Whatsthisthen?

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

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Probably not the exact answer but this could be close :?:

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Its a 1955 Jaguar under all that.

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and this one is right on the money.....and it does have a Jaguar chassis

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More info here 1955-Flajole Forerunner Concept Car


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Looks as though it started out with aspirations to be a TVR and then something went horribly wrong.
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Here's the original XK120 180hp "platform"

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Well that ^ looks a damned sight better.
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It looks even more hideous from the rear!
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The guy who built it was the designer of the Nash Metropolitan built under license by Austin back in the fifties.

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I like a whatsthisthen? and also a nice pair.....this is both :-D

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I also like a nice two-tone and a random link....this is both :-D

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away with your Lotus (cough ...Ford)
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Those early Lotus Cortinas in MK1 guise were great Alasdair...

Just goes to assist in proving my basic rule that MK1 of anything is always the best....
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Not in a tank
Not in a plane
Not with a woman
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The easy one goes! but to be totally accurate I think the example is the slightly more humble Ford Cortina GT albeit given a bit of enhancement.
Lotus developed their own version of the car (under the stewardship of Ford) that used the engine and transmission from the Lotus Elan. This special Lotus Cortina was a halo car of sorts – Ford had developed their own sports version, the Ford Cortina GT, which was available for slightly less money with similar performance due to its sports suspension and engine enhancements.
Any guesses for the nice pair?

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Are we talking about the car or the headlamps? The car is an old Lagonda I think, sporty headlamps from that era could be Lucas or Hella or maybe even Notek, it has to be a guess.

The side lamp is definitely Lucas
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Gibbo2286 wrote:Are we talking about the car or the headlamps? The car is an old Lagonda I think, sporty headlamps from that era could be Lucas or Hella or maybe even Notek, it has to be a guess.

The side lamp is definitely Lucas
Not a Lagonda, definitely English though. If you google the name without the qualifier "car" up come hundreds of watches if thats any help.

Not entirely intended, but there is a not too-tenuous link between the two cars other than them being green. Men or women of Kent and steam roller afficionardos, especially those with a bit of knowledge of greek mythology should be able to work it out. :)

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ah....its a Priapus Roadster OMG 3.ltr v12"
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