hard top)

With a hard top on she sailed in September 1938 with Hannes at the helm from Naples to the Island Caprie.
It was not success all the way though
Hannes Trippel made many amphibians.

Starting in 1932 with a front wheel drive racing car.
The same car was made amphibious somewhere between 1932 and 1934 by making the drive shafts water tight.
Water propulsion was by a small propeller at the rear.

The official presentation was on 15 September 1934.
On that day it sank in 8 meter deep water.
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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 19 Mar 2015, 00:05

Well can't let the old whatsthisthen? thread disappear into the obscurity of page 2 of French car chat so here's a new one.

Spotted one in Newcastle and thought it must be someone messing about for a laugh.

but no its genuine, so

Whatsthisthen?

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 19 Mar 2015, 00:33

Aston Martin Cygnet? Otherwise known as the Toyota iQ Super Special!

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by Stickyfinger » 19 Mar 2015, 00:35

Bow Tie spins and acts as a rev counter/Fan combo ?

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 19 Mar 2015, 00:46

Hell Razor5543 wrote:Aston Martin Cygnet? Otherwise known as the Toyota iQ Super Special!
Spot on james, according to the Autocar review I dug out £30 Grand's worth as well, and an Aston Martin that takes more than 10 seconds to get to 60mph!

Supposedly marketed to already converted AM owners, who want something smaller to occasionally to potter about, and park more easily in the city.

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