Whatsthisthen?

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I never would have recognised it but I think thats a stunning looking car.

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I thought it looked Renault-ish, never imagined a Tatra.
Looked up "Chromka" and came up with this:

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It is quite colourful!

The rear engine was a bit unexpected in a Renault that size but having learned to drive in an R8 and then my girlfriend having one I thought it possible.

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I do NOT have a clue.....as seen in Somerset (not a rain forest)

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Stickyfinger wrote:T613 "Chromka" from Tatra
Spot on, The badges on the boot describe it as a Tatra 613 "Diplomat V8". Here's the engine in the boot :-D just about fits.

Plenty of additional pictures here

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Funky fungus sticky. I'm into mycology and I'm clueless. I'll hit the books later.

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Stickyfinger wrote:I do NOT have a clue.....as seen in Somerset (not a rain forest)

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Thats is very probably a fungus known as an "Earth Star"

Yours does look a little more moist and glossy than the wiki pic though :!:

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Looks right to me, shame its inedible.

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elma wrote:Looks right to me, shame its inedible.
It is edible - maybe once :twisted:

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
Stickyfinger wrote:I do NOT have a clue.....as seen in Somerset (not a rain forest)

Thats is very probably a fungus known as an "Earth Star"
Indeed it is an Earth Star, not that uncommon, but good to see nonetheless :)
You wait 'till you find a Phallus Impudicus out there - you'll smell it before you see it, but once you've seen it, you'll not forget it in a hurry :-D

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Had a lovely trip up from Dundee to Aberdeen behind the wheel of a Bristol RE based coach once. Think it was an ECW body which looked much more modern than the 1966 build date suggested. That thing pulled like a train.

Some testing on a private road had it well off the clock and back around to nearly zero again - was still pulling but we ran out of road...the joys of things pre-dating the motorway speed limits...

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Early 60s. Tell that by the fashions..

Car is possibly a kit car... They were very popular around that period and often based on a Ford Pop chassis and running gear...

It's a pretty little thing though... The car, not the woman!!!

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It is a French Car from a main producer Jim

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Stickyfinger wrote:It is a French Car from a main producer Jim
Gosh!

Well, it's not a Citroen, a Renault, a Peugeot, a Simca and not a Matra so far as I can tell so now I'm out. Can't think of any other mainstream makers....

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you got it in that list :)

The driver of one of them
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